Writers’ Conferences in October

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12th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival will be held from October 4 to October 6, 2013, at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival features readings, panels, and special events.
.                                                   Location: Brattleboro, Vermont
Date: October 4-6

The Environmental Writing Institute was one of the first writing conferences in the country to focus entirely on nature and environmental writing, issues, concerns, and approaches.  Now in its 21th year, EWI is distinguished not only by longevity, but also by the consistent quality—in teaching and writing—of its workshop leaders, and by the quality of its writing participants and its inspiring and beautiful setting in a writer’s town.
Sponsoed by: The University of Montana Environmental Studies Program
Location: Missoula, Montana, University of Montana campus
Date: October 3-Oct. 7

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.
Location: Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, AL
Date: October 17-18

20th Annual Conference The Write Way West
Join Women Writing the West as we celebrate 20 Legendary Years in Golden, Colorado at The Table Mountain Inn and The Golden Hotel for four days of jam packed presentations from authors, editors, agents, publishers, and bookstore owners. Our theme? “Coming Home” to where it all began 20 years ago. It all begins on Thursday, October 16, 2014 with three incredible pre-conference sessions beginning at 12 noon and ending on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 with High Tea at The Briarwood Inn. It is all happening at The Golden Hotel and Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado! Please stay informed by checking in with Women Writing the West Facebook and Women Writing the West 2014 Conference page for ongoing updates. So much is happening behind the scenes with a very hardworking Conference Planning Team.
Sponsored by: Women Writing the West
Location: Golden, CO at The Table Mountain Inn and The Golden Hotel
October 16-19

Chicago Humanities Festival

The 24th Chicago Humanities Festival will take this new exchange of ideas out of the academy and into the public. We will explore what it means to think about culture biologically, about biology culturally, and about the human-animal relationship beyond the science/humanities divide. In presenting the most cutting-edge work on this subject, Animal will give us a whole new perspective on our world and ourselves. Most important, though, it will give us new answers to the oldest and most fundamental question in the humanities: What makes us human?
Location: Chicago
October 13 & 20, November 1-10

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.
Location: Downtown Chicago
Date: October 24-26

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.
Location: Boston, MA, Copley Square
Date: October 25

James River Writers Conference
Join us in Richmond for the Eleventh Annual James River Writers Conference to pitch your project, improve your craft, and meet fellow writers.
Location: Richmond VA
Date: October 17-19, Pre-Conference Master Classes on Friday

Stars of Florida Writers Conference
Discover the limelight at the 2014 Florida Annual Writers Conference
Location: Orlando Marriott, Lake Mary, Florida
Date: October 23-26

*Writing for Publication Symposium
Sponsored by:  SCWW South Carolina Writers Workshop
Writing with a Sense of Place – Cindi Boiter, How Smart Authors are Marketing their Books in Today’s Brave New Digital World, Keeping the Unreal Real – Jamie Bodnar Drowley, Polishing to Publish – Holly McClure, and more.
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
October 26

Whidbey Island Writers Conference
The Whidbey Island Writers Conference invites you to bring your passion for the written word to our beautiful island in Puget Sound. Writers of all genres, experience and ability are welcome at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference.
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
October 24-26

 

 

 

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