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

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

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

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing
Flathead River Writers Conference
Virtual: Writing for All Ages - October 16 & 17 plus Masters Workshop by Larry Brooks October 15. Writing skills across genres. Agent /Editor conferences.
Kalispell, MT

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Craft of Writing Conference
The Craft of Writing Conference is focused on learning the skills needed to be an excellent writer. This includes topics such...
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Meet the Publishers!
Informative discussion followed by open visitation. Learn more about the various publishing models, recent industry changes, what different publishers are looking...
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"The Art & Poetry of Memoir" with Mary Karr & Albert Flynn DeSilver
Join us for an exceptional memoir writing workshop with bestselling author Mary Karr & Albert Flynn DeSilver. This workshop will include...
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