Writer’s Conferences in October

MC900435237Auburn 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 17-18
Location: Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, AL

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 Festiva will be held from October 2 to October 5, 2014, at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival features readings, panels, and special events.
Date: October 2-5
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. This inaugural literary event will be held Saturday, October 25, 10am-5pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-5pm at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Date: Oct 25-Oct 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: Oct. 25-Nov. 9
Location: Chicago

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 24-26
Location: Downtown Chicago, University Center

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
Date: Oct. 3-7
Location: Missoula, Montana, University of Montana campus

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.
Date: October 17-19, Pre-Conference Master Classes on Friday Oct. 17
Location: Richmond VA

Monterey Writers Retreat
PacifNever before have three suck experienced agent-author professionals gathered at such a wondrously scenic and soothing place for the express purpose of working intimately with aspiring authors, fiction and memoir writers.
Location: Pacific Grove, CA (Monterey Penisula)
Date: October 15-19

Contexts of Copyright Law: Prohibition or Protection?
Sponsored by: Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
Content creators are copyright owners. How important it is for them to know copyright law and its contextual applications! Who is responsible and liable for copyright compliance?
How does copyright management change in a digital environment? What are the latest
developments in copyright law debate, court cases, and legislation? What are the most
common copyright myths? How does copyright distinguish itself from other areas of intellectual property? How do you go about managing copyright and forming local policy for your enterprise? Why is it especially important for librarians, information professionals and digital asset managers, to be current in their understanding of copyright applications?
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Oct. 10 register by Oct. 7

SCWW Conference 24th Annual
Sponsored by: South Carolina Writers Workshop
Established in 1990, the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop is a literary arts organization serving both new and established writers. Nearly every type of writing is represented from poetry to mainstream novels to short stories to non-fiction. SCWW offers a supportive environment for people to become better writers.
Date: October 24-26
Location: Hilton, Myrtle Beach Resort, SC

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

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. The Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference is one of the most intense gatherings of writers in the Pacific Northwest. We focus on small, intimate classes so that instructors and attendees get to interact personally, so that everyone is able to acquire the information that will best suit their needs once the conference is over.
Date: October 24-26
Location: Puget Sound, Washington

The Write Way West 20th Annual Conference
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
Date: October 16-19
Location: Golden, CO at The Table Mountain Inn and The Golden Hotel

*Designates possibility that the conference is not available this year.

Updated August 2014



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