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.

Important Note on Writer’s Conferences

All of these events are annual, and usually take place around the same time each year. However, given the ongoing situation with Covid-19 pandemic, many of these conferences have been cancelled or postponed.

If you’re interested in attending any of these events, please check their respective websites for more detailed information about cancellations or postponements, or for information on their scheduled events for 2021.

List of Writers Conferences in North America

A Rally of Writers Conference, MI[email protected]517-372-3385
Agents and Editors Conference/ Writers League of Texas, TX[email protected]512-499-8914
Alabama Writers' Conclavewww.alabamawritersconclave.orgAuburn, Alabama
Alaska Writers Conference, 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 Conference Antonio, Texas[email protected]240-238-0940
American Translators Association Annual Conference[email protected]703-683-6100
Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific, California[email protected]530-902-0026
ANWA Witers Conference, Arizona
Arizona State University Writers Conference, Arizona[email protected]480-965-6018
Arkansas Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Smith, Arkansas[email protected]
ASJA Writers Conferencewww.asjaconferences.orgMultiple[email protected], [email protected]212-297-2123
Atlanta Writers Conference, Georgiaawc[email protected]404-632-3525
Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, Texas[email protected]323-782-1010
AWP Conference and Bookfair[email protected]310-825-9415
Bay to Ocean Writer's Conference Mills, Maryland[email protected]410-482-6337
Bayou Writers' Group Conference Charles, Louisiana[email protected]337-396-7452
Bear River Writers' Conference City, Michigan[email protected]734-763-2342
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference Smyrna Beach, FL[email protected]386-427-6975
Blue Ridge Writers' Conference Ridge, Georgia[email protected]706-632-2144
BookCon Manhattan[email protected]203-840-5632
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Vermont[email protected]802-443-5217
Broadleaf Writers Conference[email protected]770-313-8110
California Crime Writers Conference City, California[email protected]
California Dreamin' Conference for Writers, California[email protected]
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, Massachusetts[email protected]508-420-0200
Cat Writers Association Writers Conference, Texas
Catholic Writers Conference, Illinois
Centrum's Port Townsend Writers' Conference Townsend, Washington[email protected]360-385-3102
Chanticleer Authors Conference, Canada[email protected]970-218-9628
Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, Georgia[email protected]706-326-1617
Chesapeake WritersÕ Conference Mary's City, MD[email protected]240-895-4341
Chicago Writers Conference, Illinois
Chuckanut Writers Conference, Washington[email protected]360-383-3000
Clarksville Writers Conference, Tennessee[email protected]931-551-8870
Colgate WritersÕ Conference, NY[email protected]315-228-7771 or 315-228-7760
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, New Mexico [email protected]978-897-0054
Columbus State Community College Writers Conference, Ohio[email protected]614-287-5353
Communication Central Conference, New York[email protected]585-248-0318
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference, PA[email protected]412-404-2975
Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference Luis Obispo, California[email protected]805-546-3132
Deadly Ink Mystery Conference, New Jersey[email protected]973-945-1475
Detroit Working Writers Fall Conference Township, Michigan
DFW Writers Conference Worth, Texas
Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference Nuys, CA[email protected]
East of Eden Writers Conference[email protected]
Eckerd College WritersÕ Conference Petersburg, FL[email protected]727-386-2264
Emerald City Writers' Conference, Washington[email protected]206-227-7945
Flathead River Writers Conference
Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference Augustine, Florida[email protected]904-819-6339
Florida Writers Conference, Florida
Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conference, MI[email protected]906Ð227Ð1000
GCLS Literary Conference, Illinois
Get Published Conference, Montana
Gold Rush Writer's Conference Hill, CAantoinettemay.com209-286-1320
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Pennsylvania[email protected]610-417-7749
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference Fernando Valley, California[email protected]310-621-3530
Green Mountain Writers Conference, Vermont[email protected], [email protected]
HACWN Fall Conference City, Missouri
Haiku North America Conference Fe, New Mexico
Hampton Roads Writers Conference Beach, Virginia[email protected]757-639-6146
Highland Summer Conference, Virginia[email protected]540-831-5366
HippoCamp, PA
Historical Novel Society - North American Conference, Oregon
Historical Writers of America Conference
Indiana University Writers' Conference, Indiana
IWWG Annual Summer Conference[email protected]917-720-6959
Jackson Hole Writers Conference Hole, Wyoming[email protected]307-413-3332
James River Writers Annual Writers Conference, Virginia[email protected]804-433-3790
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, Alaska[email protected]907-235-7743
Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, Kentucky
Kentucky Women Writers Conference, KY[email protected]859-257-2874
Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference, Tennessee
La Jolla Writers Conference Jolla, California
Lakefly Writers Conference, Wisconsin
Las Vegas Writer's Conference Vegas, Nevada[email protected], [email protected]702-953-5675
LDS Storymakers Writers Conference, Utah[email protected]
Letters & Lines Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, Wyoming[email protected]323-782-1010
Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, New Jersey
LWC}NYC Writers Conference York[email protected]646-267-3417
Maranatha Christian Writers' Conference[email protected]734-358-6385
Maryland Writers Conference Heights, Maryland[email protected]410-698-2404
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, TX[email protected]940-565-2205
Men of Mystery Writers Conference, California[email protected]310-346-8852
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference Bragg, California[email protected]707-485-4031
Mid-South Christian Writers Conference, Tennessee[email protected]731-610-1981
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Minnesota[email protected]218-755-2068
Mississippi Writers Guild Conference, Mississippi
Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conference
Moravian College Writers' Conference, Pennsylvania[email protected]610-861-1392
Mosaic Literary Conference, NY[email protected]
Mountain Valley Writers Conference, Alabama[email protected]205-420-2206
Napa Valley Writers' Conference Helena, California[email protected]707-967-2900 ext 4
National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference, Arizona[email protected]914-572-3167
National Black Writers Conference, NY[email protected]718-804-8883
National Federation of Press Women Communications Conference, Virginia[email protected]804-746-1033
National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Utah[email protected]801-626-6000
National Writers' Union Annual[email protected]212-254-0279
NETWO Pleasant, Texas903-575-9398 or 806-239-6126
New York Writers Workshop: Pitch Conferences & Workshops York[email protected]
Nimrod Journal's Conference for Readers and Writers, Oklahoma[email protected]918-631-3080
Nonfiction Writers Conference River, CA[email protected]
North Carolina Writers' Network Conferences Carolina[email protected]336-293-8844
Northcoast Redwoods Writers' Conference City, California[email protected]707-476-4503
Northern Colorado Writers Conference Collins, Colorado[email protected]970-227-5746
Northern Woodlands Conference, VT[email protected], [email protected]802-439-6292
Northwest Georgia Writers Conference, Georgia[email protected]423-322-0504
Ontario Writers' Conference, Canada
Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference[email protected]406-728-7434
OWFI 45th Annual Writers' Conference, Oklahoma
Oxford Conference for the Book, Mississippi[email protected]662-915-3374
Pacific University Residency Writers Conference Grove and Seaside, Oregon[email protected]503-352-1531
Pet Writing Conference York
Pikes Peak Writers Conference Springs, Colorado[email protected]719-260-1800
PNWA Annual Writer's Conference, Washington[email protected]425-673-2665
Public Safety Writers Association Annual Conference, Indiana[email protected]800-998-9400, 703-723-4740
Readercon, MA[email protected]
Ridgefield Writers Conference, Connecticut[email protected]203-894-1908
Rivers of Ink Writers Conference, Washington[email protected]509-491-9382
Rochester Writers' Conference Hills, Michigan[email protected]248-651-6869
Romance Writers of America Conference, Colorado[email protected]g832-717-5200
Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference Harbor, NY[email protected]631-591-0512
San Diego State University Writers' Conference Diego, California[email protected]619-594-2099
San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes Francisco, California[email protected], [email protected]415-673-0939
San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conference Miguel de Allende, Mexico[email protected](52) 415-324-5020
Sanibel Island Writers Conference Island, Florida[email protected]239-590-7421
SCBWI Summer Conference Angeles, California[email protected]323-782-1010
Scottsdale Library Conference, Arizona[email protected]
Scribblers' Retreat Writers' Conference Simon's Island, Georgia
SCWW Writers' Conference Beach, South Carolina 947-0635
Seaside Writers' Conference at 30A Rosa Beach, Florida[email protected]303-868-3873
Sewanee Writer's Conference, TN[email protected]931-598-1654
SleuthFest Raton, FL[email protected]
Slice Literary Writers Conference, NY[email protected]
Society of American Business Editors & Writers Annual Conference, Arizona[email protected]602-496-7862
South Coast Writers Conference Beach, Oregon[email protected]541-247-2741
Southampton Children's Literature Conference NY[email protected]631-632-5030
Southern California Writers' Conference Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, California| Sunriver, Oregon[email protected]619-303-8185
Southern Christian Writers Conference, Alabama[email protected]205-333-8603
Stonecoast Writers' Conference, Maine[email protected]207-228-8393
Stories From the Heart Women WritersÕ Conference, TX[email protected]970-235-1477
Summer Oregon Christian Writers Conferences, Oregon[email protected]503-393-3356
Sun Valley Writers' Conference, Idaho
Surprise Valley Writers' Conference, California[email protected]530-279-2099
Surrey International WritersÕ Conference, British Columbia, Canada[email protected]
Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference Ridge, Tennessee[email protected]865-671-6046
Texas Writing Conferences, Texas[email protected]
Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference Fe, New Mexico[email protected]727-563-0020
The All Write Now! Conference[email protected]
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamp, North Carolina[email protected], [email protected]
The Belize Writers' Conference Caye, Belize[email protected]
The BlogU Conference, Maryland[email protected]
The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference Augustine, Florida[email protected]
The Frost Place Poetry Conferences, New Hampshire[email protected]603-823-5510
The Gathering Plume, PA[email protected]570-945-8510
The Muse and the Marketplace, MA[email protected]
The Writer's Hotel NYC Writer's Conference York City, NY[email protected]
ThrillerFest York City[email protected]
TLA Power of Words Conference, Vermont[email protected]401-965-5353
Travel & Words, Northwest Travel Writers Conference, Oregon[email protected]253-432-4682
Unicorn Writers' Conference, New York[email protected]203-938 - 7405, 917-280 - 5709
Univ. of North Dakota Writers Conference Forks, North Dakota[email protected]701-777-2393
UNM Summer WritersÕ Conference, NM[email protected]505-277-6320
USPiM Oaxaca Poetry Conference[email protected]
Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate WritersÕ Conference, VT[email protected]
Wesleyan Writers Conference, Connecticut[email protected]860-685-3604
West Virginia Writers Conference, West Virginia[email protected]304-633-5493
Western Reserve Writers Conference & Women Writers' Winter Retreat, Ohio[email protected]440-953-7171
White County Creative Writers Annual Writers Conference, Arkansas
William Paterson University Spring WriterÕs Conference, NJ[email protected]
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Conference, Wisconsin[email protected]262-534-6426
World Domination Summit, OR
Worldcon and North American Science Fiction Convention
Write His Answer Christian Writers Conferences & Seminars, Pennsylvania[email protected]484 991-8581
Write On The River Conference, Washington[email protected]509-293-9215
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conference, WA[email protected]425-771-0228
Write-to-Publish Conference, Illinois[email protected]847-296-3964
Write2Ignite! Conference, South Carolina[email protected]
WriteOnCon[email protected]
Writer's Digest Annual Conference[email protected]513-278-2529
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference[email protected]513-278-2529
Writer's Digest Presents The Writer's Summit
Writers at Work Conference, UT[email protected]801-996-3313
Writing the Rockies Conference, CO[email protected]970-943-2058
Wyoming Writers, Inc. Annual Writers Conference, Wyoming[email protected]307-682-9724
Yale Writer's Conference Haven, CT
Writers Contreat[email protected]800 252-7772
Western Writers of America Convention, Wyoming[email protected]307-329-8942
Emerald Coast Christian Writers Conference, FL[email protected]850-496-8268
ACW Publishing Conference York[email protected]
Advanced Story Mastery
Ann Wylie Master Classes: Writing workshops[email protected]503-954-2289
Author 101 University[email protected]866-638-3438
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Annual Workshop, CA[email protected]415-331-5151
Big Sur Writing Workshops Sur, California[email protected]831-667-2574
Brooklyn Book Festival
Writers Studio at UCLA Extension Village[email protected]310-825-9415
Kauai Writers Conferencehttps://kauaiwritersconference.comKauai, Hawaii[email protected]

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!