Jun
7
Jun 13

The Writers Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

The Writer's Hotel is not just another writers conference. The environment we foster is much like that of a Creative Writing MFA community. We work with each writer on a target manuscript from the moment of acceptance, for months before the Midtown conference. We offer the rare opportunity to polish manuscripts with professional editors before meeting with instructors, writers, agents, industry professionals and editors on site. Writers tend to arrive at the conference feeling an artistic momentum, since they've been productive in their writing, and have focused hard on craft. Writers tend to come ready to bring their work to market at the heart of the publishing industry in New York City. There is no other writers conference quite like The Writer's Hotel. Location: New York City. For more information: www.writershotel.com

Jun
19
Jun 26

Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers

Every summer, the Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. Hosted by the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Juniper is a weeklong immersion in the writer’s life; it is time out for you and your writing, time for wild invention, and time to become part of a diverse community of acclaimed and emerging writers from all walks of life. Location: Amherst, MA. For more information: http://www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute

Jun
19
Jun 24

Aspen Summer Words Writers Conference

This year's Summer Words faculty includes Ann Hood, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Antonya Nelson, Dean Bakopolous, Maria Semple, Darin Strauss, and more. Aspen Summer Words is the Rocky Mountain gateway to the literary world. Recognized as one of the country’s pre-eminent literary festivals, Summer Words welcomes visitors and locals alike to celebrate writing and writers in Aspen for a week each June. The exceptional faculty and awe-inspiring mountain scenery combine to make this a writing retreat like no other. Location: Aspen, CO. For more information: http://www.aspenwriters.org

Jun
20
Jun 26

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Every summer in late June, writers at every stage of development gather on the beautiful shores of Lake Bemidji for an enlivening week of literary activity with award-wining faculty – including Pulitzer-prize winners and National Book Award winners – who are also known for their success in teaching. Location: Bemidji, MN. For more information: http://northwoodswriters.org/

Jun
23
Jun 25

David R. Collins Writers Conference

Come to the Mississippi River for three days of inspiration at The David R. Collins Writers’ Conference, held on the campus of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Here, you can develop your writing working with award-winning authors in a variety of genres, and get publishing tips, one-on-one critiques, and pitch a manuscript to two independent presses, all for an affordable price. We also have an open mic reading, a faculty book sale, networking opportunities, and Midwest hospitality. Location: Davenport, IO. For more information: http://www.mwcqc.org/events-opportunities/david-r-collins-writers-conference/

Jun
23
Jun 25

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

Every June, the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference brings the finest writers and teachers from around the country for three days of craft sessions, master classes, featured readings, and workshops in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir and screenwriting. Participants have the opportunity to speak with publishers, editors and literary agents, as well as to sit down with faculty for one-on-one manuscript consultations. In an atmosphere of creative inquiry, writers of all levels meet on the main campus of the University of Rhode Island to write, read, listen and connect. Location: Kingston, RI. For more information: http://www.uri.edu/summerwriting

Aug
24
Aug 27

Killer Nashville Writer's Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers. At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, business of writing, marketing, and forensics. Location: Nashville. For more info: http://www.killernashville.com/conference/ 



 


May
17
May 21

Writing by Writers

The WxW Methow Valley Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers in the stunning Cascade Mountains. Workshops are held each morning for four consecutive days. The workshops allow participants to work closely with a nationally known writer, to receive constructive feedback from their peers, and to spend four intensive days dedicated to creativity. Afternoons are reserved for panels by our faculty on craft, student readings, and time to write. Evenings feature readings by faculty and special guests. All manuscript workshops are limited to 12 participants to ensure an intimate setting. Location: Winthrop, WA. For more information: www.writingxwriters.org

May
14
May 21

Seaside Writers Conference

Seaside Writers' Conference is an annual event beginning in the second week of May. This conference provides lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, and social events in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed genres, with nationally recognized writers. Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL. For more information visit: http://www.seasidewritersconference.com

May
5
May 6

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Writers conference that caters to writers of all levels and genres, offering classes, workshops, and keynote speakers. The Northern Colorado Writers Conference is the premier writers conference in the region, bringing in agents, editors, and authors from across the country. 2017 marks the 12th year of the event that caters to writers of all levels and genres through classes, workshops, presentations, and keynote speakers. Location: Fort Collins, CO. For more details visit: http://northerncoloradowriters.com.

Apr
7
Apr 8

IBPA Publishing University

  • Portland, OR

For nearly three decades, IBPA's Publishing University has been the indie publishing community's must-attend networking and educational event. Why? Because our expert speakers understand how to start, grow, and succeed in publishing's new world...and they can't wait to share what they know with you! Whether you're looking for introductory learning on new-to-you topics or hunting for strategic approaches to new challenges, IBPA's Publishing University is the place for you. Location: Portland, OR. For more info: http://www.publishinguniversity.org/

Mar
31
Apr 2

Writing by Writers Boulder Workshop

The WxW Boulder Generative Workshop brings aspiring writers into close community with nationally known writers for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work. Whether you are just getting started or have projects that need new life, this workshop will offer inspiration and insight to take you to the next level. Location: Boulder, CO. For details visit: www.writingxwriters.org

Feb
16
Feb 19

San Francisco Writers Conference

Over 80 panels, sessions, and keynote addresses give new and experienced writers current information about the world of publishing, building a writing career, and polishing their craft. Over 100 presenters include bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers and publishing professionals. Location: San Francisco, CA. For details visit: http://sfwriters.org

Feb
8
Feb 11

AWP Conference and Bookfair

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2016 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Washington, DC, in 2017 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. Location: Washington, DC. For more information: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/overview

Jan
13
Jan 16

24th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 24th Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn and others. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available. Location: Near Atlantic City, NJ. For more information: http://stockton.edu/wintergetaway