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2016 AuthorU Extravaganza

Judith Briles

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Authors and Indie Publishers have questions. The annual AuthorU Extravaganza September 15-17, 2016 in Denver, CO has the answers … 25 expert speakers including Joel Friedlander, Judith Briles, Amy Collins, Robin Cutler, Joan Stewart, Daniel Hall, Susan RoAne, Robin Cutler, Brain Jud and Dom Testa will be there. Will you?

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VSW’s Mexico Writing Retreat – annual

Kathrin Lake

VSW’s Mexico Writing Retreat
January 23 – 29th, 2017
Fly into Manzanillo, Mexico
and get ground transport to our retreat town to the north (25 min.) and stay in our retreat house or accommodation to suit your budget.

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Online Writing Workshops

Writing Academy

Self-paced online writing workshops show you how to succeed and help you get published. We’ve helped more than 30,000 aspiring writers, and many of them are now in print. Join us and you can be too!

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The Creativity Workshop in Lisbon

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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WOMEN READING ALOUD

International Writer’s Retreat
Alonnisos, Greece
June 14 – 23, 2017
Led by Julie Maloney, writer and poet and Founder/Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD

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Fall Into Writing – One-Day Workshop

Nicki Orser

Join us for a one-day writing workshop using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method.

When: Saturday, October 15 from 10am-4pm
Where: Petaluma, CA
Cost: $125, includes light snacks and drinks. Will break for lunch.
To learn more or to register, please go to NickiOrser.com.

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The Creativity Workshop in Prague

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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7th Annual Nonfiction Writers Conference

Nonfiction Authors Association

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Since 2010, the Nonfiction Writers Conference is the only event of its kind, exclusively for nonfiction writers at all experience levels, conducted entirely online! We feature 15 speakers over three days and the entire event is conducted via teleseminar–no travel required! Participate via phone or Skype.

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2017 Writers Retreat with Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner

This retreat includes writing time, workshops, and group gatherings to expand your consciousness. Meals and shared accommodations are included. We will also have a special presentation by star lore historian, storyteller and author, Mary Steward Adams. Total cost for retreat is $650.00.

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Writing/Publishing Retreat at The Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts

Join us for a week of writing workshops, publishing seminars, and manuscript evaluations at our beautiful Berkshires campus. This magical week includes a private bedroom and studio, all meals, wine-tastings, manuscript reviews options, local field trips, and an intense week of work and community.

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Arts France with Saint Francis University

In a renovated 17th-century monastery perched on a hilltop in Southwestern France, we will work alongside a photography workshop to hone your sense of sight and use of language. With looking, seeing, and “writing in the flash” as our focus, this workshop will inspire writers of any genre.

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Bob Mayer & Deb Cavanaugh

Workshop: An interactive, intimate, intensive, two-day workshop designed at developing not only your next book, but your writing process. Limited to four participants. Resident & non-resident.

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LifeLines – A Story Circle LifeWriting Retreat

Story Circle Network

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A Story Circle LifeWriting Retreat with author, writer, facilitator Jeanne Guy “Coming to Terms with Your Story: Clearing a Path to Your Writing Life” May 5-7, 2017 Fredericksburg…

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The Creativity Workshop in New York City, April

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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Mia Terra Retreats – Costa Rica Screenwriting Retreat

Mia Terra Retreats

If you’re a screenwriter who suffers from writer’s block, escape to a tropical paradise in Costa Rica where award-winning screenwriter Bill Boyle and movement coach Bibi Caspari will help you let go of stress, connect with your creative core and open the pathway to writing a great script.

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Herring Creek Retreat for Writers

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Join us on Herring Creek, in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Country. Where deer leap on the front lawn, and gulls swoop through the sky. Stirred by the soft salt breeze, trees cast quivering shadows and moonbeams dance on the waves.

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Fiction Writing: Tools of the Trade – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Everyone has a fascinating story; all that’s needed to tell it is the right skill set. Fiction Writing: Tools of the Trade will equip you with those skills and empower you to make every word count, from your first sentence to your last. Great for fiction writers of any level.

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Writing through Trauma to Truth – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Trauma fundamentally changes the way we remember and process information. In Writing through Trauma to Truth, students will work one-on-one with a compassionate instructor to reclaim their most difficult personal narratives.

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Women Writing Italy

Women Writing Italy

During our week together in Italy, we’ll have a morning writing session where we do some collective writing, set our individual intention and writing goal for the day, and check in together as a group.

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Albert Flynn DeSilver – Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Join us for this exciting program exploring your inner and outer creativity. The days will include periods of meditation, writing exercises, readings, creative visualization, Q&A, sharing and discussion.

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Odyssey Writing Workshop

Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust

Odyssey is one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Fifty-nine percent of Odyssey’s graduates go on to professional publication. Director Jeanne Cavelos is a best-selling author, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and winner of the World Fantasy Award.

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Albert Flynn DeSilver – Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

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Join us for this exciting week exploring your inner and outer creativity. The days will include periods of sitting meditation, writing exercises, readings, standing meditation, creative visualization, Q&A, sharing and discussion.

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Private One on One Writing Retreats in My Home in Bellingham, Washington

Tammy L. Coia

Want some one on one personalized attention? Tammy’s gentle approach has helped hundreds of writers get clear. Workshop your work in a relaxed environment.

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The Writer’s Guest Suite at Imago House

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Give yourself the solitude you need to do your best work with an individual retreat for writers at Imago House.

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2017 Southeastern Writers Workshop

SWA-Southeastern Writers Association

4-day/5-night workshop featuring exceptional instruction in both fiction and non-fiction writing, manuscript evaluation with one-on-one feedback, and access to an agent and a publisher. Expert faculty offers something for writers of every genre! Multiple contests with cash prizes! See you there!

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The Creativity Workshop in New York City, June

The Creativity Wokshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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Montauk Oceanfront Writing Retreat

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Join us by the sea in untrammeled Montauk, New York, where gulls twirl above the waves like ribbons unfurled from spools. Ocean views and sandy beaches will help you shed the weight of everyday routines – and recover the joy only words can give you!

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2017 Summer Writers Institute

Washington University in St. Louis

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The Washington University Summer Writers Institute is an intensive, two-week program featuring workshops in the following areas:

• Advanced Personal Narrative

• Fiction

• Micro Fiction

• Modern Humor

• Personal Narrative

• Poetry

• Playwriting

Participants will also enjoy scheduled readings, craft talks, and individual conferences with instructors.

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Travel Writing in Rioja

The Writer's Workshop

TRAVEL WRITING IN RIOJA – This six-day intensive class will introduce you to essential techniques of travel, food and wine writing.
The cost will be $2600 per person, including accommodations and most meals. For more information, contact me at nick@thewritersworkshop.net or 206-284-7121.

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Las Vegas Writer’s Conference: Full-Day Workshop with Jane Friedman

Henderson Writers' Group and The Las Vegas Writer's Conference

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Jane Friedman is a well-known and highly respected expert in the publishing industry. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com. During her intensive Sunday workshop, Jane will present a full day Master Class on Author Platform. Whether you are a seasoned author or yet to be published, this information-packed workshop will inspire and educate you on how to best share your stories and build a career in writing.

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A Memoir & Fiction Writing Workshop with Dani Shapiro

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Join Bestselling memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro and Albert Flynn DeSilver at Lumeria Maui, Hawaii for an extraordinary 5 day writing retreat.
*Learn innovative new writing prompts and exercises
*Create a deeper connection to your writing practice
*Connect with an amazing community of writers
* Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate!

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Creative River Writing Journeys for Women

Page Lambert

Page Lambert’s 19th annual river adventure, THE RIVER ODYSSEY, A Heroine’s Journey into the World of Water. 5-day trip features special guest Ellen McLaughlin, renowned playwright, Broadway actress, and expert on Greek mythology. Answer the Call to Adventure and discover the classic elements influencing your work and your life.

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Mia Terra Retreats – Kalani TV Writing Retreat

Mia Terra Retreats

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If you’re a skilled writer who wants to write a TV pilot but maybe you’re feeling lost and a little burned out, join us in Hawaii to study TV writing under the guidance of a top industry mentor and rekindle your joy for writing.

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Poetry Writing: Between the Lines – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

All it takes to be a poet is to write poetry, and anyone can do it. What distinguishes prose from poetry is the poetic line. In Poetry Writing: Between the Lines, learn and apply line break techniques to your own writing, one line at a time. Great for beginners!

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Women’s Writing Retreat in Palm Springs, California/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats

Tammy L. Coia/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats for Women

All inclusive which means, just bring your suitcase and your computer or notebook and sit back and relax! 3 meals a day plus snacks. Your own private room and we will be staying in a private, gorgeous 5 bedroom home with pool.

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Novel in Progress (6-week Workshop)

Decatur Writers Studio

Whether you’re just getting started or already deep into it, I can hep you make progress on your novel.

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WRITING ABOUT ART IN BARCELONA

SHARON DOLIN

Writing About Art in Barcelona is a 10-day poetry workshop led by the award-winning American poet & translator Sharon Dolin.

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The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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Women’s Writing Retreat in Maui

TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats

Come join Tammy on the beautiful island of Maui! This exclusive private retreat is located on the north shore in the community called Haiku. We will be staying in a beautiful private home where we will be writing each day.

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Writing for Children – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

The components for quality writing geared toward young people are voice, story, and structure. Explore and develop these components in Writing for Children and recapture the magic of being a child.

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All Write Now! Writers' Conference

All Write Now! Annual Writers’ Conference

All Write Now!

The 4th annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference invites all writers to join in a day of workshops, pitches, writing contests, critique sessions, Slush Pile readings, and Sunday Master Classes.

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Seaside Writers Conference

Seth Tucker / Matt Bondurant

The SWC is in its fourth year, and has brought authors like Andre Dubus III, Rebecca Makkai, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Rachel Weaver, Brandon Courtney, and others, to the beach for lectures, workshops, and interaction with top-rated writers.

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The Creativity Workshop in New York City, August

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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The Creativity Workshop in Florence

The Creativity Wokshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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The New Worlds, New Voices SFF Workshops

Algonkian Writer Conferences

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The 2017 New Worlds New Voices Novel Workshop taking place in Morro Bay, California this coming November is staffed and designed to enable new SFF writers to mature into commercial authors. A professional faculty and a range of advanced craft technique, along with pre-event forums and agent/editor pitch sessions, create a workshop event for SF and fantasy writers that is second to none.

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Write to Sell Your Book – Guided Novel Writing Retreat Led by Diane O’Connell

Diane O'Connell

This guided novel writing retreat is an intensive creative process limited to six participants committed to improving their craft and completing their novels. Led by a former Random House editor and award-winning author, Diane O’Connell

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New York Writers Workshop – Fiction Pitch Conference

New York Writers Workshop

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New York Writers Workshop hosts three-day pitch conferences in New York City for writers of fiction. The conferences are offered twice a year, in the spring and fall, with sections for those writing for adults as well as for children and young adults.

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Open call for writers in Jiwar, artist residency in Barcelona city

Jiwar Creation and Society

Jiwar is an organic project and space, hosting different disciplines during all year and doing possible impossible exchanges and connexions. Writers are welcome with a very special spaces to work. A monthly open studio disseminated the residents work from different disciplines and origines.

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The Writer’s Eye – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

The Writer’s Eye offers beginning to intermediate writers the opportunity to gain greater depth, greater command of language, and greater understanding of how memorable writing achieves its impact, whether you’re writing poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

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The Creativity Workshop in Dublin

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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The 2018 Las Vegas Writer’s Conference

The Henderson Writers' Group

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The Henderson Writers’ Group presents the 2018 Las Vegas Writer’s Conference. Throughout the weekend, you will be able to meet and socialize with our faculty, pitch to agents and publishers, and learn from experts in fields connected to writing and publishing.

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Women’s Writing Retreat in Corfu, Greece/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats

Tammy L. Coia/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats for Women

Wishing to write with women just like you?

Tammy Coia is bringing a group of women back to Corfu, Greece for one of the most spectacular retreats you could imagine.

Special Offer on this week! Take 20% off if you book your retreat by December 1st!

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Women’s Writing Retreats in Corfu, Greece/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats

Tammy L. Coia/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats for Women

Wishing for somewhere warm? Where you will write with women just like you?

Tammy Coia is bringing a group of women back to Corfu, Greece for one of the most spectacular retreats you could imagine.

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WRITING AND YOGA

WOMEN READING ALOUD

Breathe and relax. Nestled into the bottom of the Pyrenees, surrounded by simplicity and serenity, writers engage in morning writing workshops and yoga/meditation, horse-coaching, and wellness/spa activities. Excursions to Carcassonne, Miropoix, Wine-tasting, and the annual arts festival.

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TLC Women’s Writing Retreat/REC Retreats

Tammy L. Coia

Tender Loving Care is what you’ll receive during this retreat, as you learn to write everything from memoirs and non-fiction to short stories and creative fiction. Tammy L. Coia brings her extensive experience to Lummi Island.

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Private Writing Retreats on Lummi Island, Washington/Tammy L. Coia TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats

Tammy L. Coia

Come visit Lummi Island. I rent an adorable, cozy 2 BR cottage on one of the sweetest islands in the Pacific Northwest. Lummi Island is quiet, beautiful, peaceful and serene.

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Writing the Wave – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Writing the Wave is an organic approach that works for any form of creative writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry or screenplays) and any level. This course uses easy to follow, step-by-step writing exercises to break down the creative process into basic parts. Great for beginners!

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Writing to Reclaim Your Sacred Self – online writing course

Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

Words are gifts, and language allows us to transmit our inner world outside ourselves, to reach through the gap of isolation to touch others. In Writing to Reclaim Your Sacred Self, you will write to connect. Great for writers of any genre and level of experience.

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Idaho Writers Conference

Idaho Writers Guild

Two-day writing conference in downtown Boise, Idaho, including award-winning authors, agents, editors, pitch sessions, manuscript evaluations, workshops, writing contests, and more.

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When Words Collide

A Festival for Readers and Writers

A three-day festival for readers and writers of all types of fiction and non-fiction including speculative fiction, mystery, romance, and YA. 12 tracks of programming includes panel discussions, presentations, workshops.

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Mia Terra Retreats – Ireland Screenwriting Retreat

Mia Terra Retreats

Are you a screenwriter in need of inspiration?
Join Bill Boyle, award-winning screenwriter and master of visual storytelling, on a writing adventure that will resonate in your heart forever.

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The Creativity Workshop in New York City, February

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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Lost Lake Writers Retreat

Springfed Arts

Lost Lake Writers Retreat
October 5-8, 2017
Featuring poets Jack Ridl, Wyn Cooper, authors Craig Holden, Anne-Marie Oomen, Maureen Dunphy, author-songwriter Whit Hill.
Directed by John D. Lamb
Sponsored by Springfed Arts and Inspiration Alcona.

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Mia Terra Retreats – Visual Mindscape Screenwriting Workshop

Mia Terra Retreats

If you want to write screenplays, there’s no better teacher than Bill Boyle, award-winning screenwriter and master of visual storytelling.
He’ll teach you how to engage the attention and imagination of your readers.

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The Writer’s Hotel – NYC Writers Conference 2016

The Writer’s Hotel

TWH NYC is a hybrid writing conference “Mini MFA.” We work with you on your writing pre-conference. On site in NYC: Workshops/agents/lectures/literary events & you get to read your own writing at an NYC venue! Free to apply. Jun 1-7, 2016 www.writershotel.com

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Writing By Degrees Conference

Binghamton University English Department

Writing By Degrees is a unique experience organized by Binghamton University graduate students, and designed to create a nationwide community of creative writing graduate students. The conference is a celebration of writing, literature, pedagogy, and community building.

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Central Coast Writers Conference

Central Coast Writer’s Conference

Teri Bayus

Cited as one of the best writers conferences in the US, this destination conference offers the best in workshops, networking and inspiring authors.

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Publishing at Sea Cruise

Judith Briles

It’s the Fourth Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise –
Get ready to change your publishing and authoring life.

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805 Writers’ Conference

Pacific Institute for Professional Writing

Two-day intensive conference for writers – Saturday, The Business of Writing, Sunday, The Craft of Writing, plus half-day workshop

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2017 Missouri Writers Guild Conference

Missouri Writers Guild

As the Missouri Writers Guild Vice-President and Conference Chair, it’s my privilege to invite you to the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri, from May 5-7. We’ll have master classes, breakout sessions, first-page reads, pitches taken by agents and publishers, one-on-one coaching sessions, networking, and more!

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New York Writers Workshop – Non-Fiction Pitch Conference

New York Writers Workshop

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New York Writers Workshop hosts three-day pitch conferences in New York City for writers of non-fiction. The conferences are offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.

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Story Circle Network – Online Classes for Women

Story Circle Network

The Story Circle Network has been offering classes, workshops, conferences, writing and reading circles, and online programs—all designed for women—since 1997. Programs for Women Our central program focus…

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The Creativity Workshop in Iceland

The Creativity Workshop

Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness

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