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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

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

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

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

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