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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

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December 2016

    New York Pitch Conference
    Dec 8 - 11, 2016 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.
    A Retreat for Writers in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Dec 6 - 14, 2016 in Oaxaca, Mexico
    How to Get an Agent and Sell Your Book
    Dec 13 2016 in New York NY

January 2017

    Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
    Jan 13 - 16, 2017 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.
    Acting Exercises for the Creative Writer
    Jan 3 - 10, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Advanced Horror Fiction Writing
    Jan 3 - 27, 2017 in Estes Park CO
    TMW January Jumpstart XVII
    Jan 6 - 8, 2017 in TN
    Polish & Pacing Workshop
    Jan 7 - 8, 2017 in NY
    The Esoteric Renaissance Tour
    Jan 7 - 14, 2017 in Italy
    A Retreat for Writers in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Jan 10 - 18, 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Key West Literary Seminar
    Jan 12 - 15, 2017 in Key West FL
    Fundamentals of Comedy
    Jan 12 - 19, 2017 in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica
    Palm Beach Poetry Festival
    Jan 16 - 21, 2017 in FL
    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 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
    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
    Feb 17 - 19, 2017 in Asheville NC

    The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp 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 17-19, 2017 Asheville, NC.
    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.
    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
    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

    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 Fare
    Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017 in Bellingham WA

    Chanticleer Authors Conference 2017 and 3-day Book Fare 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
    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
    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.
    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
    Fiction with Jonathan Levi
    Apr 16 - 22, 2017 in Italy
    2017 Arkansas Literary Festival
    Apr 27 - 30, 2017 in Little Rock AR

May 2017

    Write, Travel, Transform
    May 6 - 23, 2017 in Greece

    Write, Travel, Transform in writing     Join bestselling author Laura Davis for a transformative journey to the Greek Islands. These 18 days of writing, yoga, and adventure will change your life.
    Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
    May 5 - 6, 2017 in WA
    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
    Fiction with Jonathan Levi
    May 7 - 13, 2017 in Italy
    Costa Rica Screenwriting Retreat
    May 13 - 20, 2017 in Nosara, Costa Rica
    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

June 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.
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 3 - 13, 2017 in CT
    Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
    Jun 5 - Jul 14, 2017 in Manchester NH
    California Crime Writers Conference 2017
    Jun 10 - 11, 2017 in Culver City CA
    Colgate Writers’ Conference
    Jun 11 - 17, 2017 in Hamilton NY
    Yale Writers' Conference
    Jun 15 - 18, 2017 in CT
    Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers
    Jun 18 - 25, 2017 in Amherst MA
    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.
    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

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.
    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
    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
    Writer's Retreats in Rural France
    Sep 25 - 30, 2017 in France

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.
    3-day Writing Retreat
    Oct 24 - 26, 2017 in CA
 

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