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.

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Bay Area Book Festival

Bay Area Book Festival

MAY 6—7, 2023
The Bay Area Book Festival is a two-day event complete with literary sessions presenting top authors from this region, the nation, and the world, along with an outdoor fair with hundreds of literary exhibitors. The Festival kicked off in 2015 with the mission to create a free, inclusive, world-class literary event in the Bay Area. Since then, the Festival has welcomed more than 800 authors and is approaching 100,000 attendees.
Faculty (previous): Michael Eric Dyson, Carol Edgarian, Kazuo Ishiguro, Nnedi Okorafor, Nathaniel Rich, Orville Schell, Jeff VanderMeer, Vendela Vida, Charles Yu
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Memoir, History
Contact: @email
Book Passage Mystery Writers’ Conference

Book Passage Mystery Writers’ Conference

JULY 30—AUGUST 2, 2020
The four-day Book Passage Mystery Writers’ Conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. It covers everything mystery writers need—from developing ideas and writing skills to finding a publisher.
Faculty (previous): Cara Black, David Corbett, Hallie Ephron, Elizabeth George, Rachel Howzell Hall, Tim Maleeny, Amy Rennert
Genres Offered: Fiction, Mystery
Contact: @email.
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

AUGUST 16—26, 2023
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, founded in 1926 and boasting a rich literary and intellectual tradition, gathers together emerging writers to work closely with a diverse and talented faculty. For ten days in August, conference attendees experience the intensity—and challenge—of working under the guidance of notable writers.
Faculty: Elizabeth Ash, Dean Bakopoulos, Erin Belieu, Laura van den Berg, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Christopher Castellani, Victoria Chang, Alice Elliott Dark, Elisa Gabbert, Tania James, Tomás Q. Morín, Matthew Olzmann, Carl Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Emily Raboteau, Jess Row, David Treuer, Luis Alberto Urrea, Vievee Francis, Tiphanie Yanique, Paul Yoon
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Contact: @email
Free Expressions Seminars: Breakout Novel Intensive

Breakout Novel Intensive

APRIL 24—30, 2021, MAY 15—21, 2023
This workshop is as ideal for those just beginning a new project as it is for those embarking on a revision of a completed work. While writers at all level of craft are welcome, we assume a basic understanding of fiction craft.
Faculty: Donald Maas, Lorin Oberweger, Brenda Windberg
Genres Offered: Fiction
Contact: Lorin Oberweger @email