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August 2015

    Mind and Body: Doing the Splits
    Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2015 in Austerlitz NY
    Writing Workshops with Philip Wooderson
    Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2015 in Greece
    Italy 2 week Script Writing Class - Screenwriting Intensive Course
    Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2015 in Italy

September 2015

    2015 San Francisco Writing for Change
    Sep 12 2015 in San Francisco CA

    2015 San Francisco Writing for Change in writing     Mark Your Calendars! 2015 San Francisco Writing for Change (Sep 12) and 2016 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 11-14) a Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community
    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Sep 12 2015 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing     Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Sep 12, 2015
    New York Pitch Conference
    Sep 17 - 20, 2015 in New York NY

    New York Pitch Conference in writing     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    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.
    A Weekend For Words
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Irvine CA

    A Weekend For Words in writing     Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Irvine, CA, Sept. 25-27, 2015.
    Whose Story Is It Anyway?
    Sep 5 - 12, 2015 in Ireland
    Autumn in Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses
    Sep 6 - 12, 2015 in Italy
    Ireland Writer Tours
    Sep 6 - 13, 2015 in Headford
    Moondance International Film Festival
    Sep 7 - 8, 2015 in Boulder CO
    Capon Springs Nonfiction Writers' Retreat
    Sep 7 - 10, 2015 in WV
    Building Your Author Platform: How to Grow a Fan Base and a Presence Online and Off
    Sep 9 2015 in Richmond Heights MO
    Montana Writing Retreats
    Sep 9 - 13, 2015 in Whitefish MT
    Environmental Writing Institute
    Sep 9 - 13, 2015 in MT
    Kentucky Women Writers Conference
    Sep 11 - 12, 2015 in Lexington KS
    2015 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference
    Sep 11 - 13, 2015 in Westminster CO
    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Sep 11 - 18, 2015 in NY
    Light Your Fuse Creativity Retreat
    Sep 12 2015 in Bethlehem PA
    NEPA BlogCon
    Sep 12 2015 in East Stroudsburg PA
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Sep 12 - 13, 2015 in CT
    Bob Mayer's Write on the River Weekend Retreat
    Sep 12 - 13, 2015 in TN
    Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Sep 12 - 18, 2015 in France
    THE MAGIC OF 13 - SCBWI: Northern Ohio 13th Annual Conference
    Sep 18 - 19, 2015 in Cleveland OH
    Central Coast Writers’ Conference
    Sep 18 - 20, 2015 in San Luis Obispo CA
    Why I Don't Believe in Writers Block
    Sep 19 2015 in Newton Upper Falls MA
    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
    Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Sep 21 - 27, 2015 in France
    Write Your Heart Out in the Heart of the Catskills with Stephen Foreman
    Sep 22 - 24, 2015 in West Kill NY
    Montana Writing Retreats
    Sep 23 - 27, 2015 in Whitefish MT
    Be a Better Freelancer - Take it to the 10th!
    Sep 25 - 26, 2015 in Rochester NY
    Ridgefield Writers Conference
    Sep 25 - 26, 2015 in Ridgefield CT
    Creatures, Crimes & Creativity
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Hunt Valley MD
    2015 RomCon® Reader Weekend
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Denver CO
    Todd McCaffrey VW Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in WA
    SF:SE 2015
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in FL
    Compel, Polish, Pitch & Sign WRITERS CONFERENCE
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in UT
    The 9th Annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference
    Sep 26 2015 in Columbus GA
    Writing Your Memoirs
    Sep 26 2015 in Newton Upper Falls MA
    2015 Flathead River Writers Conference
    Sep 26 - 27, 2015 in Kalispell MT
    Write in Camas
    Sep 26 - 27, 2015 in Camas, WA
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015
    Sep 26 - 29, 2015 in Bellingham WA
    TLC Writing Retreats Camas 2015
    Sep 26 - 30, 2015 in Camas WA
    Writing, Creativity and Ritual: A Retreat for Women
    Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2015 in ME
    Write in Camas
    Sep 28 - 30, 2015 in Camas, WA
    AMWA's 75th Annual Conference
    Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2015 in San Antonio TX

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.
    West Coast Writer Retreats
    Oct 7 - 25, 2015 in Langley WA, Monterey CA, and Santa Barbara CA

    West Coast Writer Retreats in writing     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    St. Augustine Writers Conference
    Oct 1 - 6, 2015 in FL
    State Writing Conference & Convention
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in Topeka KS
    Pacific Coast Children's Writers Novel Workshop & Retreat
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in CA
    Write Your Memoir Retreat 2015
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in Westbrook CT
    Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
    Oct 3 2015 in Dayton OH
    CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS
    Oct 3 - 4, 2015 in Portland OR
    Cary Tennis’ French Château Writers Retreat
    Oct 5 - 11, 2015 in France
    Cary Tennis' writing retreat in the
    Oct 5 - 11, 2015 in France
    Writing as a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Oct 7 - 13, 2015 in CA
    Black Writers Retreat
    Oct 8 - 12, 2015 in Palm Springs CA
    Singing Over the Bones
    Oct 11 - 16, 2015 in Ireland
    Haiku North America Conference
    Oct 14 - 18, 2015 in Schenectady NY
    14th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 18, 2015 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers
    Oct 16 - 17, 2015 in Tulsa OK
    Northern Woodlands Writers & Readers Conference
    Oct 16 - 18, 2015 in Fairlee VT
    Writers Retreat in the Rockies Conference
    Oct 16 - 18, 2015 in Estes Park CO
    WriteAngles
    Oct 17 2015 in South Hadley MA
    The Revision & Submission Process
    Oct 17 2015 in Newton Upper Falls MA
    Bearing Witness: A Journey In To You Writing Workshop
    Oct 17 2015 in Marietta GA
    The Eighth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference
    Oct 17 2015 in Rochester MI
    October Pitch Workshop
    Oct 17 - 18, 2015 in Kent WA
    Seven Day Storymaking Workshops for Screenwriters and Novelists
    Oct 18 - 24, 2015 in CA
    Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
    Oct 21 - 25, 2015 in Point Reyes Station CA
    APH 20th Anniversary Conference
    Oct 21 - 25, 2015 in Sacramento CA
    Elk River Writer's Workshop
    Oct 22 - 25, 2015 in Pray MT
    Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference
    Oct 22 - 25, 2015 in Muskegon MI
    Quit Whining Start Writing 2015 Writers' Conference
    Oct 23 - 24, 2015 in MI
    San Diego County Christian Writers Guild
    Oct 23 - 24, 2015 in San Diego CA
    MEMOIR WRITERS CONFERENCE “MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS” GENRE-LA™ 2015
    Oct 23 - 25, 2015 in Van Nuys CA
    The Short Story
    Oct 24 2015 in Newton Upper Falls MA
    Write-in-the-Country Retreat - for Writers of all Levels
    Oct 24 2015 in Burton OH
    A Master Class in Overcoming Writer's Block
    Oct 24 - 25, 2015 in Austerlitz NY
    Ann Wylie Writing workshop: Catch Your Readers
    Oct 27 - 28, 2015 in Arlington VA
    East Texas Christian Writers Conference
    Oct 30 - 31, 2015 in Marshall TX
    Laura's Mexican Writing Fiesta
    Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2015 in Mexico

November 2015

    Sanibel Island Writers Conference
    Nov 5 - 8, 2015 in FL

    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 5-8, 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
    Autumn Writing Getaway
    Nov 7 2015 in Atlantic City area NJ

    Autumn Writing Getaway in writing     Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Sep 12, 2015
    Write to Market Conference
    Nov 12 - 15, 2015 in Corte Madera CA

    Write to Market Conference in writing     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    Women's Writing & Yoga Retreat Costa Rica- Freedom to Create
    Nov 1 - 8, 2015 in Costa Rica
    The Mill House Residency
    Nov 2 - 16, 2015 in OR
    Writing retreat - Cape Cod Writing Workshops
    Nov 6 - 8, 2015 in MA
    The Writing Retreat in Cornwall
    Nov 16 - 21, 2015 in United Kingdom

December 2015

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

January 2016

    U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference
    Jan 3 - 8, 2016 in Mexico

    U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference in writing     Join USPiM in warm & sunny Oaxaca for an extraordinary week of poetry January 3-8, 2016
    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    Jan 15 - 18, 2016 in Galloway NJ

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in writing     Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Sep 12, 2015
    Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise
    Jan 16 - 23, 2016 in FL

    Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise in writing     Lectures on craft, roundtables, readings, receptions, daily workshops in Poetry, Novel, Short Story, Nonfiction, Young Adult Writing led by award-winning and best-selling authors. Jan 16-23, 2016
    Palm Beach Poetry Festival
    Jan 18 - 23, 2016 in Delray Beach FL

    Palm Beach Poetry Festival in writing     Six-day festival features eight poetry workshops, includes one-on-one conference, readings, craft talks, social events, fun, sun. In lively Delray Beach, FL Jan 18-23, 2016
    Writing and Yoga Eco-Retreat
    Jan 2 - 9, 2016 in Mexico
    Getting Published workshop - Cape Cod Writing Workshops
    Jan 15 - 17, 2016 in MA
    Todos Santos Writers Workshop
    Jan 24 - 30, 2016 in Mexico

February 2016

    11th Annual International Writers' Conference & Literary Festival
    Feb 10 - 14, 2016 in Mexico

    11th Annual International 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 11 - 14, 2016 in CA

    San Francisco Writers Conference in writing     Mark Your Calendars! 2015 San Francisco Writing for Change (Sep 12) and 2016 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 11-14) a Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community
    30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat)
    Feb 12 - 15, 2016 in San Diego CA

    30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat) in writing     Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Irvine, CA, Sept. 25-27, 2015.
    The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 19 - 21, 2016 in 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 19-21, 2016 Asheville, NC.
    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in Mexico

March 2016

    Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir
    Mar 16 - 20, 2016 in Sterling VA

    Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir in writing     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
    MidSouth Christian Writers Conference
    Mar 19 2016 in Collierville TN

April 2016

    2016 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
    Apr 28 - 30, 2016 in Las Vegas NV

    2016 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 28-30 2016
    Write2Ignite! Christian Children’s Writer’s Conference
    Apr 1 - 2, 2016 in NC SC
    Big Island Writers' Retreat & Conference 2016
    Apr 1 - 9, 2016 in HI
    Writing By Writers Generative Workshop @ Boulder
    Apr 8 - 10, 2016 in CO
    Authors Combat Academy
    Apr 8 - 10, 2016 in Nashville TN
    Pikes Peak Writers Conference
    Apr 15 - 17, 2016 in CO
    What Do I Mean by Creativity?
    Apr 16 - 23, 2016 in Ireland
    Honolulu Branch 2016 Biennial Writers' Conference
    Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Honolulu HI

May 2016

    Write, Travel, Transform: The Greek Islands
    May 17 - Jun 1, 2016 in Greece

    Write, Travel, Transform: The Greek Islands in writing     Join bestselling author Laura Davis for a transformative journey to the Greek Islands. These 16 days of writing, yoga, and adventure will change your life.
    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016
    May 12 - 19, 2016 in TX
    Lakefly Literary Conference
    May 13 - 14, 2016 in Oshkosh WI
    Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
    May 15 - 21, 2016 in West Bend WI
    Salt Cay Writers Retreat
    May 23 - 28, 2016 in Bahamas

June 2016

    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 1 - 9, 2016 in Tuscany, ITALY
    Swiss-Italian Alps Retreat
    Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Switzerland

July 2016

    Bali 2106: The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams
    Jul 16 - 31, 2016 in Indonesia

    Bali 2106: The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams in writing     Come to Bali with 7-time Author Laura Davis for a transformative journey filled with adventure, writing, & community. These 15 days will change your life.

August 2016

    Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
    Aug 12 - 14, 2016 in Australia

October 2016

    Kauai Writers Conference Workshops
    Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016 in HI

November 2016

    Kauai Writers Conference
    Nov 4 - 6, 2016 in HI
 

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