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May 2015

    Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir
    May 27 - 31, 2015 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.
    Writing Immersion in Sustainable Tuscany
    May 18 - 25, 2015 in Italy
    Study Homer and Write in Greece
    May 18 - 28, 2015 in Greece
    Paris Writers Retreat
    May 25 - 29, 2015 in France
    Opening Taco Feed Reception & Historic Brothel Museum Tour
    May 27 2015 in Skagway AK
    Faculty Readings
    May 28 2015 in Skagway AK
    Bear River Writers' Conference
    May 28 - Jun 1, 2015 in Boyne City MI
    Cookout & Live Music
    May 29 2015 in Dyea AK
    Casper College Yellowstone Experience
    May 29 - Jun 7, 2015 in WY
    White Pass Yukon Route Railroad trip to Denver Glacier Trailhead
    May 30 2015 in Skagway AK
    Closing Banquet with Mary Roach
    May 30 2015 in Skagway AK

June 2015

    New York Pitch Conference
    Jun 4 - 7, 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.
    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.
    The Lost Art of Personal Writing
    Jun 19 - 21, 2015 in Saint Paul MN

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing     Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Jun 20 2015 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 2015
    Writing Workshops in Andros
    Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2015 in Greece

    Writing Workshops in Andros in writing     2015 Aegean Arts Circle Writing workshop with DAVID LAZAR Essayist/Founding Editor of Hotel Amerika. Guest Poet/Writer:Adrianne Kalfopoulou. Jun 23 - Jul 3, Andros Island, Greece
    Jackson Hole Writers Conference
    Jun 25 - 27, 2015 in Jackson WY

    Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing     Inspiring conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Get plotting and poetic for June 25-27, 2015.
    Literature & Landscape of the Horse
    Jun 1 - 6, 2015 in WY
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 1 - 9, 2015 in Tuscany, Italy
    Write-to-Publish Conference
    Jun 3 - 6, 2015 in Wheaton IL
    Clarksville Writers Conference
    Jun 4 - 5, 2015 in Clarksville TN
    Alcona Writers Retreat
    Jun 4 - 7, 2015 in MI
    Southern Christian Writers Conference
    Jun 5 - 6, 2015 in Tuscaloosa AL
    Moravian Writers' Conference
    Jun 5 - 7, 2015 in Bethlehem PA
    The Colrain Classic
    Jun 5 - 8, 2015 in Truchas NM
    Get Published Conference for Writers
    Jun 6 2015 in Bozeman MT
    Creating a Writing Life Reatreat for Emerging Writers
    Jun 6 2015 in CT
    California Crime Writers Conference 2015
    Jun 6 - 7, 2015 in Culver City CA
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 6 - 16, 2015 in CT
    Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
    Jun 7 - 12, 2015 in Roanoke VA
    Santa Barbara Writers Conference
    Jun 7 - 12, 2015 in Santa Barbara CA
    2015 Writers At Work Conference
    Jun 10 - 13, 2015 in Salt Lake City UT
    The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry
    Jun 10 - 16, 2015 in NYC NY
    67TH Annual Philadelphia Writers' Conference
    Jun 12 - 14, 2015 in PHILADELPHIA PA
    West Virginia Writers Conference
    Jun 12 - 14, 2015 in Ripley WV
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 13 - 22, 2015 in Italy
    Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
    Jun 13 - 22, 2015 in Tuscany, Italy
    Left Bank Writers Retreat
    Jun 14 - 19, 2015 in France
    Colgate Writers’ Conference
    Jun 14 - 20, 2015 in Hamilton NY
    L'ATELIER WRITERS' RETREAT AND WORKSHOP 2015
    Jun 14 - 20, 2015 in France
    Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers
    Jun 15 - 19, 2015 in Sandy UT
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 18 - 21, 2015 in CT
    28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
    Jun 19 - 20, 2015 in Las Vegas NV
    Write & Publish Your Book: 2-Day Workshops
    Jun 19 - 20, 2015 in Canton MS
    Magic and Verve in Your Writing & Yoga Workshop
    Jun 20 - 22, 2015 in WA
    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
    Jun 20 - 26, 2015 in MN
    Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers
    Jun 21 - 28, 2015 in Amherst MA
    Summer Six-Week Workshop
    Jun 21 - Jul 31, 2015 in WA
    St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
    Jun 24 - 28, 2015 in Grove City PA
    Writing Popular Fiction Workshop
    Jun 25 - 28, 2015 in Greensburg PA
    Chuckanut Writers Conference
    Jun 26 - 27, 2015 in Bellingham WA
    Historical Novel Society Conference
    Jun 26 - 28, 2015 in Denver CO
    BooksGosocial Writers Conference
    Jun 26 - 28, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland
    Carnal Knowledge
    Jun 26 - 29, 2015 in Austerlitz NY
    Scribes Over This City
    Jun 27 2015 in Kenner LA
    Screenwriter's Summer Camp
    Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015 in 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 Tavertet, Spain

    Get Away to Write - Spain in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 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
    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
    Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2015 in Langhorne PA

    Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference in writing     Write His Answer conferences (Colorado & Philadelphia) will encourage you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives.
    The Peripatetic Writing Workshop
    Jul 3 - 10, 2015 in NY
    Lining Our Thoughts: A Poetry Writing Workshop
    Jul 4 - 11, 2015 in Ireland
    David Farland's Worldbuilding Master Class
    Jul 7 - 11, 2015 in St. George UT
    The Peripatetic Writing Workshop - Retreat
    Jul 10 - 17, 2015 in NY
    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
    PNWA Summer Writers Conference
    Jul 16 - 19, 2015 in Seattle WA
    Green River Writers Workshops:Turning Memory into Story: Memoir Writing Workshop
    Jul 16 - 19, 2015 in Las Vegas NM
    Stonecoast Writers' Conference
    Jul 19 - 25, 2015 in Portland ME
    Catholic Writers Conference
    Jul 22 - 24, 2015 in Somerset NJ
    Ann Wylie Art of Storytelling Master Class: Creative Writing workshop
    Jul 29 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco CA
    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     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in beautiful northern Spain. Enjoy supportive workshops, panoramic clifftop views and an excursion to Barcelona. July 14-21, 2015
    Writers' Police Academy
    Aug 20 - 23, 2015 in Appleton WI

    Writers' Police Academy in writing     The most hands-on, interactive, and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. 8/20-23/2015
    Once Upon A Time... Rediscover your Creative Freedom
    Aug 1 - 8, 2015 in Ireland
    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
    Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Hagerstown MD
    HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers
    Aug 7 - 9, 2015 in Lancaster PA
    Chapter One Young Writers Conference
    Aug 8 2015 in Arlington Heights IL
    Ireland Writer Tours
    Aug 16 - 23, 2015 in Headford
    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

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Sep 11 - 18, 2015 in NY

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?
    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
    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.
    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.
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2015
    Sep 27 - 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
    Capon Springs Nonfiction Writers' Retreat
    Sep 7 - 10, 2015 in WV
    Environmental Writing Institute
    Sep 9 - 13, 2015 in MT
    2015 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference
    Sep 11 - 13, 2015 in Westminster CO
    Break Into Fiction Power Plotting
    Sep 12 - 13, 2015 in CT
    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
    Be a Better Freelancer - Take it to the 10th!
    Sep 25 - 26, 2015 in Rochester NY
    SF:SE 2015
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in FL
    A Weekend For Words
    Sep 25 - 27, 2015 in Irvine CA
    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
    Writing, Creativity and Ritual: A Retreat for Women
    Sep 27 - Oct 7, 2015 in ME

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.
    Writing as a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Oct 7 - 13, 2015 in 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 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
    Cary Tennis' writing retreat in the
    Oct 5 - 11, 2015 in France
    Singing Over the Bones
    Oct 11 - 16, 2015 in Ireland
    14th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 18, 2015 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Bearing Witness: A Journey In To You Writing Workshop
    Oct 17 2015 in Marietta GA
    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
    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

    Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE
    Nov 7 2015 in Napa CA

    Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE in writing     Elizabeth Gilbert Writing Workshop Napa Valley, California November 7, 2015

December 2015

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

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?

January 2016

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

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
    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz:
    Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in Mexico

    James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: in writing     What if a narrative combined the secrets of both literary and commercial writing without sacrificing quality?
    30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat)
    Feb 12 - 15, 2016 in San Diego CA
    The Asheville Christian Writers' Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 19 - 21, 2016 in NC

April 2016

    Pikes Peak Writers Conference
    Apr 15 - 17, 2016 in CO

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 19 - 26, 2016 in TX

    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016 in writing     May 14-21, 2015. Featured guest, Don Maass. Your story, your writing, your writing life. For nearly thirty years that has been, and continues to be, our focus.
    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.
 

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