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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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April 2015

    ASJA Writers Conference
    Apr 30 - May 2, 2015 in NY

    ASJA Writers Conference in writing     Want to know the secret to a successful writing career? Come to ASJA2015: Connect for Success, in midtown Manhattan Apr 30 - May 2, 2015

May 2015

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing
    May 1 - 3, 2015 in Grand Marais MN

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing     Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
    Kauai Writers Conference
    May 1 - 3, 2015 in Kapaa HI

    Kauai Writers Conference in writing     The conference of a lifetime...Extraordinary authors, extraordinary agents, in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Intimate sessions, manuscript critiques. Limited to 150.
    Colorado Christian Writers Conference
    May 13 - 16, 2015 in Estes Park CO

    Colorado Christian Writers Conference in writing     Write His Answer conferences (Colorado & Philadelphia) will encourage you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives.
    Writers Retreat Workshop 2015
    May 14 - 21, 2015 in San Antonio TX

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2015 in writing     May 14-21, 2015. Featured guest, Don Maass. Your story, your writing, your writing life. For nearly thirty years that has been, and continues to be, our focus.
    Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir
    May 27 - 31, 2015 in Sterling VA

    Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    Gold Rush Writers Conference
    May 1 - 3, 2015 in Mokelumne Hill CA
    12th Annual Writers Conference: 2015
    May 2 2015 in Columbus, OH
    Write Now! 2015
    May 2 2015 in Raleigh NC
    Sunriver Writers' Summit
    May 2 - 3, 2015 in Sunriver OR
    Mokule‘ia Writers Retreat
    May 3 - 8, 2015 in Waialua HI
    Poetry for the Soul
    May 9 - 16, 2015 in Ireland
    Sharing Your Spiritual Stories
    May 11 2015 in Amherst OH
    Writing and Creativity: Annual Spring Writing Retreat
    May 12 - 17, 2015 in Wallingford PA
    Idaho Writer & Readers Rendezvous
    May 14 - 16, 2015 in Boise ID
    WordGirls Writer's Getaway
    May 14 - 16, 2015 in SC
    Narrative Elements Writing Retreat
    May 14 - 18, 2015 in CA
    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
    May 15 - 16, 2015 in Redmond WA
    The Writer's Pen Weekend Workshop
    May 15 - 16, 2015 in Bel Air MD
    PUBLISH!! 2015
    May 15 - 17, 2015 in Eureka Springs AR
    The Colrain Classic
    May 15 - 18, 2015 in Wilmington VT
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    May 17 - 18, 2015 in OH
    Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp
    May 17 - 23, 2015 in West Bend WI
    Writing With Care
    May 18 - 23, 2015 in Newfoundland and Labrador, CANADA
    Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany
    May 18 - 25, 2015 in Italy
    Study Homer and Write in Greece
    May 18 - 28, 2015 in Greece
    Bear River Writers' Conference
    May 28 - Jun 1, 2015 in Boyne City MI

June 2015

    New York Pitch Conference
    Jun 4 - 7, 2015 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.
    Moravian Writers' Conference
    Jun 5 - 7, 2015 in Bethlehem PA

    Moravian Writers' Conference in writing     Energize your writing, work with accomplished faculty, and connect with other writers at the 2015 Moravian Writers' Conference. Jun 5-7, 2015 Moravian College!
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 6 - 16, 2015 in CT

    Yale Writers' Conference thumbnail     Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 18-21, 2015 New Haven CT
    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
    Jun 8 - Jul 17, 2015 in Manchester NH

    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing     Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/8/2015-7/17/2015 • Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
    The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry
    Jun 10 - 16, 2015 in NYC NY

    The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry in writing     Your mini-MFA & writing conference hybrid. Join us in NYC this June! Workshops/agents/lectures/events & you get to read in NYC! Jun 10-16, 2015
    Colgate Writers’ Conference
    Jun 14 - 20, 2015 in Hamilton NY

    Colgate Writers’ Conference in writing     Daily workshops of ten or fewer participants, personal consultations, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations. Jun 14-20, 2015
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 18 - 21, 2015 in CT

    Yale Writers' Conference thumbnail     Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 18-21, 2015 New Haven CT
    The Lost Art of Personal Writing
    Jun 19 - 21, 2015 in Saint Paul MN

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing     Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Jun 20 2015 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 2015
    Writing Workshops in Andros
    Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2015 in Greece

    Writing Workshops in Andros in writing     2015 Aegean Arts Circle Writing workshop with DAVID LAZAR Essayist/Founding Editor of Hotel Amerika. Guest Poet/Writer:Adrianne Kalfopoulou. Jun 23 - Jul 3, Andros Island, Greece
    Jackson Hole Writers Conference
    Jun 25 - 27, 2015 in Jackson WY

    Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing     Inspiring conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Get plotting and poetic for June 25-27, 2015.
    Literature & Landscape of the Horse
    Jun 1 - 6, 2015 in WY
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 1 - 9, 2015 in Tuscany, Italy
    Write-to-Publish Conference
    Jun 3 - 6, 2015 in Wheaton IL
    Clarksville Writers Conference
    Jun 4 - 5, 2015 in Clarksville TN
    Alcona Writers Retreat
    Jun 4 - 7, 2015 in MI
    Southern Christian Writers Conference
    Jun 5 - 6, 2015 in Tuscaloosa AL
    The Colrain Classic
    Jun 5 - 8, 2015 in Truchas NM
    Get Published Conference
    Jun 6 2015 in MT
    Creating a Writing Life Reatreat for Emerging Writers
    Jun 6 2015 in CT
    California Crime Writers Conference 2015
    Jun 6 - 7, 2015 in Culver City CA
    Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
    Jun 7 - 12, 2015 in Roanoke VA
    2015 Writers At Work Conference
    Jun 10 - 13, 2015 in Salt Lake City UT
    West Virginia Writers Conference
    Jun 12 - 14, 2015 in Ripley WV
    67TH Annual Philadelphia Writers' Conference
    Jun 12 - 14, 2015 in PHILADELPHIA PA
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 13 - 22, 2015 in Italy
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 13 - 22, 2015 in Tuscany, Italy
    Left Bank Writers Retreat
    Jun 14 - 19, 2015 in France
    L'ATELIER WRITERS' RETREAT AND WORKSHOP 2015
    Jun 14 - 20, 2015 in France
    Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers
    Jun 15 - 19, 2015 in Sandy UT
    Write, Travel, Transform: Scotland
    Jun 16 - 26, 2015 in Scotland
    28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
    Jun 19 - 20, 2015 in Las Vegas NV
    Write & Publish Your Book: 2-Day Workshops
    Jun 19 - 20, 2015 in Canton MS
    Magic and Verve in Your Writing & Yoga Workshop
    Jun 20 - 22, 2015 in WA
    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
    Jun 20 - 26, 2015 in MN
    Summer Six-Week Workshop
    Jun 21 - Jul 31, 2015 in WA
    St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
    Jun 24 - 28, 2015 in Grove City PA
    Chuckanut Writers Conference
    Jun 26 - 27, 2015 in Bellingham WA
    BooksGosocial Writers Conference
    Jun 26 - 28, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland
    Historical Novel Society Conference
    Jun 26 - 28, 2015 in Denver CO
    Carnal Knowledge
    Jun 26 - 29, 2015 in Austerlitz NY
    Scribes Over This City
    Jun 27 2015 in Kenner LA
    Screenwriter's Summer Camp
    Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015 in CA
    Summer Creative Writing Institute
    Jun 30 - Jul 23, 2015 in France

July 2015

    Get Away to Write - Spain
    Jul 14 - 21, 2015 in Tavertet, Spain

    Get Away to Write - Spain in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 2015
    Writing the Rockies 2015
    Jul 22 - 25, 2015 in Gunnison CO

    Writing the Rockies 2015 thumbnail     This annual workshop features concurrent tracks in genre fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and publishing, plus keynotes, readings, one-on-one pitch sessions, manuscript critique sessions Jul 22-25, 2015
    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
    Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2015 in Langhorne PA

    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference in writing     Write His Answer conferences (Colorado & Philadelphia) will encourage you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives.
    Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Writing Workshop
    Jul 4 - 11, 2015 in Ireland
    The Second Annual All Write Now! Writer's Conference
    Jul 11 2015 in MO
    Taos Summer Writers' Conference
    Jul 12 - 19, 2015 in NM
    Green River Writers Workshops:Turning Memory into Story: Memoir Writing Workshop
    Jul 16 - 19, 2015 in Las Vegas NM
    PNWA Summer Writers Conference
    Jul 16 - 19, 2015 in Seattle WA
    Stonecoast Writers' Conference
    Jul 19 - 25, 2015 in Portland ME
    Catholic Writers Conference
    Jul 22 - 24, 2015 in Somerset NJ
    Writing workshop: Catch Your Readers
    Jul 29 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco CA
    Christian Indie Authors and Readers Conference
    Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015 in Davenport IA

August 2015

    Exploring the Voice of Your Soul - French Alps Writing Retreat
    Aug 3 - 9, 2015 in France

    Exploring the Voice of Your Soul - French Alps Writing Retreat in writing     Journey into a secret garden to write, dream, create, and explore your inner life in the magical space of a converted monastery. Clos des Capucins,French Alps
    Unicorn Writers' Conference
    Aug 15 2015 in Purchase NY

    Unicorn Writers' Conference thumbnail     Network with 48 agents, 15 NYC book editors, and other guest speakers. Get MS feedback from industry shot-callers and hone your craft practical tutorials from publishing executives August 15, 2015.
    The Lost Art of Personal Writing
    Aug 15 - 16, 2015 in Grand Marais MN

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing     Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
    Live Free and Write
    Aug 16 - 21, 2015 in Sunapee NH

    Live Free and Write in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 2015
    Writers' Police Academy
    Aug 20 - 23, 2015 in Appleton WI

    Writers' Police Academy in writing     The most hands-on, interactive, and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. 8/20-23/2015
    Once Upon A Time... Rediscover your Creative Freedom
    Aug 1 - 8, 2015 in Ireland
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Aug 6 - 7, 2015 in CO
    Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    Aug 6 - 8, 2015 in Fort Bragg CA
    Realm Makers
    Aug 7 - 8, 2015 in MO
    Willamette Writers Conference
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Portland OR
    HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Lancaster PA
    Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Hagerstown MD
    Ireland Writer Tours
    Aug 16 - 23, 2015 in Headford
    Mind and Body: Doing the Splits
    Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2015 in Austerlitz NY
    Italy 2 week Script Writing Class - Screenwriting Intensive Course
    Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2015 in Italy

September 2015

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Sep 11 - 18, 2015 in NY

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?
    The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
    Sep 24 - 26, 2015 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 24-26, 2015 St. Augustine, Florida.
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015
    Sep 27 - 29, 2015 in Bellingham WA

    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015 in writing     Engaging Readers and Building a Fanbase, Discoverability in Today's Publishing Market, Accelerating Book Sales, Book Marketing Tools and Tips, and the Business of Writing!
    Whose Story Is It Anyway?
    Sep 5 - 12, 2015 in Ireland
    Ireland Writer Tours
    Sep 6 - 13, 2015 in Headford
    Environmental Writing Institute
    Sep 9 - 13, 2015 in MT
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Sep 12 - 13, 2015 in CT
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Sep 19 - 20, 2015 in NY
    Italy, in Other Words
    Sep 20 - 26, 2015 in Italy
    On the River of Discovery with Women of Influence:
    Sep 20 - 27, 2015 in UT
    Writing Getaway at Chateau du Pin
    Sep 21 - 27, 2015 in France
    SF:SE 2015
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in FL
    A Weekend For Words
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Irvine CA
    The 9th Annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference
    Sep 26 2015 in Columbus GA
    Writing, Creativity and Ritual: A Retreat for Women
    Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2015 in ME

October 2015

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in WA

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference thumbnail     Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and intimate conference (limit 275) focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on marketing and specialty topics.
    Writing as a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Oct 7 - 13, 2015 in CA

    Writing as a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change in writing     A week living & writing with a supportive community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing practice as a tool for growth, healing, transformation.
    St. Augustine Writers Conference
    Oct 1 - 6, 2015 in FL
    Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in Westbrook CT
    Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in CA
    Cary Tennis' writing retreat in the
    Oct 5 - 11, 2015 in France
    Singing Over the Bones
    Oct 11 - 16, 2015 in Ireland
    14th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 18, 2015 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
    Oct 21 - 25, 2015 in Point Reyes Station CA
    Elk River Writer's Workshop
    Oct 22 - 25, 2015 in Pray MT
    Quit Whining Start Writing 2015 Writers' Conference
    Oct 23 - 24, 2015 in MI
    A Master Class in Overcoming Writer's Block
    Oct 24 - 25, 2015 in Austerlitz NY

November 2015

    Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE
    Nov 7 2015 in Napa CA

    Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in writing     Elizabeth Gilbert Writing Workshop Napa Valley, California November 7, 2015

December 2015

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Dec 8 - 15, 2015 in FL

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?

February 2016

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in Mexico

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?
    The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 19 - 21, 2016 in NC

May 2016

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016
    May 19 - 26, 2016 in TX

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016 in writing     May 14-21, 2015. Featured guest, Don Maass. Your story, your writing, your writing life. For nearly thirty years that has been, and continues to be, our focus.
 

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