Southwest Valley Writers Conference
(formerly Avondale Writers Conference)
Each fall, writers (and would-be writers) of all genres come to the Valley of the Sun to hear speakers and participate in workshops in order to hone their current skills and learn some new ones. This one-day event is designed to allow you to connect with industry professionals and other writers who have gathered to share their knowledge and love of writing.
Location: Avondale, just southwest of Phoenix
Date: November 2
Fall Weekend Writers’ Retreat
This retreat is designed for writers who have works of fiction (short stories or novels) or essay(s)/creative nonfiction either complete or in progress and who wish to focus on revising/completing this work and identifying next steps on their writing paths. Up to twenty writers will be selected from applicants.
Sponsored by: Antioch Writers’ Workshop
Location: Grailville Retreat Center, Loveland, Ohio
Date: November 1-3
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Participants at all stages of development—from notebook scribblers to published novelists—are invited to attend a variety of morning workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, children’s literature, journalism, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction; afternoon panels in publishing & editing; and nightly readings & concerts.
Sponsored by: SIWC, Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Big Arts & The Sanibel Island Public Library, Sanibel Island, FL
Date: November 7-10
The Colrain Mauscript Intensive for Book Length Poetry Manuscript
The Colrain Maunscript Intensive is a very small (maximum, 8), select, highly focused, 3-day conference designed for the evaluation and discussion of book-length manuscripts by editors and publishers. The intensive features in-depth pre-conference work and candid, realistic evaluation and feedback from decision-makers.
Location: Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts
Date: November 8
San Francisco Write to Market Conference
The WTM is a writer conference event designed to be unique, pragmatic, and productively honest in terms of the professional evaluations of your novel or work-in-progress, and in the overall approach which places you on a realistic path to publication. And it all begins even before you arrive.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: November 8-10
Monterey Writers Retreat
A writers retreat for poets,memoirists, short fiction writers, and aspiring authors with novels in progress. In keeping with their spirit, and the spirit of the place, you can be as goal-focused at this unique retreat, or as hesitant in approach as you wish. You can show us your manuscript, improve your skills, clear your head, have your work read by our onsite writer mentors, whatever works for you, whatever helps you grow and find your vision as a writer.
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Date: November 13-17
The 21st Annual Baltimore Writers’ Conference
Featuring sessions on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, the business of writing, and quick critiques, the BWC is the year’s number one learning and networking opportunity for writers.
Sponsored by: Towson University’s Professional Writing Program (PRWR) and the College of Liberal Arts, The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College, and the Johns Hopkins Masters in Writing Program.
Location: Towson University, CLA Building
Date: November 16
Miami Book Fair International
The books are coming. And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November. The Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.
Sponsored by: MIllionth Monkey, Inc. & The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College
Location: Miami, FL
Date: November 22-24
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