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: 11/19/2019
Format: 11/19/2019
Pacific University Residency Writers Conference

Pacific University Residency Writers Conference

JANUARY 10—20, 2019, JUNE 13—23, 2019
SEASIDE AND FOREST GROVE, OR
Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference, together with MFA students, faculty, and guest speakers. Join us for ten full days of craft talks, workshops, panels, classes, readings, and more featuring some of the best minds of the literary world. This residency is a rare opportunity to engage in sustained and meaningful conversation with others who share your passion for the art of writing.
Faculty: Chris Abani, Sandra Alcosser, Ellen Bass, Marvin Bell, Judy Blunt, Claire Davis, Kwame Dawes, Claire Dederer, Jack Driscoll, Katherine Dunn, Vievee Francis, Pete Fromm, Pete Fromm, Frank X. Gaspar, Molly Gloss, Debra Gwartney, Laura Hendrie, Tyehimba Jess, Cate Kennedy, Scott Korb, Stephen Kuusisto, Valerie Laken, Dorianne Laux, David Long, David Long, Mike Magnuson, Shara McCallum, John McNally, Joseph Millar, Mahtem Shiferraw, Mary Helen Stefaniak, Willy Vlautin, Kellie Wells
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

JANUARY 20—25, 2020
DELRAY BEACH, FL
Our goal is to provide nationally recognized learning opportunities for writers of poetry and a world-class, life-enriching series of cultural events for our audiences. As a Florida nonprofit corporation, part of our mission is to organize educational outreach programs that bring the pleasures of poetry to our community.
Faculty: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Joy Harjo, Major Jackson, Jessica Jacobs, Ilya Kaminsky, David Kirby, Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, Maggie Smith
Genres Offered: Poetry
Contact: Susan R. Williamson news@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org
Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

MAY 3—5, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Pikes Peak Writers are people who write. Join us to improve your craft, learn about the business of writing, connect with other writers, share successes and failures, and grow as a writer.
Faculty: Anne Bishop, John Gilstrap, Rachel Howzell Hall, Susan Wiggs
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction
Poetry and Prose Getaway

Poetry and Prose Getaway

JANUARY 17—20, 2020
GALLOWAY, NJ
Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers’ conference that just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Join us at the historic Seaview Hotel near Atlantic City. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir and more.
Faculty (previous): Renee Ashley, Michelle Cameron, Roberta Clipper, Barbara Daniels, Emari DiGiorgio, Catherine Doty, Karen Zaborowski Duffy, Stephen Dunn, Nancy Falkow, Luray Gross, Lois Marie Harrod, Kenneth Hart, Anndee Hochman, Barbara Hurd, Judith Lindbergh, Laura McCullough, Joyce McDonald, Amanda Morris, Peter E. Murphy, Carol Plum-Ucci, James Richardson, Christine E. Salvatore, Mimi Schwartz, J. C. Todd, BJ Ward, Gretna Wilkinson, Paul-Victor Winters
Genres Offered: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's Literature
Poets on the Coast

Poets on the Coast

SEPTEMBER 6—8, 2019
LA CONNER, WA
This retreat has been designed for women writers of all levels, from beginning poets to well published ones. Sessions on creativity, generating work, publication, a master class workshop, and one-on-one mentoring are included, as well as morning yoga. 
 
Faculty: Kelli Russell Agodon, Susan Rich, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
Genres Offered: Poetry
Contact: Susan Rich and Kelli Russell Agodon poetsonthecoast@gmail.com
The Power of Narrative Conference

The Power of Narrative Conference

MARCH 20—22, 2020
BOSTON, MA
The Power of Narrative Conference has convened in several places under several names since its founding at Boston University in 1998. Our mission remains constant as storytelling journalism goes digital: helping narrative journalists to strengthen their craft skills, puzzle out the complex ethics of intimate journalism, and impart the down-to-earth humanity that is the genre’s strength.
Faculty: Cynthia Anderson, Ellen Barry, Martha Bebinger, Erin Lee Carr, Debbie Cenziper, Jen Christiansen, Sopan Deb, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, David A. Fahrenthold, Nneka Nwosu Faison, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Holley, Angel Jennings, Dick Lehr, Fernanda Santos, Beth Schwartzapfel, Lisa Taddeo
Genres Offered: Journalism, Nonfiction
Contact: Sarah Kess srkess@bu.edu