Writer’s Conferences in August


MC900435237Berkshire Writing Workshop invites published and aspiring adult writers to join in our annual summer gathering from August 4 to August 8, 2014. The program features five days of intensive writing workshops with a focus on creating new work. Under the guidance of a dedicated instructor, writers should expect one of the most productive writing weeks of their lives.
Date: Aug 4-8
Location: Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA

Catamaran Writing Conference at Pebble Beach
At Catamaran Literary Reader, our artistic themes tap into the rich literary history and beautiful setting of the California Central Coast.  We invite you to transform your own creative work in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers.
Date: August 13-17
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
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Writer’s Conferences in April

MC900435237 Updated January 2016

Arkansas Literary Festival
The Central Arkansas Library System & Main Library campus and many other Little Rock venues are the sites for a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, special events, performances, workshops, presentations, opportunities to meet authors, book sales, and book signings. Most events are free and open to the public.
Date: April 14-17, 2016
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

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Writer’s Conferences in March

MC900435237Updated January 2016

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.
April 7-8
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 

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Writer’s Conferences in September


American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
If you write Christian fiction—or want to learn how—the ACFW conference is an investment worth making. We hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey. ACFW, the voice of Christian fiction.
Date: Aug. 25-28  Location:  Memphis, TN

Central Coasts Writer’s Conference
The goal of the 32nd Annual Central Coast Writers Conference presented by the Cuesta College Community Programs is to make affordable interactive workshops teaching skill development in numerous writing genres. We take pride in providing state-of-the industry publishing updates to aspiring writers and previously published authors.
Date: September  29-October 1
Location: Cuesta College Campus

Communication Central-Be a Better Freelancer – Marketing Magic and More for Your Business
Sponsored by: Communication Central
The early-bird deadline to save on registration for the 2016 Communication Central “Be a Better Freelancer”® conference has been extended to September 1. “Be a Better Freelancer® – Profiting in Publishing,” Communication Central’s 11th annual conference, will be held Oct. 28–29, 2016, at the new Hilton Garden Inn in the College Town complex, Rochester, NY, with an additional special workshop on Oct. 30.

Speakers include new and returning colleagues, with a wealth of information to share:Janice Campbell, Bevi Chagnon, Kat Friedrich, Carolyn Haley, Geoff Hart, Daniel Heuman, Ally Machate, Dick Margulis, Adrienne Montgomerie, Pamela Hilliard Owens, Lori Paximadis and Ruth E. Thaler-Carter. Topics range from new approaches to social media to using Word to freelancing in the crafts world to editing fiction, and much more!

Date: October 28-29, Additional special workshop on Oct. 30
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in the College Town complex, Rochester, NY
*NAIWE members receive a discount.  Register by Aug. 30 for best rates.

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