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Pyrenean Creative Writing Retreat in writing
Pyrenean Creative Writing Retreat
Join us at our beautiful farmhouse writing retreats in the Pyrenees for a relaxed and supportive week of writing and community. May 16-23 Aug 22-29 2022.
Spain

Flathead River Writers Conference in writing
Flathead River Writers Conference
The Writer's Path – Masters Workshop and conference with across genre presenters. Agent, editor, and producer critiques available for early two-day registrants.
Kalispell, MT

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 16-18, 2022.
Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, CA : Sunriver, OR

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. 2022 Date: Oct 7-8-9
Edmonds, WA

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Mindful Memoir Retreat
The Mindful Memoir Retreat includes daily writing workshops, restorative and gentle yoga classes, guided meditations, a supportive community of like-minded writers,...
Mexico