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: 09/16/2019
Format: 09/16/2019
Oaxaca Poetry Conference

Oaxaca Poetry Conference

JANUARY 7—12, 2018
MŽRIDA, MEXICO
Our intimate and intensive poetry workshops focus on expanding ideas for new work. US and Mexican poets meet, discover each other’s writing and, we hope: collaborate! Our faculty, guests, and featured readers include poets from a variety of contemporary poetry movements.
Faculty: Daniela Camacho, Xanath Caraza, CA Conrad, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Hoa Nguyen, David Shook, Dale M. Smith
Genres Offered: Poetry
Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc.

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc.

MAY 3—4, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Founded in 1968, the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI) is a nonprofit federation of writers’ groups dedicated to promoting higher standards for the written word. We believe that the literary profession has come of age and merits a fair share of the critical acclaim so generously lavished on other worthwhile arts. OWFI shall seek to coordinate and encourage professional writing within and without its organization and promote the recognition of outstanding contributions to the written language.
Faculty: Angela Christina Archer, John T. Biggs, Amy Brewer, Sabrina A. Fish, Meg Gardiner, Rene Gutteridge, C.M. Healy, Tamara Hart Heiner, Shannon Iwanski, Paul S. Levine, Jennifer McMurrain, Robin Patchen, Eric Reitan, Ally Robertson, Melissa Ann Singer, Grace Wagner, Cecelia Wilson
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines, and Independent Publishers

Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines, and Independent Publishers

OCTOBER 11—13, 2018
TAMPA, FL
Our goal is to bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers’ colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We’ll be talking about the how-to of the literary arts: how to write it, make it, sell it, fund it, and nurture it.
Faculty: Michelle Boisseau, Ron Cooper, Erica Dawson, Philip Deaver, Lola Haskins, Suzanne Heagy, Bob Kunzinger, Gerry LaFemina, Terri Witek
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's Literature
Contact: James M. Wilson, President: jim@floridarts.org
Ottowa International Writers Festival

Ottowa International Writers Festival

MAY 2—7, 2019, OCTOBER 24—29, 2019
OTTOWA, CANADA
The imagination is our most valuable renewable resource. So twice a year we convene an international celebration of ideas to recharge our imaginations. From politics to poetry, science to music, history to thrillers, we celebrate the full diversity of the word and the gifted writers who guide us in our exploration of the world.
Faculty (previous): Amitav Ghosh, Justin Trudeau, Matthew Zapruder
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Ozark Creative Writers Conference

Ozark Creative Writers Conference

OCTOBER 10—12, 2019
EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
Workshops by published authors, editors, and agents; Publishers Row, independent publishers available to hear about your next project; writing contests available to all participants; something for everyone from the widely published professional to the aspiring writer!
Faculty: Amy Brewer, Jon Chandler, Sharon Kizziah-Holmes, Marcia Preston, Jodi Thomas
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