Writer’s Conferences in March


Big Sur Writing Workshops
1.  You may land a publishing deal with co-sponsor the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.  See previous publishing deals HERE!
2.  Small-group and one-on-one feedback from our esteemed faculty.  We’ve been doing this for 17 years, and our track record speaks for itself: read countless testimonials from satisfied alumni HERE.
3.  Work with the greatest YA and children’s writing faculty around.  Yep, the industry’s best agents, editors, and authors.
Dates: March 7-9
Location: Seaside, CA (near Monterey)

Dahlonega Literary Festival & Writer’s Conference
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 8-9, 2014. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega,  the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise that it will delight anyone who is a lover of books and reading.  All festival events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Date: March 8-9
Location: Dohlonega, GA

Tough Love Workshop: Creative Ficiton
Every Wednesday in March, from 7:00-9:30, we’ll be hosting The Intentional Quarterly’s first ever Tough Love Workshop: Creative Nonfiction. In this intimate class–capped at 12 students–instructor Allison Sparks will guide students through workshopping each students’ writing. The class will also include short writing exercises for review and discussion, as well as lively discussion of the submission and publishing process, ways to incorporate dedicated writing practices into your day-to-day, and making and maintaining writing connections in the DC area.
Date: Every Wednesday in March, from 7:00-9:30
Location: Washington, DC area

Writing by Degrees
We are excited to announce the return of the national Writing By Degrees annual conference! Now in its fourteenth year, Writing By Degrees is a unique experience organized by Binghamton University graduate students, for graduate students, celebrating writing, literature, pedagogy, and community building. We are honored to host this year’s conference at Binghamton University’s state-of-the-art Downtown Center in Binghamtom, New York.
Date: March 14-15
Location: Binghamton, New York

Creative Writing Institute – Florida Institute of Technology
The institute will host a staff of critically acclaimed published authors (please check bios). Now with its new location at the Foosaner Art Museum, located in the heart of the Eau Gallie Art District next to the Indian River and just a causeway away from the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, the Creative Writing Institute provides writers with a unique environment in which to create, study, and write among swaying palms and warm ocean breezes. classes and lectures.
Date: March 16-20
Location: Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. Melbourne, FL

Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival

The Festival takes place on one (usually) sultry weekend in March when the most illustrious and freshest names in the literary, theatrical, and cultural spheres descend on the French Quarter for five days of festivities.We’re currently in the midst of programming for our 2014 Festival and will be posting the full program by late January 2014. In the meantime, view our 2014 speakers list to see who’s coming.You can also check out our 2013 program and view a short film about the Festival to get a taste of what it’s like to attend.
Date: March 19-23
Location: New Orleans, LA

Virginia Festival of the Book
The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy.
Date: March 19-23
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Great Plains Writers’ Conference
The SDSU English Department is pleased to announce the theme for the 2014 Great Plains Writers’ Conference (March 23-25, 2014): “Coming Home: War, Healing, and American Culture.” The conference will feature a keynote address from poet Brian Turner (author of Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise) as well as readings and workshops from Ron Capps (the Founder and Director of the Veterans Writing Project), Donald Anderson (Editor of the journal War, Literature,and the Arts and professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy), Jehanne Dubrow (author of the noted “home front” poetry collection Stateside), Patrick Hicks (author of the forthcoming WWII novel The Commandant of Lubizec), and Katey Schultz (author of Flashes of War, the 2013 Gold Medal Book of the Year for literary fiction by the Military Writers Society of America).  Please click the following link to open our GWPC Coming Home pre-poster.
Date: March 23-25
Location: South Dakota

Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival  43rd Annual Writers’ Festival
Building on a long tradition of inviting distinguished writers to campus to read their works, teach, and talk with students, the Writers’ Festival began in the spring of 1972 with May Sarton as the headliner. A statewide writing contest for colleges and universities in poetry and fiction was the centerpiece of the event: the finalists’ works were published in the festival magazine, and the visiting writers selected the prizewinners in each genre. Readings and workshops with the visiting writers rounded out the program, which was open to the public as well as to the campus community.
March 25-28
Decatur, GA

Oxford Conference for the Book
The 2014 Oxford Conference for the Book, presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Square Books, will take place Wednesday, March 26 – Friday, March 28.  In its 21st year, the Conference brings together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, artists, poets, publishers, teachers, students, and literacy advocates for three days of conversation in the literary town of Oxford, Mississippi. The 2014 conference will be held in conjunction with the Southern Literary Festival.
Date: March 26-28
Location: Oxford, MS

Southern Literary Festival

We welcome you to Oxford, Mississippi, one of the South’s top literary destinations. This year’s Southern Literary Festival will be hosted by The University of Mississippi and will be held in conjunction with the Oxford Conference for the Book, an annual event which has brought together both established authors and rising stars in the literary world for over twenty years. In and around scheduled events, festival attendees can hike the beautiful trails behind William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak , or spend time sipping coffee and perusing works by Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, Tom Franklin, and Beth Ann Fennelly. You’ll find their novels, short stories, and poetry at Square Books, an Oxford institution for thirty-four years, which in 2013 was named “Bookstore of the Year” by Publisher’s Weekly.
Date: March 27-29
Location: Oxford, MS

Northern Colorado Writers Conference
To publishing and beyond! The 2014 Northern Colorado Writers Conference is now two full days of out-of-this world sessions with industry professionals, an abundance of networking opportunities and plenty of inspiration to fuel your inner writer and launch you into success during the coming year. In order to ensure the highest level of personal experience for each participant, the 2014 conference is limited to 130 attendees. All levels and genres of writers welcome.
Date: March 28-29
Location:  Fort Collins Hilton

Prairie Gate Literary Festival
During the fourth annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival, March 28–29, 2014, aspiring writers and literary enthusiasts will experience free public readings from nationally and internationally-recognized authors. This year, we are excited to welcome a Pulitzer Prize finalist, novelist Joanna Scott, as well as fiction writer Debra Monroe, nonfiction and memoirist Rachael Hanel, poet Mart Hart, and filmmakers Jake Lloyd and Anthony Wayne.
Date: March 28-29
Location: Univ. of Minnesota, Morris, Minn.

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