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September 2014

    Looking Ahead: Truchas Peaks Place
    Sep 19 - 22, 2014 in Truchas NM

    Looking Ahead:  Truchas Peaks Place in writing     Bring your in-progress book-length or chapbook-length poetry manuscript to the decision-makers. The only conference designed to set poets on a path towards book publication.
    The Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference
    Sep 25 - 27, 2014 in St. Augustine FL

    The Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference thumbnail     Join us for a celebration of writing and reading with noted authors in the nation's oldest city, Sep 25-27, 2014 St. Augustine, Florida.
    New York Pitch Conference
    Sep 25 - 28, 2014 in New York NY

    New York Pitch Conference thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    Breathing Space
    Sep 15 - 29, 2014 in Greece
    Martha's Vineyard Writers Residency
    Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2014 in MA
    Bob Mayer's Write on the River Weekend Retreat
    Sep 20 - 24, 2014 in Knoxville, TN
    TLC Writing Retreats Palm Springs, California
    Sep 21 - 27, 2014 in Palm Springs CA
    New York City TRUE TALK: STORY-in-BUSINESS Seminar
    Sep 26 2014 in NY
    Ridgefield Writers Conference 2014
    Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Ridgefield CT
    Ridgefield Writers' Conference
    Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Ridgefield CT
    2014 Communication Central conference
    Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Rochester NY
    Gold Dust Writers Weekend
    Sep 26 - 28, 2014 in Palm Springs CA
    Moondance International Film Festival
    Sep 26 - 28, 2014 in CO
    The Fall Western Reserve Writers Conference and Workshop
    Sep 27 2014 in Kirtland OH
    Flathead River Writers Conference
    Sep 27 - 28, 2014 in Kalispell MT

October 2014

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
    Oct 3 - 5, 2014 in Edmonds WA

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference thumbnail     Limited to 250 attendees, the conference provides a wide variety of workshop sessions and the opportunity to network with aspiring and published authors. Oct 3-5, 2014
    Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews
    Oct 8 - 12, 2014 in Port Townsend WA

    Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    ASJA's Content Connections
    Oct 10 - 11, 2014 in San Francisco CA

    ASJA's Content Connections in writing     Expand Your Reach: Improve your career in blogging, books, articles, web content, social media, corporate projects, and much more. NYC, Apr
    NON-FICTION Pitch Conference
    Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in New York NY

    NON-FICTION Pitch Conference thumbnail     Three-day conferences for writers who pitch their book proposals to editors from major New York publishers. Oct 10-12 & Nov 7-9, 2014 New York, NY
    Port Townsend Novel Workshop
    Oct 15 - 19, 2014 in Pacific Grove CA

    Port Townsend Novel Workshop thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    The Colrain Classic
    Oct 24 - 27, 2014 in Wilmington VT

    The Colrain Classic in writing     Bring your in-progress book-length or chapbook-length poetry manuscript to the decision-makers. The only conference designed to set poets on a path towards book publication.
    U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference
    Oct 27 - 31, 2014 in Mexico

    U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference in writing     Join USPiM and Andrei Codrescu, editor of Exquisite Corpse, in Oaxaca for an extraordinary week of poetry leading up to Dia de los Muertos October 27-31, 2014
    St. Augustine Writers Conference
    Oct 2 - 7, 2014 in FL
    MEMOIR RETREAT
    Oct 3 - 5, 2014 in WESTBROOK CT
    Writing Getaway
    Oct 3 - 10, 2014 in France
    Weaving Words & Women
    Oct 3 - 14, 2014 in Peru
    The Seventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference
    Oct 4 2014 in Rochester MI
    Eleventh Annual Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
    Oct 4 2014 in Dayton OH
    AWA Conference for Certified Workshop Leaders
    Oct 4 - 5, 2014 in South Hadley MA
    American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference
    Oct 8 - 11, 2014 in Memphis TN
    Ozark Creative Writers 47th Annual Convention
    Oct 9 - 11, 2014 in Eureka Springs AZ
    Los Angeles STORY Seminar
    Oct 9 - 12, 2014 in Los Angeles CA
    Writing From Within Retreat Session 2
    Oct 9 - 13, 2014 in Barton VT
    Rivers of Ink Writers Conference
    Oct 10 - 11, 2014 in Richland WA
    Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Literary Convention
    Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in Hunt Valley MD
    Georgia Romance Writers: Moonlight and Magnolias 2014
    Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in Norcross GA
    Kansas Authors Club Convention
    Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in Hutchinson KS
    Book Festival
    Oct 11 2014 in Downtown Collingswood, NJ
    Wik '14: Writing and Illustrating for Kids Conference
    Oct 11 2014 in Hoover AL
    The Connection in Disconnection
    Oct 11 2014 in NYC NY
    Writers' Micro-Con
    Oct 11 2014 in Tarentum PA
    Master Class in Poetry with Bernard O'Donoghue
    Oct 11 - 17, 2014 in Ireland
    Wet Mountain Valley Affordable Writing Retreats
    Oct 12 - 18, 2014 in CO
    Writing Retreat in Tuscany
    Oct 12 - 18, 2014 in Italy
    FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair
    Oct 15 - 18, 2014 in FL
    Cape Henlopen Poets and Writers Retreat
    Oct 16 - 19, 2014 in Lewes DE
    TeenSpeak Novel Workshop (Multi-intergenerational)
    Oct 16 - 19, 2014 in Near Santa Cruz CA
    Auburn Writers Conference: The Inspired South
    Oct 17 - 18, 2014 in Auburn AL
    Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat
    Oct 17 - 19, 2014 in CA
    Write Angles Conference 2014
    Oct 18 2014 in South Hadley MA
    Catch Sight of Desire: A Monologue Lab for Poets with Lenelle Moise
    Oct 18 2014 in NYC NY
    Narrative Theory & Poetry Workshop with Natasha Sajé
    Oct 18 2014 in NYC NY
    Write in beautiful Loreto, Mexico
    Oct 19 - 25, 2014 in Mexico
    Salt Cay Writers Retreat
    Oct 20 - 25, 2014 in Bahamas
    Loreto Bay Writing Workshops
    Oct 21 - 27, 2014 in Mexico
    Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
    Oct 22 - 26, 2014 in Marshall CA
    New York City STORY Seminar
    Oct 23 - 26, 2014 in New York NY
    Whidbey Island Writers Conference
    Oct 23 - 26, 2014 in WA
    Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers 2014
    Oct 24 - 25, 2014 in Tulsa OK
    Chicago Writers Conference
    Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Chicago IL
    Geographies of the Mind and Heart: A Weekend of Writing on Orcas Island
    Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in San Juan Islands WA
    Surrey International Writers' Conference
    Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Surrey, BC Canada
    SCWW 2014 Writers' Conference
    Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Myrtle Beach SC
    Arkansas SCBWI Retreat 2014
    Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Fort Smith AR
    2nd Annual Writers' Conference
    Oct 25 2014 in PA
    Bearing Witness: A Journey In To You Writing Workshop
    Oct 25 2014 in Marietta GA
    Text, Event, & Chorus: Intergenre Writing for Poets with Corina Copp
    Oct 25 2014 in NYC NY
    The bones inside the body: giving your story a sound structure
    Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2014 in Fiji
    Getting to the Next Draft
    Oct 26 - 30, 2014 in Idyllwild CA
    Write in beautiful Loreto, Mexico
    Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2014 in Mexico
    New York Writing Workshop
    Oct 28 - 29, 2014 in NYC NY
    2014 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium
    Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014 in Richmond IN

November 2014

    San Francisco Write to Market Conference
    Nov 6 - 9, 2014 in Corte Madera CA

    San Francisco Write to Market Conference thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    New York Writers Workshop: Perfect Pitch FICTION Conference
    Nov 7 - 9, 2014 in NYC NY

    New York Writers Workshop: Perfect Pitch FICTION Conference thumbnail     Three-day conferences for writers who pitch their book proposals to editors from major New York publishers. Oct 10-12 & Nov 7-9, 2014 New York, NY
    ASJA's Content Connections
    Nov 13 - 14, 2014 in Chicago IL

    ASJA's Content Connections in writing     Expand Your Reach: Improve your career in blogging, books, articles, web content, social media, corporate projects, and much more. NYC, Apr
    The Colrain Intensive
    Nov 21 - 24, 2014 in Greenfield MA

    The Colrain Intensive in writing     Bring your in-progress book-length or chapbook-length poetry manuscript to the decision-makers. The only conference designed to set poets on a path towards book publication.
    Fall Workshop
    Nov 1 2014 in TN
    How to Be Published Workshops
    Nov 1 - 2, 2014 in Evansville IN
    Quickie Poetry Getaway
    Nov 1 - 2, 2014 in Bridgewater NJ
    Ninth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
    Nov 6 - 9, 2014 in Sanibel Island FL
    The Next Bestseller Weekend Workshop
    Nov 7 - 9, 2014 in NYC NY
    The Sister Art of Poetry is Painting: A Workshop with Moira Linehan
    Nov 8 2014 in Bridgton ME
    Italy Writing Workshop
    Nov 9 - 15, 2014 in Italy
    Alumni Retreat: Fearless Writing on the Blue Ridge Retreat for Women
    Nov 11 - 18, 2014 in Canton NC
    Windsor International Writers Conference
    Nov 13 - 16, 2014 in Ontario, Canada
    Self-Publishing Book Expo
    Nov 15 2014 in NYC NY
    Destin International Book Fair
    Nov 15 - 16, 2014 in Destin FL
    The Art of Writing
    Nov 16 - 21, 2014 in Morocco
    Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
    Nov 17 - 20, 2014 in Bethany Beach DE
    London, UK STORY Seminar
    Nov 20 - 23, 2014 in Regents Park, London, UK

December 2014

    Abroad Writers Conference
    Dec 13 - 20, 2014 in Otivar (Granada), SPAIN

    Abroad Writers Conference in writing     A Summit of Professional Writers and Award Winning Authors. LAKE COMO June 21 - 28th. SPAIN December 13 - 20th. Workshops with Pulitzer Authors. Nightly Readings and Lectures.
    Beach Book Blowout
    Dec 4 - 7, 2014 in FL
    The Writing Life
    Dec 5 - 7, 2014 in Big Sur CA

January 2015

    Eleventh Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise
    Jan 17 - 25, 2015 in St. Petersburg FL

    Eleventh Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise in writing     Lectures on craft, roundtables, readings, receptions, daily workshops in Novel, Short Story, Nonfiction, Young Adult Writing led by award-winning and best-selling authors. Jan 17-25, 2015
    33rd annual Seminar - How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit
    Jan 8 - 11, 2015 in Key West FL
    Under the Volcano
    Jan 9 - 18, 2015 in Mexico
    Writing the 21st Century Nature Poem with Alison Hawthorne Deming
    Jan 10 - 11, 2015 in NYC NY
    Writers’ Workshop Program
    Jan 11 - 15, 2015 in Key West FL
    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    Jan 16 - 19, 2015 in Galloway NJ
    words + pictures with Elaine Equi
    Jan 17 - 18, 2015 in NYC NY
    Palm Beach Poetry Festival
    Jan 19 - 24, 2015 in Delray Beach FL
    Todos Santos Writers Workshop
    Jan 26 - 31, 2015 in Mexico
    Writing Retreats in Mexico
    Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015 in Mexico
    2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop
    Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2015 in Newport OR

February 2015

    Writers Studio 2015
    Feb 5 - 8, 2015 in Los Angeles CA

    Writers Studio 2015 in writing     An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.
    10th Annual Writers' Conference & Literary Festival
    Feb 11 - 15, 2015 in Mexico

    10th Annual Writers' Conference & Literary Festival in writing     See why Tom Robbins said, "If Dante had had the San Miguel (de Allende, Mexico) experience, he might have written more about heaven and less about hell."
    San Francisco Writers Conference
    Feb 12 - 15, 2015 in San Francisco CA

    San Francisco Writers Conference in writing     San Francisco Writing for Change is Sept. 6, 2014. San Francisco Writers Conference featuring 100+ bestselling authors, agents, editors and publishers is Feb 12-15, 2015.
    Southern California Writers' Conference
    Feb 13 - 16, 2015 in San Diego CA

    Southern California Writers' Conference in writing     Devoted to writers of all levels, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Los Angeles CA, Sep 19-21, 2014.
    Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp
    Feb 20 - 22, 2015 in Asheville NC

    Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp in writing     3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features small editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors. Feb 20-22, 2015 Asheville, NC.
    2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop
    Feb 6 - 9, 2015 in Newport OR
    Writing Retreats in Mexico
    Feb 16 - 22, 2015 in Mexico
    Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference
    Feb 28 2015 in Wye Mills MD

March 2015

    Unicorn Writers' Conference
    Mar 14 2015 in Purchase NY

    Unicorn Writers' Conference thumbnail     Network with 30 agents, get MS feedback from industry shot-callers and hone your craft. Plus, get practical tutorials from publishing executives March 14, 2015
    2015 Mid-South Christian Writers Conference
    Mar 7 2015 in TN
    Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshop
    Mar 14 - 15, 2015 in AZ
    Virginia Festival of the Book
    Mar 18 - 22, 2015 in Charlottesville VA
    MidSouthCon 33 Writers' Conference
    Mar 20 - 22, 2015 in Memphis TN
    Writer's Weekend at the Beach
    Mar 20 - 22, 2015 in Ocean Park WA
    Los Angeles GENRE Seminar
    Mar 25 - 29, 2015 in Los Angeles CA
    Write2Ignite! Conference
    Mar 27 - 28, 2015 in Greenville SC
    California Dreamin' Writers Conference
    Mar 27 - 29, 2015 in Brea CA

April 2015

    A Women’s Writing Retreat
    Apr 4 - 11, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico

    A Women’s Writing Retreat in writing     Enjoy a week-long women's writing retreat with Joan Lee Hunter April 4-11, 2015, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, a quiet fishing village on the Mayan Riviera.
    Writer's Renaissance
    Apr 12 - 18, 2015 in Italy

    Writer's Renaissance in writing     It's not a Retreat-it's a Renaissance. We use Florence as a classroom to unlock our creativity, electrify our writing and eat lots of gelato! Apr 12-18, 2015
    2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
    Apr 23 - 25, 2015 in Las Vegas NV

    2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing     Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing.
    30th Annual National Undergraduate Literature Conference
    Apr 1 - 4, 2015 in Ogden UT
    Becoming Wise About Myself, Proprioceptive Writing Retreat in Ireland
    Apr 18 - 25, 2015 in Ireland

May 2015

    Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany
    May 18 - 25, 2015 in Italy

    Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany in writing     Holistic retreat near the Castle that Only God Knows - Tuscany - Creative writing, yoga, and painting workshops. May 2015
    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
    May 15 - 16, 2015 in Redmond WA
    Writers Retreat Workshop 2015
    May 15 - 22, 2015 in TX
    Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp
    May 17 - 23, 2015 in West Bend WI
    Bear River Writers' Conference
    May 28 - Jun 1, 2015 in Boyne City MI

June 2015

    TAA's 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
    Jun 19 - 20, 2015 in Las Vegas NV
    Historical Novel Society Conference
    Jun 26 2015 in CO
    Historical Novel Society - North American Conference
    Jun 26 - 28, 2015 in Denver CO
    Screenwriter's Summer Camp
    Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015 in CA

July 2015

    The 10th Annual Writer’s Journey Summer Retreat
    Jul 15 - 21, 2015 in CA

    The 10th Annual Writer’s Journey Summer Retreat in writing     The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams: a week of unparalleled instruction, inspiration, community and deep rest in a stunning setting on the Northern California coast.
    PNWA Summer Writers Conference
    Jul 16 - 20, 2015 in Seattle WA

    PNWA Summer Writers Conference in writing     Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, vital writer community.
    Get Away to Write - Spain
    Jul 14 - 21, 2015 in Tavertet, Spain
 

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