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. A Rally of Writers Conference

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

Location: Lansing, MI

Email: arallyofwriters@att.net

Phone: 517-372-3385

2. Agents and Editors Conference/ Writers League of Texas

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

Location: Austin, TX

Email: wlt@writersleague.org

Phone: 512-499-8914

3. Alabama Writers’ Conclave

Website: www.alabamawritersconclave.org

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Email: www.alabamawritersconclave.org/contact

Phone: 256-535-9272

4. Alaska Writers Conference

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

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Email: bahartman@me.com

Phone: 907-243-5523

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

Website: http://www.algonkianconferences.com

Location: Multiple

Email: editor@algonkianconferences.com

Phone: 800-250-8290

6. American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference

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

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Email: conference@amwa.org

Phone: 240-238-0940

7. American Translators Association Annual Conference

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

Location: conference@atanet.org

Phone: 703-683-6100

8. Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific

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

Location: Stockton, California

Email: evans327@comcast.net

Phone: 530-902-0026

9. ANWA Witers Conference

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

Location: Mesa, Arizona

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

Phone: 602-697-5022

10. Arizona State University Writers Conference

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

Location: Tempe, Arizona

Email: pipercenter.info@asu.edu

Phone: 480-965-6018

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

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

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Email: arkansas@scbwi.org

12. ASJA Writers Conference

Website: www.asjaconferences.org

Location: Multiple

Email: director@asja.org, asjaoffice@asja.org

Phone: 212-297-2123

13. Atlanta Writers Conference

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

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Email: awconference@gmail.com

Phone: 404-632-3525

14. Austin SCBWI 2017 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference

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

Location: Austin, Texas

Email: austin@scbwi.org

Phone: 323-782-1010

15. AWP Conference and Bookfair

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

Location: Multiple

Email: writers@uclaextension.edu

Phone: 310-825-9415

16. Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference

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

Location: Wye Mills, Maryland

Email: info@baytoocean.com

Phone: 410-482-6337

17. Bayou Writers’ Group Conference

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

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Email: bayouwritersgroup1@gmail.com

Phone: 337-396-7452

18. Bear River Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Boyne City, Michigan

Email: beariver@umich.edu

Phone: 734-763-2342

19. BinderCon

Website: http://bindercon.com/

Location: LA

Email: www.bindercon.com/contact/

20. Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

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

Location: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Email: alison@blueflowerarts.com

Phone: 386-427-6975

21. Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Email: BlueRidgeArts@gmail.com

Phone: 706-632-2144

22. BookCon

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

Location: Midtown Manhattan

Email: inquiry@TheBookCon.com

Phone: 203-840-5632

23. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Ripton, Vermont

Email: supportmiddlebury@middlebury.edu

Phone: 802-443-5217

24. Broadleaf Writers Conference

Website: http://broadleafwriters.com/

Email: broadleafwriters@gmail.com

Phone: 770-313-8110

25. California Crime Writers Conference 2019

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

Location: Culver City, California

Email: CCWConference@gmail.com

26. California Dreamin’ Conference for Writers

Website: https://caldreaminwriters.com/

Location: Brea, California

Email: camibrite@gmail.com

27. Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

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

Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts

Email: writers@capecodwriterscenter.org

Phone: 508-420-0200

28. 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

29. Catholic Writers Conference

Website: https://catholicwritersguild.org/

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois

Email: www.catholicwritersguild.org/contact

30. Centrum’s Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Port Townsend, Washington

Email: info@centrum.org

Phone: 360-385-3102

31. Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018

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

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Email: kbrown@chantireviews.com

Phone: 970-218-9628

32. Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

Website: https://chattwritersweb.org/

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Email: chattwriter@gmail.com

Phone: 706-326-1617

33. Chesapeake WritersÕ Conference

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

Location: St. Mary’s City, MD

Email: chesapeakewritersconference@smcm.edu

Phone: 240-895-4341

34. Chicago Writers Conference

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

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Email: www.chicagowritersconference.org/contact

Phone: 360-383-3000

35. Writers Conference

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

Location: Bellingham, Washington

Email: info@whatcom.ctc.edu

36. Clarksville Writers Conference

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

Location: Clarksville, Tennessee

Email: artsandheritage@cdelightband.net

Phone: 931-551-8870

37. Colgate WritersÕ Conference

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

Location: Hamilton, NY

Email: writersconference@colgate.edu

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

38. Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

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

Location: Truchas, New Mexico

Email: conferences@colrainpoetry.com

Phone: 978-897-0054

39. Columbus State Community College Writers Conference

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

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Email: information@cscc.edu

Phone: 614-287-5353

40. Communication Central Conference

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

Location: Rochester, New York

Email: conference@communication-central.com

Phone: 585-248-0318

41. Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Email: information@creativenonfiction.org

Phone: 412-404-2975

42. Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference

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

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

Email: phillip_martin@cuesta.edu

Phone: 805-546-3132

43. Deadly Ink Mystery Conference

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

Location: Rockaway, New Jersey

Email: info@deadlyink.com

Phone: 973-945-1475

44. Detroit Working Writers Fall Conference

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

Location: Clinton Township, Michigan

Email: www.detworkingwriters.org/contact

45. DFW Writers Conference

Website: https://dfwcon.org/

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Email: https://dfwcon.org/contactus

46. Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

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

Location: Van Nuys, CA

Email: info@wcwriters.com

47. East of Eden Writers Conference

Website: http://southbaywriters.com/

Location: webmaster@southbaywriters.com

48. Eckerd College WritersÕ Conference

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

Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Email: prunami@eckerd.edu

Phone: 727-386-2264

49. Emerald City Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Email: president@gsrwa.org

Phone: 206-227-7945

50. Flathead River Writers Conference

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

Location: Kalispell

51.Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conference

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

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Email: info@floridarts.org

Phone: 904-819-6339

52. Florida Writers Conference

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

Location: Orlando, Florida

Email: www.floridawriters.net/contact

Phone: 727-847-2023

53. Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conference

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

Location: Marquette, MI

Email: rmay@nmu.edu

Phone: 906-227-1000

54. GCLS Literary Conference

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

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

Phone: 877-757-7743

55. Get Published Conference

Website: http://getpublishedconference.com/

Location: Bozeman, Montana

Email: www.getpublishedconference.com/contact-me

56. Gold Rush Writer’s Conference

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

Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA

Email: antoinettemay.com

Phone: 209-286-1320

57. Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

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

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Email: glvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com

Phone: 610-417-7749

58. Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

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

Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Email: tony@wcwriters.com

Phone: 310-621-3530

59. Green Mountain Writers Conference

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

Location: Chittenden, Vermont

Email: ydaley@sbcglobal.net, yvonnedaley@me.com

60. HACWN Fall Conference

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

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Email: www.hacwn.org/contact

61. Haiku North America Conference

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

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Email: www.haikunorthamerica.com/contact

Phone: 206-240-0871

62. Hampton Roads Writers Conference

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

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Email: hrwriters@cox.net

Phone: 757-639-6146

63. Highland Summer Conference

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

Location: Radford, Virginia

Email: tburriss@radford.edu

Phone: 540-831-5366

64. HippoCamp

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

Location: Lancaster, PA

Email: www.hippocamp2017.hippocampusmagazine.com

65. 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

66. Historical Writers of America Conference

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

Email: www.historicalwritersofamerica.org

Phone: 401-847-6832

67. Indiana University Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Email: www.iuwc.indiana.edu/contact

Phone: 812-855-1877

68. IWWG Annual Summer Conference

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

Email: iwwgquestions@iwwg.org

Phone: 917-720-6959

69. Jackson Hole Writers Conference

Website: http://jacksonholewritersconference.com/

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Email: connie@blackhen.com

Phone: 307-413-3332

70. James River Writers Annual Writers Conference

Website: https://jamesriverwriters.org/

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Email: programdirector@jamesriverwriters.org

Phone: 804-433-3790

71. Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Homer, Alaska

Email: KachemakBayWritersConf@alaska.edu

Phone: 907-235-7743

72. Kentucky Christian Writers Conference

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

Location: Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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

Phone: 812-989-7888

73. Kentucky Women Writers Conference

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

Location: Lexington, KY

Email: kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com

Phone: 859-257-2874

74. Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Franklin, Tennessee

Email: www.killernashville.com/machform

Phone: 615-599-4032

75. 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

76. Lakefly Writers Conference

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

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Email: www.lakeflywriters.org/contact

Phone: 920-236-5203

77. Las Vegas Writer’s Conference

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

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Email: christina@bajabrody.com, info@lasvegaswritersconference.com

Phone: 702-953-5675

78. LDS Storymakers Writers Conference

Website: http://ldstorymakersconference.com/

Location: Provo, Utah

Email: conference@ldstorymakers.com

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

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

Location: Colorado, Wyoming

Email: rmc.scbwi.publicist@gmail.com

Phone: 323-782-1010

80. 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

81. LWC}NYC Writers Conference

Website: https://www.clmp.org/lwchome/

Location: New York

Email: info@clmp.org

Phone: 212-741-9110.

82. Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference

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

Email: Bonnie@MaranathaChristianWriters.com

Phone: 734-358-6385

83. Maryland Writers Conference

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

Location: Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Email: conference@marylandwriters.com

Phone: 410-698-2404

84. Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

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

Location: Grapevine, TX

Email: james.dale@unt.edu

Phone: 940-565-2205

85. Men of Mystery Writers Conference

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

Location: Irvine, California

Email: menofmystery@gmail.com

Phone: 310-346-8852

86. Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Website: http://mcwc.org/

Location: Fort Bragg, California

Email: info@mcwc.org

Phone: 707-485-4031

87. Mid-South Christian Writers Conference

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

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Email: jeris_h@hotmail.com

Phone: 731-610-1981

88. Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

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

Location: Bemidji, Minnesota

Email: writersconference@bemidjistate.edu

Phone: 218-755-2068

89. Mississippi Writers Guild Conference

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

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Email: www.mississippiwritersguild.com/contact

Phone: 601-880-1089

90. Missouri Writers’ Guild Annual Conference

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

91. Moravian College Writers’ Conference

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

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Email: writersconference@moravian.edu

Phone: 610-861-1392

92. Mosaic Literary Conference

Website: https://mosaiclitcon.com/

Location: Bronx, NY

Email: ron@literaryfreedom.org

93. Mountain Valley Writers Conference

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

Location: Guntersville, Alabama

Email: nattie720@yahoo.com

Phone: 205-420-2206

94. Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

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

Location: St. Helena, California

Email: info@napawritersconference.org

Phone: 707-967-2900 ext 4

95. National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference

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

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Email: bkexpres@aol.com

Phone: 914-572-3167

96. National Black Writers Conference

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

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Email: writers@mec.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-804-8883

97. National Federation of Press Women Communications Conference

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

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Email: info@nfpw.org

Phone: 804-746-1033

98. National Undergraduate Literature Conference

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

Location: Ogden, Utah

Email: csupport@weber.edu

Phone: 801-626-6000

99. National Writers’ Union Annual Conference

Website: www.nwu.org

Email: nwu@nwu.org

Phone: 212-254-0279

EventWebsiteLocationEmailPhone
A Rally of Writers Conferencehttp://www.arallyofwriters.com/Lansing, MIarallyofwriters@att.net517-372-3385
Agents and Editors Conference/ Writers League of Texashttp://www.writersleague.org/38/ConferenceAustin, TXwlt@writersleague.org512-499-8914
Alabama Writers' Conclavewww.alabamawritersconclave.orgAuburn, Alabamahttps://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/contact/256-535-9272
Alaska Writers Conferencehttp://www.alaskawritersguild.com/Anchorage, Alaskabahartman@me.com907-243-5523
Algonkian Writers Conference Reviews - New York Pitch Conference Reviewshttp://www.algonkianconferences.comMultipleeditor@algonkianconferences.com800-250-8290
American Medical Writers Association Annual Conferencehttp://www.amwa.org/page/ConferenceSan Antonio, Texasconference@amwa.org240-238-0940
American Translators Association Annual Conferencehttp://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/conference@atanet.org703-683-6100
Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacifichttp://www.writersconferenceatpacific.com/Stockton, Californiaevans327@comcast.net530-902-0026
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, Arizonapipercenter.info@asu.edu480-965-6018
Arkansas Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustratorshttps://arkansas.scbwi.org/events/arkansas-scbwi-conference-2017/Fort Smith, Arkansasarkansas@scbwi.org
ASJA Writers Conferencewww.asjaconferences.orgMultipledirector@asja.org, asjaoffice@asja.org212-297-2123
Atlanta Writers Conferencehttps://atlantawritersconference.com/about/Atlanta, Georgiaawconference@gmail.com404-632-3525
Austin SCBWI 2017 Writers & Illustrators Working Conferencehttps://austin.scbwi.org/events/austin-2017-writers-illustrators-working-conference/Austin, Texasaustin@scbwi.org323-782-1010
AWP Conference and Bookfairhttp://writers.uclaextension.edu/events/Multiplewriters@uclaextension.edu310-825-9415
Bay to Ocean Writer's Conferencehttp://www.baytoocean.com/Wye Mills, Marylandinfo@baytoocean.com410-482-6337
Bayou Writers' Group Conferencehttp://bayouwritersgroup.com/a-bridge-to-publication-2017/Lake Charles, Louisianabayouwritersgroup1@gmail.com337-396-7452
Bear River Writers' Conferencehttps://lsa.umich.edu/bearriver/conference-information.htmlBoyne City, Michiganbeariver@umich.edu734-763-2342
BinderConhttp://bindercon.com/LAhttp://bindercon.com/contact/
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conferencehttp://blueflowerarts.com/wwc/New Smyrna Beach, FLalison@blueflowerarts.com386-427-6975
Blue Ridge Writers' Conferencehttp://www.blueridgewritersconference.com/Blue Ridge, GeorgiaBlueRidgeArts@gmail.com706-632-2144
BookConhttp://www.thebookcon.com/Midtown Manhattaninquiry@TheBookCon.com203-840-5632
Bread Loaf Writers' Conferencehttp://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferencesRipton, Vermontsupportmiddlebury@middlebury.edu802-443-5217
Broadleaf Writers Conferencehttp://broadleafwriters.com/broadleafwriters@gmail.com770-313-8110
California Crime Writers Conference 2019http://www.ccwconference.org/Culver City, CaliforniaCCWConference@gmail.com
California Dreamin' Conference for Writershttps://caldreaminwriters.com/Brea, Californiacamibrite@gmail.com
Cape Cod Writers Center Conferencehttp://capecodwriterscenter.org/conference-2/Hyannis, Massachusettswriters@capecodwriterscenter.org508-420-0200
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, Washingtoninfo@centrum.org360-385-3102
Chanticleer Authors Conference 2018https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/Vancouver, Canadakbrown@chantireviews.com970-218-9628
Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conferencehttps://chattwritersweb.org/Columbus, Georgiachattwriter@gmail.com706-326-1617
Chesapeake WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/St. Mary's City, MDchesapeakewritersconference@smcm.edu240-895-4341
Chicago Writers Conferencehttp://www.chicagowritersconference.org/Chicago, Illinoishttp://www.chicagowritersconference.org/contact/
Chuckanut Writers Conferencehttp://whatcom.edu/academics/community-continuing-education/chuckanut-writers-conferenceBellingham, Washingtoninfo@whatcom.ctc.edu360-383-3000
Clarksville Writers Conferencehttp://www.artsandheritage.us/writers/descript.htmClarksville, Tennesseeartsandheritage@cdelightband.net931-551-8870
Colgate WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.colgate.edu/community/conference-services-and-summer-programs/adult-programs/colgate-writers-conferenceHamilton, NYwritersconference@colgate.edu315-228-7771 or 315-228-7760
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conferencehttp://www.colrainpoetry.com/Truchas, New Mexico conferences@colrainpoetry.com978-897-0054
Columbus State Community College Writers Conferencehttp://www.cscc.edu/academics/departments/english/writers-conference/index.shtmlColumbus, Ohioinformation@cscc.edu614-287-5353
Communication Central Conferencehttp://www.communication-central.com/Rochester, New Yorkconference@communication-central.com585-248-0318
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conferencehttp://www.creativenonfiction.org/form/2017-creative-nonfiction-writers-conferencePittsburgh, PAinformation@creativenonfiction.org412-404-2975
Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conferencehttp://www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/index.htmlSan Luis Obispo, Californiaphillip_martin@cuesta.edu805-546-3132
Deadly Ink Mystery Conferencehttp://www.deadly-ink.org/Rockaway, New Jerseyinfo@deadlyink.com973-945-1475
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, CAinfo@wcwriters.com
East of Eden Writers Conferencehttp://southbaywriters.com/webmaster@southbaywriters.com
Eckerd College WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.writersinparadise.com/St. Petersburg, FLprunami@eckerd.edu727-386-2264
Emerald City Writers' Conferencehttp://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/Bellevue, Washingtonpresident@gsrwa.org206-227-7945
Flathead River Writers Conferencehttp://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/Kalispell
Florida Literary Arts Coalition Annual Other Words Conferencehttp://www.floridarts.org/St. Augustine, Floridainfo@floridarts.org904-819-6339
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, MIrmay@nmu.edu906Ð227Ð1000
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, Pennsylvaniaglvwg.vebmeister@gmail.com610-417-7749
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conferencehttp://www.wcwriters.com/da/index.htmlSan Fernando Valley, Californiatony@wcwriters.com310-621-3530
Green Mountain Writers Conferencehttp://www.vermontwriters.com/Chittenden, Vermontydaley@sbcglobal.net, yvonnedaley@me.com
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, Virginiahrwriters@cox.net757-639-6146
Highland Summer Conferencehttp://www.radford.edu/content/cehd/home/appalachian-studies/upcoming-events/highland-conference.htmlRadford, Virginiatburriss@radford.edu540-831-5366
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/iwwgquestions@iwwg.org917-720-6959
Jackson Hole Writers Conferencehttp://jacksonholewritersconference.com/Jackson Hole, Wyomingconnie@blackhen.com307-413-3332
James River Writers Annual Writers Conferencehttps://jamesriverwriters.org/Richmond, Virginiaprogramdirector@jamesriverwriters.org804-433-3790
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conferencehttp://sites.kpc.alaska.edu/writersconf/Homer, AlaskaKachemakBayWritersConf@alaska.edu907-235-7743
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, KYkentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com859-257-2874
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, Nevadachristina@bajabrody.com, info@lasvegaswritersconference.com702-953-5675
LDS Storymakers Writers Conferencehttp://ldstorymakersconference.com/Provo, Utahconference@ldstorymakers.com
Letters & Lines Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conferencehttps://rmc.scbwi.org/events/2017-letters-lines/Colorado, Wyomingrmc.scbwi.publicist@gmail.com323-782-1010
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 Yorkinfo@clmp.org646-267-3417
Maranatha Christian Writers' Conferencehttp://www.maranathachristianwriters.com/Bonnie@MaranathaChristianWriters.com734-358-6385
Maryland Writers Conferencehttps://marylandwritersconference.wordpress.com/Linthicum Heights, Marylandconference@marylandwriters.com410-698-2404
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conferencehttp://www.themayborn.com/conference-and-competitionsGrapevine, TXjames.dale@unt.edu940-565-2205
Men of Mystery Writers Conferencehttp://www.menofmystery.org/Irvine, Californiamenofmystery@gmail.com310-346-8852
Mendocino Coast Writers Conferencehttp://mcwc.org/Fort Bragg, Californiainfo@mcwc.org707-485-4031
Mid-South Christian Writers Conferencehttps://www.midsouthchristianwriters.com/Memphis, Tennesseejeris_h@hotmail.com731-610-1981
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conferencehttp://www.northwoodswriters.org/Bemidji, Minnesotawritersconference@bemidjistate.edu218-755-2068
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, Pennsylvaniawritersconference@moravian.edu610-861-1392
Mosaic Literary Conferencehttps://mosaiclitcon.com/Bronx, NYron@literaryfreedom.org
Mountain Valley Writers Conferencehttp://www.mountainvalleywriters.com/conference/Guntersville, Alabamanattie720@yahoo.com205-420-2206
Napa Valley Writers' Conferencehttp://www.napawritersconference.org/St. Helena, Californiainfo@napawritersconference.org707-967-2900 ext 4
National Association for Poetry Therapy Conferencehttp://poetrytherapy.org/index.php/national-association-for-poetry-therapy-annual-conference/Scottsdale, Arizonabkexpres@aol.com914-572-3167
National Black Writers Conferencehttp://centerforblackliterature.org/category/nbwc/Brooklyn, NYwriters@mec.cuny.edu718-804-8883
National Federation of Press Women Communications Conferencehttp://www.nfpw.org/conference.phpAlexandria, Virginiainfo@nfpw.org804-746-1033
National Undergraduate Literature Conferencehttps://continue.weber.edu/nulc/Ogden, Utahcsupport@weber.edu801-626-6000
National Writers' Union Annual Conferencewww.nwu.orgnwu@nwu.org212-254-0279
NETWOhttps://www.netwo.org/Mt. Pleasant, Texas903-575-9398 or 806-239-6126
New York Writers Workshop: Pitch Conferences & Workshopshttp://www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com/New Yorkcharles.salzberg@gmail.com
Nimrod Journal's Conference for Readers and Writershttps://nimrod.utulsa.edu/conference.htmlTulsa, Oklahomanimrod@utulsa.edu918-631-3080
Nonfiction Writers Conferencehttp://nonfictionwritersconference.com/Gold River, CAservice@nonfictionwritersconference.com
North Carolina Writers' Network Conferenceshttp://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/programs-and-services/conferencesNorth Carolinamail@ncwriters.org336-293-8844
Northcoast Redwoods Writers' Conferencehttp://www.ncrwc.org/Crescent City, Californiasarah-connelly@redwoods.edu707-476-4503
Northern Colorado Writers Conferencehttp://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/conference/2018-conferenceFt. Collins, Coloradoapril@northerncoloradowriters.com970-227-5746
Northern Woodlands Conferencehttp://northernwoodlands.org/writersconferenceCorinth, VTmail@northernwoodlands.org, emily@northernwoodlands.org802-439-6292
Northwest Georgia Writers Conferencehttps://www.calhounareawriters.com/conference-1/Calhoun, GeorgiaCALHOUNAREAWRITERS@GMAIL.COM423-322-0504
Ontario Writers' Conferencehttp://thewritersconference.com/Ajax, Canadahttp://thewritersconference.com/contact-html/
Outdoor Writers Association of America Conferencehttp://owaa.org/conference/info@owaa.org406-728-7434
OWFI 45th Annual Writers' Conferencehttps://www.owfi.org/conference2018/Norman, Oklahomahttps://www.owfi.org/contact-us
Oxford Conference for the Bookhttps://oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/Oxford, Mississippijgthomas@olemiss.edu662-915-3374
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, Oregonmfa@pacificu.edu503-352-1531
Pet Writing Conferencehttp://www.penandbrush.org/New York
Pikes Peak Writers Conferencehttps://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/Colorado Springs, Coloradoregistrar@pikespeakwriters.com719-260-1800
PNWA Annual Writer's Conferencehttp://www.pnwa.org/page/conferenceSeattle, Washingtonpnwa@pnwa.org425-673-2665
Public Safety Writers Association Annual Conferencehttps://policewriter.com/wordpress/Indianapolis, Indianapresident@policewriter.com800-998-9400, 703-723-4740
Readerconhttp://www.readercon.org/Burlington, MAinfo@readercon.org
Ridgefield Writers Conferencehttp://ridgefieldwritersconference.blogspot.com/Ridgefield, Connecticuta.annesi@sbcglobal.net203-894-1908
Rivers of Ink Writers Conferencehttp://riversofink.org/conferenceRichland, Washingtonradgalbraith@gmail.com509-491-9382
Rochester Writers' Conferencehttp://www.rochesterwriters.com/Rochester Hills, Michiganrochesterwriters@gmail.com248-651-6869
Romance Writers of America Conferencehttps://www.rwa.org/conferenceDenver, Coloradoconference@rwa.org832-717-5200
Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conferencehttps://foreverbungalows.com/sag-harbor-creative-nonfiction-writers-conference/Sag Harbor, NYkaz@donnakaz.com631-591-0512
San Diego State University Writers' Conferencehttp://ces.sdsu.edu/writersSan Diego, Californiasdsuwritersconference@mail.sdsu.edu619-594-2099
San Francisco Writers Conference & Classeshttps://sfwriters.org/San Francisco, Californiabarbara@sfwriters.org, SFWriterscon@aol.com415-673-0939
San Miguel (de Allende) Writers' Conferencehttps://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/San Miguel de Allende, Mexicodirector@sanmiguelwritersconference.org(52) 415-324-5020
Sanibel Island Writers Conferencehttps://www2.fgcu.edu/siwc/Sanibel Island, Floridatdemarch@fgcu.edu239-590-7421
SCBWI Summer Conferencehttps://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/Los Angeles, Californiascbwi@scbwi.org323-782-1010
Scottsdale Library Conferencehttp://desertroserwa.org/scottsdalelibraryTempe, Arizonainfo@desertroserwa.org
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, Floridasethbtucker@yahoo.com303-868-3873
Sewanee Writer's Conferencehttps://www.sewanee.edu/swc/conference/Sewanee, TNallatham@sewanee.edu931-598-1654
SleuthFesthttp://sleuthfest.com/Boca Raton, FLSleuthfestinfo@gmail.com
Slice Literary Writers Conferencehttps://slicelitcon.org/Brooklyn, NYinfo@slicemagazine.org
Society of American Business Editors & Writers Annual Conferencehttps://sabew.org/sabewnyc17/Phoenix, Arizonasabew@sabew.org602-496-7862
South Coast Writers Conferencehttps://www.socc.edu/scwritersGold Beach, Oregonscwc@socc.edu541-247-2741
Southampton Children's Literature Conferencehttp://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/clc/index.htmlSouthampton. NYsouthamptonarts@stonybrook.edu631-632-5030
Southern California Writers' Conferencehttp://writersconference.com/la/Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, California| Sunriver, Oregonmsg@writersconference.com619-303-8185
Southern Christian Writers Conferencehttp://www.scwconference.com/SCWConference.com/Southern_Christian_Writers_Conference.htmlTuscaloosa, Alabamascwc.writers@gmail.com205-333-8603
Stonecoast Writers' Conferencehttp://usm.maine.edu/registration-services/summer-stonecoast-writers-conferenceFreeport, Mainejustin.tussing@maine.edu207-228-8393
Stories From the Heart Women WritersÕ Conferencehttp://www.storycircle.org/Conference/Austin, TXstorycircle@storycircle.org970-235-1477
Summer Oregon Christian Writers Conferenceshttp://oregonchristianwriters.org/Portland, Oregonmembership@oregonchristianwriters.org503-393-3356
Sun Valley Writers' Conferencehttps://svwc.com/Ketchum, Idahohttps://svwc.com/about-the-conference/contact208-726-5454
Surprise Valley Writers' Conferencehttp://modocforum.org/modocfor/Cedarville, Californiaramarch@frontiernet.net530-279-2099
Surrey International WritersÕ Conferencehttps://www.siwc.ca/Surrey, British Columbia, Canadainfo@siwc.ca
Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conferencehttp://tmwi.org/?q=EventsOak Ridge, Tennesseemail2@tmwi.org865-671-6046
Texas Writing Conferenceshttp://www.panhandleprowriters.org/Amarillo, Texaslindahutcherson7@gmail.com
Textbook & Academic Authoring Conferencehttp://www.taaonline.net/taa-conferenceSanta Fe, New MexicoMaureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net727-563-0020
The All Write Now! Conferencehttp://allwritenowmo.wixsite.com/allwritenowColoradoallwritenowconferencemo@gmail.com
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference - Writers Bootcamphttp://www.ashevillechristianwritersconference.com/Asheville, North Carolinamountainbreezeministries@gmail.com, cindy@christiandevotions.us
The Belize Writers' Conferencehttp://www.joeygarcia.com/events/Ambergris Caye, Belizeaskjoey@earthlink.net
The BlogU Conferencehttp://bloguconference.com/Baltimore, Marylandstephaniegiese@aim.com
The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conferencehttp://fhbookfest.com/writers-conferenceSt. Augustine, Floridainfo@fhbookfest.com
The Frost Place Poetry Conferenceshttp://frostplace.org/programs/conference-on-poetry-and-teaching/Franconia, New Hampshirefrost@frostplace.org603-823-5510
The Gatheringhttp://thegatheringatkeystone.org/La Plume, PAcharlotte.ravaioli@keystone.edu570-945-8510
The Muse and the Marketplacehttp://museandthemarketplace.com/Boston, MAsonya@grubstreet.org
The Writer's Hotel 2017 NYC Writer's Conferencehttp://www.writershotel.com/#twhNew York City, NYeditors@writershotel.com
ThrillerFesthttp://thrillerfest.com/New York CityKimberleyHowe@thrillerwriters.org
TLA Power of Words Conferencehttps://www.tlanetwork.org/conferencePlainfield, Vermontdirector@tlanetwork.org401-965-5353
Travel & Words, Northwest Travel Writers Conferencehttps://travelwritersconference.com/conference-workshops/Salem, Oregoninfo@explorermm.com253-432-4682
Unicorn Writers' Conferencehttp://www.unicornwritersconference.com/Purchase, New Yorkunicornwritersconference@gmail.com203-938 - 7405, 917-280 - 5709
Univ. of North Dakota Writers Conferencehttp://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/Grand Forks, North Dakotacrystal.alberts@email.und.edu701-777-2393
UNM Summer WritersÕ Conferencehttp://ce.unm.edu/enrichment/classes/writers-conference.phpAlbuquerque, NMmmcghee@unm.edu505-277-6320
USPiM Oaxaca Poetry Conferencehttp://www.uspoetsinmexico.org/Meridauspoetsinmexico@verizon.net
Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate WritersÕ Conferencehttp://vcfa.edu/writing/pwcMontpelier, VTpgconference@vcfa.edu
Wesleyan Writers Conferencehttp://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/Middletown, Connecticutagreene@wesleyan.edu860-685-3604
West Virginia Writers Conferencehttp://wvwriters.org/home/annual-writing-conference/Ripley, West Virginiawvwriterssecretary@gmail.com304-633-5493
Western Reserve Writers Conference & Women Writers' Winter Retreathttps://www.deannaadams.com/index.php/conferencesWilloughby, OhioDeeNCR@aol.com440-953-7171
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, NJparrasj@wpunj.edu
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Conferencehttp://www.wfop.org/conferences/Racine, Wisconsinaustin10929@gmail.com262-534-6426
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, Pennsylvaniambagnull@aol.com484 991-8581
Write On The River Conferencehttp://writeontheriver.org/conferenceWenatchee, Washingtoninfo@writeontheriver.org509-293-9215
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference and Pre-Conferencehttp://www.writeonthesound.com/Edmonds, WAwots@edmondswa.gov425-771-0228
Write-to-Publish Conferencehttp://www.writetopublish.com/Wheaton, Illinoislin@writetopublish.com847-296-3964
Write2Ignite! Conferencehttp://write2ignite.com/welcome-to-write2ignite-2017/Greenville, South Carolinainfo.write2ignite@gmail.com
WriteOnConhttp://writeoncon.org/Onlinewriteoncon@gmail.com
Writer's Digest Annual Conferencehttp://www.writersdigestconference.com/Multipletaylor.sferra@fwmedia.com513-278-2529
Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conferencehttp://novel.writersdigestconference.com/index.phpMultipletaylor.sferra@fwmedia.com513-278-2529
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, UTjennifer@writersatwork.org801-996-3313
Writing the Rockies Conferencehttp://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-program-creative-writing/writing-rockiesGunnison, COdrothman@western.edu970-943-2058
Wyoming Writers, Inc. Annual Writers Conferencehttps://www.wyowriters.org/conference/Cody, Wyomingwyowriters@gmail.com307-682-9724
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.htmlclasscontreat@gmail.com800 252-7772
Western Writers of America Conventionhttp://westernwriters.org/wwa.moulton@gmail.com307-329-8942
Writers Contreat 2017http://www.classeminars.org/writers-contreat-20171.htmlAlbaquerque, New Mexicoclasscontreat@gmail.com800 252-7772
Western Writers of America Conventionhttp://westernwriters.org/Cheyenne, Wyomingwwa.moulton@gmail.com307-329-8942
Emerald Coast Christian Writers Conferencehttp://bluelakecwr.com/Niceville, FLemeraldcoastchristianwriters@gmail.com850-496-8268
ACW Publishing Conferencehttps://adirondackcenterforwriting.org/what-we-do/events-programs/133/New Yorkinfo@adirondackcenterforwriting.org
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/Multipleann@wyliecomm.com503-954-2289
Author 101 Universityhttp://author101university.com/schedule/info@author101.com866-638-3438
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Annual Workshophttps://www.baipa.org/events/Novato, CAllacombe@earthlink.net415-331-5151
Big Sur Writing Workshopshttps://henrymiller.org/programs/big-sur-writing-workshops-2/Big Sur, Californiahmlib@henrymiller.org831-667-2574
Brooklyn Book Festivalhttp://brooklynbookfestival.org/http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/contact/
Writers Studio at UCLA Extensionhttp://writers.uclaextension.edu/writers-studio/Westwood Villagewriters@uclaextension.edu310-825-9415

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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!