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: 11/20/2019
Format: 11/20/2019
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, Nicholas Delbanco, 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 19—22, 2019
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): Chantel Acevedo, Jane Alison, Ifa Bayeza, Franny Choi, DaMaris Hill, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Barbara Hurd, Dorianne Laux, Lydia Millet, Ellen Birkett Morris, Antonya Nelson, Savannah Sipple, Alice Speilburg, Ashlee Clark Thompson, Margaret Verble
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 9—12, 2020
KEY WEST, FL
Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. In 2020, for the first time, we’ll look at writing about sports. For “Reading Between the Lines: Sports and Literature,” we focus on literature that gets at the heart of why sports matter so much to so many, and explores the roles sports play in momentous social issues, personal transformation, and cultural change.
Faculty: Megan Abbott, Amy Bass, Buzz Bissinger, Daniel James Brown, Anelise Chen, Billy Collins, Geoff Dyer, Paul Goldberger, Gish Jen, Jean Levy, David Maraniss, Ben McGrath, Michael Mewshaw, Emily Nemens, Joyce Carol Oates, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Arnold Rampersad, Leanne Shapton, Lionel Shriver, Louisa Thomas, Kate Tuttle, Kevin Young
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's Literature
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