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Jackson Hole Writers Conference in writing
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Don't miss the 29th conference! Delve into the art and craft of writing. Critiques, workshops in stunning Jackson Hole, WY, June 25-27, 2020.
Jackson Hole, WY

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference in writing
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference
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

WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats in writing
WriteLines Writing Workshops and Retreats
If you need time to write, carefully designed prompts to awaken creativity, encouragement from other writers, and a beautiful ocean environment, this is the retreat for you. Mystic, CT. Apr 27-May 1, 2020.
Your location, : Tampa, FL : Altamonte Springs, FL : Star Island, NH

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. Oct 2-4, 2020
Edmonds, WA

Write, Travel, Transform: Tuscany in writing
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

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

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. Featuring Walter Mosley, Jonathan Maberry, Brooke Warner and Armand Baltazar. Join us!
San Francisco, CA

Algonkian Writer Conferences in writing
Algonkian Writer Conferences
First novel published? No? Join the top .001 by attending the most successful and no-nonsense writer events. Commercial contracts and advice by professionals only.
Monterey, CA : Morro Bay, CA : St. Augustine, FL : New York, NY : Algonkian Park, VA

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Willow Writers' Retreat
We will provide one-on-one manuscript consultations as well as meet for writing sessions on a variety of topics to help shape...
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Kanab Writers Conference
Offering a plein air hike, writing retreat, writing contest, anthology submissions, self-publishing seminar, breakout classes and workshops, pitch sessions, manuscript consults,...
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