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: 04/05/2020
Format: 04/05/2020
The Work Conference

The Work Conference

MARCH 27—29, 2020
DEDHAM, MA
A writers’ conference focused on giving thirty fresh voices in adult or YA literature unprecedented access to the agents, editors, and industry experts who can help make dreams come true. The Work is all about details. From attendees to agents to lunch menus, the weekend’s finer points have been carefully considered and hand-selected. A weekend of intensive attention to your novel, innovative programming, inspired revision, strong coffee, and big fun.
Faculty: Rebecca Brewer, Sylvan Creekmore, Kerry D’Agostino, Rebecca Heyman, Amara Hoshijo, Loan Le, Rhea Lyons
Genres Offered: Fiction
Writer’s Digest Conference

Writer’s Digest Conference

AUGUST 13—16, 2020
NEW YORK, NY
The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference offers everything you need to advance creatively and professionally as a writer—no matter what stage of your career you are at. And it’s all brought to you by Writer’s Digest, the experts at nurturing and developing new writers for more than ninety years.
Faculty (previous): N. K. Jemisin
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
The Writer’s Hotel

The Writer’s Hotel

JUNE 3—9, 2020
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: Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, James Patrick Kelly, Kevin Larimer, Shanna McNair, Rick Moody, Francine Prose, Steven Salpeter, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Michael Thomas, Scott Wolven
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Writing by Writers: Colorado

Writing by Writers: Colorado

MARCH 13—15, 2020
BOULDER, CO
WxW hosts multiday writing workshops for people interested in writing fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. The workshops are taught by nationally known published authors who are adept at teaching the craft of writing to all levels of student.
Faculty: Dorothy Allison, Jericho Brown, Pam Houston
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction