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American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Backspace Writers Conference - The 2008 Backspace Writers Conference brings together literary agents, acquisitions editors, best-selling authors, and publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track program of workshops, panels, and networking in the heart of the publishing world.  

Black Writers Conference - offers panel discussions, readings, workshops and conversations to focus on the ways in which black writers use literature to transform their lives and the larger global community. Inspired in 1986 by the late John Oliver Killens, the National Black Writers Conference was convened to bring together writers, critics, book-sellers, book reviewers, and the general public to discuss issues affecting black writers.

Clarksville Writers Conference - Sixteen writing workshops/presentations will be presented at Austin Peay State University in the Morgan University Center.

FaithWriters Writers' Conference - The FaithWriters' yearly conference is unique. Certainly, it offers a whole range of workshops for writers of all skill levels and genres, taught by dynamic speakers. But this conference goes much deeper than that--it nurtures the whole writer, spiritually, physically, creatively, and emotionally through prayer, fun, and fellowship with like-minded writers. Come and be blessed! 

Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, Philadelphia Biblical University

Heartland Writers Guild -

Maui Writers Conference

Media Associates International, Worldwide writers conferences.

Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon, CA

Napa Valley Writers Conference

Newpages.com - Writing Conferences, Workshops, Retreats, Centers, Residencies, Book & Literary Festivals.

New England Young Writers' Conference

New York Roundtable - Topics vary. See site.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - Dedicated to helping our members master the art of writing and the business of selling commercial novel-length fiction.

San Francisco Writers Conference -  Attendees have access to more than fifty "how to" sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Speed Dating for Agents and Ask a Pro are unique one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work directly to these publishing professionals. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event. From start to finish, the San Francisco Writers Conference is designed to help you Build Bridges To Better Tomorrows. We've sold out early five years in a row. Remember to register early for next year's conference.

Santa Barbara Writers Conference - The 35-year-old Santa Barbara Writers Conference is the nation’s preeminent conference for writers interested in improving their craft, primarily through workshops that focus on the reading and critiquing of each writer’s work. Our largest and most comprehensive gathering is in June, when more than 400 writers gather for five days to learn from each other, hear from other successful authors, and interact with publishing world professionals. Every March, SBWC also offers a national poetry conference featuring a major U.S. poet, and throughout the year there are weekend intensives designed for small groups to ensure individual attention.

Science Fiction Conventions

Shaw Guide's List of Writing Conferences

Solstice Summer Writers Conference - Solstice workshops offer individual attention and constructive criticism in a positive atmosphere. Faculty members give generous attention to serious writers of poetry, fiction (including short stories and novels), creative nonfiction, and literature for young people.

Southeastern Writers Conference

St. David's Writers Conference, Beaver Falls, PA - We can offer you:

Squaw Valley Writers - Evvery summer for 39 years, the Community of Writers at Squaw valley has brought together poets and prose writers for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing.  Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to publication.  The Community has a competitive admissions procedure and the level of writing is high, but interested writers and poets should not hesitate to apply.

Surrey International Writers' Conference

Wesleyan Writers Conference - The Wesleyan Writers Conference welcomes new writers, established writers, and anyone anyone interested in the writer's craft. The program includes seminars, readings, workshops, publishing advice, and optional manuscript consultations, all designed to offer you new perspectives on your work and the company of other writers who share your interests.

Willamette Writers Conference

Write His Answer

Write Lines - Weekend retreats, one-day workshops and weekly workshops.

Writers' Colonies

Writers Conferences

Writers' Conferences and Centers

Writers Institute - Who is this conference for? The new, aspiring writer—as well as the advanced writer. Take a look at the workshops and services; we’ve indicated special workshops for advanced writers this year.

Writers Retreat - Visit our year-round retreats in California, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont (USA); Québec, British Columbia, and Prince  Edward Island (Canada); Costa Rica and Mexico

Write-to-Publish Conference

Writing the Mind Alive through Proprioceptive Writing - a 6-day retreat in mid-coast Maine, August 1 – 6. No experience required. Discover your authentic voice. Write your stories. Rekindle your creative fires.