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Guide to Writing Conferences & Events

The NewPages Big List of Writing Conferences and Events features writing conferences, book and literary festivals, writing workshops and retreats, residencies and centers from the U.S., Canada, International, and online. A little something for everyone.

Featured Events

Poetry and Art in Italy!

Deadline: Until filled—only ten spots left
Workshop and retreat on the secluded estate of a former monastery. Daily writing prompts, lessons, and opportunities to make art. Most mornings, we’ll venture out to visit nearby Umbrian hilltowns and landmarks. Afternoons, we’ll retreat to the coolness and solitude of La Romita School of Art, where, after a legendary meal prepared by our hosts, we’ll write and/or try our hand at art-journaling techniques. Poet Emily Ransdell and artist Melissa Grace Young create a welcoming environment for participants at all skill levels. Unforgettable! August 16-26, 2024. emilyransdell.com

An Intensive Online Writing Workshop Customized for You

Deadline: March 27, 2024
Writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror: Have you ever wished you could attend your own private writing workshop that would teach you exactly what you need to know, at the right pace for you, and provide feedback and guidance in extensive one-on-one sessions? That’s Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop. It’s an intensive, personalized, one-on-one online workshop experience. Your Personal Odyssey combines advanced lectures, expert feedback, and deep mentoring. You choose your pace (6 weeks, 12 weeks, 18 weeks) and choose which topics you want to cover. Among Odyssey graduates are award winners and New York Times bestsellers. odysseyworkshop.org

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  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting includes: individual residencies for women
  • April - October
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, songwriting, publishing; includes: readings, panel discussions, workshops, author signings
  • March
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, publishing, marketing, illustration, writing for young adults; includes: workshops, open mics, pitch sessions, craft seminars
  • October
  • includes:readings, workshops, panel discussions, author signings, special events, performances
  • September - October
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, writing for young adults; inlcudes: writing workshops, retreats, residencies, fellowships
  • year-round
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, education; includes: writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • September
  • genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid forms, genre fiction, screenwriting, writing for young adults, business of writing includes: writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • October
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction, writing for children, writing for young adults, art, photography includes: panel discussions, workshops, readings, bookfair
  • March
  • genres: poetry; includes: reading & lecture series, discussion groups, classes & workshops, exhibitions, K-12 programs, outreach, summer residencies
  • year-round
  • genres: fiction (mystery, crime), business of writing; includes:presentations, panel discussions, workshops, craft seminars
  • September (in-person & virtual)
  • genres: fiction, genre fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, writing for children, writing for teens, comics, graphic novels includes: author signings, readings, panel discussions, bookfair, readings, critical conversations
  • May (children & teens); June (full conference)
  • genres: fiction, poetry; includes: writing workshops, classes, roundtable discussions, writing intensives
  • year-round (virtual)
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, screenwriting; includes: writing workshops, manuscript critiques, symposium
  • October
  • genres: screenwriting, Writing for Features Retreat, Writing for TV/Digital Platforms Retreat; includes: one-on-one meetings, craft seminars
  • April (TV); October (Feature)
  • genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction; includes: writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, lectures
  • June (Poetry Workshop); July (Writers Workshop)
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translations, librettos, art, choreography, multimedia, science includes: residencies, workshop retreats
  • February - November
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting; includes: craft seminars, panel discussions
  • September
  • genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction; includes: panel discussions, writing workshops, lectures, craft seminars, open mic
  • May
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, performing arts, music, songwriting; includes: readings, craft seminars, writing workshops
  • June (Adults); June - July (Kids & Teens)
  • inlcudes: readings, panel discussions, writing workshops, storytelling
  • October
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry; includes: writing workshops, master classes, craft seminars, pitch panels, one-on-one consultations, open mics
  • August
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction; includes: conversations, readings, performances
  • May
  • includes: author readings, book signings, writing workshops, music, kid's activities, panel discussions
  • April
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, writing for children and young adults, self-publishing, screenwriting, poetry, marketing, business of writing includes: writing workshops, panel discussions, lectures, pitch sessions, open mics, readings, master classes, one-on-one sessions
  • February
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; craft seminars, writing workshops
  • year-round (virtual)
  • poetry, fiction, narrative prose, music, art, performing arts, filmmaking, journalism, graphic novels;
    readings, one-on-one sessions, writing workshops
  • year-round (some virtual)
  • photo essays, photography, films, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, journalism; film screenings, workshops, readings, presentations, storytelling, craft seminars, artwalk, crafts
  • October-November 2023
  • *for Canadian writers only* fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism
  • March - April, July - August, October - November
  • readings, panel discussions, author signings, writing workshops
  • October 2023
  • book fair, round table discussions, workshops
  • November 2022
  • genres: genre fiction, fiction, nonfiction, music, art; includes: art exhibition, workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, media art screenings, performing arts series
  • June 2024
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, poetry colloquium, writing retreat
  • dates vary
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people;
    workshops, readings, music, films, panel discussions, poetry slam, theatre, open mic
  • July 2023
  • poetry;
    readings, translation, book launches, writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, author signings, roundtable discussions
  • March 2023
  • fiction, writing for young people, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, comics;
    pitch sessions, readings, presentations
  • August 2023
  • readings, dramatizations, concerts, conversations, film screenings
  • August 2023
  • writing workshops, bookfair, author events
  • September 2023
  • readings, panel discussions, performances, interviews
  • dates vary
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, editing;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, one-on-one consultations, readers' retreat
  • June 2023
  • writing workshops, panel discussions, author signings, bookfair, critique roundtables, craft seminars
  • September 2023
  • writing workshops, craft seminars, readings, literary festivals, retreats
  • year-round; June 2023 (Lit Fest)
  • fiction, nonfiction; writing workshops, panel discussions, pitch sessions, book fair, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • April 2024
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting; writing workshops, craft seminars, exhibitor fair, bookstore
  • July 2024 (virtual & in-person)
  • Six Annual 4- or 6-Week Residencies Available Annual application deadline: October 1 - January 9
  • September (4); October (4); November (4); February-March (6); April-May (6) 2023
  • One Day All Day YA Writers Conference
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary journalism;
    craft seminars, writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, manuscript consultations
  • May 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, drama, screenwriting, poetry, writing for young people;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques
  • year-round; April 2023 (Pitch & Publish Conference)
  • fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting;
    panel discussions, writing workshops, readings
  • June 2023 (on campus); June 2023 (virtual); July 2023 (virtual High School Program)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, master classes, readings, craft seminars, manuscript critiques
  • June 2023; June-July 2023; July-August 2023
  • writing workshops, panel discussions, bookfair, author signings, pitch sessions, one-on-one sessions, open mic
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, writing for young adults;
    readings, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions
  • March 2023
  • fiction, poetry, YA literature, screenwriting, nonfiction, publishing, editing;
    workshops, panel discussions, readings, concerts
  • November 2023
  • mystery, thriller, and crime fiction;
    craft seminars, pitch sessions, manuscript critiques, panel discussions
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, author signings
  • January 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, children & youth author signings, readings, panel discussions, bookfair
  • October 2024
  • fiction, poetry, nonfiction;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one manuscript consultations, readings
  • March 2023; November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, author signings
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • November 2023
  • *for ages 15-18*
    writing workshops, open mics, excursions
  • June-July, 2023 (in-person; U.S. only); July 2023 (virtual; U.S. & select countries)
  • *for high school students*
    poetry, fiction, nonfiction;
    writing workshops
    Application Deadlines Apply
  • January-March 2023 (virtual); June 2023 (residential); July 2023 (residential)
  • residencies, fellowships, sabbaticals, Ragdale Programs in Schools, readings, artist talks
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, manuscript critiques, roundtable discussions
  • August 2023 (separate in-person and virtual dates)
  • fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting;
    writing classes, craft seminars
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, journalism;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, agent pitch sessions, query letter critiques, author signings, roundtable discussions, Agent Fest
  • Summer Conference: July 2023
    Agent Fest Online: November 2023
  • writing workshops, art workshops, visual presentations, film festival, round table discussions, art exhibit
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, roundtable discussions
  • June-July 2023
  • writing workshops, readings, lectures
  • Various locations; Various dates
  • New Zealand, India, Africa;
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops
  • January, February, April, July, October 2023
  • poetry;
    readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, music, craft seminars, open mic
  • June-July 2023
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre; includes: writing workshops, manuscript critiques, literary travel destination touring, café meals
  • August - September
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars, one-on-one sessions
  • July 2023
  • writing workshops, readings, interviews, forums, book launches, pub trails, walking tours
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one sessions
  • Various dates in-person and virtual
  • nonfiction;
    writing workshops, walking tour
  • April, October, November 2023; June, November 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, pitch sessions, master classes
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, graphic narratives, memoir;
    writing workshops, manuscript critiques, online classes, work-in-progress workshops
  • varies
  • writing workshops in Prague, Florence, Barcelona, and New York
  • dates vary by location 2023
  • Writing workshops in Tuscany, Italy; Puerto Escondido, Mexico; & Isla Holbox, Mexico. Men's and Women's Retreats in Maine.
  • varies
  • writing workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one consultations
  • May 2023 (Mexico); June-July 2023 (France); September-October 2023 (Ireland); October 2023 (Italy)
  • mentoring, workshops, retreats
  • April 2023 (Japan); June 2023 (Italy); November 2023 (India); virtual ongoing
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, travel & food writing;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, manuscript consultations
  • Summer 2023 (dates TBD)
  • fiction, nonfiction;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • July 2023
  • visual arts, writing, composition/music, architecture, improv choreography;
  • year-round
  • fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, editing;
    writing classes, craft seminars, mentoring services, manuscript consultations
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre;
    craft seminars, workshops, readings
  • year-round (virtual)
  • poetry;
    writing workshops, writing retreats, manuscript pitches, reading, feedback

  • January-December 2023
  • genres: poetry, cross-genre, translations; includes:writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions
  • April 2024
  • picture books, early reader, middle grade & YA fiction;
    writing workshops, panel discussions
  • May 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, writing for young people;
    writing workshops, readings, panel discussions
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, writing for young people;
    writing workshops, readings, manuscript evaluations, bookstore, craft seminars
  • August 2023
  • creative writing, visual arts;
    writing workshops, writing fellowships
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, publishing, writing for young people, literary journalism;
    craft seminars, weekend workshops, multi-week workshops, consultations, emerging writer fellowship
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • *for high school students finishing grades 9, 10, or 11* fiction, poetry; writing workshops, field trips, craft sessions, readings, open mics
  • July 2023 (virtual & in person); December 2023 (virtual)
  • crime and mystery writing
    master classes, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions, seminars, panel discussions
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's literature, young adult literature;
    readings, panel discussions, author signings
  • April 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, readings, craft seminars, presentations, residencies
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, writing for children and young adults, publishing, business of writing;
    craft seminars, manuscript consultations, presentations
  • April 2023 (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, business of writing; manuscript critiques, panel discussions, lectures
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, publishing, marketing; writing workshops, presentations, panel discussions, craft seminars
  • March 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people, business of writing; pitch sessions, critiques, craft seminars, business seminars
  • October 2023
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, genre writing, publishing;
    writing workshops, readings, open mics, craft seminars
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting; pitch sessions, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • May 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics/graphic novels, art, photography;
    workshops, craft seminars
  • year-round (currently virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; workshops, craft seminars, readings
  • April 2023
  • Rare books, collectible, antiquarian, obscure, classic, ephemera, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, art, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, comics, graphic narratives, journalism; bookfair, author signings
  • July 2023
  • *biennial - even-numbered years* writing workshops, panel discussions, craft seminars, lectures, readings, films, concerts, plays
  • April 2024
  • author signings, panel discussions, roundtable discussions
  • September 2023
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting; retreats, classes, performances, workshops, panel discussions, presentations, one-on-one conferences
  • October 2023 (Writers Retreat); November 2023 (Retreat for Songwriters); year-round (writing classes)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; classes, workshops, readings, craft seminars, writing conferences, manuscript critiques, residencies
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • readings, conversations, writing workshops, kid's activities, author signings, bookfair
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; panel discussions; Q&A sessions
  • April 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; readings, lectures, panel discussions, book signings, children's book festival
  • March 2023
  • poetry, writing for young adults, business of writing, audiobooks; craft seminars, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, business of writing
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, publishing; readings, author signings, panel discussions, workshops, youth festival, bookfair, craft seminars
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, business of writing, multi-genre; writing classes, craft seminars, readings, community conversation
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, screenwriting; writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, craft seminars, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings
  • April and November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, publishing, writing for young people, screenwriting;
    writing workshops, retreats
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • freelance writing, nonfiction; craft sessions, business sessions
  • April 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, writing for children, writing for young adults; author signings, panel discussions, bookfair
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, playwriting, screenwriting; writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • TBA
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; writing workshops, craft seminars, readings, critiques
  • April 2023
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre; includes:writing workshops, craft seminars
  • August 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; panel discussions, readings, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, and more; residencies
  • January-April 2024; June-August 2024; September-December 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting; writing residencies, writing workshops, manuscript critiques, roundtable discussions
  • Flexible Dates
  • fiction, nonfiction, business of writing, writing for childre, writing for young adults workshops, one-on-one mentoring, pitch sessions, craft seminars
  • April 2023 (virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism;
    conferences, retreats, storytelling festival, writing workshops, readings, residencies
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • includes: author conversations, workshops, storytime, gallery exhibit, musical performances, theater, film events
  • January - February 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphics, young adult literature, children's literature readings, bookfair, panel discussions, film screenings
  • September-October 2023
  • poetry;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, manuscript consultations
  • Winter-Spring, Summer, Fall (in-person & virtual)
  • letterpress printing, traditional typesetting, new technology, bookbinding, art; lectures, demonstrations, craft seminars, workshops, exhibitions, residencies, seminars for writers
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction; writing workshops, craft seminars, panel discussions, readings, consultations
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry;
    writing workshops, manuscript critiques
  • various dates; in-person & virtual
  • genres: nonfiction, young adult, middle grade, picture book; includes: panel discussions, presentations, pitching roundtables
  • February 2024 (Nonfiction); May 2024 (Children's Lit)
  • nonfiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, art, memoir, writing for young adults, cross-genre;
    writing workshops and intensives, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, roundtable discussions
  • year-round (virtual)
  • fiction, poetry; master classes, manuscript consultations
  • June 2023
  • writing, art, music; residencies, workshops, retreats
  • April-November (Residencies); dates vary (workshops)
  • book publishing, magazine publishing, digital publishing;
    workshops, strategy sessions, presentations
  • June-July 2023 (virtual or in-person)
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction; includes: conversations, readings, performances
  • May
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, writing for young people; writing workshops, craft seminars, panel discussions, readings Deadlines: March 15 (scholarships); April 15 (applications)
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting; creative residencies
  • year-round
  • fiction;
    master classes, readings, writing workshops, fellowships
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, author signings, roundtable discussions
  • Fiction: May 2023; various other dates virtual and in-person
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre; writing workshops, manuscript critiques, readings, roundtable discussions
  • year-round (online writer's group); October 2023 (retreat)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; classes, seminars, writing workshops, reading workshops, retreats, readings
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, librettos, graphic novels; writing residencies
  • May-March 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, humor writing, songwriting; craft seminars, open mics, pitch sessions, writing workshops, panel discussions
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, art; panel discussions, bookfair, roundtable discussions, craft seminars, open mic, journal showcase
  • November 2022
  • workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, open mics, bookfair
  • July 12-24, 2021 (virtual)
  • *for high school students only* fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation; writing workshops, readings, craft talks, open mics, one-on-one conferences
  • January-February 2023 (winter); June 2023 (summer virtual); June-July 2023(summer in-person
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting; writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings
  • October 2023; various dates for readings (virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, multi-genre, young adult; writing workshops, residencies
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism;
    conferences, retreats, storytelling festival, writing workshops, readings, residencies
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • poetry, fiction, narrative prose, music, art, performing arts, filmmaking, journalism, graphic novels;
    readings, one-on-one sessions, writing workshops
  • year-round (some virtual)
  • photo essays, photography, films, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, journalism; film screenings, workshops, readings, presentations, storytelling, craft seminars, artwalk, crafts
  • October-November 2023
  • genres: fiction, poetry; includes: writing workshops, classes, roundtable discussions, writing intensives
  • year-round (virtual)
  • poetry;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, manuscript consultations
  • Winter-Spring, Summer, Fall (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, writing for young adults, personal essays, memoir;
    online writing courses, writing workshops, one-on-one writing guidance, virtual writing retreats, editorial services, generative writing sessions
  • year-round
  • science fiction, fantasy, horror;
    craft seminars, writing workshops, residencies, readings, panel discussions, open mic, author events, online classes
  • June 25 – August 5, 2023 (Conference); year-round (Virtual Classes)
  • fiction, nonfiction;
    writing workshops, craft seminars
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, radio drama, writing for children, publishing;
    writing classes
  • year-round
  • creative writing, visual arts;
    writing workshops, writing fellowships
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry;
    writing workshops, manuscript critiques
  • various dates; in-person & virtual
  • genres: nonfiction, young adult, middle grade, picture book; includes: panel discussions, presentations, pitching roundtables
  • February 2024 (Nonfiction); May 2024 (Children's Lit)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, publishing, writing for young people, literary journalism;
    craft seminars, weekend workshops, multi-week workshops, consultations, emerging writer fellowship
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • Women Authoring Change
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting;
    residencies, retreats, writing workshops, master classes, craft seminars, festivals
  • year-round
  • writing for children and teens, writing for adults, fiction, nonfiction
  • year-round
  • *for high school students finishing grades 9, 10, or 11* fiction, poetry; writing workshops, field trips, craft sessions, readings, open mics
  • July 2023 (virtual & in person); December 2023 (virtual)
  • nonfiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, art, memoir, writing for young adults, cross-genre;
    writing workshops and intensives, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, roundtable discussions
  • year-round (virtual)
  • poetry, public health, culinary arts; yoga, craft seminars, panel discussions
  • June 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics/graphic novels, art, photography;
    workshops, craft seminars
  • year-round (currently virtual)
  • fiction, children's literature, young adult literature, cross-genre;
    online certificate programs
  • year-round
  • book publishing, magazine publishing, digital publishing;
    workshops, strategy sessions, presentations
  • June-July 2023 (virtual or in-person)
  • poetry, cross-genre; writing workshops
  • March 2023 (virtual), June 2023 (virtual), October 2023 (in-person)
  • fiction;
    master classes, readings, writing workshops, fellowships
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, genre writing, publishing;
    writing workshops, readings, open mics, craft seminars
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, publishing, writing for young people, screenwriting;
    writing workshops, retreats
  • year-round (virtual & in-person)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essay, memoir, journalism;
    writing master classes, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, author roundtable discussions
  • January
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation, visual art;
    residencies, readings, manuscript consultations, craft seminars
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre; writing workshops, manuscript critiques, readings, roundtable discussions
  • year-round (online writer's group); October 2023 (retreat)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; master classes, writing workshops, craft seminars, open mics, readings
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • children's literature, young adult literature, illustration;
    panel discussions, workshops, craft seminars
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people;
    classes, seminars, readings, critiques
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; craft seminars, writing workshops
  • year-round (virtual)
  • fantasy, science fiction, horror; writing workshops, manuscript critiques, lectures, one-on-one mentoring
  • June (6 weeks); August (12 weeks); November (18 weeks)
  • youth and adult programming
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, culinary arts, performing arts
  • dates vary by program
  • readings, workshops, classes, conferences, fellowships, residencies, youth workshops
  • July 2023
  • open to the global community of scientists, naturalists, biologists, musicians, designers, sustainability leaders, social practice artists, musicians, visual artists, writers, performing artists, and collaborations and individuals engaged in interdisciplinary work or other forms of creative work
  • January-March, October-December
  • readings, panel discussions, lectures, writing workshops, roundtable discussions, bookfair
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, cross-genre;
    writing workshops, pitch sessions, panel discussions, readings, manuscript critiques, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • August 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction;
    craft seminars, readings, conferences, writing workshops, master classes
  • year-round
  • panel discussions, conversations, writers workshop, bookfair, kid's activities
  • September 2023
  • science fiction, fantasy, horror;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions, music programming
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, readings, performances, studio space
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • popular fiction, genre-based writing;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, publishing;
    workshops, pitch sessions, bookfair, panel discussions, manuscript critiques
  • May 2023
  • fiction, poetry, nonfiction;
    agent/editor speed dating, panel discussions, breakout sessions
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; publishing;
    writing workshops, craft seminars, readings, panel discussions, open mic
  • June 2023
  • fiction, poetry, nonfiction;
    writing workshops, craft seminars
  • January 2023; June-July 2023; year-round virtual
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction; includes: writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, pitch sessions, book fair, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • April 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, interviews;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, pitch sessions, bookfair, author signings, roundtable discussions, craft seminars

  • March 2023
  • panel discussions, readings, author signings
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, history, tribal, poetry, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, journalism, writer’s support;
    readings, discussions, author signings, presentations
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing retreats, writing residencies
  • January 2023; November 2023; residencies by availability
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting;
    readings, craft lectures, master classes, one-on-one consultations
  • July 2023
  • Undergraduate Creative Writing Conference
    poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama;
    workshops, readings
  • April 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry;
    writing workshops, readings, craft seminars, panel discussions
  • year-round
  • fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, songwriting, journalism;
    film screenings, student writing workshops, open mic, readings
  • March 2023
  • poetry;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, craft seminars
  • April 2023
  • panels, readings, author signings, children's program, teen program
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, publishing
    workshops, craft seminars
  • June 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, screenwriting;
    writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions, book fair, author signings, craft seminars
  • July 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting; writing residencies, literary festivals, workshops
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, comics, graphic narratives, journalism; panel discussions, readings, author signings
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, marketing, publishing; writing workshops, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions, craft seminars, open mic
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, publishing; master classes, pitch sessions, critiques, readings, lectures, one-on-one sessions
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people;
    classes, seminars, readings, critiques
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry; bookfair, readings, writing workshops, screenings, performances
  • June 23-25, 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's literature, cartoons; readings, panel discussions, special events
  • October 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, visual art, choreography, music composition, performance, culinary arts; residencies
  • year-round
  • poetry; readings, retreats, writing workshops, poetry celebration for marginalized voices
  • year-round
  • novels, memoirs, short story collections, essay collections; readings, presentations, one-on-one consultations
  • June 5-11, 2023
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation, visual art;
    residencies, readings, manuscript consultations, craft seminars
  • year-round
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting; writing workshops, roundtable discussions, craft seminars
  • year-round
  • science fiction, fantasy, horror;
    craft seminars, writing workshops, residencies, readings, panel discussions, open mic, author events, online classes
  • June 25 – August 5, 2023 (Conference); year-round (Virtual Classes)
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction; readings, poetry slams, writing workshops, panel discussions
  • April 20-23, 2023
  • Women Authoring Change
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting;
    residencies, retreats, writing workshops, master classes, craft seminars, festivals
  • year-round
  • poetry, fiction, nonfiction, writing for young people; master classes, presentations, craft seminars, writing workshops, panel discussions, pitch sessions, book signings, forums
  • September 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, songwriting, art; workshops, seminars, readings, lectures, movie screenings, concerts, retreat
  • July 2023 (Seattle, WA)
  • writing, songwriting, musical composing, art, scholarly works; residencies
  • April 1 - October 28
  • fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, publishing; writing workshops, craft seminars, master classes, author signings
  • November 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; master classes, writing workshops, craft seminars, open mics, readings
  • year-round (in-person & virtual)
  • fiction, marketing, business of writing, poetry, writing for children; writing workshops, craft seminars, manuscript critiques, bookfair, author signings
  • October 2023
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre; inlcudes:writing workshops, craft seminars
  • May 2024
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, art, writing for children, writing for young adults, cross-genre, comics, graphic narratives, journalism; writing workshops, panel discussions, readings, author signings
  • October 10-15, 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting; writing workshops, craft seminars, pitch sessions, author signings
  • May 5-6, 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, children's literature, poetry; writing residencies, readings, critique groups, writing classes
  • year-round
  • poetry, cross-genre; writing workshops
  • March 2023 (virtual), June 2023 (virtual), October 2023 (in-person)
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for young people; writing workshops, panel discussions, manuscript critiques, readings, author signings
  • June 22-24, 2023
  • fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art; Application deadline: January 15 (Summer/Fall); September 15 (Winter/Spring)
  • January 15 - May 13, May 15 - December 13
  • genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, publishing; includes:craft seminars, panel discussions, author signings, pitch sessions, open mic, critiques
  • May - June 2024
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