Writers’ Conferences in October

MC90043523712th 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
October 3, 2013

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
October 3-Oct. 7 (registration is passed)

Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival
The Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival began in 1997. Over the past years, courses have been added and widely published instructors from different regions of the country who love teaching have become part of the annual festival. Surrounded by the autumn beauty and the rich literary history of the area, and the encouragement of talented and supportive faculty, the Fall Writing Festival is the perfect place for beginning or continuing your writer’s journey.
Location: Abiquiu, New Mexico
October 7-13

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
October 12-13

5th San Francisco Write for Change Conference
The Fifth San Francisco Writing for Change Conference is the place to discover whether your book can change the world. The theme of the conference is “Changing the World One Book at a Time,” and the goal is to encompass business, politics, technology, social issues, the environment, culture, the law, and much more.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco
October 12th, 2013

19th Annual Conference The Write Way West
Women Writing the West draws writers of all genres whose works are set in the Trans-Mississippi west. This year’s conference offers group and breakout sessions to inspire and inform your writing, publishing and marketing, opportunities to meet our guests, agents and editors, and celebrate the gathering of fellow writers.
Sponsored by: Women Writing the West
Location: Kansas City Missouri
October 11-13

Chicago Humanities Festival
The  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

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
October 17-19

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference provides the faculty, connections, and a unique and realistic method of manuscript evaluation in order to set poets with a manuscript-in-process on a path towards publication. Poets will also get a look into the poetry publication world and make important contacts as a result. On Friday, October 18, a select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to this place.
Location: Vermont
October 18

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
October 19-20, Pre-conference Master Classes on Friday

The Greatest Writers Conference on Earth, 12th Annual Conference
Step right up for “The Greatest Writers Conference on Earth,” where members find their agents, meet their publishers, and get the scoop on the industry.
Sponsored by: FWW, Florida Writers Association
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
October 18-20, 2013

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 25-27





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