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: 10/19/2019
Format: 10/19/2019
The Emotional Craft of Fiction

The Emotional Craft of Fiction

MARCH 1—3, 2019
LAS VEGAS, NV
In this workshop based on psychological research and extensive study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, participants will discover how to go beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers—one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable.
Faculty: Donald Maas
Genres Offered: Fiction
Contact: Lorin Oberweger lorin@free-expressions.com
The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

JULY 8—14, 2018
FRANCONIA, NH
Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Poetry Conference offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and dynamic environment.
Faculty:
Genres Offered: Poetry
The Muse & the Marketplace

The Muse & the Marketplace

APRIL 5—7, 2019
BOSTON, MA
All writers need insightful readers, inspiration, support, and honest feedback. That’s what GrubStreet provides, in a supportive and thriving community. Beyond the Muse and the Marketplace conference, we offer over five hundred classes and events a year for writers of all genres and ambitions—from first-time poets or fledgling memoirists to MFA graduates and published novelists.
Faculty: Alysia Abbott, Heather Abel, Steve Almond, Miriam Alshuler, Jabari Asim, Rachel Barenbaum, Lynne Barrett, Katie Bayerl, Laura van den Berg, Ben Berman, Susan Bernhard, Jenna Blum, Rob Cohen, Min Jin Lee, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Ron MacLean, Caitlin McGill, Celeste Ng, Daniel José Older, Virginia Pye, Maurice Ruffin, Willona Sloan, Dariel Suarez, Luis Alberto Urrea, Val Wang, Spencer Wise
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
The Writer’s Hotel

The Writer’s Hotel

JUNE 5—11, 2019
NEW YORK, NY
The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. The Writer’s Hotel editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long conference in June. Workshops, lectures, and agent pitch sessions take place at three hotels in Midtown, NYC.
Faculty: Tina Chang, Meghan Daum, Elyssa East, Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, Juan Felipe Herrera, Richard Hoffman, Kevin Larimer, Shanna McNair, Rick Moody, Alexandra Oliver, Lewis Robinson, Carey Salerno, Steven Salpeter, Rob Spillman, Scott Wolven
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Tin House Winter Workshops

Tin House Winter Workshops

JANUARY 11—14, 2019, JANUARY 25—28, 2019, FEBRUARY 8—11, 2019, MARCH 1—4, 2019
PORTLAND, OR
These weekend workshops combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. The program consists of morning workshops with no more than six writers per class, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and/or generative exercises. Evenings are reserved for conversations by the fire and coastal revelry.
Faculty: Hanif Abdurraqib, Samiya Bashir, Erica Dawson, Vanessa Hua, Samantha Hunt, Mat Johnson, Paul Lisicky, Elizabeth McCracken, Solmaz Sharif, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Jeannie Vanasco, Elissa Washuta
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Contact: Sabrina Wise sabrina@tinhouse.com
Tinker Mountain Writers - Hollins University

Tinker Mountain Writers

JUNE 9—14, 2019
ROANOKE, VA
Since 2005, Tinker Mountain Writers has been nurturing and empowering a wide range of writers through workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We gather some of the best teachers of writing, who work alongside you to hone your craft and take your work to the next level.
Faculty: Khris Baxter, Pinckney Benedict, Lisa Pertillar Brevard, Michele Claudio, Rachel Ekstrom Courage, Barbara Jones, Fred Leebron, Rebecca Lindenberg, Jim McKean, Thorpe Moeckel, Dan Mueller, Maxine Swann
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Memoir