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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. Tentative 2021 dates: Oct 1-3
Edmonds, WA

Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Due to the corona virus pandemic, Jackson Hole Writers has shifted from a live conference to online programming. Jun 23-27, 2021
Jackson Hole, WY

Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop in writing
Odyssey: The Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop
Six-week summer workshop for serious writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Prestigious faculty of award-winning authors. 6/7/2021-7/16/2021 Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
Manchester, NH

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 online September 17-19, 2021.
Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, CA : Sunriver, OR