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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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August 2016

    River Writing Journey for Women
    Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2016 in UT
    Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses
    Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2016 in Italy

September 2016

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Sep 3 2016 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing     Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.
    Mini-Unicorn Writers’ Conference
    Sep 10 2016 in Groton CT

    Mini-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 Mar 25, 2017 Purchase, NY
    The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
    Sep 15 - 17, 2016 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 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.
    New York Pitch Conference
    Sep 22 - 25, 2016 in New York NY

    New York Pitch Conference in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no BS or amateurs.
    A Weekend For Words
    Sep 23 - 25, 2016 in Irvine CA

    A Weekend For Words in writing     Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Irvine, CA, Sept. 23-25, 2016
    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
    Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Edmonds WA

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing     Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and intimate conference (limit 275) focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on marketing and specialty topics.
    Connecticut Fiction Fest
    Sep 9 - 11, 2016 in Norwalk CT
    2016 Colorado Gold Conference
    Sep 9 - 11, 2016 in Denver CO
    A Week Retreat for Women:
    Sep 10 - 17, 2016 in ME
    Beth Kephart Memoir Workshop
    Sep 11 - 16, 2016 in PA
    Kentucky Women Writers Conference
    Sep 16 - 17, 2016 in KY
    Writeaways
    Sep 16 - 23, 2016 in TBD
    Landscape of Soul & Story
    Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2016 in Ireland
    Casper College and ARTCORE Literary Conference
    Sep 22 - 23, 2016 in Casper WY
    Ridgefield Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 24, 2016 in Ridgefield CT
    Chicago Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 25, 2016 in Chicago IL
    Tallahassee Writers Conference
    Sep 24 2016 in Tallahassee FL
    Writeaways
    Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2016 in Loire Valley
    TLC Writing Retreat
    Sep 26 - 30, 2016 in WA
    5-day Writing Retreat
    Sep 26 - 30, 2016 in WA
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Online-writing Master Class
    Sep 28 - 29, 2016 in New York City NY
    Northern Woodlands Conference
    Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Fairlee VT
    Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con
    Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Columbia MD

October 2016

    Flathead River Writers Conference
    Oct 1 - 2, 2016 in Kalispell MT

    Flathead River Writers Conference in writing     ENERGIZING CONFERENCE NEAR GLACIER PARK Presenters: script reader, game designer & kid-lit novelist, fiction writer & contest judge, cozy-mystery author, horror film co-creators, comedy, YouTube skills,agents
    James Bonnet’s Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Oct 2 - 8, 2016 in France

    James Bonnet’s Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat in writing     7 Day Storymaking Retreats in France for Novelists and Screenwriters. Write your novel or screenplay in an idyllic setting, working one-on-one with James Bonnet.
    Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Oct 5 - 11, 2016 in Bolinas 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.
    Kauai Writers Conference Workshops
    Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016 in HI

    Kauai Writers Conference Workshops in writing     The conference of a lifetime...plus intimate Master Classes limited to 15. Extraordinary authors, extraordinary agents, manuscript critiques, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
    Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
    Oct 1 2016 in Dayton OH
    5-Day Travel Writing Workshop
    Oct 3 - 7, 2016 in France
    South of France
    Oct 4 - 10, 2016 in France
    Ozark Creative Writers Conference
    Oct 6 - 8, 2016 in AR
    Quit Whining Start Writing 2016 Writers' Conference
    Oct 7 - 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids MI
    Imaginarium
    Oct 7 - 9, 2016 in Louisville KY
    Rochester Writers' Fall Conference
    Oct 8 2016 in Rochester MI
    Ireland Screenwriting Retreat
    Oct 9 - 15, 2016 in Ireland
    Women Writing Italy
    Oct 9 - 15, 2016 in Italy
    Writing in Tuscany
    Oct 9 - 16, 2016 in Italy
    WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
    Oct 10 2016 in Orlando FL
    Nimrod Write Night and Awards Celebration
    Oct 14 2016 in Tulsa OK
    Emerald City Writers' Conference
    Oct 14 - 18, 2016 in Bellevue WA
    Women Writers of Ann Arbor/Ypsi
    Oct 15 2016 in Ann Arbor/Ypsi, MI
    Nimrod Journal's Conference for Readers and Writers
    Oct 15 2016 in Tulsa OK
    Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat
    Oct 16 - 20, 2016 in NC
    Viable Paradise Science Fiction Writers' Workshop
    Oct 16 - 21, 2016 in MA
    Visual Mindscape Screenwriting Workshop Dublin
    Oct 17 2016 in Ireland
    Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
    Oct 19 2016 in CA
    Author 101 University
    Oct 20 - 22, 2016 in Los Angeles CA
    15th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 20 - 23, 2016 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Fiction Writing Workshop in Provence
    Oct 20 - 26, 2016 in France
    DAWG Writing Workshop, Write to Publish: Climbing Toward Success!
    Oct 22 2016 in Cedar Hill TX
    Bearing Witness: A Journey Into You Writing Workshop
    Oct 22 2016 in Marietta GA
    Humber School for Writers Fall Workshop
    Oct 23 - 28, 2016 in Canada
    Magna cum Murder XXII
    Oct 28 - 30, 2016 in Indianapolis IN
    2016 Ossabaw Weekend Writer’s Retreat
    Oct 28 - 30, 2016 in GA

November 2016

    Monterey Writer Retreat
    Nov 2 - 6, 2016 in Pacific Grove CA

    Monterey Writer Retreat in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no BS or amateurs.
    Eleventh Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
    Nov 3 - 6, 2016 in FL

    Eleventh Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference in writing     Four-day conference for writers of all levels, features workshops, panels, and consultations with our faculty of celebrated authors and teachers. Sanibel, FL, Nov 3-6, 2016
    Kauai Writers Conference
    Nov 4 - 6, 2016 in HI

    Kauai Writers Conference in writing     The conference of a lifetime...plus intimate Master Classes limited to 15. Extraordinary authors, extraordinary agents, manuscript critiques, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
    Autumn Writing Getaway
    Nov 5 2016 in Galloway NJ

    Autumn Writing Getaway in writing     Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Catch Your Reader writing Master Class
    Nov 2 - 3, 2016 in Houston TX
    CLEARWATER WRITERS WOMEN'S WRITING RETREAT
    Nov 3 - 8, 2016 in Kooskia ID
    Atlanta Writers Conference
    Nov 4 - 5, 2016 in Atlanta GA
    Guided Novel Writing Retreat
    Nov 6 - 9, 2016 in Lenox MA
    Writer's Mastery Camp
    Nov 7 - 11, 2016 in St George UT
    Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans
    Nov 9 - 13, 2016 in New Orleans LA
    Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
    Nov 11 - 14, 2016 in CA
    Time Sculpting: A Workshop for Parent Artists
    Nov 12 2016 in NY
    Wake Up and Write Writer's Retreat Workshop
    Nov 14 - 19, 2016 in Haverford PA

December 2016

    Becoming an Author - Weekend Workshop
    Dec 3 - 4, 2016 in Lancaster PA
    A Retreat for Writers in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Dec 6 - 14, 2016 in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 2017

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    Jan 13 - 16, 2017 in Galloway NJ

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in writing     Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.
    Acting Exercises for the Creative Writer
    Jan 3 - 10, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    TMW January Jumpstart XVII
    Jan 6 - 8, 2017 in TN
    A Retreat for Writers in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Jan 10 - 18, 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Key West Literary Seminar
    Jan 12 - 15, 2017 in Key West FL
    Fundamentals of Comedy
    Jan 12 - 19, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Palm Beach Poetry Festival
    Jan 16 - 21, 2017 in FL
    Success through Self-Publishing
    Jan 21 - 28, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica

February 2017

    San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
    Feb 15 - 19, 2017 in Guanajuato, Mexico

    San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference 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."
    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 17 - 19, 2017 in Asheville NC

    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp 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 17-19, 2017 Asheville, NC.
    Telling Your Story Writing Retreat
    Feb 17 - 20, 2017 in Hunt TX
    WRITERS WINTER ESCAPE CRUISE 2017
    Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2017 in Cozumel, Mexico

March 2017

    Unicorn Writers' Conference
    Mar 25 2017 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 Mar 25, 2017 Purchase, NY
    California Dreamin' Conference for Writers
    Mar 24 - 26, 2017 in Brea CA
    Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop
    Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017 in Boulder CO
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017
    Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017 in Bellingham WA

April 2017

    Writing in the Pines
    Apr 8 2017 in Galloway NJ

    Writing in the Pines in writing     Escape the distractions of your busy life. Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Take advantage: plentiful writing time, insightful feedback and good company.
    2017 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
    Apr 20 - 22, 2017 in Las Vegas NV

    2017 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 Apr 20-22 2017
    2017 Arkansas Literary Festival
    Apr 27 - 30, 2017 in Little Rock AR

May 2017

    Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
    May 5 - 6, 2017 in WA
    Costa Rica Screenwriting Retreat
    May 13 - 20, 2017 in Costa Rica?
    Writing By Writers Methow Valley Workshop
    May 17 - 21, 2017 in Winthrop WA
    8-day Writing Retreat
    May 21 - 28, 2017 in Greece
    8-day Writing Retreat
    May 30 - Jun 6, 2017 in Greece

June 2017

    Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Jun 17 - 23, 2017 in Taos NM

    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.
    California Crime Writers Conference 2017
    Jun 10 - 11, 2017 in Culver City CA
    7th Historical Novel Society North American Conference
    Jun 22 - 24, 2017 in OR

September 2017

    Big Sur on Cape Cod
    Sep 22 - 24, 2017 in ME
 

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