If you're looking to take your writing to the next level, attending a writing conference can be an excellent investment. These events bring together writers of all levels to learn from experts in the field, network with other authors, and gain inspiration for their writing. Whether you're looking to improve your work, learn about the publishing industry, or connect with literary agents, a writing conference can provide valuable insights and opportunities to help you achieve your goals.
International Literature Festival of Rome
Location: Rome, Italy. This conference features a diverse program of literary events, including author talks, readings, book presentations, and panel discussions. It aims to promote literary culture and foster dialogue between authors and readers.
Location: Italy. Although primarily a music and arts festival, the Ravello Festival in Ravello, Italy, also includes literary events, such as readings and discussions, creating a multidisciplinary cultural experience.
Location: Mantua, Italy. The Festivaletteratura is a vibrant celebration of literature, featuring a diverse program of events including author readings, book presentations, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, and performances. The festival invites acclaimed authors, poets, journalists, and intellectuals from Italy and around the world to engage with the audience and share their literary insights and experiences.
St. Georgen Poetry Festival
Location: St. Georgen, Germany. Focused on poetry, this festival features readings, performances, and workshops with renowned poets. It offers a platform for poets to share their work, connect with other writers, and engage with the poetry community.
Festival du Premier Roman
Location: France. A literary festival in Chambéry, France, dedicated to debut novels, featuring readings, discussions, and workshops for aspiring writers.
Location: France. Les Imaginales is a prominent fantasy and science fiction festival held annually in Épinal, France. The festival celebrates the genres of fantasy and science fiction through a diverse program of events. Attendees can enjoy author panels, book signings, workshops, exhibitions, and other activities related to speculative fiction.
The Cheltenham Literature Festival
The Cheltenham Literature Festival is a renowned literary event held in Cheltenham, UK. It celebrates literature and writing through a diverse program of events. The festival features author discussions, panel sessions, workshops, and other activities. Attendees have the opportunity to engage with established authors, participate in thought-provoking discussions, and explore a wide range of literary topics.
The London Bookfair
Location: London. The London Book Fair conferences deliver quality content, exciting keynote speakers, future-gazing presentations, and unrivalled networking opportunities. Catering to academics, rights professionals and writers looking to get published, discover and learn with these industry-leading sessions.
Bologna Childrens Book Fair
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is one of the largest international trade fairs in the world focused on children's literature. It takes place annually in Bologna, Italy and attracts publishers, agents, authors, illustrators, and other industry professionals from around the world. Also, the fair also hosts a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops for professionals in the industry, as well as events for the general public.
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Leipzig Book Fair
The Leipzig Book Fair is an annual event held in Leipzig, Germany. The fair is one of the largest book fairs in Europe, attracting publishers, authors, and book enthusiasts from around the world. The fair typically takes place over four days in March and features a range of events, including book presentations, author readings, panel discussions, and workshops.
Frankfurt Book Fair
This is one of the largest and most popular book fairs in the world, attracting publishers, authors, and book enthusiasts from around the globe. It is held annually in October and features many writing-related events and workshops.
Porto Editora Writers' Conference
This is an annual conference held in Porto that focuses on the craft of writing and the publishing industry. The conference features workshops and talks by experienced writers and publishers, as well as opportunities for networking and one-on-one consultations.
European Association of Creative Writing Programs
Europe - (EACWP) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote and support creative writing programs and initiatives across Europe.
Dallas Fort Worth Writing Conference
Location: USA, TX.No matter where you are in your writing journey, the 15th annual DFW Writers Conference is here to navigate you through every step. Presented by the DFW Writers’ Workshop, DFWCon will help take your writing career to the next level.
Craft of Writing Conference
Location: USA, OK. While the final speaker and session details are still being determined, we are excited to confirm this year’s event will be held at the OSU Center for Poets & Writers. This event is a great opportunity for YOU to advance your craft, and we hope you join us!
Wesleyan Writers Conference
Location: USA, CT. The Shapiro Center supports students, faculty, and staff in all their work as writers. Established in 2009 with a gift from John Shapiro ‘74 and Shonni Silverberg ’76, the center brings together academic, creative, and public writing. We host events and visitors, run peer-to-peer mentor and tutor programs, assist faculty with writing instruction, and collaborate with people across campus to foster a vibrant writing community.
White County Creative Writers Conference
Location: USA, AR. WCCW is a friendly and outgoing writers group made up of poets, novelists, children’s writers, bloggers, journalists, non-fiction writers — and every other imaginable genre. The program, led by by Donna Nelson and John McPherson, featured a review on the basic elements of poetry, as well as guidelines for those who critique and judge contests.
Women Writing the West
Location: USA, CO. Their mission and goal is to address, educate, coordinate, and support writing that acknowledges and documents the recognition of women and girls and their contribution to the history, culture and growth of the American West; to preserve the historical importance through writing and other literary skills available through publishing and the use of seminars, meetings, newsletters, conventions, competitions, and other communications tools.
Writer's Digest Conference
Location: USA, NY. Writer's Digest Annual Conference offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally. Gain invaluable tips to improve your craft, explore publishing options and learn how to establish a sustainable career—all while being inspired by successful authors and your fellow attendees.
The Writers' Institute
Location: USA, NY. The Writers' Institute introduces talented writers to New York’s finest and most prestigious editors. Ambition and creativity are the mainstays of our workshops. Their goal is to encourage students to find their own literary voice. With the rewarding guidance that a senior industry-insider offers, students will be able to explore the extraordinary range of possibilities offered by the print media world.
Yale Writers' Conference
Location: USA, CT. The Yale Writers’ Conference is an intensive program for the committed writer. The faculty are nationally known writers who are also inspiring and accessible teachers. The facilities are the Yale campus.
Each year over a hundred and forty writers from around the world have come to New Haven for each of two sessions. They have gone on to publish their first books or stories, produce plays, and organize a writing workshop for veterans.
Life the Universe & Everything (LTUE)
Location: USA, UT. Join LTUE HallCons and CouchCons to find fellow
writers, filmmakers, artists, game creators, podcasters and more. Network with agents, publicists and other professionals.
Longleaf Writers Conference at Seaside, FL
Location: USA, FL. The Longleaf Writers Conference includes a full week of intensive and generative writing workshops, one-day seminars, agent consultations, school outreach programs, and special social events. The conference, provides an opportunity for all levels of writers to celebrate writing, to network, and to hone their craft in a beautiful setting among generous and celebrated writers and poets.
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Location: USA, CA. The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference is a vibrant gathering that offers Morning Workshops in a wide range of genres. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics; and every evening offers an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and connection that make this conference, in the words of one participant, “life changing.”
Mississippi Writers Guild Writers' Conference
Location: USA, MS. The Mississippi Writers Guild also hosts an annual conference that features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and opportunities for writers to pitch their work to literary agents and publishers. The conference is open to writers from Mississippi and beyond, and is a great opportunity for writers to learn, connect, and grow in their craft.
New Orleans Genre Writer's Conference
Location: USA, LA. New Orleans Genre Writers Conference is a conference specifically designed for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Come join us for 3 exciting days of learning and networking with writers, publishers and editors from within the genre! For generations, the city of New Orleans has inspired some of the greatest fiction on the planet.
New York Pitch Conference
Location: USA, NY. The New York Write to Pitch 2023 is an evolutionary enhancement of the New York Pitch Conference (more below). Its array of programs and methodology provoke aspiring authors into developing, refining, and pitching their novels in such a manner as to greatly increase their chances of becoming published. Genres include serious and light women's fiction, suspense women's fiction, mystery, crime, thrillers (all sub-genres), historical fiction (all eras), YA and adult science fiction and fantasy (all sub-genres), horror, suspense, general fiction, upmarket, and literary.
Philadelphia Writing Workshop
Location: USA, PA. Fun, structured writing workshops. Write fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, essays, plays, and screenplays in the company of others.
In the writing workshops, beginners, avid writers, and published authors: Devote time to writing, Overcome writer’s block, Receive helpful feedback and Join the local writers’ community.
Read.Write.Share. Writers Weekend
Location: USA, AR. Our Writers Weekend offers educational and life-changing sessions for writers seeking to hone their craft, publish, and market themselves and a unique opportunity to connect with fellow writers.
Rosemary Beach Spring Writers' Conference
Location: USA, GA. The Spring Writers’ Conference will bring together a talented group of authors and professors to lead and inspire those engaged in the craft of writing. Conference includes general sessions, writing exercises, craft classes and evening receptions. Presenters and participants will read excerpts from their published works followed by group discussion, literary dialogue, and book signings.
San Francisco Writers Conference
Location: USA, CA. The San Francisco Writers Conference (“SFWC”) enjoys a rich literary culture. Over the course of four days, over 500 attendees and renowned keynote authors, presenters, editors, and agents, attend SFWC, combining the best of both the traditional publishing industry with the latest technology to empower authors to publish anywhere. Situated just north of Silicon Valley, the SFWC is truly a one-of-a-kind celebration of craft, commerce, and community.
Sewanee Writers' Conference
Location: USA, TN. Offering workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, the Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment. The Conference is committed to diversity and celebrating the wide range of writers and backgrounds across the writing community. Our commitment to inclusion begins with our application readers, a diverse group that changes year to year. The first morning of the Conference, we meet for a discussion on the ethics of workshop in which we examine how we can all help foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for writers.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators – two per year: summer
Location: USA, CA. SCBWI brings together top professionals in the children’s publishing world twice each year at our annual Summer and Winter Conferences. These annual events feature renowned authors and illustrators as well as top editors, art directors, and agents in the field of children’s publishing. The Summer & Winter Conferences are excellent networking opportunities for those already established in and just starting to enter the world of children’s book writing and illustrating.
Space Coast Writers' Guild Annual Conference
Location: USA, FL. Welcome to the Space Coast Writers Guild, Inc. We are dedicated to encouraging, instructing, and developing writers of all genres. If this is your first visit, please take a moment to explore all we have to offer.
Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) Writers' Conference
Location: USA, NV. Strengthen your writing. Meet agents. Discover the secrets successfully-published authors know.
Calliope Writing Coach
Location: USA, AK. The most effective pitch conference in the publishing industry is open for registration.
98% of our participants receive requests from top dealmaking literary agents, acquisitions editors, and film and TV producers.
Chapter One Young Writers Conference
Location: USA, IL. Do you dream of connecting with other young writers?
Do you long for a community that understands what it’s like to be young and in love with the publishing world? Writers like you are full of innovative ideas and boundless creativity; but, for some, it’s hard to find a place to hone or share your work with other writers like you.
Florida Christian Writers Conference
Location: USA, FL. Founded in 1997, Word Weavers International is dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique one another's work in a face-to-face format, whether in a traditional chapter or in Word Weavers' unique online "pages," so as to improve craft. Writers of all levels are welcome.
Golden Crown Literary Society Annual Conference
Location: USA, MN. A nonprofit organization supporting an international community of readers, writers, publishers, editors, audiobook narrators, and fans devoted to increasing the diversity, accessibility, quality, and visibility of sapphic and women-loving-women literature.
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, presented by Hippocampus Magazine
Location: USA, PA. HippoCamp, produced by Hippocampus Magazine and Books, is for creative nonfiction writers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Hone your craft, explore publishing options, and find ways to balance your writing and "real" life, plus meet, learn from, and share with writers like you.
Hollihock Writers Conference
Location: USA, MA. Hollihock welcomes writers in any phase of their literary life, from beginners intimidated by the blank page, to published professionals looking for a network of fellow creative thinkers to share ideas. Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get your hands dirty in workshops and master classes; and hear professional writers share their work.
Indiana Faith and Writing Conference
Location: USA, IN. The English Department at Anderson University is pleased to host the Indiana Faith & Writing Conference. From 2014-2017, the IFWC welcomed writers of faith to our campus to learn, study, network, and share with others. Their keynote speakers have included incredible poets, songwriters, novelists, and memoirists, including Gloria Gaither, Scott Russell Sanders, Susanna Childress Banner, etc.
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Location: USA, WY. ackson Hole Writers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and expands the literary community of Jackson, Wyoming and surrounding areas by providing unique educational programming, professional training, and creative impetus to writers. We hope to serve aspiring writers, established professionals, or simply aficionados of great stories who come together for the love of writing.
Kachemak Bay Writers Conferenece
Location: USA, AK. he Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been the place where writers from Alaska and beyond come together to create community and learn how to be better writers.
Key West Literary Seminar
Location: USA, FL. Key West Literary Seminar welcomes readers and writers to this subtropical island city. Their flagship program is the annual Seminar, a four-day event that explores a unique literary theme each January, where readers from around the world enjoy presentations by some of the best writers of our time.
LA Writers Conference
Location: USA, CA. Learn how to take your writing to the next level at the Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference. AGLAWC offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally. Gain invaluable tips to improve your craft, explore publishing options and learn how to establish a sustainable career—all while being inspired by successful authors and your fellow attendees.
Location: USA, WA. Norwescon is the premier science fiction and fantasy convention. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as comics, costuming, art, gaming, science, technology, and much, much more.
Location: USA, MA. The program consists of two tracks each of panel discussions, author readings, and solo talks or workshops, plus kaffeeklatsches (intimate gatherings with an author), autograph signings, and extracurricular activities. The program also currently features the presentation of two major genre awards: the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award for a neglected author and the Shirley Jackson Awards for dark fantasy and psychological suspense.
Location: USA, AZ. TusCon are among the most dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and many attendees are professional writers, film producers, artists, and reporters who keep others informed about the goings-on in the industry. Annual science fiction convention/conference.
Taormina Book Festival
Location: Sicily, Italy. This conference - festival features author talks, readings, panel discussions, and workshops. It offers a platform for writers and readers to engage in literary conversations in a beautiful setting.
Florence Writers Conference
Location: Florence, Italy. This conference offers workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities for writers. It provides a supportive environment for writers to improve their craft, receive feedback on their work, and connect with other writers.
Turin International Book Fair
Location: Turin, Italy. While not exclusively a writing conference, the Turin International Book Fair is a significant literary event in Italy. It brings together publishers, authors, and readers, providing opportunities for networking, panel discussions, and book presentations.
Location: Berlin, Germany. Literaturcamp Berlin is an unconference that brings together writers, translators, editors, and literature enthusiasts for a weekend of discussions, workshops, and networking. The event focuses on various aspects of writing and offers a collaborative and interactive environment.
Location: France. Although primarily focused on crime fiction, this renowned festival in Lyon, France, gathers authors, publishers, and fans for panel discussions, workshops, and book signings.
Milford Writers' Conference
Location: Snowdonia, North Wales. The Milford Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Conference is a renowned gathering for writers in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Held annually in the UK, the conference provides a supportive and immersive environment for writers to workshop their manuscripts, exchange feedback, and learn from established authors in the field.
The York Festival of Writing
Location: York, England. This annual writing conference offers workshops, one-to-one sessions, and networking opportunities for aspiring writers. Attendees can learn about various aspects of writing, receive personalized feedback on their work, pitch their manuscripts to agents and publishers, and listen to keynote speeches from established authors
Writing East Midlands
Location: Derby, England. The Writers’ Conference returned in April 2023, bringing writers from all over the region, and beyond, together with the industry, for a day of inspiration and networking. Hosted at the University of Derby, it was a day of workshops, panel discussions and talks – including from our wonderful keynote speakers, Joelle Taylor and Rikki Beadle-Blair.
Sirenland Writers Conference
The Sirenland Writers Conference is an annual event that takes place in Positano, Italy. The conference is designed for established and emerging writers who are looking to connect with other writers, receive feedback on their work, and hone their craft. The conference features a diverse program of workshops, readings, and social events, led by a faculty of published authors and industry professionals.
The Cologne Literary Festival
The Cologne Literary Festival is an annual event held in Cologne. The festival typically takes place over several days in November and features a range of literary events, including readings, discussions, and workshops. It brings together authors, publishers, and book enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate literature and the written word.
The International Literature Festival Berlin
This writing and book festival is held annually in September and features readings, discussions, and workshops on a wide range of topics related to literature and writing. Its perfect for writers and readers.
The Write Life - List of Best Writing Conferences
The Write Life is a website that offers resources, tips, and advice for writers. They have a comprehensive list of writing conferences that take place throughout the year, both in the United States and internationally. The article provides information about each conference, including dates, locations, and what to expect.
The International Literary Festival of Óbidos
This is a five-day festival - conference held in the medieval town of Óbidos that celebrates literature and the arts. The festival features readings, workshops, and talks by international writers, as well as music and art exhibitions.
Hay Festival Segovia
This festival is held annually in the historic town of Segovia, near Madrid. It brings together writers, artists, and intellectuals from around the world to discuss and celebrate literature, culture, and ideas.
Unicorn Writer's Conference
Location: USA, NY. Unicorn Writers’ Conference is uniquely designed to arm visionary writers with the practical know-how they need to get their manuscripts through the gatekeepers of the publishing world. Today, between multinational media corporations and global entertainment conglomerates, getting a publisher’s attention takes more than a great idea and a flair for the written word.
West Coast Writers Conference
Location: USA, CA. West Coast Writers Conferences (WC2) offers writers of all genres and disciplines a wealth of essential information, inspiration, education and consultation in the craft and business of writing. Each event, from half-day workshops to writing retreats, to full weekend conferences, features industry experts, educators, agents, publishers, and best-selling authors in one or more disciplines and genres.
Willamette Writers conference
Location: USA, OR. The Willamette Writers Conference is a wonderful event, with opportunities for you to make connections, learn the craft, and launch your career. Workshops, critiques and pitches will be available in the coming months, but now is the time to grab your seat and get ready to DREAM BIG!
Write to Publish Conference
Location: USA, IL. No matter where you are in your writing career—beginning the journey to becoming a published writer, exploring the process of becoming a working writer, or an experienced professional desiring to stay connected and growing—the Write to Publish Conference is your key to reaching those goals.
The Writer's Hotel NYC Writers Conference
Location: USA, ME. Their conferences are one-of-a-kind. Serious writers attend our program and go on to publish. There is no other writing program like it. TWH takes writers and their writing to the next level. Via TWH, writers bring their work from desk to marketplace.
Writers' Police Academy
Location: USA, WI. The 2023 Writers' Police Academy offers a unique opportunity for attendees to participate in many of the same hands-on training classes - basic and advanced - taught to Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Corrections personnel. The 2023 event features a special homicide investigations tract. These incredibly exciting cutting-edge sessions are typically reserved for investigators, 1st responders, and forensics professionals ... until now.
Liberty States Fiction Writers Create Something Magical Conference
Location: USA, NJ. The Liberty States Fiction Writers 12th Annual Conference features a line-up of more published authors and industry professionals who will share their expertise and experience. They offer a full day of education and networking for those who are published or want to be published. Workshops will focus on craft, business, promotion and indie-publishing.
Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference
Location: USA, OH. The conference will feature writing workshops, panel discussions, craft talks, teen writing programs, a book fair, a party, and a keynote address. Inkubator is a public celebration of writing in Cleveland that advances writers’ individual abilities, furthers artistic dialogue, fosters a more connected literary community, and invites people to tell their stories.
Minnesota Writing Workshop
Location: USA, MN. The Minnesota Writing Workshop is an annual one-day writing conference that brings together writers of all genres and experience levels. The conference is organized by the nonprofit organization, Writing Day Workshops, and features a variety of sessions and workshops led by published authors, literary agents, and editors.
Nashville Writing Conference
Location: USA, TN. WriterFest Nashville is an annual conference that brings together writers and industry professionals for a weekend of education, inspiration, and community. The conference is designed to offer attendees a range of opportunities to learn about writing craft, the publishing industry, and marketing and promotion strategies.
Northern Colorado Writers Conference
Location: USA, CO. What sets our conference apart? Over the years, we've worked hard to maintain the intimate feel that our conference is known for. We create a solid agenda, featuring writing craft, business and marketing sessions, as well as Pre-Conference Intensives that will give attendees a chance to dive deep. Writing conferences can feel overwhelming, so we aim for quality over quantity, hand-picking a diverse and talented faculty who will guide you on your writing journey.
Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. (OWFI)
Location: USA, OK. Founded in 1968, the Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. (OWFI) is a non‑profit federation of writers' groups dedicated to promoting higher standards for the written word. We believe that the literary profession has come of age and merits a fair share of the critical acclaim so generously lavished on other worthwhile arts. OWFI shall seek to coordinate and encourage professional writing within and without its organization and promote the recognition of outstanding contributions to the written language.
Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Location: USA, CO. A 3-day fiction-writing conference for writers of all levels, indie and traditionally published, featuring a variety of craft and business workshops, acquiring editors/agents and well-known authors across a variety of genres. 60 workshops, agents, editors, publisher, indie professionals
Craft workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced writers
Business workshops on marketing, taxes, & publishing for all levels.
Red Clay Writers Conference
Location: USA, GA. Red Clay Writers Conference is the annual conference of Georgia Writers Association. Since 2009, Red Clay encourages and inspires writers through literary events that focus on the art and craft of writing.
St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference
Location: USA, PA. St. Davids is special. We’re an intimate gathering of writers that provides an opportunity to build a network, not by exchanging business cards in a busy hallway. Here we connect, like real people – laughing over lunch, chatting about our projects in the lounge, or giving our elevator pitch in genre group meetings. Writing is a different beast with the digital world, but connecting with people is still done face to face.
Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Location: USA, CA. Since 1973, writers from around the world have gathered at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow writers, well-known authors, and publishing professionals. You’ll participate in a magical week of intensive work, focused on craft, marketing and networking.
Location: USA, FL. This is the coolest Speculative Fiction party around, a celebrity-centric event focused on the exploration of publishing and networking, and the celebration of entrepreneurial passion.
SF:SE—Speculative Fiction: Southeast—is an event for all lovers and artists of Speculative Fiction, a term encompassing horror, SciFi, fantasy, paranormal and weird.
Southern Women Writer's Conference
Location: USA, GA. The Southern Women Writers Conference recently held its fourth biennial session at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. This gathering, with a specific focus on women writers from the American South, carries a different theme each year. The year 2000 theme was "Remembrance". According to the conference brochure, "Speakers and presenters will explore the ways in which memory informs and is represented in the works of southern women writers."
Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Location: USA, NM. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
panel discussions, readings, author signings, roundtable discussions, and craft seminars.
California Dreamin' Writers' Conference
Location: USA, CA. California Dreamin’ is a joint non-profit effort of the four Southern California chapters of Romance Writers of America. It offers pitch sessions, a multi-author book signing, over 50 workshops (including Lisa Cron’s “Wired For Story” and Robin Blakely’s STORYography Cards), and keynote speeches by NYT Best selling authors Robyn Carr and Sarah MacLean. There is an optional Friday Book Camp on Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, and the Hero’s Journey by the woman who literally wrote the book on Goal, Motivation and Conflict–Debra Dixon.
Castle Rock Writers' Conference
Location: USA, CO. A panel or a guest speaker presents a topic of interest to all writers on Friday evening. This year the Conference Kick-off will be on Zoom, to accommodate our members who live in other areas. On Saturday, the conference offers tracks designed specifically for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, children’s & middle grade, and poets. Each track offers three workshops. The Conference Team asks the registrants to select one of the four tracks, so that writers can focus on their main form of writing.
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Location: USA, ME. Unparalleled for its rigor, thoroughness, and integrity, Colrain is the original, one-of-a-kind manuscript conference. Faculty includes nationally-renowned poet-editors and publishers. Work with the best for the best results!
Our unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with a manuscript-in-progress on a path toward publication. Poets also get a look into the publication world and make important contacts with leading editors, teachers, and publishers.
The Frost Place Conference on Poetry
Location: USA, NH. Offering workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, the Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment. We’re grateful to Tennessee Williams, whose generous gift of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund allows us to give every Conference participant assistance that covers two-thirds of the actual costs to attend. Additional funding is awarded to fellows and scholars.
Hawaii Writers Conference
Location: Hawaii. Welcome to the Hawaii Writers Group, exploring, sharing, and celebrating the written word in the Aloha State. Inspired by, but not affiliated with, the now defunct Hawaii Writers Foundation or the Hawaii Writers Conference.
Historical Writers of America Conference
Location: USA, NY. HWA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, support and connect ALL historical writers: fiction or non-fiction, whether they are writing books or writing for the screen (movies or tv), the stage, magazines, or online blogs. HWA’s focus is on the historical writer - in all genres. If your setting is at least 50 years in the past, it's considered historical. HWA welcomes traditionally published or self-published authors as well as those aspiring to be published to join as general members.
Houston Writers Guild – Annual Writers Conference
Location: USA, TX. The Houston Writers Guild is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization working to create a community of writers of all skill levels. Together we strive to improve our writing craft and help each other build successful careers through education, collaborative marketing efforts, and camaraderie. The Guild is also a place for hobbyist authors to enjoy writing in a relaxed and fun environment.
Indiana University Writers' Conference
Location: USA, IN. It is a chance to take a break from the monotony of everyday working life and join a cadre of authors all bent on the same goal: writing as well and as often as possible.
Judith Briles Unplugged Authors and Writers Conference
Location: USA, CO. Experience two full days of Judith every fall—the first Friday and Saturday of September … no guest speakers, no pitches, just Judith Briles Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of publishing, authoring and marketing information that she has derived from her 30 plus years in the publishing field and as The Book Shepherd.
Kauai Writers Conference
Location: USA, HI. The Kauai Writers Conference attracts major authors of both literary and popular fiction, memoir, poetry, non-fiction and screenplay. If there be such a thing as a spirit of place, this conference has and profits from it: beauty abounding, an open-hearted generosity, a glad dedication to the work of words. You will arrive and stay enthralled.
Location: USA, TN. Killer Nashville is the premier forum for all genres incorporating mystery, thriller, or suspense elements; learn, present, meet agents & editors, sign books, mingle with forensic experts, and network. Their objective is educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals.
Location: USA, GA. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call us a phenomenon, call us one of the most well attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days.
Location: USA. TED Conferences, LLC is an American-Canadian non-profit media organization that posts international talks online for free distribution under the slogan "ideas worth spreading".
Location: USA, MD. Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as we gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators. Sing along with our filkers, soak in our stunning Art Show and Masquerade, laugh and cry at our Film Festival. We’ve got something for everyone.
Location: USA, MA. Each January for 35 years, the Arisia convention has brought together fans from around the world to celebrate the best and brightest stars in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Based in Boston, our four-day volunteer-run con features unique entertainment and learning opportunities that led to Arisia winning the title of Best Fan Gathering in the "Best in Boston" awards for 2016!