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International Directory of Writing Workshops, Writers Conferences, Book Festivals, Organizations & Professional Services
Recently Joined/Renewed Writing/Writers Event Hosts, Organizations & Professional Services
Recently Posted Writing Workshops, Retreats & Writers Conferences
Hike, Bike & Write
Hosted by: College of the Atlantic Summer Programs
July 1-7, 2018
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Join us at College of the Atlantic’s summer writing workshop for nonfiction authors. Participants will workshop 10-to-20 pages over the course of the week with four additional weeks of feedback via email from the instructor. You will visit spectacular Acadia National Park with a local naturalist to find inspiration for personal essays, literary travel pieces, and more.
Guided Novel Writing Retreat
October 28 - 31, 2018
The Kemble Inn, Lenox, MA
Successfully complete your novel in a small group setting with personalized one-on-one coaching from award winning author and former Random House editor Diane O'Connell.
Women’s Writing Retreat in Maui
Hosted by TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats
Come join Tammy on the beautiful island of Maui! This exclusive private retreat is located on the north shore in the community called Haiku. We will be staying in a beautiful private home where we will be writing each day.
Green Mountain Writers Conference
July16 – July 20, 2018
Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
The Green Mountain Writers Conference – 21 years of great writing, camaraderie and useful guidance in the art and craft of writing across the genres of poetry, fiction and nonfiction!
New York State Summer Writers Institute
July 2 - 27, 2018
Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Since its inaugural season in 1987, the New York State Summer Writers Institute has drawn students from all over the world. Students have ranged from 20 to 99 years of age. The Institute is intended principally for students who have had at least one or two previous workshop experiences. It is definitely not for high school students or college freshman. Approximately 50 percent of the program participants are undergraduate or graduate students.
Colorado Gold Writers Conference
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
September 7-9 2018
Denver Renaissance Stapleton Hotel, Denver, CO
Guest speakers: James Scott Bell, Christopher Paolini, & Kate Moretti. Free pitch appointments with 13 acquiring agents and editors, 75+ workshops for all levels and genres. All meals included.
Writer's Blogs to Share
Susan Brooks: THE WRITER’S BAG OF TRICKS
Character Development Part 2
For the last couple of weeks, you’ve been working on creating character profiles. Well, maybe. You might have said, “Why do I need to do this?” I know. It can be a weird exercise if you are not used to it. After all, these are not real people. They are fake, pretend people. Who cares?
Here’s the deal. . . .
Jen Cross: Writing Ourselves Whole
Sometimes the grief rides up and knocks you downGood morning, good morning. I went to bed at quarter to 9, and still it was difficult to get up when the alarm went off at 4;15. I am aching today, still, and heavy and exhausted and sad and overwhelmed.
And how are you doing so far today? . . .
Tom Bentley: The Writing Life
Books as Butterflies: Aftershock Takes Wing
A couple of summers ago, my galpal Alice planted many milkweed plants in our flower beds and yard. Milkweed, besides having some lovely flowers, is a nesting site of sorts for monarch butterflies. Those fluttering lovelies lay their eggs on the flowers, eggs that produce some seriously striped caterpillars, who then devour the leaves like pizza from the heavens. . . .
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