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The Asheville Christian Writers Conference in writing
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference
3-day Smokey Mountain retreat conference features editor/agent/publisher classes & discussion groups, intense writing workshops taught by award-winning authors, publishers, and editors. Feb 23-25, 2024 Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC

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. The 2024 conference is Oct 4-5-6 in Edmonds WA.
Edmonds, WA

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When I See Me BIPOC Children's Book Fair
When I See Me™ BIPOC Children’s Book Fair was created to pique children’s curiosity, boost their confidence, and enhance their ability...
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