Upcoming Writers Conferences & Writing Workshops Events
February 2016
San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 11 - 14, 2016 in CA

San Francisco Writers Conference in writing
2016 San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes (Feb 11-15) features 100+ presenters. All writers please mark your calendar for this Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community!
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Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
Feb 11 - 14, 2016 in Los Angeles CA

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension 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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30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat)
Feb 12 - 15, 2016 in San Diego CA

30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat) in writing
Believing that craft matters, SCWC has facilitated some $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. San Diego, CA Feb 12-15, 2016
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Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice
Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in San Miguel, Mexico

Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice in writing
Combine the power of classical Qigong led by Harvard-trained Chinese scholar Paul Bloom and the techniques of the greatest writers with James Joyce scholar Susan Brown, PhD.
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Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice
Feb 23 - 29, 2016 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Breathe Deeply and Find Your Narrative Voice in writing
Combine the power of classical Qigong led by Harvard-trained Chinese scholar Paul Bloom and the techniques of the greatest writers with James Joyce scholar Susan Brown, PhD.
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St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop
Feb 25 - 28, 2016 in St Augustine FL

St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop in writing
First novel published yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
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Colorado Writers' Workshop
Feb 3 - Mar 9, 2016 in CO
South Coast Writers Conference
Feb 12 - 13, 2016 in Gold Beach OR
Aloha Romance Writer Rendezvous
Feb 13 2016 in Oahu HI
Amelia Island Book Festival-Author Expo & Readers Extravaganza
Feb 18 - 20, 2016 in Amelia Island/ Fernandina Beach FL
PNWA Literary Contest
Feb 19 2016 in WA
Winter 2016 One-Day Conference
Feb 27 2016 in Salem OR
March 2016
New York Pitch Conference
Mar 10 - 13, 2016 in New York NY

New York Pitch Conference in writing
First novel published yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
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Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir
Mar 16 - 20, 2016 in Sterling VA

Algonkian Park Writer Retreat for Novels and Memoir in writing
First novel published yet? Join the top .001 who have an actual chance of becoming commercial authors. Straight talk, pragmatic, no advice from amateurs.
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Spring Mingle
Mar 11 2016 in Decatur GA
Writer's Retreat
Mar 11 - 13, 2016 in Provincetown MA
Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference
Mar 12 2016 in Wye Mills MD
Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference
Mar 18 - 20, 2016 in Temecula CA
MidSouth Christian Writers Conference
Mar 19 2016 in Collierville TN
Self-Promotion for Introverts
Mar 19 2016 in Des Moines IA
April 2016
2016 Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Apr 28 - 30, 2016 in Las Vegas NV

2016 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 Apr 28-30 2016
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Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016
Apr 29 - May 1, 2016 in Bellingham WA

Chanticleer Authors Conference 2016 in writing
Chanticleer Authors Conference - The Business of Writing. Apr 29-May 1, 2016 Bellingham MA.
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Empowered Authors Academy
Apr 2 2016 in Ojai CA
Bellingham Writing Retreat
Apr 4 - 8, 2016 in Bellingham WA
Colorado Writers' Workshop
Apr 6 - May 11, 2016 in CO
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
Apr 7 - 9, 2016 in Bethlehem PA
How to Write & Publish Your Book
Apr 8 - 9, 2016 in MS
Authors Combat Academy
Apr 8 - 10, 2016 in Nashville TN
Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Apr 15 - 17, 2016 in CO
What Do I Mean by Creativity?
Apr 16 - 23, 2016 in Ireland
Ann Wylie Writing workshop: Catch Your Readers
Apr 20 - 21, 2016 in Atlanta GA
Honolulu Writers' Conference 2016 – NLAPW
Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Honolulu HI
2016 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Fort Collins CO
UMI Christian Writers Conference
Apr 22 - 23, 2016 in Chicago IL
Rochester Writers' Spring Conference
Apr 23 2016 in Rochester MI
DFW Writers Conference
Apr 23 - 24, 2016 in Fort Worth TX
Mexico Writing Retreat
Apr 24 - 30, 2016 in Mexico
Loreto Bay Writing Retreat 2016
Apr 24 - 30, 2016 in Mexico
Mad Anthony Writers Conference
Apr 29 - 30, 2016 in Hamilton OH
Monadnock Pastoral Poetry Retreat
Apr 29 - May 1, 2016 in NH
May 2016
Writers Retreat Workshop 2016
May 12 - 19, 2016 in TX

Writers Retreat Workshop 2016 in writing
Joe Lansdale, Les Edgerton, agents, editors, and more. For thirty years your passion for writing has been our focus. May 12-19, 2016 San Antonio TX
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Guided Novel Writing Retreat
May 15 - 18, 2016 in Lenox MA

Guided Novel Writing Retreat in writing
Learn the secrets of bestselling authors in this small-group guided retreat at the historic Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA. Includes a private tea & tour of Edith Wharton's home, The Mount. Emerge with a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
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Write, Travel, Transform: The Greek Islands
May 17 - Jun 1, 2016 in Greece

Write, Travel, Transform: The Greek Islands in writing
Join bestselling author Laura Davis for a transformative journey to the Greek Islands. These 16 days of writing, yoga, and adventure will change your life.
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ASJA Writers Conference
May 20 - 21, 2016 in NY

ASJA Writers Conference in writing
Want to know the secret to a successful writing career? Come to ASJA2016: Change, Challenge, Opportunity, in midtown Manhattan May 20-21, 2016.
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Windsor International Writers Conference, Canada
May 5 - 8, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada
Colorado Christian Writers Conference
May 11 - 14, 2016 in Estes Park CO
Lakefly Literary Conference
May 13 - 14, 2016 in Oshkosh WI
Big Sur on Cape Cod
May 13 - 15, 2016 in North Falmouth MA
Spring 2016 One-Day Conference
May 14 2016 in Eugene OR
Seaside Writers' Conference at 30A
May 14 - 21, 2016 in Seaside FL
Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
May 15 - 21, 2016 in West Bend WI
Travel and Words Spring ’16
May 16 - 17, 2016 in Walla Walla WA
Writing With Care
May 16 - 21, 2016 in Canada
Pennwriters Conference
May 20 - 22, 2016 in Lancaster PA
Salt Cay Writers Retreat
May 23 - 28, 2016 in Bahamas
North Words Writers Symposium
May 25 - 28, 2016 in AK
Writing from the Heart...in the Heart of France
May 29 - Jun 4, 2016 in France
June 2016
Shore Thing Writing Getaway
Jun 4 2016 in Atlantic City NJ

Shore Thing Writing Getaway in writing
Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
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Yale Writers' Conference
Jun 4 - 14, 2016 in CT

Yale Writers' Conference in writing
Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 4-19, 2016 New Haven CT
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Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
Jun 6 - Jul 15, 2016 in Manchester NH

Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing
Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/6/2016-7/15/2016 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
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Colgate Writers' Conference
Jun 12 - 18, 2016 in Hamilton NY

Colgate Writers' Conference in writing
Daily workshops of ten or fewer participants, personal consultations, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and informal conversations. Jun 12-18, 2016
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Yale Writers' Conference
Jun 16 - 19, 2016 in CT

Yale Writers' Conference in writing
Writers' conference that includes workshops, individual conferences, master classes, craft talks, student & faculty readings. Jun 4-19, 2016 New Haven CT
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Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Jun 23 - 25, 2016 in Jackson WY

Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing
Celebrate writing at our 25th! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 23-25, 2016.
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Cary Tennis' Tuscan Writing Retreat
Jun 1 - 9, 2016 in Tuscany, ITALY
Writing It Real Writer's Conference
Jun 9 - 12, 2016 in Suquamish WA
Ninth annual summer fiction-writing seminar
Jun 9 - 13, 2016 in Bulgaria
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Jun 10 - 14, 2016 in Homer AK
Institute for Young Writers
Jun 18 - 26, 2016 in Amherst MA
Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Amherst MA
Swiss-Italian Alps Retreat
Jun 19 - 26, 2016 in Switzerland
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Jun 20 - 26, 2016 in Bemidji MN
Ann Wylie Master class: Writing workshop
Jun 28 - 29, 2016 in San Diego CA
July 2016
Bali 2106: The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams
Jul 16 - 31, 2016 in Indonesia

Bali 2106: The Writer's Retreat of Your Dreams in writing
Come to Bali with 7-time Author Laura Davis for a transformative journey filled with adventure, writing, & community. These 15 days will change your life.
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Get Away to Write - Scotland
Jul 28 - Aug 4, 2016 in Dundee, Scotland

Get Away to Write - Scotland in writing
Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
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Leviosa
Jul 7 - 10, 2016 in Henderson NV
Young Writers Workshop
Jul 10 - 30, 2016 in Great Barrington MA
Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop
Jul 11 - 15, 2016 in Tillamook OR
Write Time Black Writers Retreat
Jul 14 - 16, 2016 in Palm Springs CA
Writing the Rockies 2016
Jul 20 - 24, 2016 in Gunnison CO
Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Jul 24 - 31, 2016 in Santa Fe NM
August 2016
2016 Writers’ Police Academy
Aug 11 - 14, 2016 in Green Bay WI

2016 Writers’ Police Academy in writing
The most interactive and educational hands-on experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. Aug 11-14, 2016
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Live Free and Write
Aug 14 - 19, 2016 in Sunapee NH

Live Free and Write in writing
Supportive workshops will energize and inspire your writing. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting, poetry and more. Atlantic City area. Jan 15-18, 2016
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Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference
Aug 3 - 6, 2016 in Langhorne PA
27th Annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Aug 4 - 7, 2016 in Fort Bragg CA
HOW TO WRITE AND SELL A BESTSELLER
Aug 7 - 14, 2016 in Ireland
Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
Aug 12 - 14, 2016 in Australia
Summer 2016 Conference
Aug 15 - 18, 2016 in Portland OR
SECRETS TO PUBLISHING SUCCESS
Aug 21 - 28, 2016 in Ireland
River Writing Journey for Women
Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2016 in UT
Tuscany - A Writing Retreat for the Senses
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2016 in Italy
September 2016
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference
Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2016 in Edmonds WA

Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference in writing
Located on Puget Sound, this affordable and intimate conference (limit 275) focuses on the craft of writing, plus information on marketing and specialty topics.
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A Week Retreat for Women:
Sep 10 - 17, 2016 in ME
Writeaways
Sep 16 - 23, 2016 in TBD
Writeaways
Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2016 in Loire Valley
TLC Writing Retreat
Sep 26 - 30, 2016 in WA
5-day Writing Retreat
Sep 26 - 30, 2016 in WA
Peru, Weaving Words & Women
Sep 30 - Oct 11, 2016 in Peru
October 2016
Kauai Writers Conference Workshops
Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016 in HI

Kauai Writers Conference Workshops in writing
The conference of a lifetime...plus intimate Master Classes limited to 15. Extraordinary authors, extraordinary agents, manuscript critiques, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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Ozark Creative Writers Conference
Oct 6 - 8, 2016 in AR
Rochester Writers' Fall Conference
Oct 8 2016 in Rochester MI
15th Annual Florida Writers Conference
Oct 20 - 23, 2016 in Altamonte Springs FL
November 2016
Kauai Writers Conference
Nov 4 - 6, 2016 in HI

Kauai Writers Conference in writing
The conference of a lifetime...plus intimate Master Classes limited to 15. Extraordinary authors, extraordinary agents, manuscript critiques, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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Guided Novel Writing Retreat
Nov 6 - 9, 2016 in Lenox MA

Guided Novel Writing Retreat in writing
Learn the secrets of bestselling authors in this small-group guided retreat at the historic Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA. Includes a private tea & tour of Edith Wharton's home, The Mount. Emerge with a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
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Ann Wylie Master class: Writing workshop
Nov 2 - 3, 2016 in Houston TX
March 2017
Unicorn Writers' Conference
Mar 25 2017 in Purchase NY

Unicorn Writers' Conference in writing
Network with 48 agents, 15 NYC book editors, and other guest speakers. Get MS feedback from industry shot-callers and hone your craft Mar 25, 2017 Purchase, NY
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