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: 10/20/2019
Format: 10/20/2019
Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Writers’ Conference

Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Writers’ Conference

APRIL 11—13, 2019
LAVISTA, NE
For the first time, the Nebraska Writers Guild is going to offer a writing retreat in conjunction with the Spring Conference! And The Writing Gals are going to be there! The Writing Gals will also be teaching classes at the conference both on Friday and on Saturday.
Faculty: Judy Corry, Victoria Lieske, Amy Meyer, Michelle Pennington
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction
Contact: Wayne Anson: wayne.anson@gmail.com Brook Brouillette: brouillettba@gmail.com
New England Crime Bake

New England Crime Bake

NOVEMBER 8—10, 2019
WOBURN, MA
Crime Bake is the premier conference for crime-fiction writers and readers in New England. Offering numerous opportunities to meet and network with agents, editors, and authors in a small, friendly environment, Crime Bake is a must-attend for mystery fans and writers.
Faculty: Ann Cleeves
Genres Offered: Fiction
New York Pitch Conference

New York Pitch Conference

MARCH 21—24, 2019
NEW YORK, NY
The New York Pitch Conference and writers’ workshop is held four times a year and features publishing house editors from major houses such as Penguin, Random House, St. Martins, HarperCollins, Tor and Del Rey, Kensington Books, and many more that are looking for new novels in a variety of genres, as well as narrative nonfiction.
Faculty: Ibrahim Ahmad, Laura Apperson, Janine Barlow, Corinna Barsan, Rebecca Brewer, Kat Brzozowski, Jackie Cantor, Jenny Chen, Tom Colgan
Genres Offered: Fiction, Upmarket, Crime, Chick Lit, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Nonfiction Writers Conference

Nonfiction Writers Conference

MAY 8—10, 2019
ONLINE
Since our inception in 2010, our goal has always been to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. And year after year, we have a high percentage of repeat attendees—many who weren’t initially sure they’d like the online format but ultimately discovered that they appreciated the convenience of attending from home and on their own terms, without the time and expense involved in traveling.
Faculty (previous): Judith Briles, Bailey Davis, Stacy Ennis, Katherine Miller Goldman, Tai Goodwin, Jeff Kleinman, Michael Port
Genres Offered: Nonfiction
North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference

North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference

SEPTEMBER 21—22, 2018
CRESCENT CITY, CA
This Writers’ Conference is located on the Del Norte Campus of the College of the Redwoods and is an opportunity for people here and in surrounding counties to learn from experts in writing and publishing for two intense days every September.
Faculty: Jennifer Brozek, Rob Carney, Melissa Hart, Peter Brown Hoffmeister, Carolyne Wright
Genres Offered: Jennifer Brozek, Rob Carney, Melissa Hart, Peter Brown Hoffmeister, Carolyne Wright
Contact: Dan Hernandez dan-hernandez@redwoods.edu
Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

MAY 3—4, 2019
FORT COLLINS, CO
Every fall, members have an opportunity to escape into Rocky Mountain National Park and spend three nights and nearly three days of quiet writing time
Faculty: Kerrie Flanagan, LS Hawker, Angie Hodapp, Jovan Mays, Cynthia Swanson
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenwriting