Writing for Self-Discovery - A Summer Retreat in the French Alps
If you've ever felt inspired to tell your story or have a strong urge to write, explore writing as a way to reconnect with your inner life.
The Next Bestseller Weekend Workshop
Learn practical training for how to properly pitch your book/screenplay to the book publishing industry professionals, Hollywood, the media and others. NYC, NY, Nov 2-4, 2018
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Don't miss the 27th conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in stunning Jackson Hole, WY, Jun 28-30, 2018
Key West Literary Seminar
4-day seminar includes readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions. 4-day writers' workshops feature AM writing sessions (limit 8-12/instructor) and PM individual consultations,...
DFW Writers Conference
We welcome writers in all genres, both fiction and non-fiction, provide a top-notch educational program, hands-on workshops, access to literary agents...
Italy, in Other Words Memoir Writing and Cultural Retreat
Excellent instruction in an intimate group, a single room with lake view, five mornings studying the craft of creative nonfiction writing....
James River Writers Annual Writers Conference
James River Writers Conference attracts highly regarded authors, editors, agents to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300...
Rochester Writers' Conference
Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions in fiction, non-fiction, and business concepts of writing. Open to new writers, working journalists, and published...
Moravian College Writers' Conference
Energize your writing, work with accomplished faculty, and connect with other writers on the campus of Moravian College. Film screening, keynote...
Okanagan Valley Writers' Festival
Spend the weekend with knowledgeable, generous & enthusiastic people active in the publishing industry, who want to help you further your...
Write Now! 2018
One-day, multi-track writing conference for fiction and nonfiction writers. Sessions include building a better article, character development for fiction writers, children's...
Summer Writers Institute
The Summer Writers Institute is an intensive, two-week program featuring workshops with esteemed faculty and published authors. Writers benefit from individual...
, MO, MO
Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference
Spark your creativity and take your writing to the next level at the nonfiction writing conference in Sag Harbor – the...
Write Your Novel TODAY!
As an author and qualified psychotherapist (member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy -BACP) my passions are motivating and...
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Writers gather in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative...
The Write Place Writing Workshops
Wordworx offers writing workshops to help writers achieve publication in their chosen genre.
Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
Bard College at Simon's Rock Summer Young Writers Workshop
Three 90-minute workshop sessions daily, including imaginative writing activities and discussion of readings. Weekly individual meetings with workshop instructor. Focus is...
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Morning workshops with same faculty-author three days, one juried master class, others open enrollment; afternoon readings, seminars, and craft discussions.
Historical Writers of America Conference
The HWA conference is an annual conference with a focus on supporting quality historical writing – fiction and nonfiction, research, the...
New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College
M-W-F: 1pm-4pm workshops. T-TH: Q & A's with visiting writers. M-F evenings: readings & presentations by visiting and staff writers. S-SU:...
Retreat to the Springs!
Retreat to the Springs! retreat includes instruction and one-on-one manuscript critique, all held in the fantastic Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Steamboat Springs Writers Conference
Our 37th annual event. Two instructors, seminar-type workshops for all levels, beginning to professional. Topics change each year. Limited enrollment.
Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops
Please join us at our upcoming public writing workshops. You’ll walk away with tips, tricks and techniques for getting people to...
CA, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, NM, NY, OR, TX
St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
AM & PM workshops, fiction writers' retreat, general sessions, keynoter, writers' colony, 8 writing contests, professional critiques, one-on-one meetings with agent,...
Catapult is the "best place to meet your literary heroes and get better at writing, too," says the Village Voice. We...
Doe Branch Ink Writers' Retreat
Facilitated writing retreats with published writers-in-residence. Songwriters' retreat also offered.
Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat - Wyoming
Unique adventure for anyone who yearns for nature, longs to reconnect with horses and hungers for creative inspiration in authentic ranch...
Yale Writers' Workshop
Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual manuscript conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings.
Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos
Writing Workshops in Greece offers participants to enroll in workshops in three genres: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (with an emphasis on...
Emerald Coast Christian Writers Conference
Emerald Coast Christian Writers invites you to attend Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat, Blue Lake Camp, Andalusia, Alabama. Includes classes, workshops,...
The Loft Literary Center
Classes, workshops, intensives, and retreats
Willow Creek Ranch Writing Workshop
Immersion writing with focus on personal mentoring in a spectacular setting. All levels welcome.
Pele's Fire: Write to the Core
Leave behind a world of distractions. Spend a week at Pele's Fire, a writers' retreat in a breathtaking, ecologically-conscious jungle oasis...
Lake Chapala Writers Conference
Two days (Thursday & Friday) of inspirational workshops starting with a cocktail reception Wednesday afternoon at 5PM.
Yoga, relaxation, visualization, and meditation, followed by writing exercises. Small facilitated response groups for positive feedback. Revision workshops offered separately.
Heal Your Story Empowerment Workshop Series
Come into balance and harmony with your most authentic self in Heal Your Story, three related workshops to help you discover...
Writers' Group Gathering
Open source, member directed gatherings for writers and those in the publishing industry.
Your Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer. . .
Join Albert Flynn DeSilver for his exclusive Year-Long-Program based on his popular book "Writing as a Path to Awakening." Program includes...
Writing Retreats in Mexico
Writing retreat that includes group classes, individual writing coaching, evening readings, one class on publishing.
We make sure you get your writing...
The Inkwell Group
Ireland's leading publishing consultancy offering services including critique, readers reports, editing. Literary Scouts for leading agents in the UK and Ireland....
The Writer's Workshop
Seattle-based creative writing classes; Travel, food & wine writing seminar includes lectures, discussions & excursions to related sites. Online courses are...
Atlanta Christian Writers Retreat
Annual critique-themed retreat for Christian writers. Hosted by Word Weavers International.
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators - Southern Breeze Region
Local and regional events with keynote addresses, workshops, critiques, panels, optional intensives for children's book writers and illustrators. Annual Conference is...
The Frost Place Poetry Conferences
Study poetry at Robert Frost's home in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Poetry writing and teaching conferences; critique workshops with...
Be a Better Freelancer!®
Annual conference for current and aspiring freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, graphic artists, website managers, etc., with guidance on marketing, promotions,...
RMFW is pleased to present Colorado Gold where hundreds of writers from all over the US and beyond gather for a...
Writing Retreat - Santa Fe
Mindful travel coupled with daily workshops on craft will help you understand and develop your authentic writer's voice. Curriculum explores specific...
2018 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
Workshops, seminars, speakers, entertainment, agent roundtables, pitch sessions, networking
Northern Woodlands Conference
For writers, readers, teachers, and anyone else who loves the woods, this event celebrates the natural history of the northeast and...
Greater Harvest Workshops
Writing workshops covering such topics as novel writing, self-publishing, social networking. Founded by Donna J. Shepherd, Greater Harvest Workshops are designed...
Story Camp 2019
Need escape time to get clarity about your book idea or to start/finish any writing project? Short workshops to learn writing...
Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018
Sessions on Increased Distribution, Book Marketing & Branding, Amplifying Promotion Efforts,Publishing Avenues & Platforms, Accelerating Book Sales,and Social Media Mastery &...
Kauai Writers Conference and Master Classes
Join bestselling authors and agents in an intimate, oceanfront setting, with an emphasis on fiction, memoir, thrillers, and screenwriting. Includes in-depth...
ENGLAND WRITING RETREAT
Author and editor panels. Writing strategies: Embodying the life of your characters. Breaking through blocks
Writing across genres. Work on your current...
England, England, United Kingdom
The CALLIOPE Writers' Conference
3 full days honing your story structure & designing a winning pitch & query. Q&A panel of best-selling authors & editors....
Legal Issues in Writing
You've written the perfect manuscript, but have you thought through your legal rights and liability? What about copyright? How safe is...
Write Away Europe Writing Retreats
Writers & aspiring writers find inspiration, get feedback, time to write surrounded by like-minded writers in a supportive, helpful setting.
Czech Republic, France, Italy, Italy
Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
Write your stories at the beach in the beautiful Addy Sea Inn!
Gift yourself with 4 days to write your stories...
Colonies, Residencies, & Retreats: Inspiring settings to nurture your creativity.
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