Writers Conferences, Workshops and Festivals

Writers conferences, workshops, festivals and other events from around the English-speaking world

CAW Writers Conference

The CAW Writers Conference is an exciting event for writers, providing a platform for learning, networking, and inspiration. The lineup includes notable authors and industry professionals speaking on such topics as book launches, in-person sales, and Kickstarter campaigns. ...

When: May

    Where: Cartersville, GA US

A Rally of Writers

Held every spring for the past 35 years (except for the two Covid years) in Lansing, Michigan, A Rally of Writers features 16 sessions of Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing every aspect of writing and the publishing business. Choose among four sessions that run simu...

When: April

    Where: Lansing, MI US

Abergavenny Writing Festival

Readings, talks, workshops, and writing activities for all at the Abergavenny Writing Festival. The aim of the event is to get people together to find inspiration, have fun and get writing. There’s always an eclectic line-up of local talent including poets, songwriters, journalists, storytellers, ...

When: April

    Where: Abergavenny, Wales UK

ACQL Annual Conference

Founded in 1975 in the wake of Canada’s official ratification of multiculturalism, the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures has, over more than 45 years, emerged as Canada’s premier association for showcasing multilingual and transnational research in Canadian and Quebec literatures....

When: June

    Where: Montreal, PQ CA

Adelaide Writers’ Week

Adelaide Writers’ Week, known locally as Writers’ Week or WW, is a large and mostly free literary festival held annually in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Considered one of the world’s pre-eminent literary events, it forms part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts, where attendees meet,...

When: March

    Where: Adelaide, SA AU

Agents & Editors Conference

The conference features presentations, panels, authors in conversation, a keynote address (including a complimentary book), and one-on-one consultations with editors and agents for fiction and creative nonfiction writers. ...

When: June

    Where: Austin, TX US

Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

In keeping with the spirit of this place and the goals of this unique workshop retreat, you can be as goal-oriented or as hesitant in approach as you wish. You can show us your manuscript, improve your skills, have your work read by our writer mentors, attend our workshops, pitch a literary agent or...

When: September

    Where: Algonkian Park, VA US

Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story is an annual three-day festival that features workshops, readings, onstage presentations, and community events that celebrate emerging writers and short fiction....

When: June

    Where: Wingham, ON CA

All Write, Columbia, Fiction Writers Conference

This four-day intensive writing conference will focus on both the craft and the business of writing fiction. It will include writing workshops, craft and creativity talks by esteemed guest authors and a publishing/PR panel. The conference is open to all levels of fiction writers -- from beginners w...

When: November

    Where: Spencertown, NY US

Annual WWA Convention

Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music....

When: June

    Where: Tulsa, OK US

ANWA Writers Conference

The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a network for writers who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The annual ANWA Time Out for Writers Conference is a 2 1/2 day professional conference for writers of all levels, from beginner to best-selling author. Whether you...

When: September

    Where: Mesa, AZ US

Appalachian Writers Conference

This year’s conference will dive into genre writing, with faculty who are established authors of cozy mysteries, crime, romance, dystopian, and fantasy novels. Award-winning, nationally and regionally recognized literary writers and those who are nationally acclaimed for their influence in histori...

When: September

    Where: Berea, KY US

Arts & Words

The Arts & Words Festival in Gibsons, BC, is a creative collaboration celebrated over four days. It’s an annual event organized by the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society. The festival includes literary and open mic readings, an art exhibition, live music, writing and art workshops, a p...

When: August

    Where: Gibsons, BC CA

Asheville Christian Writers Conference

Join us in person or virtually at the Billy Graham Conference Center for the Asheville Christian Writers Conference at The Cove. Space is limited on campus, so sign up soon. Conference prices start at $135. ...

When: February

    Where: Asheville, NC US

Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference

The conference features workshops, including a workshop with a focus on revision, for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers; panels; and readings; as well as opportunities to meet with agents and editors. ...

When: June

    Where: Aspen, CO US

Auckland Writers Festival

Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o T?maki is the largest annual literary festival in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1999. It has about 200 public events each year featuring local and international writers as guests. ...

When: May

    Where: Auckland, NZ

AWP Conference & Bookfair

The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration....

When: March

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival gives you time out to tune in to the important things in life. Five different venues will be running hour-long sessions simultaneously throughout the day. Between sessions, you can catch up with a favourite author in the Festival Hub and browse the bookshop!...

When: August

    Where: Bendigo, VIC AU

Berries, Bridges, and Books Writers Conference

The Berries, Bridges, and Books Writers Conference is an annual event hosted by the Creative Minds Writers Group in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The conference features door prizes, page-turner contests, and poetry contests. A lineup of guest speakers will share insights and inspiration for writers...

When: July

    Where: Ponchatoula, LA US

Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference

The conference features panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussions on building suspense, getting into print, Black women’s biography, and more....

When: May

    Where: New York, NY US

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference began nearly four decades ago as a spirit-filled environment where writers could move forward in their writing journey and publishing dreams. The legacy event is focused on God’s path for each writer, and the conference is dedicated to meeting ...

When: May

    Where: Ridgecrest, NC US

Bluegrass Writers Coalition Conference of Writers

The Bluegrass Writers Coalition is sponsoring a multi-genre annual Conference of Writers at the Frankfort Country Club which is open to all. There will be workshops, readings, guests, and books. Ticket price includes access to general sessions, breakout sessions, a conference bookstore, and lunch ca...

When: April

    Where: Frankfort, KY US

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

The Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference covers everything mystery writers need, from developing ideas and writing skills to finding an agent and publisher. ...

When: July

    Where: Corte Madera, CA US


Calling all authors, editors, publishers, and marketers – imagine being part of a conference where you learn from real life marketing success stories. This three-day event will empower you with personal stories, real world applications and fresh techniques on how to run the busines...

When: April

    Where: Crossville, TN US

Bournemouth Writing Festival

A weekend extravaganza of free and ticketed talks, walks, seminars, panels, performances and workshops for writers wanting to write....

When: April

    Where: Dorset, England UK

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, founded in 1926, is one of the oldest and finest of its kind in the country. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes; meetings with editors, agents, and publishers; and readings by faculty...

When: August

    Where: Ripton, VT US

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane in September each year, as well as a year-round program of exciting events. ...

When: May

    Where: Brisbane, QLD AU

Broadleaf Writers Conference

A two-day conference including panels and workshops, pitch sessions, mentoring, speakers, open storytelling hour, and networking opportunities. ...

When: September

    Where: Decatur, GA US

C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference

The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference focuses on women writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass market books to literary endeavors, and beyond. Our goal is to provide a space for camaraderie, connection-making, and inspiration, and while women writers are the onl...

When: November

    Where: Conway, AR US

CANSCAIP Packaging Your Imagination Conference

For almost 40 years, CANSCAIP has hosted Packaging Your Imagination (PYI), a highly regarded professional development conference. Canada’s community of writers, illustrators, performers and publishers for young people gather for an inspiring day of learning, business and networking....

When: October

    Where: Toronto, ON CA

Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference is a dynamic event for writers, held annually in Hyannis, Massachusetts. During this gathering, participants can expect a rich array of offerings, including over thirty classes and workshops led by distinguished authors, editors, agents, mentors, and media expe...

When: August

    Where: Hyannis, MA US

Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in publishing. ...

When: August

    Where: Cape Cod, MA US

Cat Writers Association Virtual Conference

A fun, educational virtual conference for cat communicators, with various speakers over two days on everything from writing cats into fiction to self-publishing and media relations. ...

When: October

    Where: St Louis, MO US

Catholic Writers’ Conference Online

A professional, faith-focused writers conference attended in the convenience of your own home! This affordably priced, online conference eliminates the need for costly travel, without sacrificing professionalism. Not only will you receive excellent instruction from some of the top Catholic name...

When: February

    Where: Online, IN US

Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference

The Cedar Falls Christian Writers Conference welcomes both new and established writers, as well as anyone interested in the writer’s craft. Their purpose is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ through all their endeavors while encouraging others in the art of writing. The conference, held in C...

When: June

    Where: Cedar Falls, IA US

Chanticleer Authors Conference

The Chanticleer Authors Conference is an event unlike any other. We host a wide variety of guest speakers and experts that wow experienced authors and help new authors take their publishing game to the next level. ...

When: April

    Where: Bellingham, WA US

Chuckanut Writers Conference

Engage in workshops designed to encourage and support your craft. Led by industry experts, our classes will fuel your creativity and transform your writing....

When: June

    Where: Bellingham, WA US

Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop

Established in 1968, the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction. Applications are judged by a student selection committee.


When: June

    Where: San Diego, CA US

Clarksville Writers Conference

The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Council partners with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission to bring acclaimed authors to town for the Annual Clarksville Writers Conference. Join us for this fun, affordable and ta...

When: June

    Where: Clarksville, TN US

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

The only writers conference focused entirely on book-length & chapbook-length poetry manuscripts. Founded by poet Joan Houlihan, the conference is held 9-10 times a year in locations around the United States and consists of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscript reviews by editors and pub...

When: August

    Where: Acton, MA US

Composed Festival of Poetry and Writing

This all-day event features live performances, music, workshops, one-on-one writing consultations, a one-day Haiku Contest, panels, book launches, vendors and exhibitors, food trucks, and so much more!...

When: April

    Where: Delta, BC CA

David R. Collins Writers Conference

In 1973 David R. Collins founded the Mississippi Valley Writers’ Conference and continued as its chair until his death in 2001. In 2006 the Board of Directors of the Midwest Writing Center brought this three-day national writing conference back to the Quad-City area. The conference features fi...

When: June

    Where: Rock Island, IL US

Denver Lit Fest

Lit Fest is an eight-day celebration of writers and readers, an extravaganza of weeklong and weekend advanced workshops, craft seminars, readings, salons, business panels, agent meetings, and parties. ...

When: June

    Where: Denver, CO US

Disquiet International Literary Program

The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing....

When: June

    Where: Lisbon, PT

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

Founded in 1989, the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival is a nationally acclaimed literary event, treasured by book lovers and authors, and widely respected by Canada’s literary community. Our mandate is to inspire, enlighten and enchant by presenting a literary festival that provides stimulating, tho...

When: September

    Where: Eden Mills, ON CA

Emerging Writers Festival

Each spring, the English Department at Franklin & Marshall College hosts its annual Emerging Writers Festival, dedicated to championing the work of writers early in their careers. Since its inception in 2002, the Festival has been a collaborative effort between students and faculty, bringing people ...

When: April

    Where: Lancaster, PA US

Emerging Writers’ Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. Through the flagship festiva...

When: September

    Where: Melbourne, VIC AU

Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium

A diverse group of Southern writers and scholars are invited to present their work. A highlight of the symposium is the announcement of the Eudora Welty Prize. ...

When: October

    Where: Columbus, MS US


Two days of round-table discussions, speakers, networking opportunities, and the annual FAPA membership meeting. ...

When: August

    Where: Orlando, FL US

Flathead River Writers Conference

The Flathead River Writers Conference is an exclusive conference with limited attendance. For three decades, the conference has played host to high-profile authors, editors, agents, publishers, and other literary figures....

When: October

    Where: Kalispell, MT US


GenreCon is the leading conference for genre writers, featuring an impressive line-up of leading names in Australian and international genre fiction across a spectacular weekend of panels, workshops and special events....

When: February

    Where: South Brisbane, QLD AU

Gold Rush Writers Conference

An intimate writing conference where writing professionals will guide you to a publishing bonanza through a series of panels, specialty talks, workshops, and celebrity lectures. The conference includes a picnic supper, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. ...

When: September

    Where: Mokelumne Hll, CA US

Great Lakes Writers Festival

The two-day long festival features two renowned writers who will be reading their works, conducting workshops, Q&A sessions, meetings, and so much more. This festival is a great opportunity for Muskies to explore creative writing and discover their hidden passions. ...

When: November

    Where: Sheboygan, WI US

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

Attendees to this conference benefit from a full spectrum of educational lectures, panels, interactive workshops and special events, featuring veteran educators, industry professionals, agents and publishers focused on the craft and business of writing. Speakers are selected based on who is best sui...

When: March

    Where: Los Angeles, CA US

H&F Writers Festival

The Hammersmith & Fulham Writers’ Festival is an exciting literary event that brings together authors, writers, playwrights, publishers, and poets. Held annually, it features live talks, workshops, and activities for children. The festival covers a wide range of topics, including autobiographi...

When: July

    Where: London, England UK

Health Journalism Conference

Join us for an unparalleled event as we bring together journalists, health care professionals, policymakers and experts from various fields to explore and discuss the latest trends, challenges and innovations in health journalism. HJ24 will feature a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers, interact...

When: June

    Where: New York City, NY US

Inkubator Writing Conference

Literary Cleveland’s Inkubator Writing Conference is one of the largest free writing festivals in the country. The purpose of the Inkubator Writing Conference is to provide a platform for writers to learn about the craft of writing, network with other writers, and connect with industry professiona...

When: September

    Where: Cleveland, OH US

Jackson Hole Writers Conference

The annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference brings top agents, editors and authors together each June for a celebration of the craft of writing. ...

When: November

    Where: Jackson Hole, WY US

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Held in Homer, Alaska, this nationally recognized writing conference features workshops, readings and panel presentations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the business of writing. Since 2002, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been at the heart of Alaska’s growing literary community....

When: May

    Where: Homer, AK US

Kickass Writers Festival

The Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, and other kickass creatives, celebrates how writing and storytelling — in all of their forms — are essential to art, entertainment and social change. It takes place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and includes read...

When: June

    Where: Saranac Lake, NY US

Las Vegas Writers Conference

Held each spring, the Las Vegas Writers Conference is dedicated to helping writers of all genres improve their craft, sharpen their business skills, and network with publishing professionals. ...

When: April

    Where: Las Vegas, NV US

Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

The Liberty States Fiction Writers presents two full days of activities to develop and promote writers of all levels of experience and every genre, as well as the opportunity to pitch works to prominent editors and literary agents. A separate Reader Track will offer those who love a good read the ch...

When: May

    Where: Hamilton, NJ US

Listowel Writers’ Week

Listowel Writers’ Week is an international acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel, County Kerry. At the heart of this annual celebration is a commitment to developing and p...

When: May

    Where: Listowel, Co Kerry IE

Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

The Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference (LGRWC) is a unique creative experience for writers which aspires to foster reading, writing, creativity, and a sense of place in Transylvania County. The conference features nationally renowned writers who give public readings of their work and lead work...

When: May

    Where: Brevard, NC US

Maryland Writers’ Association Annual Conference

Join aspiring, emerging, and established writers at the Maryland Writers’ Association’s (MWA) Annual Brain to Bookshelf Conference. At MWA, we’re dedicated to the art, business and craft of writing, and this exciting in-person conference has it all....

When: October

    Where: Baltimore, MD US

MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival

Students in grades four to eight are invited to sign up for a day of literary activities including artist presentations and hands-on master classes, working with a professional author or illustrator of their choice. Bring your imagination. Leave inspired!...

When: February

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Medical Writing & Communication Conference

AMWA’s annual conference offers an innovative and dynamic approach to learning and connects you with colleagues in the medical communication industry. The conference offers : Unlimited access to education sessions by subject matter experts in a variety of content areas; Engaging roun...

When: October

    Where: New Orleans, LA US

Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference

The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference is a vibrant gathering that offers Morning Workshops in a wide range of genres. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics; and every evening offers an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and connection that m...

When: August

    Where: Mendocino, CA US

Mesa Verde Writers Conference

Immerse yourself in natural beauty in this wild place as you work with award-winning writers. Listen to your inner voice, take risks, and break from routine. This is a generative conference and work you create may become a finished story, personal essay, novel, or poem....

When: July

    Where: Mancos, CO US

Mildura Writers Festival

Held in July, the Mildura Writers Festival presents three days of words, food and wine featuring Australian and international writers. Throughout the weekend invited guests and audience members intermingle freely sharing an experience that provides thoughtful and challenging ideas about writing an...

When: July

    Where: Mildura, VIC AU

Minnesota Writing Workshop

The Minnesota Writing Workshop is a two-day “How to Get Published” writing event in typically in St. Paul, MN. It recurs each year. All writers are welcome....

When: April

    Where: St. Paul, MN US

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival

We are thrilled to offer fiction, poetry, nonfiction, YA book writing, screen writing, and visual storytelling workshops from an award-winning, highly published faculty. In addition, we’ll have speakers, book signings, and readings from attendees and teachers. MHLF is a supportive, inclusive ...

When: June

    Where: Harrogate, TN US

Newcastle Writers Festival

The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions - half of which were free. In 2014, the festival was enhanced by the addition of a popular children’s program. More than 100 writers participated in the extended...

When: April

    Where: Newcastle, NSW AU

Nonfiction Writers Conference

Since the Nonfiction Writers Conference began in 2010, our mission has always been to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. This allows more people to attend from around the world, saving valuable time and travel expenses. It also delivers powerful access to sp...

When: May

    Where: Gold River, CA US

NT Writers Festival

The NT Writers Festival (NTWF) is a four-day festival that emphasises Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity, bringing people together to share story, language and culture. Held annually, the festival’s location alternates between Darwin and Alice Springs. Events range from pitch sessions...

When: June

    Where: Darwin/Alice Springs, NT AU

Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference

Enjoy sessions with publishing experts who can provide career-advancing knowledge. Speakers on legal issues, short stories, writing for film, editing, literary agents and publicists. Space is also provided for attendees to sell their books....

When: May

    Where: Oklahoma City, OK US

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Ottawa’s Festival of Ideas since 1997. We believe that a love of reading and learning should be nurtured throughout our lives and that literacy is a birthright. Whether offering writing workshops to the homeless, hosting a Nobel Laureate, organizing our biannual literary celebrations or bringing a...

When: October

    Where: Ottawa, ON CA

Palouse Writers Festival

The annual one-day writers’ festival hosted by the Palouse Writers Guild offers workshops and panel discussions to registered guests during the day. In the evening, the event will open its doors to the public for Books and Brews. In this free, family-friendly event, authors participating can ...

When: June

    Where: Moscow, ID US

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

PPWC is a 3-day fiction-writing conference for writers of all levels, indie and traditionally published, featuring a variety of craft and business workshops, acquiring editors/agents and well-known authors across a variety of genres. ...

When: April

    Where: Colorado Springs, CO US

Rancho Mirage Writers Fest

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world-class gathering of the finest writers who contribute to the intellectual vitality of our time....

When: February

    Where: Rancho Mirage, CA US

Rappahannock Writers Conference

Join us for a day celebrating writers with informational workshops and panel discussions. Topics include freelance writing, building tension, writing for teens and kids, magical realism, receiving feedback, creating characters, settings, and poetry....

When: November

    Where: Fredericksburg, VA US

Raymond Carver Writing Festival

The festival is a free celebration of the art of writing and one of its greatest practitioners. RCWF participants can enjoy a reception, presentations and informational displays, and an outdoor poetry reading. Attendees are invited to attend workshops offered by Pacific Northwest writers on writing...

When: May

    Where: Clatskanie, OR US

Red Clay Writers Conference

The annual Red Clay Writers Conference encourages & inspires writers through literary events that focus on the art & craft of writing....

When: April

    Where: Kennesaw, GA US

Rooted & Written Conference

Forty-six Rooted & Written Fellows will be selected to attend nine days of classes, workshops, and mentoring, plus the opportunity to participate in lunchtime Conversations with featured literary luminaries. All Rooted & Written Fellows are awarded full scholarships to the entire nine day-...

When: November

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival

The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival was established in 2013 as an annual flagship event for The Women’s Club. Named after Rose Scott, one of the founders of The Women’s Club, it seeks to honour the memory of this influential woman who used her own writing -- speeches, pamphlets and lett...

When: June

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Rosemount Writers Festival

A day-long celebration of the literary arts including: Writing and Publishing Workshops; a Book Fair featuring local authors, publishers, and vendors; Book Signings; and a chance to receive critiques of your work from publishing professionals ...

When: March

    Where: Rosemount, MN US

San Diego Writing Workshop

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. ...

When: April

    Where: San Diego, CA US

San Francisco Writers Conference

The SFWC helps writers become published authors and build professional writing careers. The SFWC presenters list includes bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers from major publishing houses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social m...

When: February

    Where: San Francisco, CA US

San Miguel Writers’ Conference

As the largest and most prestigious co-cultural, bi-lingual literary gathering in the Americas, the San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival (SMWC) attracts prominent authors, established and emerging writers, industry experts, teaching professionals, and avid readers primarily from the ...

When: February

    Where: San Miguel de Allende, GTO MX

Santa Barbara Writers conference

Since 1973, writers from around the world have gathered at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow writers, well-known authors, and publishing professionals. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is known for its supportive environment where fellow writers help one another hone...

When: June

    Where: Santa Barbara, CA US

Santa Clarita Valley Book Festival

Co-sponsored by College of the Canyons, CalArts, and The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library, we embark on a literary journey celebrating the joy of reading and community. ...

When: June

    Where: Santa Clarita, CA US

ScienceWriters Conference

The annual ScienceWriters conference is a joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. A mix of professional development workshops, briefings on the latest scientific research, extensive networking opportunities, and field trip...

When: November

    Where: Raleigh, NC US

Society of American Travel Writers Annual Convention

The SATW annual convention alternates domestic and international destinations with opportunities for networking, professional development and exploring the location. ...

When: November

    Where: Istanbul, TR US

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Virtual Summer Conference

Join in a vibrant digital environment that will uplift, inspire, and support you in creating impactful stories for children. Pitch your book to acquiring agents and editors. Get your art in front of industry pros. Explore all aspects of children’s book creation: writing, illustrating, translating,...

When: August

    Where: New York City, NY US

Southern Christian Writers Conference

The Southern Christian Writers Conference is an annual workshop held each June in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The conference--in partnership with TAB Media Group--is designed to help both aspiring and successful writers learn more about the writing and publishing process. Nationally recognized experts--wri...

When: June

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

The Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival features a stellar lineup of Australia’s best writers of books, poetry, TV and plays....

When: November

    Where: Bowral, NSW AU

Southwest Michigan Writers' Conference

The Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference provides instruction and information to aspiring authors in the areas of writing skills, publishing, and marketing. ...

When: April

    Where: Niles, MI US

Southwest Washington Writers Conference

The Southwest Washington Writers Conference is an annual event that brings together writers, authors, industry professionals, and literary enthusiasts to network, learn, and grow in their craft....

When: September

    Where: Centralia, WA US

SPARK Writing Festival

SPARK is a community based creative writing initiative by the UAB Department of English designed to spark inspiration and bring writers together. This SPARK takes on a virtual format again and features two different experiences. ...

When: July

    Where: Birmingham, AL US

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference strives to bring together readers, writers, and artists of diverse age, background, and experience to be informed, enlightened, challenged, and inspired by a world-class literary program in the great outdoors....

When: July

    Where: Ketchum, ID US

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is the most comprehensive professional development conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres - from beginners to experts- the opportunity to hone their craft. ...

When: October

    Where: Surrey, BC CA

Surrey New Writers Festival

Surrey New Writers Festival is the annual celebration of contemporary writing targeted at Guildford’s vibrant community of readers and writers, as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students from our creative writing programmes....

When: May

    Where: Surrey, England UK

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival celebrates the richness and diversity of Jewish writing. It showcases the talents of writers from around Australia and overseas who identify as Jewish or who write on Jewish themes. The SJWF was the first of its kind in Australia and is steadily becoming ...

When: August

    Where: Sydney, NSW AU

Tamar Valley Writers Festival

Since the first event in 2014, the biennial festival has welcomed some of Australia’s most famed writers, thinkers and speakers to share their unique insights into the written word. No genre is off limits. Romance, politics, crime, biography, comedy, songwriting, poetry, film and television are al...

When: October

    Where: Grindelwald, TAS AU

Todos Santos Writers Workshop

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop, a center for creative writing, is a writer’s retreat based in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers craft workshops in the art of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction and Memoir for writers at al...

When: February

    Where: Baja California Sur, MX

Tremont Writers Conference

Join renowned authors and professional park educators for a writers conference like no other set on a lush, secluded campus nestled within America’s most-visited national park. Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont partners with Great Smoky Mountains Association to bring this five-day intensi...

When: October

    Where: Townsend, TN US

U.S. Book Show

Open to librarians and booksellers, book media, the book publishing community and allied vendors and publishing professionals, attendees will enjoy a wide array of book and author panels; programming geared to publishing professionals; and sponsor PubHubs where attendees can gather and download reso...

When: May

    Where: New York City, NY US

UC Riverside Writers Week

UCR’s Writers Week is the longest-running free literary event in California and features the most renowned authors of our day alongside those at the start of promising careers. The week of events is open to the public and includes readings, conversations, panels, and social activities focused on t...

When: February

    Where: Riverside, CA US

UND Writers Conference

Founded in 1970 and held every year since, the UND Writers Conference is a three-day event featuring six to eight authors annually ranging from Gwendolyn Brooks and August Wilson to Tommy Orange and Colson Whitehead. The UND Writers Conference is committed to community outreach, engagement, and find...

When: March

    Where: Grand Forks, ND US

University of Illinois Press Publishing Symposium

Join us for a day of interactive workshops, round tables, and conversations about publishing. ...

When: August

    Where: Champaign, IL US

UPPAA Spring Conference

The conference provides networking opportunities for anyone wishing to learn more about writing, publishing, and book marketing. Informal networking is programmed into the schedule around the lunch break period. An exhibition area will showcase the works of authors around the U.P. and all books disp...

When: May

    Where: Marquette, MI US

Vancouver Writers Fest

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations. All of the Festival venues are located on Granville Island. ...

When: October

    Where: Vancouver, BC CA

Wakefield Writers Festival

Writers Fete is one of the most anticipated cultural and literary events in the region. We work purposefully to build a linguistically diverse program that showcases local and national francophone, anglophone, ethnic and indigenous literary talent. ...

When: October

    Where: Wakefield, PQ CA

West Coast Christian Writers Conference

West Coast Christian Writers Conference is an online conference, with keynote sessions, workshops, coaching groups, and appointments for writers at all levels...

When: November

    Where: Brentwood, CA US

Whistler Writers Festival

This is an annual event in Whistler, which WWS started in 2002. It is a multi-venue, multi-artist, multi-day event. The program includes short seminars on various topics, a Masters workshop series for new and emerging writers on various topics of craft (e.g., writing the young adult novel, travel wr...

When: October

    Where: Whistler, BC CA

White County Creative Writers’ Conference

Attend workshops about writing, editing and getting published. Also featured are several writing contests, with contest awards presented during the luncheon. Tables can be booked for book sales....

When: August

    Where: Searcy, AR US

Wine Country Writers’ Festival

The Wine Country Writer’s Festival, located in Penticton, B.C. combines your love of the written word with the beauty, inspiration, and stunning backdrop that is the South Okanagan. ...

When: September

    Where: Penticton, BC CA

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 23rd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. Join us January 15-18, 2016 at the historic Seaview Resort near Atlantic City. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from workshops in poetry,...

When: January

    Where: Galloway, NJ US

Word on the Lake Writers Festival

A major literary event bringing together writers, readers, editors and publishers in an exciting & stimulating three day festival....

When: May

    Where: Salmon Arm, BC CA

Words on the Waves Writers Festival

Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Please join us for conversations, book signings with your favourite authors, workshops, a kids’ program and more. ...

When: May

    Where: Umina Beach, NSW AU


Throughout the entire month of May, our annual literature festival, WoWFEST, offers a programme of local, national and international writers, performers, commentators and artists. ...

When: May

    Where: Liverpool, England UK

Write Around the Murray

Write around the Murray has grown considerably since its beginning in 2007. With its heart in regional Australia, the festival is an annual testament to the motivation of writers and artists in the area. A mix of established and emerging writers, both from the Albury region and further afield have t...

When: September

    Where: Albury City, NSW AU

Write in the Harbor

Write in the Harbor is a regional writers’ conference held each November at Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus. The annual event provides a space for writers of all levels to come together and participate in workshops, panels, and other writing-related activities. Beginners and more s...

When: November

    Where: Gig Harbor, WA US

Write-to-Publish Conference

Since 1971, Write-to-Publish has been training, inspiring and encouraging Christian writers, connecting them with editors to help them improve their craft, with publishers who are looking for good books to publish, and with literary agents who can represent them....

When: June

    Where: Wheaton, IL US

WriteNow! Conference

Renowned experts will take the mystery out of getting published and becoming a best-selling author, in any genre. This extraordinary event is open to authors, aspiring writers, and fans alike. ...

When: September

    Where: Phoenix, AZ US


WriterCon is a community of writers working together to build skills, exchange knowledge, and achieve dreams. We provide knowledge and opportunities designed to push you forward along your writer’s journey. We have over 60 speakers presenting during three days of breakout sessions, some for newbie...

When: August

    Where: Oklahoma City, OK US

Writers at Woody Point

The Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. ...

When: August

    Where: Woody Point, Bonne Bay, NL CA

Writers in Paradise

For over a decade, Writers in Paradise has helped talented writers better their craft. The intimate size and secluded location of Eckerd College allow you the time and opportunity to share your manuscripts, critique one another’s work with our award-winning faculty, and discuss the craft of wri...

When: January

    Where: St. Petersburg, FL US

Writers Unleashed - Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival

The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers’ Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event. With a strong focus on the promotion and support of Australian writers and publishers, the festival also aims to educate and encourage aspiring writers and illustrators. This writers&r...

When: September

    Where: Gymea, NSW AU

Writers’ Guild of Alberta Conference

We know that a writer needs to reflect, imagine, try things out, listen, go deep, get into flow--be in solitude. But writers also need time and space to meet one another, share experiences and knowledge, meet with an editor to see if they’re on the right track, and to grow professionally. This...

When: June

    Where: Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, and Lethbridge, AB CA

Wyoming Writers Conference

Wyoming Writers, Inc., hosts an annual conference that brings together authors, aspiring writers, and industry professionals. The conference features workshops, faculty sessions (including attending agents and publishers), and networking opportunities. ...

When: May

    Where: Casper, WY US

Yukon Words

Yukon Words aims to support all word artists, regardless of their media--writing, storytelling, journalism, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting or songwriting.. Readings, panels, workshops and free events will take place over the weekend ....

When: November

    Where: Whitehorse, YK CA