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June 2015

    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.
    Summer Six-Week Workshop
    Jun 21 - Jul 31, 2015 in WA
    Writing Workshops in Andros
    Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2015 in Greece
    27th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies
    Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015 in OAKLAND CA
    New York State Summer Writers Institute
    Jun 29 - Jul 24, 2015 in Saratoga Springs NY
    Summer Creative Writing Institute
    Jun 30 - Jul 23, 2015 in France

July 2015

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

    Get Away to Write - Spain in writing     Combine an extended writing retreat with a relaxing summer vacation in the picturesque mountains of New Hampshire. August 16-21, 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
    The Peripatetic Writing Workshop
    Jul 3 - 10, 2015 in NY
    Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Writing Workshop
    Jul 4 - 11, 2015 in Ireland
    Summer Fishtrap
    Jul 6 - 12, 2015 in OR
    Fishtrap Writing & the West
    Jul 6 - 12, 2015 in OR
    David Farland's Worldbuilding Master Class
    Jul 7 - 11, 2015 in St. George UT
    St. Louis Publishers Association - monthly meeting
    Jul 8 2015 in Richmond Heights MO
    The Peripatetic Writing Workshop - Retreat
    Jul 10 - 17, 2015 in NY
    Summer Writers Institute 2015
    Jul 10 - 24, 2015 in St. Louis MO
    The Second Annual All Write Now! Writer's Conference
    Jul 11 2015 in MO
    Taos Summer Writers' Conference
    Jul 12 - 19, 2015 in NM
    David Farland's Casting Your Novel Master Class
    Jul 13 - 17, 2015 in St. George UT
    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
    Second Round of Application open for Miriam Toews’ “Inside Out”
    Jul 20 - 30, 2015 in CANADA
    Second Round of Applications for Denise Chong’s “From Knowing to Telling”
    Jul 20 - 30, 2015 in CANADA
    Catholic Writers Conference
    Jul 22 - 24, 2015 in Somerset NJ
    Midwest Writers Workshop
    Jul 23 - 25, 2015 in Muncie IN
    Agent, Editor, Authors Critiques & Pitch Workshop
    Jul 23 - 26, 2015 in Kent WA
    Steamboat Springs Writers Conference
    Jul 24 - 25, 2015 in CO
    Appalachian Writers' Workshop
    Jul 26 - 31, 2015 in HINDMAN KY
    TLC Writing Retreats Calgary 2015
    Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2015 in Calgary, AB,
    Ann Wylie Art of Storytelling Master Class: Creative Writing workshop
    Jul 29 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco CA
    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
    Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2015 in Langhorne PA
    Christian Indie Authors and Readers Conference
    Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015 in Davenport IA
    Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Annual Conference
    Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2015 in CA

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
    Willamette Writers Conference
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Portland OR

    Willamette Writers Conference in writing     Meet 100s of writers, choose from nearly 100 workshops conducted by 50+ seasoned pros, pitch your ideas, submit your manuscript. Aug 7-9, 2015 Portland, OR
    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     Combine an extended writing retreat with a relaxing summer vacation in the picturesque mountains of New Hampshire. August 16-21, 2015
    Once Upon A Time... Rediscover your Creative Freedom
    Aug 1 - 8, 2015 in Ireland
    Community of Writers: Independent Writing Retreat 2015
    Aug 2 - 7, 2015 in Tatamagouche, NS CANADA
    Writing the Ripples/Walking the Woods: Nature and Botanical Writing
    Aug 3 - 7, 2015 in ID
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Aug 6 - 7, 2015 in CO
    Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    Aug 6 - 8, 2015 in Fort Bragg CA
    Florida Authors and Publishers Association Annual Conference
    Aug 7 - 8, 2015 in in the Walt Disney World® Resort FL
    Realm Makers
    Aug 7 - 8, 2015 in MO
    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
    Deadly Ink Mystery Conference
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in New Brunswick NJ
    SUMMER WRITING RETREAT
    Aug 7 - 11, 2015 in CA
    Chapter One Young Writers Conference
    Aug 8 2015 in Arlington Heights IL
    Green Lake Writers Conference
    Aug 16 - 21, 2015 in Green Lake WI
    Ireland Writer Tours
    Aug 16 - 23, 2015 in Headford
    Writers' Police Academy
    Aug 20 - 23, 2015 in Appleton WI
    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     Combine an extended writing retreat with a relaxing summer vacation in the picturesque mountains of New Hampshire. August 16-21, 2015
    Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Sep 12 - 18, 2015 in France

    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.
    New York Pitch Conference
    Sep 17 - 20, 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.
    Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Sep 21 - 27, 2015 in France

    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.
    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.
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015
    Sep 26 - 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Montana Writing Retreats
    Sep 23 - 27, 2015 in Whitefish MT
    Ridgefield Writers Conference
    Sep 25 - 26, 2015 in Ridgefield CT
    Be a Better Freelancer - Take it to the 10th!
    Sep 25 - 26, 2015 in Rochester NY
    Todd McCaffrey VW Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in WA
    2015 RomCon® Reader Weekend
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Denver CO
    SF:SE 2015
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in FL
    The 9th Annual Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference
    Sep 26 2015 in Columbus GA
    2015 Flathead River Writers Conference
    Sep 26 - 27, 2015 in Kalispell MT
    Write in Camas
    Sep 26 - 27, 2015 in Camas, 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

    St. Augustine Writers Conference
    Oct 1 - 6, 2015 in FL

    St. Augustine Writers Conference in writing     Our esteemed faculty includes award-winning writers and editors Sascha Feinstein, Connie May Fowler, Parneshia Jones, and Laura van den Berg.
    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.
    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
    State Writing Conference & Convention
    Oct 2 - 4, 2015 in Topeka KS
    Pen to Paper Literary Symposium
    Oct 3 2015 in Dayton OH
    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
    14th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 18, 2015 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Northern Woodlands Writers & Readers Conference
    Oct 16 - 18, 2015 in Fairlee VT
    The Eighth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference
    Oct 17 2015 in Rochester MI
    Bearing Witness: A Journey In To You Writing Workshop
    Oct 17 2015 in Marietta GA
    October Pitch Workshop
    Oct 17 - 18, 2015 in Kent WA
    APH 20th Anniversary Conference
    Oct 21 - 25, 2015 in Sacramento CA
    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
    Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference
    Oct 22 - 25, 2015 in Muskegon MI
    San Diego County Christian Writers Guild
    Oct 23 - 24, 2015 in San Diego CA
    Quit Whining Start Writing 2015 Writers' Conference
    Oct 23 - 24, 2015 in MI
    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

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
    Write to Market Conference
    Nov 12 - 15, 2015 in Corte Madera CA

    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.
    Writing retreat - Cape Cod Writing Workshops
    Nov 6 - 8, 2015 in MA

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     Combine an extended writing retreat with a relaxing summer vacation in the picturesque mountains of New Hampshire. August 16-21, 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 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 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
    Getting Published workshop - Cape Cod Writing Workshops
    Jan 15 - 17, 2016 in MA

February 2016

    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
    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 thumbnail     First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.

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
    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

May 2016

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

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016 in writing     Your story, your writing, your writing life. For nearly thirty years that has been, and continues to be, our focus. May 12-19, 2016 San Antonio TX
    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.
    Lakefly Literary Conference
    May 13 - 14, 2016 in Oshkosh WI
    Salt Cay Writers Retreat
    May 23 - 28, 2016 in Bahamas

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.

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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