Writer’s Conferences in September


American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
If you write Christian fiction—or want to learn how—the ACFW conference is an investment worth making. We hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey. ACFW, the voice of Christian fiction.
Date: September 17-20 Location:  Dallas, Texas

Central Coasts Writer’s Conference
The goal of the 31st Annual Central Coast Writers Conference presented by the Cuesta College Community Programs is to make affordable interactive workshops teaching skill development in numerous writing genres. We take pride in providing state-of-the industry publishing updates to aspiring writers and previously published authors.
Date: September 18-20
Location: Cuesta College Campus

Communication Central-Be a Better Freelancer – Marketing Magic and More for Your Business
Sponsored by: Communication Central
Register today! Be a Better Freelancer: Marketing Magic and More for Your Business,” the eighth annual Communication Central conference for freelance writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, graphic artists, photographers and other communicators,(accompanied by an Editorial Bootcamp on September 29) at the Rochester Plaza Hotel in Rochester, NY (note change of venue). This year’s conference includes both familiar and new faces as presenters, with a wealth of advice and insights that will make anyone’s freelance business better, whether you’re just starting out, in mid-career or well-established. The camaraderie with colleagues alone is worth the trip!
Date: September 27-28, Editorial Bootcamp on Sept. 29
Location: Rochester Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY
*NAIWE members receive a discount.  Register by Aug. 30 for best rates.

Fall Weekend Writers’ Retreat
This retreat is designed for writers who have works of fiction (short stories or novels) or essay(s)/creative nonfiction either complete or in progress and who wish to focus on revising/completing this work and identifying next steps on their writing paths. Up to twenty writers will be selected from applicants.
Sponsored by: Antioch Writers’ Workshop
Location: Grailville Retreat Center, Loveland, Ohio
Date: September 12-14

Flathead River Writers’ Conference
This two day conference will be packed with energizing speakers. After a focus on publishing the past two years, this years focus is on writing, getting your manuscripts honed and ready for your readers.
Date: September 27-28
Location: Kalispell, MT (Near Glacier Park and the Rocky Mountains)

Kentucky Women’s Writing Conference
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is an annual event known for bringing notable women writers to Lexington for readings, writing workshops and discussions.
Date: September 12-13
Location: Lexington, KY

Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference
In addition to the quality speakers, editors, and agents, we create opportunities for you to spend quality time with professional experts. We will celebrate our 37th annual conference. Join us in the crisp fall air, under the fall colors along Lake Michigan’s shore.
Date: September 15-18
Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference
Sponsored by: RMFW
Every year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is pleased to present the Colorado
Gold Conference, where hundreds of writers from all over the US and beyond gather for a full weekend of writerly comaraderie, exciting programming, and opportunities to pitch projects to the industry’s top agents and editors.
Date: September 5-7
Location: The Westin, Westminster, Colorado

Southern California Writers’ Conference “A Weekend for Words”
Having facilitated some $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals, the SCWC is devoted to  writers of all levels working to become both exceptional authors and modern, entrepreneurial self-advocates. Through our uniquely tailored, inclusive programs the SCWC empowers writers with the vital recognition, encouragement, understanding and opportunities required to succeed in today’s ever-changing transmedia marketplace
Date: Sept. 19-21
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Write for His Glory Annual Conference
Sponsored by: SCWA, Southwest Christian Writers Association
35th Annual Conference -Topics Include: 1) Creating Compelling Characters
2) Fundamental Story Building Steps, 3) How to Craft a High-Concept Premise for Your Novel 4) The Power of the Story Question
Date: September 19-20
Durango, CO

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Updated July 2015





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