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.

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: Maria Stein Retreat Center
Date: October 14-16

Flathead River Writers’ Conference
This two day conference will be packed with energizing speakers. After a focus on publishing the past two years, this years focus is on writing, getting your manuscripts honed and ready for your readers.
Date: October 1-2
Location: Kalispell, MT (Near Glacier Park and the Rocky Mountains)

Kentucky Women’s Writing Conference
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is an annual event known for bringing notable women writers to Lexington for readings, writing workshops and discussions.
Date: September 16-17
Location: Lexington, KY

Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference
In addition to the quality speakers, editors, and agents, we create opportunities for you to spend quality time with professional experts. We will celebrate our 37th annual conference. Join us in the crisp fall air, under the fall colors along Lake Michigan’s shore.
Date: September 129-October 1
Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference
Sponsored by: RMFW
Every year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is pleased to present the Colorado
Gold Conference, where hundreds of writers from all over the US and beyond gather for a full weekend of writerly comaraderie, exciting programming, and opportunities to pitch projects to the industry’s top agents and editors.
Date: September 9-11
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Southern California Writers’ Conference “A Weekend for Words”
Having facilitated some $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals, the SCWC is devoted to  writers of all levels working to become both exceptional authors and modern, entrepreneurial self-advocates. Through our uniquely tailored, inclusive programs the SCWC empowers writers with the vital recognition, encouragement, understanding and opportunities required to succeed in today’s ever-changing transmedia marketplace
Date: Sept. 23-25
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Write for His Glory Annual Conference
Sponsored by: SCWA, Southwest Christian Writers Association
35th Annual Conference -Topics Include:
1. Writing Essential: Trusting and Trying
2. Plot Essential: Trying and Failing
3. Character Essential: Failing and Growing
4. Voice Essential: Growing and Showing
5. Theme Essential: Showing and Sharing

Date: September 16-17
First Baptist Church, Corner—3rd & 11th, Durango, CO

If you have a conference to add, please e-mail editor@naiwe.com. (no spaces), with
“Attn: Ann–Conference to add” in the subject line.

Updated August 2016





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