Conferences

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, city or country, national or international, find the writing conference you desire. Our selective, searchable list of conferences features many of our published authors.


Format: 11/17/2019
Format: 11/17/2019
Alaska Writers’ Guild Annual Conference

Alaska Writers’ Guild Annual Conference

SEPTEMBER 20—21, 2019
ANCHORAGE, AK
Alaska Writers Guild is an organization supporting published and unpublished writers in Alaska. If you have written, are writing, or are thinking of writing, you want to be a part of this dynamic group, which meets monthly for fun, fellowship, and programs of interest to writers at all skill levels.
Faculty: Cherry Adair, Jena Benton, Kris Farmen, Jane Friedman, Karen Kiely, Tam Linsey, Lynn Lovegreen, Paul Lucas, Lizbeth Meredith, Jim Misko, Colleen Offelein, Stephanie Pitts, Nicole Rescinti
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Illustration
Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

MARCH 11—15, 2020
ALGONKIAN PARK, VA
Our ultimate goal is to realistically increase your odds of becoming a published author by showing you how to inhabit that upper percentile of writers who will have their work taken seriously by professionals in the business.
Faculty: Herta Feely, Michael Neff, Alan Orloff, Christine Stewart, Richard Washer, Emily Williamson
Genres Offered: Fiction
Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

MAY 24—26, 2019
WINGHAM, CANADA
The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story (AMFSS) stages an annual literary festival that honors Alice Munro and nurtures emerging writers through workshops and onstage presentations that celebrate the short story.
Faculty (previous): Cherie Dimaline, Marni Jackson, Falen Johnson, Kyo Maclear, Lee Maracle, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart
Genres Offered: Fiction
Angelo State University Writers’ Conference

Angelo State University Writers’ Conference

MARCH 5—6, 2020
SAN ANGELO, TX
The 24th annual ASU Writers Conference featuring Laila Lalami will bring together old friends and new for a celebration highlighting the achievements of San Angelo’s own Elmer Kelton.
Faculty: Laila Lalami
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Contact: Chris Ellery chris.ellery@angelo.edu

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

MARCH 4—7, 2020
SAN ANTONIO, TX
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion makers that matter most in contemporary literature.
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry