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Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat in writing
Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat
Spend a Week with Your Book... The Novel-In-Progress Bookcamps and Writing Retreats. Six-Day, Residential workshops or writer retreats
West Bend, WI

PNWA 2020 Conference in writing
PNWA 2020 Conference
The Pacific Northwest Writers Conference is one of the longest-running professional writer's conferences in the world, dedicated to helping authors in all stages of their writing career. Sep 24-27 2020
Seattle, WA

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

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

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

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Curbside Writers Workshop
Online fiction workshop with stellar master-class faculty. Meets weekly for eight weeks; sections limited to ten writers each. Visiting faculty Louis...
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