List of 200+ Writer's Conferences image

There are hundreds of writer’s conferences, workshops, and events in North America every year.

All these events can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to find the right event for you.

That’s why our team put together this detailed list of the 200+ best writer’s conferences in North America every year.

This list is updated for 2019, but all of these events are annual, so you can also plan to attend in 2020 or 2021 if you’re planning out your schedule that far in advance.

1. 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

Website: www.21CNFC.com

Location: New Rochelle, New York

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 201-634-1870

2. A Rally of Writers Conference

Website: http://www.arallyofwriters.com/

Location: Lansing, MI

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 517-372-3385

3. Agents and Editors Conference/ Writers League of Texas

Website: http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference

Location: Austin, TX

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 512-499-8914

4. Alabama Writers’ Conclave

Website: www.alabamawritersconclave.org

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Email: www.alabamawritersconclave.org/contact

Phone: 256-535-9272

5. Alaska Writers Conference

Website: http://www.alaskawritersguild.com/

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 907-243-5523

6. Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews – New York Pitch Conference Reviews

Website: http://www.algonkianconferences.com

Location: Multiple

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 800-250-8290

7. American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference

Website: http://www.amwa.org/page/Conference

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 240-238-0940

8. American Translators Association Annual Conference

Website: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/

Location: [email protected]

Phone: 703-683-6100

9. Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific

Website: http://www.writersconferenceatpacific.com/

Location: Stockton, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 530-902-0026

10. ANWA Witers Conference

Website: http://anwa-lds.org/conf

Location: Mesa, Arizona

Email: www.anwa-lds.org/contact-anwa

Phone: 602-697-5022

11. Arizona State University Writers Conference

Website: https://piper.asu.edu/conference

Location: Tempe, Arizona

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 480-965-6018

12. Arkansas Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

Website: https://arkansas.scbwi.org/events/arkansas-scbwi-conference-2017/

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Email: [email protected]

13. ASJA Writers Conference

Website: www.asjaconferences.org

Location: Multiple

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Phone: 212-297-2123

14. Atlanta Writers Conference

Website: https://atlantawritersconference.com/about/

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 404-632-3525

15. Austin SCBWI 2017 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference

Website: https://austin.scbwi.org/events/austin-2017-writers-illustrators-working-conference/

Location: Austin, Texas

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 323-782-1010

16. AWP Conference and Bookfair

Website: http://writers.uclaextension.edu/events/

Location: Multiple

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-825-9415

17. Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference

Website: http://www.baytoocean.com/

Location: Wye Mills, Maryland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 410-482-6337

18. Bayou Writers’ Group Conference

Website: http://bayouwritersgroup.com/a-bridge-to-publication-2017/

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 337-396-7452

19. Bear River Writers’ Conference

Website: https://lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/conference-information.html

Location: Boyne City, Michigan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 734-763-2342

20. BinderCon

Website: http://bindercon.com/

Location: LA

Email: www.bindercon.com/contact/

21. Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

Website: http://blueflowerarts.com/wwc/

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 386-427-6975

22. Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.blueridgewritersconference.com/

Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 706-632-2144

23. BookCon

Website: http://www.thebookcon.com/

Location: Midtown Manhattan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 203-840-5632

24. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences

Location: Ripton, Vermont

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 802-443-5217

25. Broadleaf Writers Conference

Website: http://broadleafwriters.com/

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 770-313-8110

26. California Crime Writers Conference 2019

Website: http://www.ccwconference.org/

Location: Culver City, California

Email: [email protected]

27. California Dreamin’ Conference for Writers

Website: https://caldreaminwriters.com/

Location: Brea, California

Email: [email protected]

28. Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

Website: http://capecodwriterscenter.org/conference-2/

Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 508-420-0200

29. Cat Writers Association Writers Conference

Website: http://catwriters.com/wp_meow/events/

Location: Houston, Texas

Email: http://blogpaws.com/contact-us/

Phone: 949-454-1368

30. Catholic Writers Conference

Website: https://catholicwritersguild.org/

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois

Email: www.catholicwritersguild.org/contact

31. Centrum’s Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

Website: http://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-writers-conference/

Location: Port Townsend, Washington

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 360-385-3102

32. Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018

Website: https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 970-218-9628

33. Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

Website: https://chattwritersweb.org/

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 706-326-1617

34. Chesapeake WritersÕ Conference

Website: http://www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

Location: St. Mary’s City, MD

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 240-895-4341

35. Chicago Writers Conference

Website: http://www.chicagowritersconference.org/

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Email: www.chicagowritersconference.org/contact

Phone: 360-383-3000

36. Writers Conference

Website: http://whatcom.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/chuckanut-writers-conference

Location: Bellingham, Washington

Email: [email protected]

37. Clarksville Writers Conference

Website: http://www.artsandheritage.us/writers/descript.htm

Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 931-551-8870

38. Colgate WritersÕ Conference

Website: http://www.colgate.edu/community/conference-services-and-summer-programs/adult-programs/colgate-writers-conference

Location: Hamilton, NY

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 315-228-7771 or 315-228-7760

39. Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Website: http://www.colrainpoetry.com/

Location: Truchas, New Mexico

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 978-897-0054

40. Columbus State Community College Writers Conference

Website: http://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/english/writers-conference/index.shtml

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 614-287-5353

41. Communication Central Conference

Website: http://www.communication-central.com/

Location: Rochester, New York

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 585-248-0318

42. Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.creativenonfiction.org/form/2017-creative-nonfiction-writers-conference

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 412-404-2975

43. Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference

Website: http://www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/index.html

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 805-546-3132

44. Deadly Ink Mystery Conference

Website: http://www.deadly-ink.org/

Location: Rockaway, New Jersey

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 973-945-1475

45. Detroit Working Writers Fall Conference

Website: http://www.detworkingwriters.org/conference/

Location: Clinton Township, Michigan

Email: www.detworkingwriters.org/contact

46. DFW Writers Conference

Website: https://dfwcon.org/

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Email: https://dfwcon.org/contactus

47. Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

Website: http://wcwriters.com/da/

Location: Van Nuys, CA

Email: [email protected]

48. East of Eden Writers Conference

Website: http://southbaywriters.com/

Location: [email protected]

49. Eckerd College WritersÕ Conference

Website: http://www.writersinparadise.com/

Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 727-386-2264

50. Emerald City Writers’ Conference

Website: http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 206-227-7945

51. Flathead River Writers Conference

Website: http://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/

Location: Kalispell

52.Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference

Website: http://www.floridarts.org/

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 904-819-6339

53. Florida Writers Conference

Website: https://floridawriters.net/conferences/

Location: Orlando, Florida

Email: www.floridawriters.net/contact

Phone: 727-847-2023

54. Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conference

Website: http://www.nmu.edu/freshvoices/

Location: Marquette, MI

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 906-227-1000

55. GCLS Literary Conference

Website: http://www.goldencrown.org/?page=AnnualCon

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Email: www.goldencrown.org/general/?type=CONTACT

Phone: 877-757-7743

56. Get Published Conference

Website: http://getpublishedconference.com/

Location: Bozeman, Montana

Email: www.getpublishedconference.com/contact-me

57. Gold Rush Writer’s Conference

Website: http://www.goldrushwriters.com/

Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA

Email: antoinettemay.com

Phone: 209-286-1320

58. Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

Website: https://greaterlehighvalleywritersgroup.wildapricot.org/

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 610-417-7749

59. Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

Website: http://www.wcwriters.com/da/index.html

Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-621-3530

60. Green Mountain Writers Conference

Website: http://www.vermontwriters.com/
http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/

Location: Chittenden, Vermont

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

61. HACWN Fall Conference

Website: http://www.hacwn.org/christian-writers-conference/

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Email: www.hacwn.org/contact

62. Haiku North America Conference

Website: http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Email: www.haikunorthamerica.com/contact

Phone: 206-240-0871

63. Hampton Roads Writers Conference

Website: http://hamptonroadswriters.org/2017conference.php

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 757-639-6146

64. Highland Summer Conference

Website: http://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/appalachian-studies/upcoming-events/highland-conference.html

Location: Radford, Virginia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 540-831-5366

65. HippoCamp

Website: http://hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com/

Location: Lancaster, PA

Email: www.hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com

66. Historical Novel Society – North American Conference

Website: http://hns-conference.org/

Location: Portland, Oregon

Email: www.hns-conference.org/contact-2-2/contact-us

Phone: 626-872-5529

67. Historical Writers of America Conference

Website: href=”http://historicalwritersofamerica.org/”>http://historicalwritersofamerica.org/

Email: www.historicalwritersofamerica.org

Phone: 401-847-6832

68. Indiana University Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.iuwc.indiana.edu/

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Email: www.iuwc.indiana.edu/contact

Phone: 812-855-1877

69. IWWG Annual Summer Conference

Website: http://www.iwwg.org/events/

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 917-720-6959

70. Jackson Hole Writers Conference

Website: http://jacksonholewritersconference.com/

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 307-413-3332

71. James River Writers Annual Writers Conference

Website: https://jamesriverwriters.org/

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 804-433-3790

72. Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Website: http://sites.kpc.alaska.edu/writersconf/

Location: Homer, Alaska

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 907-235-7743

73. Kentucky Christian Writers Conference

Website: http://www.kychristianwriters.com/

Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Email: www.kychristianwriters.com/aboutus/contact-us

Phone: 812-989-7888

74. Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Website: http://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/

Location: Lexington, KY

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 859-257-2874

75. Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

Website: https://killernashville.com/conference/

Location: Franklin, Tennessee

Email: www.killernashville.com/machform

Phone: 615-599-4032

76. La Jolla Writers Conference

Website: http://lajollawritersconference.com/

Location: La Jolla, California

Email: www.lajollawritersconference.com/contact-la-jolla-writers-conference

Phone: 858-467-1978

77. Lakefly Writers Conference

Website: https://www.lakeflywriters.org/

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Email: www.lakeflywriters.org/contact

Phone: 920-236-5203

78. Las Vegas Writer’s Conference

Website: http://hendersonwritersgroup.com/las-vegas-writers-conference/

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Phone: 702-953-5675

79. LDS Storymakers Writers Conference

Website: http://ldstorymakersconference.com/

Location: Provo, Utah

Email: [email protected]

80. Letters & Lines Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

Website: https://rmc.scbwi.org/events/2017-letters-lines/

Location: Colorado, Wyoming

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 323-782-1010

81. Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

Website: http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/

Location: Woodbridge, New Jersey

Email: www.www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference-questions

Phone: 212-885-9278

82. LWC}NYC Writers Conference

Website: http://www.clmp.org/literary-writers-conference/

Location: New York

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 646-267-3417

83. Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.maranathachristianwriters.com/

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 734-358-6385

84. Maryland Writers Conference

Website: https://marylandwritersconference.wordpress.com/

Location: Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 410-698-2404

85. Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Website: http://www.themayborn.com/conference-and-competitions

Location: Grapevine, TX

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 940-565-2205

86. Men of Mystery Writers Conference

Website: http://www.menofmystery.org/

Location: Irvine, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-346-8852

87. Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Website: http://mcwc.org/

Location: Fort Bragg, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 707-485-4031

88. Mid-South Christian Writers Conference

Website: https://www.midsouthchristianwriters.com/

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 731-610-1981

89. Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Website: http://www.northwoodswriters.org/

Location: Bemidji, Minnesota

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 218-755-2068

90. Mississippi Writers Guild Conference

Website: http://www.mississippiwritersguild.com/conferences.html

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Email: www.mississippiwritersguild.com/contact

Phone: 601-880-1089

91. Missouri Writers’ Guild Annual Conference

Website: http://missouriwritersguild.org/2017-conference/

92. Moravian College Writers’ Conference

Website: http://home.moravian.edu/public/writersconference/

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 610-861-1392

93. Mosaic Literary Conference

Website: https://mosaiclitcon.com/

Location: Bronx, NY

Email: [email protected]

94. Mountain Valley Writers Conference

Website: http://www.mountainvalleywriters.com/conference/

Location: Guntersville, Alabama

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 205-420-2206

95. Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

Website: http://www.napawritersconference.org/

Location: St. Helena, California

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 707-967-2900 ext 4

96. National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference

Website: http://poetrytherapy.org/index.php/national-association-for-poetry-therapy-annual-conference/

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 914-572-3167

97. National Black Writers Conference

Website: http://centerforblackliterature.org/category/nbwc/

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 718-804-8883

98. National Federation of Press Women Communications Conference

Website: http://www.nfpw.org/conference.php

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 804-746-1033

99. National Undergraduate Literature Conference

Website: https://continue.weber.edu/nulc/

Location: Ogden, Utah

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 801-626-6000

100. National Writers’ Union Annual Conference

Website: www.nwu.org

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 212-254-0279

EventWebsiteLocationEmailPhone
21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conferencewww.21CNFC.comNew Rochelle, New York[email protected]201-634-1870
A Rally of Writers Conferencehttp://www.arallyofwriters.com/Lansing, MI[email protected]517-372-3385
Agents and Editors Conference/ Writers League of Texashttp://www.writersleague.org/38/ConferenceAustin, TX[email protected]512-499-8914
Alabama Writers' Conclavewww.alabamawritersconclave.orgAuburn, Alabamahttps://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/contact/256-535-9272
Alaska Writers Conferencehttp://www.alaskawritersguild.com/Anchorage, Alaska[email protected]907-243-5523
Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviewshttp://www.algonkianconferences.comMultiple[email protected]800-250-8290
American Medical Writers Association Annual Conferencehttp://www.amwa.org/page/ConferenceSan Antonio, Texas[email protected]240-238-0940
American Translators Association Annual Conferencehttp://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/[email protected]703-683-6100
Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacifichttp://www.writersconferenceatpacific.com/Stockton, California[email protected]530-902-0026
ANWA Witers Conferencehttp://anwa-lds.org/confMesa, Arizonahttp://www.anwa-lds.org/contact-anwa602-697-5022
Arizona State University Writers Conferencehttps://piper.asu.edu/conferenceTempe, Arizona[email protected]480-965-6018
Arkansas Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustratorshttps://arkansas.scbwi.org/events/arkansas-scbwi-conference-2017/Fort Smith, Arkansas[email protected]
ASJA Writers Conferencewww.asjaconferences.orgMultiple[email protected], [email protected]212-297-2123
Atlanta Writers Conferencehttps://atlantawritersconference.com/about/Atlanta, Georgia[email protected]404-632-3525
Austin SCBWI 2017 Writers & Illustrators Working Conferencehttps://austin.scbwi.org/events/austin-2017-writers-illustrators-working-conference/Austin, Texas[email protected]323-782-1010
AWP Conference and Bookfairhttp://writers.uclaextension.edu/events/Multiple[email protected]310-825-9415
Bay to Ocean Writer's Conferencehttp://www.baytoocean.com/Wye Mills, Maryland[email protected]410-482-6337
Bayou Writers' Group Conferencehttp://bayouwritersgroup.com/a-bridge-to-publication-2017/Lake Charles, Louisiana[email protected]337-396-7452
Bear River Writers' Conferencehttps://lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/conference-information.htmlBoyne City, Michigan[email protected]734-763-2342
BinderConhttp://bindercon.com/LAhttp://bindercon.com/contact/
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conferencehttp://blueflowerarts.com/wwc/New Smyrna Beach, FL[email protected]386-427-6975
Blue Ridge Writers' Conferencehttp://www.blueridgewritersconference.com/Blue Ridge, Georgia[email protected]706-632-2144
BookConhttp://www.thebookcon.com/Midtown Manhattan[email protected]203-840-5632
Bread Loaf Writers' Conferencehttp://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferencesRipton, Vermont[email protected]802-443-5217
Broadleaf Writers Conferencehttp://broadleafwriters.com/[email protected]770-313-8110
California Crime Writers Conference 2019http://www.ccwconference.org/Culver City, California[email protected]
California Dreamin' Conference for Writershttps://caldreaminwriters.com/Brea, California[email protected]
Cape Cod Writers Center Conferencehttp://capecodwriterscenter.org/conference-2/Hyannis, Massachusetts[email protected]508-420-0200
Cat Writers Association Writers Conferencehttp://catwriters.com/wp_meow/events/Houston, Texashttp://blogpaws.com/contact-us/949-454-1368
Catholic Writers Conferencehttps://catholicwritersguild.org/Schaumburg, Illinoishttps://catholicwritersguild.org/contact
Centrum's Port Townsend Writers' Conferencehttp://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-writers-conference/Port Townsend, Washington[email protected]360-385-3102
Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/Vancouver, Canada[email protected]970-218-9628
Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conferencehttps://chattwritersweb.org/Columbus, Georgia[email protected]706-326-1617
Chesapeake WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/St. Mary's City, MD[email protected]240-895-4341
Chicago Writers Conferencehttp://www.chicagowritersconference.org/Chicago, Illinoishttp://www.chicagowritersconference.org/contact/
Chuckanut Writers Conferencehttp://whatcom.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/chuckanut-writers-conferenceBellingham, Washington[email protected]360-383-3000
Clarksville Writers Conferencehttp://www.artsandheritage.us/writers/descript.htmClarksville, Tennessee[email protected]931-551-8870
Colgate WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.colgate.edu/community/conference-services-and-summer-programs/adult-programs/colgate-writers-conferenceHamilton, NY[email protected]315-228-7771 or 315-228-7760
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conferencehttp://www.colrainpoetry.com/Truchas, New Mexico [email protected]978-897-0054
Columbus State Community College Writers Conferencehttp://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/english/writers-conference/index.shtmlColumbus, Ohio[email protected]614-287-5353
Communication Central Conferencehttp://www.communication-central.com/Rochester, New York[email protected]585-248-0318
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conferencehttp://www.creativenonfiction.org/form/2017-creative-nonfiction-writers-conferencePittsburgh, PA[email protected]412-404-2975
Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conferencehttp://www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/index.htmlSan Luis Obispo, California[email protected]805-546-3132
Deadly Ink Mystery Conferencehttp://www.deadly-ink.org/Rockaway, New Jersey[email protected]973-945-1475
Detroit Working Writers Fall Conferencehttp://www.detworkingwriters.org/conference/Clinton Township, Michiganhttp://www.detworkingwriters.org/contact-dww/
DFW Writers Conferencehttps://dfwcon.org/Fort Worth, Texashttps://dfwcon.org/contactus
Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conferencehttp://wcwriters.com/da/Van Nuys, CA[email protected]
East of Eden Writers Conferencehttp://southbaywriters.com/[email protected]
Eckerd College WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.writersinparadise.com/St. Petersburg, FL[email protected]727-386-2264
Emerald City Writers' Conferencehttp://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/Bellevue, Washington[email protected]206-227-7945
Flathead River Writers Conferencehttp://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/Kalispell
Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conferencehttp://www.floridarts.org/St. Augustine, Florida[email protected]904-819-6339
Florida Writers Conferencehttps://floridawriters.net/conferences/Orlando, Floridahttps://floridawriters.net/contact/727-847-2023
Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conferencehttp://www.nmu.edu/freshvoices/Marquette, MI[email protected]906Ð227Ð1000
GCLS Literary Conferencehttp://www.goldencrown.org/?page=AnnualConChicago, Illinoishttp://www.goldencrown.org/general/?type=CONTACT877-757-7743
Get Published Conferencehttp://getpublishedconference.com/Bozeman, Montanahttp://getpublishedconference.com/contact-me/
Gold Rush Writer's Conferencehttp://www.goldrushwriters.com/Mokelumne Hill, CAantoinettemay.com209-286-1320
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Grouphttps://greaterlehighvalleywritersgroup.wildapricot.org/Allentown, Pennsylvania[email protected]610-417-7749
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conferencehttp://www.wcwriters.com/da/index.htmlSan Fernando Valley, California[email protected]310-621-3530
Green Mountain Writers Conferencehttp://www.vermontwriters.com/Chittenden, Vermont[email protected], [email protected]
HACWN Fall Conferencehttp://www.hacwn.org/christian-writers-conference/Kansas City, Missourihttp://www.hacwn.org/contact/
Haiku North America Conferencehttp://www.haikunorthamerica.com/Santa Fe, New Mexicohttp://www.haikunorthamerica.com/contact-us.html206-240-0871
Hampton Roads Writers Conferencehttp://hamptonroadswriters.org/2017conference.phpVirginia Beach, Virginia[email protected]757-639-6146
Highland Summer Conferencehttp://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/appalachian-studies/upcoming-events/highland-conference.htmlRadford, Virginia[email protected]540-831-5366
HippoCamphttp://hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com/Lancaster, PAhttp://hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com/
Historical Novel Society - North American Conferencehttp://hns-conference.org/Portland, Oregonhttp://hns-conference.org/contact-2-2/contact-us/626-872-5529
Historical Writers of America Conferencehttp://historicalwritersofamerica.org/http://historicalwritersofamerica.org/content.aspx?page_id=4&club_id=735549401-847-6832
Indiana University Writers' Conferencehttp://www.iuwc.indiana.edu/Bloomington, Indianahttp://www.iuwc.indiana.edu/contact/812-855-1877
IWWG Annual Summer Conferencehttp://www.iwwg.org/events/[email protected]917-720-6959
Jackson Hole Writers Conferencehttp://jacksonholewritersconference.com/Jackson Hole, Wyoming[email protected]307-413-3332
James River Writers Annual Writers Conferencehttps://jamesriverwriters.org/Richmond, Virginia[email protected]804-433-3790
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conferencehttp://sites.kpc.alaska.edu/writersconf/Homer, Alaska[email protected]907-235-7743
Kentucky Christian Writers Conferencehttp://www.kychristianwriters.com/Elizabethtown, Kentuckyhttp://www.kychristianwriters.com/aboutus/contact-us/812-989-7888
Kentucky Women Writers Conferencehttp://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/Lexington, KY[email protected]859-257-2874
Killer Nashville International Writers' Conferencehttps://killernashville.com/conference/Franklin, Tennesseehttps://www.killernashville.com/machform/view.php?id=85557615-599-4032
La Jolla Writers Conferencehttp://lajollawritersconference.com/La Jolla, Californiahttp://lajollawritersconference.com/contact-la-jolla-writers-conference/858-467-1978
Lakefly Writers Conferencehttps://www.lakeflywriters.org/Oshkosh, Wisconsinhttps://www.lakeflywriters.org/contact920-236-5203
Las Vegas Writer's Conferencehttp://hendersonwritersgroup.com/las-vegas-writers-conference/Las Vegas, Nevada[email protected], [email protected]702-953-5675
LDS Storymakers Writers Conferencehttp://ldstorymakersconference.com/Provo, Utah[email protected]
Letters & Lines Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conferencehttps://rmc.scbwi.org/events/2017-letters-lines/Colorado, Wyoming[email protected]323-782-1010
Liberty States Fiction Writers Conferencehttp://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/Woodbridge, New Jerseyhttp://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference-questions/212-885-9278
LWC}NYC Writers Conferencehttp://www.clmp.org/literary-writers-conference/New York[email protected]646-267-3417
Maranatha Christian Writers' Conferencehttp://www.maranathachristianwriters.com/[email protected]734-358-6385
Maryland Writers Conferencehttps://marylandwritersconference.wordpress.com/Linthicum Heights, Maryland[email protected]410-698-2404
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conferencehttp://www.themayborn.com/conference-and-competitionsGrapevine, TX[email protected]940-565-2205
Men of Mystery Writers Conferencehttp://www.menofmystery.org/Irvine, California[email protected]310-346-8852
Mendocino Coast Writers Conferencehttp://mcwc.org/Fort Bragg, California[email protected]707-485-4031
Mid-South Christian Writers Conferencehttps://www.midsouthchristianwriters.com/Memphis, Tennessee[email protected]731-610-1981
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conferencehttp://www.northwoodswriters.org/Bemidji, Minnesota[email protected]218-755-2068
Mississippi Writers Guild Conferencehttp://www.mississippiwritersguild.com/conferences.htmlJackson, Mississippihttp://www.mississippiwritersguild.com/contact.html601-880-1089
Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conferencehttp://missouriwritersguild.org/2017-conference/
Moravian College Writers' Conferencehttp://home.moravian.edu/public/writersconference/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania[email protected]610-861-1392
Mosaic Literary Conferencehttps://mosaiclitcon.com/Bronx, NY[email protected]
Mountain Valley Writers Conferencehttp://www.mountainvalleywriters.com/conference/Guntersville, Alabama[email protected]205-420-2206
Napa Valley Writers' Conferencehttp://www.napawritersconference.org/St. Helena, California[email protected]707-967-2900 ext 4
National Association for Poetry Therapy Conferencehttp://poetrytherapy.org/index.php/national-association-for-poetry-therapy-annual-conference/Scottsdale, Arizona[email protected]914-572-3167
National Black Writers Conferencehttp://centerforblackliterature.org/category/nbwc/Brooklyn, NY[email protected]718-804-8883
National Federation of Press Women Communications Conferencehttp://www.nfpw.org/conference.phpAlexandria, Virginia[email protected]804-746-1033
National Undergraduate Literature Conferencehttps://continue.weber.edu/nulc/Ogden, Utah[email protected]801-626-6000
National Writers' Union Annual Conferencewww.nwu.org[email protected]212-254-0279
NETWOhttps://www.netwo.org/Mt. Pleasant, Texas903-575-9398 or 806-239-6126
New York Writers Workshop: Pitch Conferences & Workshopshttp://www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com/New York[email protected]
Nimrod Journal's Conference for Readers and Writershttps://nimrod.utulsa.edu/conference.htmlTulsa, Oklahoma[email protected]918-631-3080
Nonfiction Writers Conferencehttp://nonfictionwritersconference.com/Gold River, CA[email protected]
North Carolina Writers' Network Conferenceshttp://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/programs-and-services/conferencesNorth Carolina[email protected]336-293-8844
Northcoast Redwoods Writers' Conferencehttp://www.ncrwc.org/Crescent City, California[email protected]707-476-4503
Northern Colorado Writers Conferencehttp://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/conference/2018-conferenceFt. Collins, Colorado[email protected]970-227-5746
Northern Woodlands Conferencehttp://northernwoodlands.org/writersconferenceCorinth, VT[email protected], [email protected]802-439-6292
Northwest Georgia Writers Conferencehttps://www.calhounareawriters.com/conference-1/Calhoun, Georgia[email protected]423-322-0504
Ontario Writers' Conferencehttp://thewritersconference.com/Ajax, Canadahttp://thewritersconference.com/contact-html/
Outdoor Writers Association of America Conferencehttp://owaa.org/conference/[email protected]406-728-7434
OWFI 45th Annual Writers' Conferencehttps://www.owfi.org/conference2018/Norman, Oklahomahttps://www.owfi.org/contact-us
Oxford Conference for the Bookhttps://oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/Oxford, Mississippi[email protected]662-915-3374
Pacific University Residency Writers Conferencehttps://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-arts-science/areas-study/master-fine-arts-writing-mfa/residency-writers-conferenceForest Grove and Seaside, Oregon[email protected]503-352-1531
Pet Writing Conferencehttp://www.penandbrush.org/New York
Pikes Peak Writers Conferencehttps://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/Colorado Springs, Colorado[email protected]719-260-1800
PNWA Annual Writer's Conferencehttp://www.pnwa.org/page/conferenceSeattle, Washington[email protected]425-673-2665
Public Safety Writers Association Annual Conferencehttps://policewriter.com/wordpress/Indianapolis, Indiana[email protected]800-998-9400, 703-723-4740
Readerconhttp://www.readercon.org/Burlington, MA[email protected]
Ridgefield Writers Conferencehttp://ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com/Ridgefield, Connecticut[email protected]203-894-1908
Rivers of Ink Writers Conferencehttp://riversofink.org/conferenceRichland, Washington[email protected]509-491-9382
Rochester Writers' Conferencehttp://www.rochesterwriters.com/Rochester Hills, Michigan[email protected]248-651-6869
Romance Writers of America Conferencehttps://www.rwa.org/conferenceDenver, Colorado[email protected]832-717-5200
Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conferencehttps://foreverbungalows.com/sag-harbor-creative-nonfiction-writers-conference/Sag Harbor, NY[email protected]631-591-0512
San Diego State University Writers' Conferencehttp://ces.sdsu.edu/writersSan Diego, California[email protected]619-594-2099
San Francisco Writers Conference & Classeshttps://sfwriters.org/San Francisco, California[email protected], [email protected]415-673-0939
San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conferencehttps://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/San Miguel de Allende, Mexico[email protected](52) 415-324-5020
Sanibel Island Writers Conferencehttps://www2.fgcu.edu/siwc/Sanibel Island, Florida[email protected]239-590-7421
SCBWI Summer Conferencehttps://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/Los Angeles, California[email protected]323-782-1010
Scottsdale Library Conferencehttp://desertroserwa.org/scottsdalelibraryTempe, Arizona[email protected]
Scribblers' Retreat Writers' Conferencehttp://scribblersretreatwritersconference.com/St. Simon's Island, Georgiahttp://scribblersretreatwritersconference.com/contact800-996-2904
SCWW Writers' Conferencehttp://www.myscwa.org/2017-conference/Myrtle Beach, South Carolinahttp://www.myscwa.org/2017-conference/843 947-0635
Seaside Writers' Conference at 30Ahttps://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/events/seaside-writers-conference/Santa Rosa Beach, Florida[email protected]303-868-3873
Sewanee Writer's Conferencehttps://www.sewanee.edu/swc/conference/Sewanee, TN[email protected]931-598-1654
SleuthFesthttp://sleuthfest.com/Boca Raton, FL[email protected]
Slice Literary Writers Conferencehttps://slicelitcon.org/Brooklyn, NY[email protected]
Society of American Business Editors & Writers Annual Conferencehttps://sabew.org/sabewnyc17/Phoenix, Arizona[email protected]602-496-7862
South Coast Writers Conferencehttps://www.socc.edu/scwritersGold Beach, Oregon[email protected]541-247-2741
Southampton Children's Literature Conferencehttp://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/clc/index.htmlSouthampton. NY[email protected]631-632-5030
Southern California Writers' Conferencehttp://writersconference.com/la/Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, California| Sunriver, Oregon[email protected]619-303-8185
Southern Christian Writers Conferencehttp://www.scwconference.com/SCWConference.com/Southern_Christian_Writers_Conference.htmlTuscaloosa, Alabama[email protected]205-333-8603
Stonecoast Writers' Conferencehttp://usm.maine.edu/registration-services/summer-stonecoast-writers-conferenceFreeport, Maine[email protected]207-228-8393
Stories From the Heart Women WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.storycircle.org/Conference/Austin, TX[email protected]970-235-1477
Summer Oregon Christian Writers Conferenceshttp://oregonchristianwriters.org/Portland, Oregon[email protected]503-393-3356
Sun Valley Writers' Conferencehttps://svwc.com/Ketchum, Idahohttps://svwc.com/about-the-conference/contact208-726-5454
Surprise Valley Writers' Conferencehttp://modocforum.org/modocfor/Cedarville, California[email protected]530-279-2099
Surrey International WritersÕ Conferencehttps://www.siwc.ca/Surrey, British Columbia, Canada[email protected]
Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conferencehttp://tmwi.org/?q=EventsOak Ridge, Tennessee[email protected]865-671-6046
Texas Writing Conferenceshttp://www.panhandleprowriters.org/Amarillo, Texas[email protected]
Textbook & Academic Authoring Conferencehttp://www.taaonline.net/taa-conferenceSanta Fe, New Mexico[email protected]727-563-0020
The All Write Now! Conferencehttp://allwritenowmo.wixsite.com/allwritenowColorado[email protected]
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamphttp://www.ashevillechristianwritersconference.com/Asheville, North Carolina[email protected], [email protected]
The Belize Writers' Conferencehttp://www.joeygarcia.com/events/Ambergris Caye, Belize[email protected]
The BlogU Conferencehttp://bloguconference.com/Baltimore, Maryland[email protected]
The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conferencehttp://fhbookfest.com/writers-conferenceSt. Augustine, Florida[email protected]
The Frost Place Poetry Conferenceshttp://frostplace.org/programs/conference-on-poetry-and-teaching/Franconia, New Hampshire[email protected]603-823-5510
The Gatheringhttp://thegatheringatkeystone.org/La Plume, PA[email protected]570-945-8510
The Muse and the Marketplacehttp://museandthemarketplace.com/Boston, MA[email protected]
The Writer's Hotel 2017 NYC Writer's Conferencehttp://www.writershotel.com/#twhNew York City, NY[email protected]
ThrillerFesthttp://thrillerfest.com/New York City[email protected]
TLA Power of Words Conferencehttps://www.tlanetwork.org/conferencePlainfield, Vermont[email protected]401-965-5353
Travel & Words, Northwest Travel Writers Conferencehttps://travelwritersconference.com/conference-workshops/Salem, Oregon[email protected]253-432-4682
Unicorn Writers' Conferencehttp://www.unicornwritersconference.com/Purchase, New York[email protected]203-938 - 7405, 917-280 - 5709
Univ. of North Dakota Writers Conferencehttp://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/Grand Forks, North Dakota[email protected]701-777-2393
UNM Summer WritersÕ Conferencehttp://ce.unm.edu/enrichment/classes/writers-conference.phpAlbuquerque, NM[email protected]505-277-6320
USPiM Oaxaca Poetry Conferencehttp://www.uspoetsinmexico.org/Merida[email protected]
Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate WritersÕ Conferencehttp://vcfa.edu/writing/pwcMontpelier, VT[email protected]
Wesleyan Writers Conferencehttp://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/Middletown, Connecticut[email protected]860-685-3604
West Virginia Writers Conferencehttp://wvwriters.org/home/annual-writing-conference/Ripley, West Virginia[email protected]304-633-5493
Western Reserve Writers Conference & Women Writers' Winter Retreathttps://www.deannaadams.com/index.php/conferencesWilloughby, Ohio[email protected]440-953-7171
White County Creative Writers Annual Writers Conferencehttp://whitecountycreativewriters.org/Searcy, Arkansashttp://whitecountycreativewriters.org/contact-us/501-268-6426
William Paterson University Spring WriterÕs Conferencehttp://www.wpunj.edu/cohss/departments/english/writers-conference/Wayne, NJ[email protected]
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Conferencehttp://www.wfop.org/conferences/Racine, Wisconsin[email protected]262-534-6426
World Domination Summithttps://worlddominationsummit.com/Portland, ORhttps://worlddominationsummit.com/login
Worldcon and North American Science Fiction Conventionhttp://www.worldcon.org/http://www.worldcon.org/contact/
Write His Answer Christian Writers Conferences & Seminarshttp://www.writehisanswer.com/Langhorne, Pennsylvania[email protected]484 991-8581
Write On The River Conferencehttp://writeontheriver.org/conferenceWenatchee, Washington[email protected]509-293-9215
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conferencehttp://www.writeonthesound.com/Edmonds, WA[email protected]425-771-0228
Write-to-Publish Conferencehttp://www.writetopublish.com/Wheaton, Illinois[email protected]847-296-3964
Write2Ignite! Conferencehttp://write2ignite.com/welcome-to-write2ignite-2017/Greenville, South Carolina[email protected]
WriteOnConhttp://writeoncon.org/Online[email protected]
Writer's Digest Annual Conferencehttp://www.writersdigestconference.com/Multiple[email protected]513-278-2529
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conferencehttp://novel.writersdigestconference.com/index.phpMultiple[email protected]513-278-2529
WriterÕs Digest Presents The WriterÕs Summithttp://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-writers-summitLondonhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-writers-summit-brought-to-you-by-lbf-writers-digest-tickets-36410579022?ref=ebtnebtckt#
Writers at Work Conferencehttp://www.writersatwork.org/wp/?page_id=2335Alta, UT[email protected]801-996-3313
Writing the Rockies Conferencehttp://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-program-creative-writing/writing-rockiesGunnison, CO[email protected]970-943-2058
Wyoming Writers, Inc. Annual Writers Conferencehttps://www.wyowriters.org/conference/Cody, Wyoming[email protected]307-682-9724
Yale Writer's Conferencehttp://summer.yale.edu/academics/yale-writers-conferenceNew Haven, CThttp://summer.yale.edu/academics/yale-writers-conference203-432-2430
Writers Contreat 2017http://www.classeminars.org/writers-contreat-20171.html[email protected]800 252-7772
Western Writers of America Conventionhttp://westernwriters.org/[email protected]307-329-8942
Writers Contreat 2017http://www.classeminars.org/writers-contreat-20171.htmlAlbaquerque, New Mexico[email protected]800 252-7772
Western Writers of America Conventionhttp://westernwriters.org/Cheyenne, Wyoming[email protected]307-329-8942
Emerald Coast Christian Writers Conferencehttp://bluelakecwr.com/Niceville, FL[email protected]850-496-8268
ACW Publishing Conferencehttps://adirondackcenterforwriting.org/what-we-do/events-programs/133/New York[email protected]
Advanced Story Masteryhttp://www.writingforlifeworkshops.com/workshops/http://www.writingforlifeworkshops.com/contact/530-200-5466
Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshopshttps://www.wyliecomm.com/training/public-writing-workshops/Multiple[email protected]503-954-2289
Author 101 Universityhttp://author101university.com/schedule/[email protected]866-638-3438
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Annual Workshophttps://www.baipa.org/events/Novato, CA[email protected]415-331-5151
Big Sur Writing Workshopshttps://henrymiller.org/programs/big-sur-writing-workshops-2/Big Sur, California[email protected]831-667-2574
Brooklyn Book Festivalhttp://brooklynbookfestival.org/http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/contact/
Writers Studio at UCLA Extensionhttp://writers.uclaextension.edu/writers-studio/Westwood Village[email protected]310-825-9415

How to Use This List

You can use the search feature to quickly sort through the list to find the best writer’s conferences that match what you’re looking for.

For example, if you live in Texas, you can search for “Texas” or “TX” and find only those conferences that are within a few hours drive of where you live.

Once you’ve found a few conferences that look interesting to you, check out their websites or call them up for more information to make sure it’s a good fit for you.

Why You Should Attend a Writer’s Conference

Going to writer’s conferences is a big investment of time, money and effort. Being away from your family and day-to-day responsibilities is costly, so you want to make sure it’s worth your time.

Writer’s conferences are not just about learning how to write better. Here are a few benefits of attending writer’s conferences that you should know about.

1. Meet Other Editors, Authors, and Writers

At a large writer’s conference, you have an opportunity to meet hundreds of people that may be interested in you and your work. You will find people who can be very supportive and are ready to help you. But the best thing about meeting all these new people is you’ll be able to develop lifelong friendships and working relationships.

2. A Better Place to Learn

One of the reasons we write is because we love to read and gain knowledge. We get excited about learning new things and gain a solid understanding of writing and publishing. Writer’s conferences give new insights about writing craft, give you encouragement and support, and gives you real actionable advice about the journey of becoming a successful writer.

3. Improve Professional Effectiveness

Professionals in every industry know they need to attend conferences and industry events to stay at the top of their game. Writer’s conferences are an excellent way of improving your knowledge about your writing craft, and you’ll also learn about how to be professional by listening to the stories of other successful writers and what they did when they were just starting out.

4. Get Inspired

When you’re at a Writers’ Conference with thousands of other writers, authors, and publishers who are all passionate about writing, you will also get the desire to write more than you ever have before. It’s a great way to stay motivated and inspired and to make sure that you keep working on your writing career.

5. Community

Everyone at a writer’s conference shares a common love and passion for writing and stories, but they all come from different backgrounds and perspectives. This creates a dynamic community of writers. Many writers feel like they’ve finally “come home” when they show up at a writer’s conference for the first time.

So what are you waiting for? Find a writer’s conference near you and sign up!

Your family of writers will be there waiting for you.

 

P.S. Check out our guide on how to get the most out of a writer’s conference for more tips on what to do when you get there!

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Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of TCK Publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including Secrets of the Six-Figure author. He is also the host of the Publishing Profits Podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career.