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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 1613 programs
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ZigBone Creative Writing Retreats - Catoctin Mountains
Six-day, deep-dive writing retreat at the historic, scenic ZigBone Farm, MD. Jan 13 - 18, 2023

MD

Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10-day retreat featuring writing, relaxation, sumptuous meals, and yoga at a gorgeous Villa in the Tuscan countryside. May 23 - Jun 1, 2023

Italy

Get The Lead Out
An online generative workshop that brings all levels of writers together for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of...

Internet

Writing from the edge
Immersive workshop of ecopoetry, cartographic poetry and rewilding the imagination. Beautiful, ecological setting but also a jacuzzi and a sauna to...

Spain

Pyrenean Creative Writing Retreat
A warm welcome to all writers at our farmhouse retreats in the Pyrenees. Whether you are new to writing or an...

Spain

Writing By Writers DRAFT
An intensive program for 15 writers who are committed to completing a novel, memoir, short story, or essay collection over the...

CA, CO

Writeaways®
We created Writeaways to help you find the time you need to write. We provide writing instruction, fabulous food and company...

NM, France, Italy

Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop
The Writing By Writers Workshop @ Boulder brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of...

CO

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Established in 1988 as a publisher of comprehensive worldwide guides to writing, educational travel and creative career programs, ShawGuides has offered free online access to the unabridged, continually updated content of each guide since 1995. You can search for writing programs by location or keyword, or view a calendar of upcoming writing events.

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ZigBone Creative Writing Retreats - Catoctin Mountains in writing ZigBone Creative Writing Retreats - Catoctin Mountains
Six-day, deep-dive writing retreat at the historic, scenic ZigBone Farm, MD. Jan 13 - 18, 2023

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing Flathead River Writers Conference
The Writer's Path – Masters Workshop and conference with across genre presenters. Agent, editor, and producer critiques available for early two-day registrants.

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. 2022 Date: Oct 7-8-9

Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat in writing Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10-day retreat featuring writing, relaxation, sumptuous meals, and yoga at a gorgeous Villa in the Tuscan countryside. May 23 - Jun 1, 2023

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