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: October 16-17
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 23-25
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 1-4
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: 2015 information not available
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: Oct. 24-Nov. 8
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: October 25-27
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: October 16-18, Pre-Conference Master Classes on Friday Oct. 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: October 21-25
The Write Way West 21st Annual Conference
Immerse yourself in: “Distinctions of the West: Writers Explore the Northwest” during the 21st annual conference of Women Writing the West Oct. 8-11, 2015, in the beautiful high desert country of Redmond, Oregon, at the Eagle Crest Resort.
Date: October 8-11
Location: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, OR
Updated Sept. 2015