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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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April 2016

    Colorado Writers' Workshop
    Apr 6 - May 11, 2016 in CO
    Write Away Spain
    Apr 30 - May 21, 2016 in Spain

May 2016

    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.
    Mokule‘ia Writers Retreat
    May 1 - 6, 2016 in Waialua HI
    A Journey Into the Imagination, A 5 Day Writing Retreat
    May 3 - 8, 2016 in PA
    Writing By Writers Methow Valley Workshop
    May 4 - 8, 2016 in WA
    Windsor International Writers Conference, Canada
    May 5 - 8, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada
    Emerging Writer’s Workshop and Luncheon
    May 7 2016 in New Canaan CT
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Cut Through the Clutter
    May 11 - 12, 2016 in Chicago IL
    Colorado Christian Writers Conference
    May 11 - 14, 2016 in Estes Park CO
    Writers Retreat Workshop 2016
    May 12 - 19, 2016 in TX
    Lakefly Literary Conference
    May 13 - 14, 2016 in Oshkosh WI
    Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
    May 13 - 14, 2016 in WA
    Big Sur on Cape Cod
    May 13 - 15, 2016 in North Falmouth MA
    Spring 2016 One-Day Conference
    May 14 2016 in Eugene OR
    The Red Ink Conference
    May 14 2016 in Eastpointe MI
    Seaside Writers' Conference at 30A
    May 14 - 21, 2016 in Seaside FL
    Guided Novel Writing Retreat
    May 15 - 18, 2016 in Lenox MA
    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
    Time to Write
    May 16 - 21, 2016 in UK
    Write, Travel, Transform: The Greek Islands
    May 17 - Jun 1, 2016 in Greece
    Write that Novel
    May 20 - 21, 2016 in Phoenix AZ
    Pennwriters Conference
    May 20 - 22, 2016 in Lancaster PA
    Western Reserve Writers Conference & Women Writers' Winter Retreat
    May 20 - 23, 2016 in Geneva OH
    Scribbler's Ink Day Prompt-Writing Workshop
    May 21 2016 in MA
    WRITE YOUR LIFE Memoir Workshop
    May 21 2016 in Philadelphia PA
    Spring Writing Intensive
    May 21 2016 in Annapolis MD
    Meeting House Method Writing: How to Write from an Actor's Perspective
    May 21 - 22, 2016 in Southampton NY
    5-Day Travel Writing Workshop
    May 23 - 27, 2016 in France
    Salt Cay Writers Retreat
    May 23 - 28, 2016 in Bahamas
    North Words Writers Symposium
    May 25 - 28, 2016 in AK
    Write Away Italy
    May 28 - Jun 18, 2016 in Italy
    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     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in Scotland. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, excursions to Edinburgh and more. Jul 28-Aug 5, 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
    Algonkian Writer Retreat
    Jun 8 - 12, 2016 in Sterling VA

    Algonkian Writer Retreat 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.
    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
    New York Pitch Conference
    Jun 16 - 19, 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.
    Swiss Alps Natural Balance Writing & Yoga Retreat
    Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Switzerland

    Swiss Alps Natural Balance Writing & Yoga Retreat in writing     A week away to restore, renew, and rediscover what really matters. Jun 19-26, 2016 in Sonogno, Switzerland (Val Verzasca - Near Locarno)
    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
    12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference
    Jun 2 - 3, 2016 in CLARKSVILLE TN
    Stories of Your Days Memoir Writing Retreat
    Jun 3 - 5, 2016 in Ligonier PA
    L'atelier Writers Workshop
    Jun 5 - 10, 2016 in France
    CHOOSING YOUR PATH: CRAFT, CAREER & PUBLISHING
    Jun 5 - 12, 2016 in Ireland
    3-day Writing Retreat
    Jun 6 - 8, 2016 in AZ
    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
    Jun 6 - Jul 15, 2016 in Manchester NH
    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
    Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium
    Jun 10 - 11, 2016 in VA
    21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference
    Jun 10 - 12, 2016 in New Rochelle NY
    Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
    Jun 10 - 14, 2016 in Homer AK
    Minneapolis Young Writers Workshop
    Jun 14 - 16, 2016 in Minneapolis MN
    2016 Writers At Work Conference
    Jun 15 - 19, 2016 in UT
    Get Published Conference
    Jun 18 2016 in Bozeman MT
    Creating a Writing Life
    Jun 18 2016 in CT
    Institute for Young Writers
    Jun 18 - 26, 2016 in Amherst MA
    Writing Workshop
    Jun 19 - 25, 2016 in VT
    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
    Western Writers of America Convention
    Jun 21 - 25, 2016 in WY
    St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
    Jun 22 - 26, 2016 in Grove City PA
    Kentucky Christian Writers Conference
    Jun 23 - 25, 2016 in Elizabethtown KY
    MICHAEL MARTONE WORKSHOP
    Jun 23 - Jul 4, 2016 in Greece
    Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific
    Jun 24 - 26, 2016 in Davis CA
    How to Build an Audience, Grow Your List, and Sell More Books!
    Jun 25 2016 in St. Louis (Oakland) MO
    Publish & Promote Your Book Conference
    Jun 25 2016 in Bronxville NY
    Paris Writer's Workshop 2016
    Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2016 in France
    The Writers' Workshop at Phillips Exeter Academy
    Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2016 in Exeter NH
    New Harmony Writers Workshop
    Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2016 in Evansville IN
    Ann Wylie Master class: Catch Your Reader Writing workshop
    Jun 28 - 29, 2016 in San Diego CA

July 2016

    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 5, 2016 in Dundee, Scotland

    Get Away to Write - Scotland in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in Scotland. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, excursions to Edinburgh and more. Jul 28-Aug 5, 2016
    Leviosa
    Jul 7 - 10, 2016 in Henderson NV
    LINDA LAPPIN WORKSHOP
    Jul 7 - 13, 2016 in Greece
    Summer Writers Institute 2016
    Jul 8 - 22, 2016 in St. Louis MO
    Summer Fishtrap
    Jul 10 - 16, 2016 in OR
    Tin House Summer Workshop
    Jul 10 - 17, 2016 in Portland OR
    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
    All Write Now! Writers' Conference
    Jul 16 2016 in MO
    All Write Now! Writers' Conference
    Jul 16 2016 in MO
    Bali 2106: The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams
    Jul 16 - 31, 2016 in Indonesia
    Midwest Writers Workshop
    Jul 21 - 23, 2016 in Muncie IN
    Taos Summer Writers' Conference
    Jul 24 - 31, 2016 in Santa Fe NM
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: PR-writing Master Class
    Jul 27 - 28, 2016 in Portland OR
    Business Writers Conference
    Jul 27 - 29, 2016 in Young Harris GA
    Realm Makers
    Jul 28 - 30, 2016 in PA
    Creating a Writing Life
    Jul 30 2016 in CT

August 2016

    Willamette Writers Conference
    Aug 12 - 14, 2016 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 12-14, 2016 Portland, OR
    Live Free and Write
    Aug 14 - 19, 2016 in Sunapee NH

    Live Free and Write in writing     Immerse yourself in a week-long writing experience in Scotland. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, excursions to Edinburgh and more. Jul 28-Aug 5, 2016
    The Lost Art of Personal Writing
    Aug 20 - 21, 2016 in MN

    The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing     Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
    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
    Chapter One Young Writers Conference
    Aug 6 2016 in Saint Charles IL
    Horror Writers Workshop
    Aug 7 - 14, 2016 in Transylvania
    HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A BESTSELLER
    Aug 7 - 14, 2016 in Ireland
    Elk River Writer's Workshop
    Aug 8 - 11, 2016 in MT
    5-Day Travel Writing Workshop
    Aug 8 - 12, 2016 in France
    2016 Writers’ Police Academy
    Aug 11 - 14, 2016 in Green Bay WI
    HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers
    Aug 11 - 14, 2016 in Lancaster PA
    Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute at
    Aug 12 - 13, 2016 in Hagerstown MD
    Women's Weekend Writing Retreat
    Aug 12 - 14, 2016 in MA
    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

    The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference
    Sep 15 - 17, 2016 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 15-17, 2016 St. Augustine, Florida.
    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.
    2016 Colorado Gold Conference
    Sep 9 - 11, 2016 in Denver CO
    A Week Retreat for Women:
    Sep 10 - 17, 2016 in ME
    Beth Kephart Memoir Workshop
    Sep 11 - 16, 2016 in PA
    Kentucky Women Writers Conference
    Sep 16 - 17, 2016 in KY
    Writeaways
    Sep 16 - 23, 2016 in TBD
    Landscape of Soul & Story
    Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2016 in Ireland
    Ridgefield Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 24, 2016 in Ridgefield CT
    Chicago Writers Conference
    Sep 23 - 25, 2016 in Chicago IL
    Tallahassee Writers Conference
    Sep 24 2016 in Tallahassee FL
    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
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Online-writing Master Class
    Sep 28 - 29, 2016 in New York City NY
    Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con
    Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Columbia MD

October 2016

    James Bonnet’s Seven Day Storymaking Workshop Retreat
    Oct 2 - 8, 2016 in France

    James Bonnet’s 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.
    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.
    5-Day Travel Writing Workshop
    Oct 3 - 7, 2016 in France
    South of France
    Oct 4 - 10, 2016 in France
    Ozark Creative Writers Conference
    Oct 6 - 8, 2016 in AR
    Rochester Writers' Fall Conference
    Oct 8 2016 in Rochester MI
    Ireland Screenwriting Retreat
    Oct 9 - 15, 2016 in Ireland
    Blue Ridge Christian Novelist Retreat
    Oct 16 - 20, 2016 in NC
    Viable Paradise Science Fiction Writers' Workshop
    Oct 16 - 21, 2016 in MA
    Visual Mindscape Screenwriting Workshop Dublin
    Oct 17 2016 in Ireland
    Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
    Oct 19 2016 in CA
    Author 101 University
    Oct 20 - 22, 2016 in Los Angeles CA
    15th Annual Florida Writers Conference
    Oct 20 - 23, 2016 in Altamonte Springs FL
    Fiction Writing Workshop in Provence
    Oct 20 - 26, 2016 in France
    Humber School for Writers Fall Workshop
    Oct 23 - 28, 2016 in Canada
    Magna cum Murder XXII
    Oct 28 - 30, 2016 in Indianapolis IN

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.
    Ann Wylie Writing Workshop: Catch Your Reader writing Master Class
    Nov 2 - 3, 2016 in Houston TX
    Guided Novel Writing Retreat
    Nov 6 - 9, 2016 in Lenox MA
    Writer's Mastery Camp
    Nov 7 - 11, 2016 in St George UT
    Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans
    Nov 9 - 13, 2016 in New Orleans LA
    Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
    Nov 11 2016 in CA
    Time Sculpting: A Workshop for Parent Artists
    Nov 12 2016 in NY

January 2017

    TMW January Jumpstart XVII
    Jan 6 - 8, 2017 in TN
    Key West Literary Seminar
    Jan 12 - 15, 2017 in Key West FL

February 2017

    WRITERS WINTER ESCAPE CRUISE 2017
    Feb 26 - Mar 3, 2017 in Cozumel, Mexico

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

June 2017

    California Crime Writers Conference 2017
    Jun 10 - 11, 2017 in Culver City CA
 

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