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Guide to Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops

Unabridged, continually updated guide to writing conferences, writers workshops, creative career writing programs and literary retreats, with 1620 programs
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Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
Seven days immersed in a supportive, loving community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing as a tool for growth, deep healing, transformation. Aug 1-7, 23


Writing Adventure
The Lake Superior Writing Adventure is a week-long workshop where writers will work with both faculty members to generate new work...


Mesa Verde Writers Conference
Come to a gorgeous spot in the mountains in the town that is the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park. Write...


Writing Retreats in Switzerland
Workshops and discussions, private writing time and walks, all in breathtaking Switzerland.

Switzerland, Switzerland

SPRING In Bloom/Books in Bloom
Day long event starting with 4 hour workshop presented by Sherry Thomas; Tea and Fashion Show; Open to the Public Book Signing.


Northwest Christian Writers Conference
Get ready to write your winning story at our Renewal Conference. Through intensive tracks, keynote sessions, workshops, and meetings with editors...


Liberty States Fiction Writers 2023 Conference
Conference's lineup of published authors industry pros sharing their expertise and experience. A full day of education & networking for published...


Get Published Conference for Writers
Join writers of all genres in beautiful Bozeman, MT, to learn from experienced professionals, network with other authors, and build their...


Chicago-North Romance Writers' Spring Fling 2024
Three day Biennial Hybrid conference geared towards both aspiring and established writers of any genre but focused on Romantic fiction. Bookseller...


Mont Blanc Workshop - Writing By Writers
The Mont Blanc workshop is a one or two-week long writing adventure where writers will have the opportunity to generate new...


Write Away Europe Writing Retreats
Writers & aspiring writers find inspiration, get feedback, time to write surrounded by like-minded writers in a supportive, collaborative setting.

Bulgaria, France, Greece, Greece, Greece, Italy

Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
Boot Camp is for the writer who has a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir or collection) and would like to engage...


Realm Makers
Realm Makers is the preeminent symposium for Christian creators of science fiction, fantasy, and all their related sub-genres. This three-day event...


Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop
Participants work closely with a nationally known writer, receive constructive feedback from their peers, and spend four intensive days dedicated to...


Pennwriters Conference
ONCE UPON A TIME IN PITTSBURGH. 36th Annual multi-genre writers conference featuring agent/editor pitches, 60+ workshops, keynotes, read & critiques, intensives,...


Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Manuscript critiques with authors & editors. Tracks for fiction, creative nonfiction, children's literature, and poetry; workshops, talks & craft sessions.


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Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change in writing Writing As a Pathway Through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change
Seven days immersed in a supportive, loving community at a gorgeous retreat center, using writing as a tool for growth, deep healing, transformation. Aug 1-7, 23

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and small conference focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on publishing, marketing and specialty topics. The 2023 conference will return to an in-person event. Oct 6-7-8, 2023 in Edmonds WA.

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