Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conferences
The 5th Annual Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference features renowned faculty in poetry, fiction, and memoir in a tranquil and stimulating oasis removed from life’s daily routines and pressures. The natural canvas of this breathtaking environment sets the stage for inspirational workshops, readings, panels, and thought-provoking discourse in a community of like-minded writing professionals.
Sponsored by: Atlantic Center for Arts Campus
Date: January 4-10
Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Cocoa Beach Writers Conference
Our conference has been touted as one of the most attendee and agent/publisher friendly in the country. We are consistently lauded for providing at a reasonable cost a small-conference atmosphere that gives attendees the one-on-one feel they can’t get from larger events.
Sponsored by: Space Coast Writers’ Guild, SCWG
Date: January 24-26 (not updates as of Aug 2014)
Location: International Palms Resort and Conference Center
Cocoa Beach, FL
“The Dark Side” 32nd Annual Key West Literary Seminar
The Key West Literary Seminar welcomes readers and writers to this subtropical island city. Our flagship program is the annual Seminar. This year the theme is Mystery, Crime & The Literary Thriller. A four-day readers’ event that explores a unique literary theme each January. At the Seminar, readers from all over the world join the best writers of our time for the readings, discussions, lectures, and parties that make up today’s smartest and most high-spirited literary gathering.
Date: Chapter One: January— Writers’ Workshops: January —
Chapter Two: January — (2015 information not updated as of Aug 2014)
Location: Key West, FL
Eckerd College Writers’ Conference-Writers’ in Paradise
This intensive eight-day experience of intimate workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, readings, book signings and cocktail receptions is designed for those who are passionate about writing.
Sponsored by: Eckerd College
Date: January 17-25
Location: waterfront campus of Eckerd College
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
In partnership with Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida, the festival features six days of reading events, craft lectures, and poetry workshops. Join this very special community of poets who travel from all over the country to participate in the festival week.
Sponsored by: The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is presented in partnership with the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley, The Windler Group of Atlanta, GA, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County; the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, a grant from Visit Florida, WLRN-FM, and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.
Date: January 19-24
Location: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida
The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, Inc.
The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, Inc, is known for warm yet rigorous critiques of novels, short stories and creative nonfiction in small, intimate groups.
Date: January 24-February 4
Location: Anna Marie Island, FL
Writer’s Digest Conference
The Writer’s Digest Conference brings together influential agents, innovators and creative minds in the publishing world all willing to share their insider know-how with you.
Sponsored by: Writer’s Digest
Date: January 20-22 *may have different date for the next year
Location: Sheraton New York Hotel
Updated August 2014