Upcoming Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops Events
June 2014
10-Week Saturday Classes
Jun 7 - Aug 16, 2014 in Hollywood CA
July 2014
Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2014 in Langhorne PA

Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference in writing
Write His Answer conferences (Colorado & Philadelphia) will encourage you to write about a God who is real, who is reachable, and who changes lives.
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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2014 in Fort Bragg CA

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference in writing
3-day annual conference features small group genre intensives, lectures, readings, one-on-one consultations, editor/agent/publisher chat rooms. Jul 31-Aug 2, 2014. Fort Bragg, CA. Celebrating our 25th season.
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Write In Your Voice
Jul 1 - 30, 2014 in Internet
Young Writers' Camp
Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2014 in Durham NC
Summer Young Writers Workshop
Jul 20 - Aug 9, 2014 in Great Barrington MA
C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxbridge
Jul 21 - 31, 2014 in England
Creative Writing Workshops
Jul 26 - Aug 8, 2014 in New York NY
Appalachian Writers Workshop
Jul 27 - 31, 2014 in Hindman KY
10 Year Anniversary of the Annual Poetry Workshop
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2014 in Calistoga CA
Poetry workshop, Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi)
Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2014 in Englewood NJ
Catholic Writers Conference
Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2014 in Schaumburg IL
August 2014
Willamette Writers
Aug 1 - 3, 2014 in Portland OR

Willamette Writers in writing
Meet 100s of writers, choose from nearly 100 workshops conducted by 50+ seasoned pros, pitch your ideas, submit your manuscript. Aug 1-3, 2014 Portland, OR
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The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Aug 16 - 17, 2014 in Grand Marais MN

The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing. St Paul, MN, Jun 20-22, 2014; and Grand Marais, MN, Aug 16-17, 2014
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The Remembered Self: A Weekend Memoir Workshop
Aug 16 - 17, 2014 in Bridgton ME

The Remembered Self: A Weekend Memoir Workshop in writing
Joan Lee Hunter offers writing workshops and personalized retreats throughout the year at Fifth House Lodge in Maine.
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The Sister Art of Poetry is Painting: A Workshop with Moira Linehan
Aug 21 2014 in Bridgton ME

The Sister Art of Poetry is Painting: A Workshop with Moira Linehan in writing
Joan Lee Hunter offers writing workshops and personalized retreats throughout the year at Fifth House Lodge in Maine.
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Business of Writing International Summit
Aug 1 - 2, 2014 in Louisville KY
Steamboat Springs Writers Conference
Aug 1 - 2, 2014 in CO
Writers Digest Annual Conference
Aug 1 - 3, 2014 in NYC NY
Zen Mind, Writer's Mind - 2014
Aug 1 - 3, 2014 in Alexander NC
SCBWI Summer Conference
Aug 1 - 4, 2014 in Los Angeles CA
SCBWI Summer Conference
Aug 1 - 4, 2014 in Los Angeles CA
The Craft of Writing Short Nonfiction
Aug 3 - 7, 2014 in Honesdale PA
Summer Oregon Christian Writers Conferences
Aug 4 - 7, 2014 in Portland OR
2014 ScriptBiz UNBOUND
Aug 8 2014 in Providence RI
Country Memories Farm Christian Writing Conference
Aug 8 - 9, 2014 in Manitowoc WI
The Power of Picture Books
Aug 8 - 10, 2014 in Honesdale PA
NRWI 2014 Conference
Aug 8 - 10, 2014 in Hagerstown MD
Young Writers Institute
Aug 9 - 10, 2014 in Hagerstown MD
Writers' Summer School, Swanwick
Aug 9 - 15, 2014 in UK
Painting for Writers with Lisa Teasley
Aug 10 - 14, 2014 in Idyllwild CA
A RIVER OF ONE'S OWN
Aug 10 - 16, 2014 in UT
State of Maine Writers' Conference
Aug 11 - 15, 2014 in Ocean Park ME
Revision Retreat
Aug 13 - 17, 2014 in Honesdale PA
Travel Writers and Photographers Conference
Aug 14 - 17, 2014 in Corte Madera CA
WriteNow! 2014 Conference
Aug 15 - 16, 2014 in Phoenix AZ
Loosening the Bonds: A Silent Retreat
Aug 16 - 22, 2014 in Co. Cork, Ireland
Live Free and Write
Aug 17 - 22, 2014 in Sunapee NH
Independent Writing Retreat 2014
Aug 17 - 22, 2014 in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
A Writing Retreat
Aug 17 - 23, 2014 in Denmark
Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
Aug 18 - 21, 2014 in Ocean View DE
THE NEXT STEP: Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Aug 20 - 24, 2014 in Port Townsend WA
Write With Authority
Aug 24 2014 in Dillsburg PA
September 2014
Houston Writers Guild Annual Fall Contest!
Sep 1 2014 in TX

Houston Writers Guild Annual Fall Contest! in writing
Houston Writers Guild Annual Fall Writing Contest is Open to ALL writers! Entering is easy. $75 prize awarded to first place in each category.
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Two week Screenwriting Intensive
Sep 1 - 3, 2014 in Italy

Two week Screenwriting Intensive in writing
Two-week Screenwriting Intensive in the story book beauty of Spoleto, Italy. In depth process from Character to First Draft. Small groups, all levels.
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San Francisco Writing for Change Conference
Sep 6 2014 in San Francisco

San Francisco Writing for Change Conference in writing
San Francisco Writing for Change is Sept. 6, 2014. San Francisco Writers Conference featuring 100+ bestselling authors, agents, editors and publishers is Feb 12-15, 2015.
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A Writing Retreat for the Senses
Sep 14 - 19, 2014 in Italy

A Writing Retreat for the Senses in writing
Through daily morning yoga, workshops, writing prompts and using all that the countryside has to offer, this retreat is guaranteed to transform your writing.
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Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference
Sep 15 - 18, 2014 in Muskegon MI

Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference in writing
Fast-paced, information-packed sessions and workshops. Consultations with authors, agents, editors, and publishers included. Beautiful setting with on-site resort-like accommodations. Sep 15-18, 2014
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WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL 2.0
Sep 15 - 21, 2014 in Olive Branch MS

WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL 2.0 in writing
Unparalleled instruction, feedback, and inspiration from industry professionals. Our simple goal: to help you achieve artistic and commercial success—now and for your entire writing career.
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Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews
Sep 17 - 21, 2014 in Sterling VA

Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews in writing
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
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A Weekend For Words
Sep 19 - 21, 2014 in Newport Beach CA

A Weekend For Words in writing
Devoted to writers of all levels, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Los Angeles CA, Sep 19-21, 2014.
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The Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference
Sep 25 - 27, 2014 in St. Augustine FL

The Florida Heritage Book Festival Writers Conference in writing
Join us for a celebration of writing and reading with noted authors in the nation's oldest city, Sep 25-27, 2014 St. Augustine, Florida.
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New York Pitch Conference
Sep 25 - 28, 2014 in New York NY

New York Pitch Conference in writing
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
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Star Island
Sep 1 - 5, 2014 in NH
Cary’s writing retreat
Sep 1 - 6, 2014 in France
Writing For Our Lives
Sep 5 - 7, 2014 in Big Sur CA
Cary Tennis' Writing Retreat
Sep 5 - 11, 2014 in France
WRITING MENTOR RETREAT
Sep 7 - 14, 2014 in Ireland
Ireland Writing Retreat
Sep 7 - 14, 2014 in Ireland
Author Marketing Live!
Sep 8 2014 in Cleveland OH
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Sep 12 - 13, 2014 in Lexington KY
2014 Midsouth Fall Conference
Sep 12 - 14, 2014 in Franklin TN
2014 Alaska Writers Guild Annual Conference
Sep 12 - 14, 2014 in Anchorage AK
Antioch Writers' Fall 2014 Retreat
Sep 12 - 14, 2014 in Yellow Springs OH
Master Class with Karen Joy Fowler
Sep 13 - 14, 2014 in Oakland CA
Writing Retreat
Sep 14 - 19, 2014 in Italy
Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
Sep 15 - 18, 2014 in Ocean View DE
Breathing Space
Sep 15 - 29, 2014 in Greece
Martha's Vineyard Writers Residency
Sep 15 - Oct 31, 2014 in MA
Central Coast Writers' Conference
Sep 19 - 20, 2014 in Luis Obispo CA
SCWA’s 35th Annual Conference
Sep 19 - 20, 2014 in Durango CO
Chanticleer’s Awards Banquet, Book Fair, and Conference
Sep 19 - 21, 2014 in Bellingham Bay WA
Looking Ahead: Truchas Peaks Place
Sep 19 - 22, 2014 in Truchas NM
Women Who Write - Fourth Annual Conference
Sep 20 2014 in Madison NJ
Bob Mayer's Write on the River Weekend Retreat
Sep 20 - 24, 2014 in Knoxville, TN
Ridgefield Writers Conference 2014
Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Ridgefield CT
Ridgefield Writers' Conference
Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Ridgefield CT
2014 Communication Central conference
Sep 26 - 27, 2014 in Rochester NY
Gold Dust Writers Weekend
Sep 26 - 28, 2014 in Palm Springs CA
Moondance International Film Festival
Sep 26 - 28, 2014 in CO
Flathead River Writers Conference
Sep 27 - 28, 2014 in Kalispell MT
October 2014
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Oct 3 - 5, 2014 in Edmonds WA

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing
Limited to 250 attendees, the conference provides a wide variety of workshop sessions and the opportunity to network with aspiring and published authors. Oct 3-5, 2014
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Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews
Oct 8 - 12, 2014 in Port Townsend WA

Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviews in writing
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
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ASJA's Content Connections
Oct 10 - 11, 2014 in San Francisco CA

ASJA's Content Connections in writing
Expand Your Reach: Improve your career in blogging, books, articles, web content, social media, corporate projects, and much more. NYC, Apr
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NON-FICTION Pitch Conference
Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in New York NY

NON-FICTION Pitch Conference in writing
Three-day conferences for writers who pitch their book proposals to editors from major New York publishers. Oct 10-12 & Nov 7-9, 2014 New York, NY
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Port Townsend Novel Workshop
Oct 15 - 19, 2014 in Pacific Grove CA

Port Townsend Novel Workshop in writing
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
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U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference
Oct 27 - 31, 2014 in Mexico

U.S. Poets in Mexico Annual Poetry Conference in writing
Join USPiM and Andrei Codrescu, editor of Exquisite Corpse, in Oaxaca for an extraordinary week of poetry leading up to Dia de los Muertos October 27-31, 2014
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St. Augustine Writers Conference
Oct 2 - 7, 2014 in FL
MEMOIR RETREAT
Oct 3 - 5, 2014 in WESTBROOK CT
Writing Getaway
Oct 3 - 10, 2014 in France
Weaving Words & Women
Oct 3 - 14, 2014 in Peru
AWA Conference for Certified Workshop Leaders
Oct 4 - 5, 2014 in South Hadley MA
Ozark Creative Writers 47th Annual Convention
Oct 9 - 11, 2014 in Eureka Springs AZ
Los Angeles STORY Seminar
Oct 9 - 12, 2014 in Los Angeles CA
Writing From Within Retreat Session 2
Oct 9 - 13, 2014 in Barton VT
Rivers of Ink Writers Conference
Oct 10 - 11, 2014 in Richland WA
Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Literary Convention
Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in Hunt Valley MD
Kansas Authors Club Convention
Oct 10 - 12, 2014 in Hutchinson KS
Book Festival
Oct 11 2014 in Downtown Collingswood, NJ
Master Class in Poetry with Bernard O'Donoghue
Oct 11 - 17, 2014 in Ireland
Writing Retreat in Tuscany
Oct 12 - 18, 2014 in Italy
Cape Henlopen Poets and Writers Retreat
Oct 16 - 19, 2014 in Lewes DE
TeenSpeak Novel Workshop (Multi-intergenerational)
Oct 16 - 19, 2014 in Near Santa Cruz CA
Auburn Writers Conference: The Inspired South
Oct 17 - 18, 2014 in Auburn AL
Write Angles Conference 2014
Oct 18 2014 in South Hadley MA
Write in beautiful Loreto, Mexico
Oct 19 - 25, 2014 in Mexico
Salt Cay Writers Retreat
Oct 20 - 25, 2014 in Bahamas
Writing By Writers Workshop @ Tomales Bay
Oct 22 - 26, 2014 in Marshall CA
New York City STORY Seminar
Oct 23 - 26, 2014 in New York NY
Whidbey Island Writers Conference
Oct 23 - 26, 2014 in WA
SCWW 2014 Writers' Conference
Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Myrtle Beach SC
Arkansas SCBWI Retreat 2014
Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Fort Smith AR
Chicago Writers Conference
Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Chicago IL
Surrey International Writers' Conference
Oct 24 - 26, 2014 in Surrey, BC Canada
2nd Annual Writers' Conference
Oct 25 2014 in PA
Write in beautiful Loreto, Mexico
Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2014 in Mexico
2014 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014 in Richmond IN
November 2014
San Francisco Write to Market Conference
Nov 6 - 9, 2014 in Corte Madera CA

San Francisco Write to Market Conference in writing
First novel published or no? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming published commercial authors. Straight talk. Only professionals.
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New York Writers Workshop: Perfect Pitch FICTION Conference
Nov 7 - 9, 2014 in NYC NY

New York Writers Workshop: Perfect Pitch FICTION Conference in writing
Three-day conferences for writers who pitch their book proposals to editors from major New York publishers. Oct 10-12 & Nov 7-9, 2014 New York, NY
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ASJA's Content Connections
Nov 13 - 14, 2014 in Chicago IL

ASJA's Content Connections in writing
Expand Your Reach: Improve your career in blogging, books, articles, web content, social media, corporate projects, and much more. NYC, Apr
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Fall Workshop
Nov 1 2014 in TN
How to Be Published Workshops
Nov 1 - 2, 2014 in Evansville IN
Ninth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Nov 6 - 9, 2014 in Sanibel Island FL
The Next Bestseller Weekend Workshop
Nov 7 - 9, 2014 in NYC NY
Italy Writing Workshop
Nov 9 - 15, 2014 in Italy
Windsor International Writers Conference
Nov 13 - 16, 2014 in Ontario, Canada
Self-Publishing Book Expo
Nov 15 2014 in NYC NY
The Art of Writing
Nov 16 - 21, 2014 in Morocco
Bethany Beach Writing Retreat
Nov 17 - 20, 2014 in Bethany Beach DE
London, UK STORY Seminar
Nov 20 - 23, 2014 in Regents Park, London, UK
December 2014
Abroad Writers Conference
Dec 13 - 20, 2014 in Otivar (Granada), SPAIN

Abroad Writers Conference in writing
A Summit of Professional Writers and Award Winning Authors. LAKE COMO June 21 - 28th. SPAIN December 13 - 20th. Workshops with Pulitzer Authors. Nightly Readings and Lectures.
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Beach Book Blowout
Dec 4 - 7, 2014 in FL
The Writing Life
Dec 5 - 7, 2014 in Big Sur CA
January 2015
Tenth Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise
Jan 17 - 25, 2015 in St. Petersburg FL

Tenth Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise in writing
Lectures on craft, roundtables, readings, receptions, daily workshops in Novel, Short Story, Nonfiction, Young Adult Writing led by award-winning and best-selling authors. Jan 17-25, 2015
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Under the Volcano
Jan 9 - 18, 2015 in Mexico
Writers’ Workshop Program
Jan 11 - 15, 2015 in Key West FL
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Jan 16 - 19, 2015 in Galloway NJ
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Jan 19 2015 in Delray Beach FL
Writing Retreats in Mexico
Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015 in Mexico
February 2015
Writers Studio 2015
Feb 5 - 8, 2015 in Los Angeles CA

Writers Studio 2015 in writing
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.
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San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 12 - 15, 2015 in San Francisco CA

San Francisco Writers Conference in writing
San Francisco Writing for Change is Sept. 6, 2014. San Francisco Writers Conference featuring 100+ bestselling authors, agents, editors and publishers is Feb 12-15, 2015.
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Southern California Writers' Conference
Feb 13 - 16, 2015 in San Diego CA

Southern California Writers' Conference in writing
Devoted to writers of all levels, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Los Angeles CA, Sep 19-21, 2014.
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Writing Retreats in Mexico
Feb 16 - 22, 2015 in Mexico
Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp
Feb 20 - 22, 2015 in Asheville NC
Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference
Feb 28 2015 in Wye Mills MD
March 2015
Unicorn Writers' Conference
Mar 14 2015 in Purchase NY

Unicorn Writers' Conference in writing
Network with 30 agents, get MS feedback from industry shot-callers and hone your craft. Plus, get practical tutorials from publishing executives March 14, 2015
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Virginia Festival of the Book
Mar 18 - 22, 2015 in Charlottesville VA
Writer's Weekend at the Beach
Mar 20 - 22, 2015 in Ocean Park WA
Los Angeles GENRE Seminar
Mar 25 - 29, 2015 in Los Angeles CA
California Dreamin' Writers Conference
Mar 27 - 29, 2015 in Brea CA
April 2015
Writer's Renaissance
Apr 12 - 18, 2015 in Italy

Writer's Renaissance in writing
It's not a Retreat-it's a Renaissance. We use Florence as a classroom to unlock our creativity, electrify our writing and eat lots of gelato! Apr 12-18, 2015
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2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Apr 23 - 25, 2015 in Las Vegas NV

2015 Las Vegas Writer's Conference in writing
Las Vegas Writer's Conference has sessions and workshops for all levels of writers from beginners to ready to publish whether traditional or self publishing.
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May 2015
Writers Retreat Workshop 2015
May 15 - 22, 2015 in TX
Bear River Writers' Conference
May 28 - Jun 1, 2015 in Boyne City MI
June 2015
Screenwriter's Summer Camp
Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2015 in CA