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All-New Writer's Workshop
March 20-21, 2015
NYT best-selling author Mike Dooley and Hay House President/CEO Reid Tracy.
Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
A week living & writing with a supportive community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing practice as a tool for growth, healing, transformation.
Write, Travel, Transform: Scotland
Join bestselling author Laura Davis for a transformative journey into the heart of the Scotland. These days writing and living in community will change your life.
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Summer Creative Writing Institute at the American University of Paris
This program is an intensive three-week program designed for students seeking to join a cohesive group of young writers in lively...
Northwest Travel Writers Conference
Calling all travel writers to the 7th annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference. Keynote speakers, presenters, panels. Access to all workshop intensives....
Spring Writers Conference
Lectures, Q&A sessions, workshop, personal interaction with authors. One-on-one interviews with editor, agents, & publisher.
Learn to write a novel. The class will meet Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for five weeks. First class is...
2015 Honolulu Writers, Authors and Poets Gathering
Offering new and existing writers, authors, poets the public and press the chance to gather and discuss any and all aspects...
Amelia Island Writers Workshop, Presented by the AI Book Festival
Calling writers of all experience and genre to spend a day with noted authors and pros who will provide interactive sessions...
Puerto Vallarta International Writers' Conference
A writers' conference open to all those interested in the literary arts. Faculty consists of writing professional, including authors, agents, publishers....
28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference
This conference features sessions on textbook & academic writing techniques, digital books, marketing, social media for academics, contracts, more. Network with...
Narrative Elements Writing Retreat
Over four luxurious, poolside days, you’ll participate in writing workshops to help you improve your writing by learning and practicing the...
Magic and Verve in Your Writing & Yoga Workshop
A 3-day intensive in Fairhaven, WA, USA, co-led by bestselling author Barbara Kyle, and Stephanie Renée dos Santos.
-Writing instruction, exercises, group...
Southern Indiana Writer's Symposium
"Writing for Stage & Screen" presented by the St.Paul's Arts Council and the Arts Council of Southern IN. Program begins Friday...
Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE
Join Elizabeth Gilbert LIVE at the Meritage Resort & Spa in the Napa Valley for a rare and extraordinary day of...
An event for all illustrators, graphic designers and authors of Speculative Fiction. SF:SE 2015 marries convention and conference standards, leaving a...
Italy, in Other Words Memoir Writing and Cultural Retreat
Excellent instruction in an intimate group, a single room stay in the stunning Villa Monastero, five mornings studying the craft of...
Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
Find your voice and hone your craft in amazing and effective writing workshops led by award-winning columnist Cary Tennis in the...
Join us for write on! One-day writers conference at the beautiful South Florida State College campus. Conference will feature writers, editors,...
Going for the Gold Storytelling Weekend
Actress, teacher and writer Elaine Blanchard will lead a 3-day storytelling retreat at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Friday is...
Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
A year-round residency retreat for writers - published or not - in all genres, musicians and artists. Eight suites have writing...
Young Writers Westport
In eight weekly sessions you’ll write, revise, and submit for publication a short story or essay. Faculty teach at the Yale...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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Algonkian Author Salon Commercial Novel Writing Program
The first truly competitive novel writing program created by literary agents, editors, and writers. No time wasting, no gimmicks. Straight talk.
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