Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival 44th 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.
Date: April 7-8
Location: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
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 4-6
Location: Big Sur Lodge in the lovely Pfeiffer State Park
Dahlonega Literary Festival & Writer’s Conference
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of books. The next festival will take place March 12-13, 2016. Situated in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, the festival continues to grow and become more and more entertaining as the years go on. We promise 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 12-13
Location: Dohlonega, GA
Great Plains Writers’ Conference
The SDSU English Department is pleased to announce the theme for the 2014 Great Plains Writers’ Conference. “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: no update as of Jan. 6, 2016
Location: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
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: no update as of Jan. 6, 2016
Location: Fort Collins Hilton
Oxford Conference for the Book
The 23rd Annual Oxford Conference for the Book is set for March 2-4, 2016, to bring together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, and students for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events that celebrate the written word.
Programs include sessions on Southern foodways, Appalachian studies, poetry, creative nonfiction, Mississippi and Southern history, gender studies, and biography, among other topics. OCB partner Square Books will host several sessions of author readings and conversations.
Date: March 2-4
Location: Oxford, MS
Prairie Gate Literary Festival
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: Moved to October
Location: Univ. of Minnesota, Morris, Minn.
Southern Literary Festival
The Southern Literary Festival is an organization of southern colleges and schools founded in 1937 to promote southern literature. Each year a different school hosts the festival, an undergraduate writing conference that offers participants workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, playwriting, and non-fiction.
Date: March 24-26
Location: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
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. The Festival features literary panel discussions, theatrical performances, master classes, and a variety of other events, including our Scholars’ Conference, “Drummer and Smoke” music program, Literary Late Night Series, as well as literary walking tours and food events.
Date: March 30-April 3, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
Virginia Festival of the Book
The Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together for a five-day celebration of books, reading, literacy, and literary culture. The 22nd Annual Festival will be held March 16-20, 2016. Produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), the largest of the fifty-six state (and territory) humanities councils, the Festival is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Date: March 18-22
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Writing by Degrees
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.
Location: Binghamton, New York
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Updated January 2016