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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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June 2017

    Clarion West Speculative Fiction Writers Workshop
    Jun 18 - Jul 28, 2017 in WA

July 2017

    When the Political Becomes Personal
    Jul 29 2017 in Hammonton NJ

    When the Political Becomes Personal 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 Summer Writers Institute
    Jul 14 - 28, 2017 in St. Louis MO
    Fiction Intensive: Make it Memorable
    Jul 23 - Aug 5, 2017 in Idyllwild, CA
    Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
    Jul 27 - 28, 2017 in Portland OR
    Writing the Wild
    Jul 27 - 31, 2017 in ME
    Master Class Retreat Week with Carole Maso
    Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2017 in Austerlitz NY

August 2017

    Live Free and Write
    Aug 13 - 18, 2017 in Sunapee NH

    Live Free and Write 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.
    Write Yourself at the Wooden Tents
    Aug 1 - 3, 2017 in Pictou Island, NS Canada
    Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
    Aug 3 - 5, 2017 in Mendocino CA
    Cape Cod Writers Center Conference
    Aug 3 - 6, 2017 in Hyannis MA
    Confluence-SFF
    Aug 4 - 6, 2017 in Coraopolis PA
    Willamette Writers Conference
    Aug 4 - 6, 2017 in Portland OR
    Catamaran Writing Conference
    Aug 6 - 10, 2017 in Pebble Beach CA
    The 2017 Writers' Police Academy
    Aug 10 - 13, 2017 in Green Bay WI
    Santa Barbara Summer Poetry Workshop
    Aug 12 - 13, 2017 in Santa Barbara CA
    Writer's Retreats in Rural France
    Aug 14 - 19, 2017 in France
    Summer Oregon Christian Writers Conferences
    Aug 15 - 18, 2017 in Portland OR
    Cut Through the Clutter
    Aug 17 - 18, 2017 in Washington DC
    Writer's Digest Annual Conference
    Aug 18 - 20, 2017 in NYC NY
    Atlanta Christian Writers Retreat
    Aug 18 - 20, 2017 in Marietta GA
    Himalayan Writing Week Sangla
    Aug 20 - 27, 2017 in India
    Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference
    Aug 24 - 27, 2017 in Franklin TN
    Hollihock Writers Conference
    Aug 25 - 27, 2017 in New Bedford MA
    Himalayan Writing Retreat Sojha
    Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2017 in India

September 2017

    San Francisco Writing for Change Conference
    Sep 9 2017 in San Francisco CA

    San Francisco Writing for Change Conference in writing     2017 San Francisco Writing for Change (Sept. 9th) features STEPHEN DINAN. 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 15-18) features DANA GIOIA, California Poet Laureate/former NEA Chairman.
    Engaging your Readers with Humor
    Sep 9 2017 in Atlantic City NJ

    Engaging your Readers with Humor 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.
    Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop
    Sep 13 - 17, 2017 in Sterling VA

    Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no amateur feeback.
    New York Pitch Conference
    Sep 21 - 24, 2017 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 amateur feeback.
    A Weekend For Words
    Sep 22 - 24, 2017 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. LA/Irvine, CA, Sep. 22-24, 2017
    Flathead River Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 24, 2017 in MT

    Flathead River Writers Conference in writing     Presenter expertise: Suspense, Western, Middle-grade & Young adult sci-fi & fantasy, Romantic comedy, Social media, Crowdfunding 101, Children’s writing trends, Writing craft, Agents. Near Glacier Park, MT Sep 23-24.
    NYC 2017 WaterHill Publishing Inaugural Writers Conference
    Sep 2 - 3, 2017 in New York City NY
    Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses
    Sep 3 - 9, 2017 in Italy
    Writer's Retreats in Rural France
    Sep 4 - 9, 2017 in France
    Hawaii Authors and Writers Conference 2017
    Sep 8 - 9, 2017 in HI
    Creatures, Crimes & Creativity
    Sep 8 - 10, 2017 in Columbia MD
    TLC Writer's Workshop
    Sep 9 2017 in Lummi Island WA
    Putting Passion on the Page and Screen in Tuscany
    Sep 9 - 16, 2017 in Lucca
    A Week Retreat for Women: Writing, Creativity and Ritual
    Sep 9 - 16, 2017 in ME
    UCLA Extension Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead
    Sep 10 - 15, 2017 in Lake Arrowhead CA
    Haiku North America Conference
    Sep 13 - 17, 2017 in Santa Fe NM
    Historical Writers of America Conference
    Sep 21 - 24, 2017 in Bernalillo NM
    Big Sur on Cape Cod
    Sep 22 - 24, 2017 in ME
    2nd Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 24, 2017 in GA
    Writeaway in France
    Sep 23 - 30, 2017 in France
    Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
    Sep 25 - 26, 2017 in New York NY
    Writer's Retreats in Rural France
    Sep 25 - 30, 2017 in France
    Writer Travel - Santa Fe
    Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2017 in NM

October 2017

    Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Oct 4 - 10, 2017 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.
    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
    Oct 6 - 8, 2017 in Edmonds WA

    Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing     Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and small conference (limit 275 attendees) focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on publishing, marketing and specialty topics.
    Picture Book Summit
    Oct 7 2017 in -

    Picture Book Summit in writing     Experience a dream lineup of picture book stars -- all without leaving the comfort of your home! World class speakers, world class workshops, world class submission opportunities and world class FUN.
    James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California
    Oct 7 - 13, 2017 in France

    James Bonnet's Storymaking Workshops in France and California in writing     7 Day Storymaking Retreats in CA and France for Novelists and Screenwriters with James Bonnet. Santa Monica, CA - Sep 10-16. Nans sous Ste Anne, France - Oct 7-13 (THIS SESSION IS FULL) and OCT 21-27
    Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru
    Oct 17 - 31, 2017 in Peru

    Write, Travel, Transform: Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru in writing     Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 15 day writing and yoga retreat to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of Peru.
    Autumn Writing Getaway
    Oct 28 2017 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.
    Imaginarium 2017
    Oct 6 - 8, 2017 in Louisville KY
    2017 Creative Retreat
    Oct 6 - 8, 2017 in MO
    Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference
    Oct 12 - 14, 2017 in FL
    Emerald City Writers' Conference
    Oct 13 - 15, 2017 in Bellevue WA
    Emerald City Writers' Conference
    Oct 13 - 15, 2017 in Bellevue WA
    Visual Mindscape Screenwriting in
    Oct 14 - 21, 2017 in Ireland
    James River Writers Annual Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 16, 2017 in Richmond VA
    Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
    Oct 16 - 17, 2017 in Dallas TX
    Wake Up and Write Writer's Retreat Workshop
    Oct 16 - 23, 2017 in Haverford PA
    Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop
    Oct 18 - 22, 2017 in Marshall CA
    TLC Women's Writing Retreat
    Oct 20 - 22, 2017 in Lummi Island WA
    The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class
    Oct 22 - 28, 2017 in Cambodia
    The Write Beach Retreat
    Oct 25 - 29, 2017 in FL
    ShowMe Writers Masterclass
    Oct 28 - 29, 2017 in Columbia MO

November 2017

    Monterey Writer Retreat
    Nov 1 2017 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 amateur feeback.
    Twelfth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
    Nov 2 - 5, 2017 in Fort Myers FL

    Twelfth 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 2-5, 2017
    New Worlds, New Voices SFF Novel Workshop
    Nov 8 - 12, 2017 in Morro Bay CA

    New Worlds, New Voices SFF Novel Workshop in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no amateur feeback.
    Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference
    Nov 2 - 5, 2017 in Sag Harbor NY
    RLV Writers Workshop with Adrian Matejka
    Nov 4 - 11, 2017 in Oracle AZ
    Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
    Nov 10 - 13, 2017 in CA
    Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
    Nov 16 - 17, 2017 in Kansas City MO

December 2017

    Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
    Dec 11 - 12, 2017 in Miami FL

January 2018

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    Jan 12 - 15, 2018 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.
    Content Creation Camp
    Jan 3 - 7, 2018 in FL

February 2018

    2018 San Francisco Writers Conference
    Feb 15 - 18, 2018 in San Francisco CA

    2018 San Francisco Writers Conference in writing     2017 San Francisco Writing for Change (Sept. 9th) features STEPHEN DINAN. 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 15-18) features DANA GIOIA, California Poet Laureate/former NEA Chairman.
    Southern California Writers' Conference San Diego 32
    Feb 16 - 18, 2018 in North San Diego CA

    Southern California Writers' Conference San Diego 32 in writing     Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. LA/Irvine, CA, Sep. 22-24, 2017
    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference
    Feb 16 - 18, 2018 in Asheville NC

    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference 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 16-18, 2018 Asheville, NC.

April 2018

    2018 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
    Apr 19 - 22, 2018 in NV
    Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop
    Apr 20 - 22, 2018 in CO
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018
    Apr 20 - 22, 2018 in Canada
    The Belize Writers' Conference
    Apr 23 - 28, 2018 in Belize

May 2018

    Readers and Writers at Sea
    May 6 - 20, 2018 in Barcelona-Spain
    Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
    May 20 - 26, 2018 in WI
    Women's Writing Retreat
    May 26 - Jun 1, 2018 in Greece

June 2018

    Bali: Write, Travel, Transform on the Back Roads of Bali
    Jun 29 - Jul 13, 2018 in Indonesia

    Bali: Write, Travel, Transform on the Back Roads of Bali 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.
    Women's Writing Retreat
    Jun 9 - 15, 2018 in Greece

September 2018

    Unicorn Writers' Conference
    Sep 15 2018 in Purchase NY
 

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