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: 09/18/2019
Format: 09/18/2019
Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

JUNE 14—18, 2019
KACHEMACK, AK
Since 2002, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been at the heart of Alaska’s growing literary community. With its focus on community and craft, this conference strives to celebrate and enhance the connection between writers and readers in our communities.
Faculty: Diane Ackerman, Kazim Ali, Martha Amore, Barrie Jean Borich, Janet Lee Carey, Richard Chiappone, Elizabeth Evans, Jamie Ford, B.J. Hollars, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Ishmael Hope, Christian Kiefer, Nancy Lord, Rosemary McGuire, Kristin Nelson, Elena Passarello, Tess Taylor
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Kauai Writers Conference

Kauai Writers Conference

NOVEMBER 8—10, 2019
LIHUE, HI
The 2018 Kauai Writers Conference celebrates its fourth year by offering keynote talks by distinguished authors, one-on-one workshops led by literary agents, editors, and other publishing experts, and intensive master classes to inspire writers of fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, screenplays, and poetry, and help all conference participants find their path to publication.
Faculty: Richard Bausch, Amy Ferris, Greg Iles, Mark Kurlansky, Priya Parmar, Anne Perry, Whiteney Scharer, Linda Schreyer, Sheila Weller, Victoria Zackheim
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Screenwriting, Poetry
Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

SEPTEMBER 13—16, 2018
LEXINGTON, KY
The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest-running literary festival of women in the nation. An annual event launched by the University of Kentucky in 1979, it has become a premier destination for the celebration of women’s arts and letters.
Faculty (previous): Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Erin Chandler, Leesa Cross-Smith, Reiko Davis, Safia Elhillo, Tarfi Faizullah, Carolyn Finney, Emily Fridlund, Jane Friedman, Mary Gaitskill, Deirdra McAfee, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, BettyJoyce Nash, Angela Palm, Joni Tevis, Sherry Thomas
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Playwriting
Contact: Julie Wrinn kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com
Key West Literary Seminar and Writers’ Workshop Program

Key West Literary Seminar and Writers’ Workshop Program

JANUARY 10—13, 2019
KEY WEST, FL
Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. For our 37th event, we’ll assemble some of today’s most dazzling writers for a journey through literary archetypes—from Shakespeare and Homer to African folktales and early 20th-century novels and comic-book heroes—as we seek to understand the nature of literary influence.
Faculty: Margaret Atwood, Geraldine Brooks, Meg Cabot, Joseph Cassara, Nicole Galland, Victor LaValle, Valerie Martin, Michael Mewshaw, Madeline Miller, Naomi Novik, Joyce Carol Oates, Danielle Paige, Dexter Palmer, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Eric Shanower, Kate Tuttle, Stephanie Powell Watts, Emily Wilson, Kevin Young
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's Literature
Contact: arlo@kwls.org
Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

AUGUST 22—25, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN
At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, business of writing, marketing, and forensics.
Faculty: Alexandra Ivy, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates
Genres Offered: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Live Storytelling