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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 1615 programs
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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 2024 conference is Oct 4-5-6 in Edmonds WA.

WA

WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
If you need time to write, carefully designed prompts to awaken creativity, encouragement from other writers, and a beautiful ocean environment, this is the retreat for you. Sept 2-6, 2024.

NH

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

Southern California Writers' Conference
Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts...

CA, OR

Society of American Travel Writers Institute for Guidebook Writing
SATW is a professional organization comprised of the travel industry’s most experienced journalists, photographers, editors, broadcast/video/film producers, bloggers, website owners, public...

Turkey

PNWA Conference
One Pitch Block (a 90-minute speed-dating style pitching opportunity. Within each block, attendees will have the opportunity to pitch to multiple...

WA

Paris Writers Retreat
Authors of fiction and nonfiction join this acclaimed conference to develop their work with NY Times best-selling authors. At our private...

France

Murphy Writing of Stockton University
Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing with a challenging and supportive Writing Getaway....

FL, NH, NJ, NY, , , Spain, United Kingdom

Florida Writers Conference
Join hundreds of other writers for 3 days of workshops, networking, and fun! A three-day event designed to help emerging and...

FL

Flathead River Writers Conference
In-person conference sponsored by Authors of the Flathead in NW Montana.Nationally recognized speakers with expertise in writing across genres including screenwriting...

MT

Elixir Writing Retreats
Elixir Writing Retreats curates unique writing experiences for writers at all stages of their careers. Each retreat offers adventure, fellowship, expert...

NY, Mexico

A Writer Within
A week-long journey into the craft of writing in beautiful Tuscany. This retreat welcomes women writers of all ages, genres, and...

Italy

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WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats in writing WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
If you need time to write, carefully designed prompts to awaken creativity, encouragement from other writers, and a beautiful ocean environment, this is the retreat for you. Sept 2-6, 2024.

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 2024 conference is Oct 4-5-6 in Edmonds WA.

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