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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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January 2017

    Advanced Horror Fiction Writing
    Jan 3 - 27, 2017 in Estes Park CO
    Success through Self-Publishing
    Jan 21 - 28, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Content Creation Camp
    Jan 25 - 29, 2017 in FL

February 2017

    Writers Studio
    Feb 9 - 12, 2017 in CA

    Writers Studio 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.
    San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
    Feb 15 - 19, 2017 in Guanajuato, Mexico

    San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference 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 16 - 19, 2017 in San Francisco CA

    San Francisco Writers Conference in writing     San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 16-19). Attendees network with 120+ presenters including Heather Graham, John Perkins, Jon Agee, William Bernhardt and a wide variety of publishing professionals from NYC to the West Coast!
    Southern California Writers' Conference
    Feb 17 - 20, 2017 in San Diego CA

    Southern California Writers' Conference in writing     Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated well over $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. San Diego, CA, Feb. 17-20, 2017
    St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Writing Workshop
    Feb 24 - 28, 2017 in St. Augustine FL

    St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Writing Workshop in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no BS or amateurs.
    Free-Write Fling
    Feb 1 - 28, 2017 in -
    Moravian College Writers' Conference
    Feb 3 - 4, 2017 in Bethlehem PA
    Winter Writing Retreat with Mitzi Szereto
    Feb 4 2017 in Lummi Island WA
    22nd Annual South Coast Writers Conference
    Feb 17 - 18, 2017 in Gold Beach OR
    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 17 - 19, 2017 in Asheville NC
    Telling Your Story Writing Retreat
    Feb 17 - 20, 2017 in Hunt TX
    TLC Writing Retreats /
    Feb 19 - 25, 2017 in Mexico
    Master the Art of the Storyteller
    Feb 23 - 24, 2017 in El Segundo CA
    WRITERS WINTER ESCAPE CRUISE 2017
    Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2017 in Cozumel, Mexico

March 2017

    New York Pitch Conference
    Mar 16 - 19, 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 BS or amateurs.
    Algonkian Writer Retreat
    Mar 21 - 26, 2017 in Sterling VA

    Algonkian Writer Retreat in writing     First novel published? No? Join the top .001 and become a true brass-ring author. Straight talk, commercial contracts, no BS or amateurs.
    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 and 3-day Book Fair
    Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017 in Bellingham WA

    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 and 3-day Book Fair in writing     Chanticleer Authors Conference-The Business and Marketing of Writing. Mar 31, Apr 1 & 2, 2017, Bellingham, Wash. N of Seattle and South of Vancouver, B.C.
    Self-Publishing Expo
    Mar 4 2017 in Tucson AZ
    Clearwater Writers Weekend Retreat
    Mar 9 - 12, 2017 in Kooskia ID
    Pele's Fire: Write to the Core
    Mar 21 - 27, 2017 in HI
    Catch Your Readers
    Mar 22 - 23, 2017 in Las Vegas NV
    Write Stuff Writers Conference
    Mar 23 - 25, 2017 in Allentown PA
    California Dreamin' Conference for Writers
    Mar 24 - 26, 2017 in Brea CA
    Unicorn Writers' Conference
    Mar 25 2017 in Purchase NY
    Himalayan Writing Retreat
    Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2017 in India
    Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop
    Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017 in Boulder CO

April 2017

    Writing in the Pines
    Apr 8 2017 in Galloway NJ

    Writing in the Pines 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.
    New Worlds, New Voices SFF Novel Workshop
    Apr 12 - 16, 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 BS or amateurs.
    2017 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
    Apr 20 - 22, 2017 in Las Vegas NV

    2017 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 20-22 2017
    Kalani TV Writing Retreat
    Apr 1 - 8, 2017 in Pahoa HI
    Himalayan Writing Week Kumaon
    Apr 9 - 16, 2017 in India
    Fiction with Jonathan Levi
    Apr 16 - 22, 2017 in Italy
    Business Writers Conference
    Apr 19 - 21, 2017 in Birmingham AL
    Writeaway by the River Workshop
    Apr 21 - 23, 2017 in NC
    Travel & Words, Northwest Travel Writers Conference
    Apr 23 - 25, 2017 in Salem OR
    Workshop by the River Retreat
    Apr 23 - 30, 2017 in NC
    Himalayan Blogging & Podcasting Retreat
    Apr 27 - 30, 2017 in India
    2017 Arkansas Literary Festival
    Apr 27 - 30, 2017 in Little Rock AR

May 2017

    Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
    May 5 - 6, 2017 in WA
    ASJA Writers Conference
    May 5 - 6, 2017 in New York NY
    2017 Writers Retreat with Lynne Golodner
    May 5 - 7, 2017 in Mackinaw City MI
    Writers Retreat Workshop
    May 6 - 13, 2017 in San Antonio TX
    Write, Travel, Transform
    May 6 - 23, 2017 in Greece
    Fiction with Jonathan Levi
    May 7 - 13, 2017 in Italy
    2017 Seaside Writers Conference
    May 14 - 21, 2017 in FL
    Writing By Writers Methow Valley Workshop
    May 17 - 21, 2017 in Winthrop WA
    8-day Writing Retreat
    May 21 - 28, 2017 in Greece
    Elizabeth George: Process and the Novel
    May 22 - 31, 2017 in Italy
    8-day Writing Retreat
    May 30 - Jun 6, 2017 in Greece
    North Words Writers Symposium
    May 31 - Jun 3, 2017 in AK

June 2017

    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
    Jun 5 - Jul 14, 2017 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. 6/5/2017-7/14/2017 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
    Colgate Writers’ Conference
    Jun 11 - 17, 2017 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 11-17, 2017
    Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
    Jun 17 - 23, 2017 in Taos NM

    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.
    Jackson Hole Writers Conference
    Jun 22 - 24, 2017 in Jackson WY

    Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing     Don't miss the 26th conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in stunning Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 22-24, 2017.
    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Jun 24 2017 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing 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.
    Stories of Your Days: Learn to Write Your Memoirs
    Jun 2 - 4, 2017 in Ligonier PA
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 3 - 13, 2017 in CT
    California Crime Writers Conference 2017
    Jun 10 - 11, 2017 in Culver City CA
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 15 - 18, 2017 in CT
    Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers
    Jun 18 - 25, 2017 in Amherst MA
    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
    Jun 19 - 25, 2017 in MN
    SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference
    Jun 22 - 24, 2017 in La Mirada CA
    7th Historical Novel Society North American Conference
    Jun 22 - 24, 2017 in OR

July 2017

    Get Away to Write - Spain
    Jul 11 - 18, 2017 in Tavertet, Barcelona, Spain

    Get Away to Write - Spain 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.
    Novel Workshop
    Jul 19 - 25, 2017 in OH

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.
    Catamaran Writing Conference
    Aug 6 - 10, 2017 in Pebble Beach CA
    Writer's Retreats in Rural France
    Aug 14 - 19, 2017 in France
    Cut Through the Clutter
    Aug 17 - 18, 2017 in Washington DC
    Writer's Digest Annual Conference
    Aug 18 - 20, 2017 in NYC NY
    Himalayan Writing Week Sangla
    Aug 20 - 27, 2017 in India
    Himalayan Writing Retreat Sojha
    Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2017 in India

September 2017

    Shore Thing Writing Getaway
    Sep 9 2017 in Atlantic City NJ

    Shore Thing 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.
    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. San Diego, CA, Feb. 17-20, 2017
    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
    Putting Passion on the Page and Screen in Tuscany
    Sep 9 - 16, 2017 in Lucca
    Haiku North America Conference
    Sep 13 - 17, 2017 in Santa Fe 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
    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

    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.
    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.
    James River Writers Annual Writers Conference
    Oct 15 - 16, 2017 in Richmond VA
    3-day Writing Retreat
    Oct 24 - 26, 2017 in CA
 

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