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: 10/21/2019
Format: 10/21/2019
Haiku North America

Haiku North America

AUGUST 7—11, 2019
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Haiku North America (HNA) is a biennial conference in celebration of haiku poetry. Every two years we offer five stimulating days of papers, panels, workshops, readings, performances, book sales, cultural outings, and much socialization with fellow poets, translators, scholars, editors, and publishers. Everyone is welcome to attend HNA, the largest and oldest gathering of haiku poets in the United States and Canada.
Faculty (previous): Garry Gay, Deborah P. Kolodji, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
Genres Offered: Poetry
Hampton Roads Writers Ninth Annual Writers’ Conference

Hampton Roads Writers Annual Writers’ Conference

SEPTEMBER 14—16, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
The Hampton Roads Writers is your connection to reader/writer events, including prose open mics, 2.5-hour writers’ workshops, and an annual multiday writers’ conference in Virginia Beach
Faculty: Holly Day, Diane Fine, Caitie Flum, Sarah Hill, Jenna Jaxon, Allison Joseph, Michael Khandelwal, Annmarie Lockhart, Dr. Jennifer Malia, Allie Marie, Dr. John McCarthy, Sharyn McCrumb, Frank Milligan, Laurence O’Bryan, Peter H. Porosky, Steven Salpeter, Dr. Colin Sargent, Rebecca Scherer, Dr. Uwe Stender, Jon Tribble, L. Diane Wolfe, Skye Zentz
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Children's Literature
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

AUGUST 23—25, 2019
LANCASTER, PA
This three-day Pennsylvania writing conference has grown since its first annual event in 2015, and typically features 50+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in four tracks, interactive all-conference panels, author and attendee readings, social activities, networking opps, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops.
Faculty (previous): Beverly Donofrio, Ashley C. Ford, Jane Friedman, Mary Karr, Dinty W. Moore, Tobias Wolff
Genres Offered: Creative Nonfiction
Contact: Donna Talarico info@hippocampusmagazine.com
Historical Writers of America Conference

Historical Writers of America Conference

OCTOBER 10—13, 2019
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, VA
The conference programming will focus on supporting quality historical writing – fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer. There will be a mix of sessions on the craft of writing and genre and era specific knowledge (food, clothing, language) as well as the business side of publishing including self/indie publishing, marketing and publicity and social media techniques. While many of the sessions are geared specifically to historical writing, this year the focus is on the craft of writing - in all genres.
Faculty (previous): Parris Afton Bonds, Larry Brooks, Jodi Daynard, Chris C.C. Humphreys, Jeff Kleinman, Melissa Snodgrass
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction