Auburn Writer’s Conference
The Winding Road: Travel and the Search for Voice-The Auburn Writers Conference reaches a wide array of literary enthusiasts by cultivating an environment that welcomes writers, readers, and interested others.
Date: no 2016 information
Location: Auburn University Student Center
Boston Book Festival
The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free Festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.
Something for everyone, all daytime events are free.
Date: October 15
Location: Boston, MA, Copley Square
Brattleboro Literary Festival The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Date: October 13-16
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
California Capital Book Festival
The 2014 California Capital Book Festival is a free public event for book lovers, featuring prize-winning authors, presentations, children’s entertainers and activities, booksellers and other exhibitors.
Date: October 25-26
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
The 25th Chicago Humanities Festival “Journeys” This fall, join us on a journey of the mind. Lao-Tzu says that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For the Chicago Humanities Festival, it was a handful of programs on a crisp autumn day in 1990; today, we are the largest event of our kind.
Date: October 29-November 12
Chicago Writers Conference
This conference brings writers together for an informative and fun weekend to network with other writers, rub elbows with publishers, and connect with agents.
Date: September 23-25
Location: 525 South State Street, Chicago
James River Writers Conference
Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this multi-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere and Southern hospitality.
Date: Pre-Conference Master Classes on Friday Oct. 14, October 15-16,
Location: Richmond VA
Monterey Writers Retreat
A Writer Retreat for Aspiring Authors, Fiction Writers, and Memoirists With Work in Progress
Location: Pacific Grove, CA (Monterey Peninsula)
Date: November 2-6
Women Writing the West
Immerse yourself in: “Enduring Spirits Untold Stories” during the 22nd Annual Women Writing the West Conference.
Date: October 8-11
Location: Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM
Updated August 2016