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February 2016

    San Francisco Writers Conference
    Feb 11 - 14, 2016 in CA

    San Francisco Writers Conference in writing     2016 San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes (Feb 11-15) features 100+ presenters. All writers please mark your calendar for this Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community!
    Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
    Feb 11 - 14, 2016 in Los Angeles CA

    Writers Studio at UCLA Extension 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.
    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. San Diego, CA Feb 12-15, 2016
    Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice
    Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in San Miguel, Mexico

    Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice in writing     Combine the power of classical Qigong led by Harvard-trained Chinese scholar Paul Bloom and the techniques of the greatest writers with James Joyce scholar Susan Brown, PhD.
    Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice
    Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice in writing     Combine the power of classical Qigong led by Harvard-trained Chinese scholar Paul Bloom and the techniques of the greatest writers with James Joyce scholar Susan Brown, PhD.
    St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop
    Feb 25 - 28, 2016 in St Augustine FL

    St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop in writing     First novel published yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
    Colorado Writers' Workshop
    Feb 3 - Mar 9, 2016 in CO
    11th Annual International Writers' Conference & Literary Festival
    Feb 10 - 14, 2016 in Mexico
    South Coast Writers Conference
    Feb 12 - 13, 2016 in Gold Beach OR
    Aloha Romance Writer Rendezvous
    Feb 13 2016 in Oahu HI
    Amelia Island Book Festival-Author Expo & Readers Extravaganza
    Feb 18 - 20, 2016 in Amelia Island/ Fernandina Beach FL
    Steve Berry's Lessons from a Bestseller: Writers Workshop Presented by Amelia Book Festival
    Feb 19 2016 in Yulee FL
    PNWA Literary Contest
    Feb 19 2016 in WA
    The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 19 - 21, 2016 in NC
    The Complete Travel Writer's Marketing Workshop
    Feb 19 - 21, 2016 in WA
    Winter 2016 One-Day Conference
    Feb 27 2016 in Salem OR

March 2016

    New York Pitch Conference
    Mar 10 - 13, 2016 in New York NY

    New York Pitch Conference in writing     First novel published yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
    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 yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
    Spring Mingle
    Mar 11 2016 in Decatur GA
    Writer's Retreat
    Mar 11 - 13, 2016 in Provincetown MA
    Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference
    Mar 12 2016 in Wye Mills MD
    Write That Thing! with author Nancy Casey
    Mar 17 - 20, 2016 in ID
    Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference
    Mar 18 - 20, 2016 in Temecula CA
    MidSouth Christian Writers Conference
    Mar 19 2016 in Collierville TN
    Self-Promotion for Introverts
    Mar 19 2016 in Des Moines IA

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
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016
    Apr 29 - May 1, 2016 in Bellingham WA

    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016 in writing     Chanticleer Authors Conference - The Business of Writing. Apr 29-May 1, 2016 Bellingham MA.
    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
    Empowered Authors Academy
    Apr 2 2016 in Ojai CA
    Your Story On Steroids: A 4-Day Novel Development Intensive
    Apr 3 - 7, 2016 in Portland OR
    Bellingham Writing Retreat
    Apr 4 - 8, 2016 in Bellingham WA
    Colorado Writers' Workshop
    Apr 6 - May 11, 2016 in CO
    Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
    Apr 7 - 9, 2016 in Bethlehem PA
    How to Write & Publish Your Book
    Apr 8 - 9, 2016 in MS
    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
    Writing from the Heart...in the Heart of France
    Apr 17 - 23, 2016 in France
    Ann Wylie Writing workshop: Catch Your Readers
    Apr 20 - 21, 2016 in Atlanta GA
    Honolulu Writers' Conference 2016 – NLAPW
    Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Honolulu HI
    2016 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
    Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Fort Collins CO
    UMI Christian Writers Conference
    Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Chicago IL
    Rochester Writers' Spring Conference
    Apr 23 2016 in Rochester MI
    The World of Publishing From A to Z
    Apr 23 2016 in GA
    DFW Writers Conference
    Apr 23 - 24, 2016 in Fort Worth TX
    Mexico Writing Retreat
    Apr 24 - 30, 2016 in Mexico
    Loreto Bay Writing Retreat 2016
    Apr 24 - 30, 2016 in Mexico
    Mad Anthony Writers Conference
    Apr 29 - 30, 2016 in Hamilton OH
    Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat
    Apr 29 - May 1, 2016 in NH

May 2016

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016
    May 12 - 19, 2016 in TX

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016 in writing     Joe Lansdale, Les Edgerton, agents, editors, and more. For thirty years your passion for writing has been our focus. May 12-19, 2016 San Antonio TX
    Guided Novel Writing Retreat
    May 15 - 18, 2016 in Lenox MA

    Guided Novel Writing Retreat in writing     Learn the secrets of bestselling authors in this small-group guided retreat at the historic Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA. Includes a private tea & tour of Edith Wharton's home, The Mount. Emerge with a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
    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.
    ASJA Writers Conference
    May 20 - 21, 2016 in NY

    ASJA Writers Conference in writing     Want to know the secret to a successful writing career? Come to ASJA2016: Change, Challenge, Opportunity, in midtown Manhattan May 20-21, 2016.
    A Journey Into the Imagination, A 5 Day Writing Retreat
    May 3 - 8, 2016 in PA
    Windsor International Writers Conference, Canada
    May 5 - 8, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada
    Colorado Christian Writers Conference
    May 11 - 14, 2016 in Estes Park CO
    Lakefly Literary Conference
    May 13 - 14, 2016 in Oshkosh WI
    Big Sur on Cape Cod
    May 13 - 15, 2016 in North Falmouth MA
    Spring 2016 One-Day Conference
    May 14 2016 in Eugene OR
    Seaside Writers' Conference at 30A
    May 14 - 21, 2016 in Seaside FL
    Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
    May 15 - 21, 2016 in West Bend WI
    Travel and Words Spring ’16
    May 16 - 17, 2016 in Walla Walla WA
    Writing With Care
    May 16 - 21, 2016 in Canada
    Pennwriters Conference
    May 20 - 22, 2016 in Lancaster PA
    Salt Cay Writers Retreat
    May 23 - 28, 2016 in Bahamas
    North Words Writers Symposium
    May 25 - 28, 2016 in AK
    Writing from the Heart...in the Heart of France
    May 29 - Jun 4, 2016 in France
    Literature & Landscape of the Horse - Wyoming
    May 30 - Jun 4, 2016 in WY

June 2016

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Jun 4 2016 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing     Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 4 - 14, 2016 in CT

    Yale Writers' Conference thumbnail     Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 4-19, 2016 New Haven CT
    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
    Jun 6 - Jul 15, 2016 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. 6/6/2016-7/15/2016 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
    Colgate Writers' Conference
    Jun 12 - 18, 2016 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 12-18, 2016
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 16 - 19, 2016 in CT

    Yale Writers' Conference thumbnail     Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 4-19, 2016 New Haven CT
    Jackson Hole Writers Conference
    Jun 23 - 25, 2016 in Jackson WY

    Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing     Celebrate writing at our 25th! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 23-25, 2016.
    The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry
    Jun 1 - 7, 2016 in NY
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 1 - 9, 2016 in Tuscany, ITALY
    CHOOSING YOUR PATH: CRAFT, CAREER & PUBLISHING
    Jun 5 - 12, 2016 in Ireland
    Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos
    Jun 7 - Jul 7, 2016 in Greece
    Writing It Real Writer's Conference
    Jun 9 - 12, 2016 in Suquamish WA
    Ninth annual summer fiction-writing seminar
    Jun 9 - 13, 2016 in Bulgaria
    Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
    Jun 10 - 14, 2016 in Homer AK
    Institute for Young Writers
    Jun 18 - 26, 2016 in Amherst MA
    Juniper Summer Writing Institute
    Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Amherst MA
    Swiss-Italian Alps Retreat
    Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Switzerland
    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
    Jun 20 - 26, 2016 in Bemidji MN
    Ann Wylie Master class: Writing workshop
    Jun 28 - 29, 2016 in San Diego CA

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.
    Writing the Rockies 2016
    Jul 20 - 25, 2016 in Gunnison CO

    Writing the Rockies 2016 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 July 20-25, 2016.
    Get Away to Write - Scotland
    Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2016 in Dundee, Scotland

    Get Away to Write - Scotland in writing     Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
    Leviosa
    Jul 7 - 10, 2016 in Henderson NV
    BRINGING YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO LIFE: Building Worlds, Characters, & Stories that Sell
    Jul 10 - 17, 2016 in Ireland
    Young Writers Workshop
    Jul 10 - 30, 2016 in Great Barrington MA
    Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop
    Jul 11 - 15, 2016 in Tillamook OR
    Write Time Black Writers Retreat
    Jul 14 - 16, 2016 in Palm Springs CA
    Taos Summer Writers' Conference
    Jul 24 - 31, 2016 in Santa Fe NM

August 2016

    2016 Writers’ Police Academy
    Aug 11 - 14, 2016 in Green Bay WI

    2016 Writers’ Police Academy in writing     The most interactive and educational hands-on experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. Aug 11-14, 2016
    Live Free and Write
    Aug 14 - 19, 2016 in Sunapee NH

    Live Free and Write in writing     Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
    Aug 3 - 6, 2016 in Langhorne PA
    27th Annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    Aug 4 - 7, 2016 in Fort Bragg CA
    HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A BESTSELLER
    Aug 7 - 14, 2016 in Ireland
    Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
    Aug 12 - 14, 2016 in Australia
    Summer 2016 Conference
    Aug 15 - 18, 2016 in Portland OR
    Historical Writers of America Conference
    Aug 19 - 21, 2016 in VA
    SECRETS TO PUBLISHING SUCCESS
    Aug 21 - 28, 2016 in Ireland
    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

    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.
    A Week Retreat for Women:
    Sep 10 - 17, 2016 in ME
    Writeaways
    Sep 16 - 23, 2016 in TBD
    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
    Peru, Weaving Words & Women
    Sep 30 - Oct 11, 2016 in Peru

October 2016

    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.
    James Bonnet’s Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Oct 2 - 8, 2016 in France
    Ozark Creative Writers Conference
    Oct 6 - 8, 2016 in AR
    Rochester Writers' Fall Conference
    Oct 8 2016 in Rochester MI
    15th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 20 - 23, 2016 in Altamonte Springs FL

November 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.
    Guided Novel Writing Retreat
    Nov 6 - 9, 2016 in Lenox MA

    Guided Novel Writing Retreat in writing     Learn the secrets of bestselling authors in this small-group guided retreat at the historic Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA. Includes a private tea & tour of Edith Wharton's home, The Mount. Emerge with a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
    Ann Wylie Master class: Writing workshop
    Nov 2 - 3, 2016 in Houston TX

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
 

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