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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. Oct 2-4, 2020
Edmonds, WA

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension in writing
Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
An intensive 4 days of instruction and writing. Participants choose from 12 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer, limited to 15 students.
Los Angeles, CA

PNWA 2020 Conference in writing
PNWA 2020 Conference
Take your writing to the next level. Attend the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association 2020 Conference, one of largest writing conferences in the country. Sep 24-27, 2020.
Seattle, WA

The Lost Art of Personal Writing in writing
The Lost Art of Personal Writing
Write for enjoyment, to communicate, or to publish - it all begins with personal writing.
Grand Marais, MN : Bayfield, WI

Virtual MurderCon, presented by the Writers' Police Academy in writing
Virtual MurderCon, presented by the Writers' Police Academy
Virtual, interactive program for writers of all genres, with a specific focus on solving the crime of murder.
Virtual, Internet