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San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes in writing
San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
2020 San Francisco Writers Conference (Feb 13-16) at the Hyatt Regency S.F. Keynotes include Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry and Brooke Warner. On Sept. 14 it's Writing for Change with Brooke Axtell. Join us!
San Francisco, CA

San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference in writing
San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference
See why Tom Robbins said, "If Dante had had the San Miguel (de Allende, Mexico) experience, he might have written more about heaven and less about hell."
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Write, Travel, Transform: Tuscany
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a transformative 10 day writing, yoga, and mindfulness meditation retreat to the Tuscan countryside.
Tuscany, Italy

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing
Southern California Writers' Conference
Aim for excellence. Settle only for exceptional. Be the writer you aspire to be and join us in San Diego, CA, Feb. 14-16, 2020.
Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, CA : Sunriver, OR

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. Oct 2-4, 2020
Edmonds, WA

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp in writing
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp
3-day Smoky Mountain retreat conference features editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors. Feb 21-23, 2020 Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC

A Writer Within in writing
A Writer Within
A WRITER WITHIN - IN TUSCANY: Writing Retreats For Women In Inspiring Locals. Click for more information on our writing retreats in Tuscany.
Tuscany, Italy

New Listings
IWWG SUMMER CONFERENCE 2020
Summer writing conference focused on craft, all genres, publishing
PA
Power of Narrative
Over 30 journalists, directors, producers and editors lead three days of lively discussions geared to advance the knowledge of narrative storytellers....
MA
Killer Nashville
The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic...
TN