2014 Writers Conferences

Here is a list, with links, to 2014 writers conferences around the world. To your success!

 

 

Windsor International Writers Conference, November 13th-16th, 2014

Registration deadline: Rolling

Join us for “Writing Across Boundaries,” a fun-filled intense learning experience for published authors and beginners alike! Schmooze with fellow writers and agents. Explore writing techniques for many genres including screenplay, poetry and journalism. Learn the how to’s of getting published; morals in writing; incorporating minorities. Featuring Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen, Connie Schultz, Elliot Grove, Michael Greyeyes, Ron Silliman, Gordon Kirkland, Tracy Beckerman, Alistair MacLeod, Rick Sykes and many more! Pre-conference Intensive Roundtables with agents and editors. Earlybird registration $385. After May 25th $425, After Sept. 1st $500. Contests! Surprises! For more information go to wi-wc.org.

 

The Frost Place Poetry Programs

Application deadline: Rolling

Study poetry at the home of Robert Frost in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 22–26, 2014— Classroom teachers and poet/teachers to share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom.

Conference on Poetry—July 13–19, 2014—Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry.

Poetry Seminar—August 3–9, 2014—Dedicated poets delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Discounts and scholarships available. www.frostplace.org ~ frost@frostplace.org ~ 603-823-5510

 

Moravian Writers’ Conference June 6-8, 2014

Registration deadline: Rolling

With a focus on community, craft, and inspiration, the Moravian Writers’ Conference offers opportunities to work with accomplished faculty—established and emerging writers and publishing professionals—through workshops, craft talks, readings, and more. Writers of all genres and at all career stages are welcome. Energize your writing in our workshops, advance your craft with guidance from our experienced faculty, be inspired by keynote speakers Laurie Halse Anderson and Ursula Hegi, and make lasting connections with other writers. The conference is held on Moravian College’s beautiful historical campus in colonial-era Bethlehem, PA. Visit home.moravian.edu/public/writersconference/ to learn more.

 

Catamaran Writing Conference at Pebble Beach, August 13-17, 2014

Deadline: July 15, 2014

Our conference includes four days of intensive workshops in groups of twelve. You’ll enjoy four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach and 12 meals. There will be opportunity to explore the inspirational setting with optional afternoon excursions to Cannery Row and Carmel. Evening presentations include receptions, nightly craft talks, and a publishing panel. Workshop Faculty: Poetry: Kim Addonizio, Joseph Millar; Fiction: Gina Ochsner, Elizabeth McKenzie; Nonfiction: Jane Vandenburgh, Jonah Raskin. To find out more about the instructors and to register for the event visit: catamaranliteraryreader.com/conference

 

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Institute

Registration deadline: July 3, 2014

SWI features workshops in fiction, flash fiction, literary journalism, modern humor, personal narrative, and poetry, as well as readings and individual conferences with instructors. Writers of all levels of experience work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback. “There’s a sense of urgency that often influences rapid growth. I’ve seen students take leaps I wouldn’t have expected. Synapses are rapid-firing, pens are flying, words are filling the air.”—David Schuman, SWI Faculty Institute dates: July 11-25, 2014 Visit us at summerschool.wustl.edu/swi

 

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in NYC: June 12-17

Registration deadline: Until filled (nearing capacity)

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction & Nonfiction is a new kind of writing program. TWH instructors work with writers immediately upon acceptance, polishing manuscripts for on-site agents and editors in June. We continue working with writers through July. Our floating campus is set in Midtown Manhattan between three writer’s hotels, The Algonquin Hotel, Library Hotel and The Bryant Park Hotel, where we host our intensive workshops and seminars. Fun literary events are on the schedule, and writers get to read original work at NYC venues. Workshop Leaders: Richard Hoffman, Scott Wolven, Elyssa East and Shanna McNair. Inquiries: TheWritersHotel@outlook.com. www.newguardreview.com/#tabTHEWRITERSHOTEL

 

The Creativity Workshop

Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Singapore. “I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity.” Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back and Professor, SDSU, CA In The Creativity Workshop we use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. www.creativityworkshop.com/index-writers.html.

 

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Application deadline: Rolling

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2014. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft seminars, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants. July 6-12, 2014. College credit available to undergraduate students. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/summer/writing/

July 8-15, 2014

Writer who loves to travel? Join us in the UK to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Immerse yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. For poets, fiction, memoir and nonfiction writers. “I had a more enriching experience at the retreat than in the book-writing group I attended for a year. Our workshop leader was at the top of the scale, keeping the workshop intensive, genuine, supportive and inspiring.” —Juliet, Philadelphia, PA Learn more:www.murphywriting.com/writing-getaways/dylan-thomas-wales-writing-retreat.html.

 

Algonkian Writer Conferences & Workshops

Our overall goal at Algonkian Writer Conferences is to be nothing less than the most beneficial and pragmatic writer conference provider in the U.S. The advice you receive regarding the various nuances of fiction and novel writing are provided by business professionals only, and the success stories noted on our website speak for themselves.

Year-Round

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Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with manuscripts-in-progress on a path toward publication. Each conference includes book-length manuscript analysis, small group sessions with editors & publishers publication panel & readings, outstanding faculty.

Year-round

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Raleigh Review Writer’s Studio

Raleigh Review Writers’ Studio & Bookshop Loft presents workshops in poetry and flash fiction writing.

March 29-30; April 26-27, 2014

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Southampton Arts Summer Workshops in Writing, Theatre and Visual Arts

Also known as the Southampton Writers Conference, we’ve hosted writing workshops for 38 years in the most coveted resort location in America—The Hamptons. First-tier faculty & minutes to the beach. Where else would you want to be in July?

July 9-13 or 16-20, 2014

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Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop

The Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop is a weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by the editors of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. and their guests—prominent contemporary American writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program combines morning workshops with afternoon craft seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings and revelry.

July 13-20, 2014

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Complete Conference List

Alabama

 

Alabama Writers Symposium

readings, performances, art

April 24-26, 2014

 

The Alabama Writers’ Conclave [con]

open mic, workshops, manuscript critiques

July 11-13, 2014

 

Auburn Writers Conference

workshops, readings, signings, panel discussions

October 17-18, 2014

 

Alaska

 

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

workshops, panels, readings, craft seminars, open mic

June 13-17, 2014

 

Arizona

 

University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program

June 1 – August 31 (annual)

 

Write Now! [con]

thrillers, mysteries

August 2014 (exact dates TBA)

 

Casa Libre en la Solana [cen]

Where the Writer is Inn

Year-Round

 

University of Arizona Poetry Center

readings, lectures, classes, workshops, discussions, symposia

Year-Round

 

Northern Arizona Book Festival

author readings, book discussions, book signings, book fair

2014 dates TBA

 

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

Registration deadline: February 17, 2014

2015 dates TBA

 

Arkansas

 

Arkansas Literary Festival

readings, panel discussions

April 24-27, 2014

 

California

 

Ojai Wordfest: A Celebration of Words, Ideas, and Stories

workshops, readings

April 10-14, 2014

 

Women’s Literary Festival

breakout sessions

May 3, 2014

 

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

writing workshops, panel discussions

June 7-12, 2014

 

Book Passage Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference

writing workshops, panel discussions

June 12-15, 2014

 

Idyllwild Arts: Summer Writing Programs

fiction, poetry, nonfiction, YA Novels

June 15 – August 11, 2014

 

Squaw Valley Community of Writers [con]

writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, lectures

June 21-28, July 7-14, 2014

 

Voices Summer Writing Workshop

fiction, poetry, memoir, LBGTQ narrative, workshops

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

June 22-28, 2014

 

UC Berkeley Summer Fiction Writing Intensive

fiction

June 25-29, 2014

 

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

writing workshops, classes, panel discussions

July 24-27, 2014

 

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference

poetry, fiction, lectures, readings

July 27 – August 1, 2014

 

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

memoir, poetry, fiction

July 31 – August 2, 2014

 

Catamaran Writing Conference at Pebble Beach August 13-17, 2014

Deadline: July 15, 2014

Our conference includes four days of intensive workshops in groups of twelve. You’ll enjoy four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach and 12 meals. There will be opportunity to explore the inspirational setting with optional afternoon excursions to Cannery Row and Carmel. Evening presentations include receptions, nightly craft talks, and a publishing panel. Workshop Faculty: Poetry: Kim Addonizio, Joseph Millar; Fiction: Gina Ochsner, Elizabeth McKenzie; Nonfiction: Jane Vandenburgh, Jonah Raskin. To find out more about the instructors and to register for the event visit: catamaranliteraryreader.com/conference

 

Book Passage Travel, Food & Photographers Conference

writing workshops, photography workshops, panel discussions, lectures

August 14-17, 2014

 

Santa Barbara Summer Poetry Workshop

poetry

August 16-17, 2014

 

Central Coast Writers’ Conference

fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, freelancing, poetry, Children’s/YA, screenwriting

September 19-20, 2014

 

Litquake [fest]

readings, panel discussions, storytelling, writing workshops, theater

October 10-18, 2014

 

Pacific Coast Children’s Writers Whole-Novel Workshop

Middle Grade/YA; Editor, agent, and/or target-age reader critiques

October 17-19, 2014

 

Big Sur Writing Workshops

Children’s/YA books, writing workshops, critiques, panel discussions

December 5-7, 2014

 

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension

writing workshops

February 2-8, 2015

Algonkian Writer Conferences & Workshops

Our overall goal at Algonkian Writer Conferences is to be nothing less than the most beneficial and pragmatic writer conference provider in the U.S. The advice you receive regarding the various nuances of fiction and novel writing are provided by business professionals only, and the success stories noted on our website speak for themselves.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference algonkianconferences.com

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with manuscripts-in-progress on a path toward publication. Each conference includes book-length manuscript analysis, small group sessions with editors & publishers publication panel & readings, outstanding faculty.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference www.colrainpoetry.com

 

Ojai Writers Conference & Workshops

Year-Round

 

Sacramento Poetry Center

Year-Round

 

San Francisco Writers Conference

writing workshops, panel discussions, lectures, pitch sessions, open mics

February 12-15, 2015

 

Tupelo Press Writing Conferences

writing workshops, seminar

2015 dates TBA

 

Colorado

 

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

“Write here. Write Now.”

panels, workshops, critiques, pitch sessions

April 25-27, 2014

 

Naropa University Summer Writing Program

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

poetry, fiction, translation, letterpress printing

June 2-28, 2014

 

Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat & Literary Festival

[listed under PROGRAMS link]

Registration deadline: March 31, 2014

June 14-18, 2014

 

Scribes & Scribblers Creative Writing Camps for Kids

[listed under PROGRAMS link]

June 23-27; July 7-11; 21-25; 28 – August 1,  2014

 

Historical Novel Society Conference

historical fiction

June 26-28, 2015

 

Lighthouse Writers Workshop [cen]

Year-Round

 

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

poetry, fiction, essays, articles, pitch sessions

2015 dates TBA

 

Connecticut

 

Yale Writers’ Conference

fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting

Application deadline: March 31, 2014

June 7-17; June 18-22, 2014

 

Wesleyan Writers Conference

seminars, workshops, readings, panel discussions, manuscript consultations

June 11-15, 2014

 

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 2014

 

Washington D.C.

 

Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Tough Love Workshop

writing workshops, creative nonfiction

2015 dates TBA

 

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

“Poems of Provocation & Witness”

2015 dates TBA

Algonkian Writer Conferences & Workshops

Our overall goal at Algonkian Writer Conferences is to be nothing less than the most beneficial and pragmatic writer conference provider in the U.S. The advice you receive regarding the various nuances of fiction and novel writing are provided by business professionals only, and the success stories noted on our website speak for themselves.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference algonkianconferences.com

 

Delaware

 

Florida

 

The Writers Institute – Florida Center for the Literary Arts

fiction, nonfiction, poetry, publishing

May 7-10, 2014

 

Tallahassee Writers Conference & Book Festival

May 16-17, 2014

 

Other Words [con]

fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, workshops

November 6-8, 2014

 

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

workshops, panel discussions, readings, concerts

November 6-9, 2014

 

Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference

January 4-10, 2015

 

Key West Literary Seminar

January 8-11, 2015

 

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

reading events, craft seminars, poetry workshops

January 19-24, 2015

 

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Year-Round

 

The Studios of Key West [cen/res]

Year-Round

 

Las Dos Brujas

fiction, nonfiction, poetry

2014 dates TBA

 

FIU Writers Conference

2014 dates TBA

 

Miami Book Fair International

2014 dates TBA

 

Florida Writers’ Conference

narrative, journalism, literary writing

2015 dates TBA

 

Creative Writing Institute – Florida Institute of Technology

classes, lectures

2015 dates TBA

 

Writers in Paradise [con]

workshops, roundtables, panel discussions, readings, book signings

2015 dates TBA

 

 

Georgia

 

Southeastern Writers Association Writers Workshop

fiction, nonfiction

June 13-17, 2014

 

Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference

September 26-27, 2014

 

Marguerite & Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers [res]

Application deadline: April 1, 2014

September – November

 

National Black Arts Festival

Year-Round

 

Southern Women Writers Conference

biennial

2014 dates TBA

 

Ginko Haikufest

readings, workshops, performances

2014 dates TBA

 

Georgia Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Dahlonega Literary Festival & Writer’s Conference

2015 dates TBA

 

Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival

readings

2015 dates TBA

 

Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference

lectures, book signings, readings

2015 dates TBA

 

Writers Weekend @ Summerville

conversations, craft seminars, writing workshops, readings, critiques

2015 dates TBA

 

Savannah Book Festival

readings, presentations

February 12-15, 2015

 

Hawaii

 

Volcano Art Center

Year-Round

 

Idaho

 

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, filmmaking

July 19-22, 2014

 

Illinois

 

The Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference

workshops, panel discussions, manuscript consultations

July 31-August 2, 2014

 

The Chicago School of Poetics

Year-Round

 

Ragdale [ret]

Year-Round

 

Writer’s Studio [cen]

Year-Round

 

Madeline P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency

Application period: January 1 – March 1 (annual)

February – March or March – April

 

Millikin University Literary Festival

readings, workshops, craft seminars

2014 dates TBA

 

Lake Forest Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

Indiana

 

Indiana University Writers’ Conference

writing workshops, classes

June 1-6, 2014

 

Midwest Writers Conference

July 24-26, 2014

 

Iowa

 

Mission Creek Festival

readings, lectures, workshops, bookfair, music, film screenings

April 1-6, 2014

 

Herbert Hoover Artist-in-Residence Program

May – September, 2014

 

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Program

writing workshops, classes

Registration deadline: March 3, 2014

May 19 – June 6; June 16 – August 8, 2014

 

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

writing workshops :: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, new media, multi-genre

June – July, 2014

 

Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

June 15-28; July 6-19, 2014

 

Between the Lines: The Writing Experience

*for ages 16-19*

English-language literature seminar, creative writing workshops

Application deadline: April 1, 2014

June 21 – July 5, 2014

 

David R. Collins Writers’ Conference

novel, nonfiction, poetry

June 26-28, 2014

 

Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft seminars

July 18-21, 2014

 

Luther College Writers Festival

panel discussions, readings

2016 dates TBA

 

Kansas

 

Campbell Conference

science fiction; writing workshops, roundtable discussions, readings, signings

June 13-15, 2014

 

Kentucky

 

Kentucky Writers Conference

April 25, 2014

 

Southern Kentucky Book Festival

April 26, 2014

 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

September 12-13, 2014

 

Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

Year-Round

 

Kentucky Women’s Book Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Kentucky Book Fair

book signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, readings

2014 dates TBA

 

Louisiana

 

Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival

panel discussionss, theater performances, master classes, walking tours

March 19-23, 2014

 

Saints & Sinners: An Alternative Literary Festival

LGBT literature

May 15-18, 2014

 

Maine

 

Stonecoast Writers’ Conference

writing workshops

July 20-26, 2014

 

Maryland

 

Bethesda Literary Festival

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism

April 11-13, 2014

 

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Application deadline: Rolling

The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2014. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft seminars, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants. July 6-12, 2014. College credit available to undergraduate students. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/summer/writing/

July 6-12, 2014

 

Nora Roberts Writing Institute

August 8-10, 2014

 

Iota: The Conference of Short Prose

writing workshops, discussions

August 14-16, 2014

 

Baltimore Book Festival

Where readers and authors connect

September 26-28, 2014

 

The Writer’s Center

Year-Round

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, travel writing, memoir, Children’s/YA

2014 dates TBA

 

Massachusetts

 

The Glen Workshop

writing workshop, lectures, signings

June 8-15, 2014

 

Juniper Summer Writing Institute [con]

readings, craft sessions, workshops

June 22-28, 2014

 

Young Women’s Writing Workshop

for high school students only – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel

July 6-19, 2014

 

Cape Cod Writers’ Center Annual Summer Writers’ Conference & Young Writers’ Workshop

August 7-10, 2014

 

Patchwork Farm Retreat

writing, yoga, meditation

October 2-5, 2014

 

New England Crime Bake

mysteries

November 7-9, 2014

 

International Conference on the Book – Boston, MA

lectures, discussions, colloquium, workshops

November 8-9, 2014

 

Amherst Writers & Artists

Year-Round

 

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with manuscripts-in-progress on a path toward publication. Each conference includes book-length manuscript analysis, small group sessions with editors & publishers publication panel & readings, outstanding faculty.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference www.colrainpoetry.com

 

Fine Arts Work Center

creative writing, visual arts

Year-Round

 

The Norman Mailer Center [res/ret/wkshp]

Year-Round

 

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Poetry, Travel, Blogging

Year-Round

 

Michigan

 

Bear River Writers’ Conference

May 29 – June 2, 2014

 

Ann Arbor Book Festival & Writer’s Conference

readings, workshops, bookfair

June 19-21, 2014

 

The Box Factory for the Arts [cen]

Year-Round

 

Ludington Visiting Writers

Year-Round

 

Springfed Arts [cen]

Year-Round

 

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

2015 dates TBA

 

Minnesota

 

Prairie Gate Literary Festival

public readings

March 28-29, 2014

 

Big River Writers Conference

June 4-8, 2014

 

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

readings, writing workshops, craft lessons, panel discussions

June 22-28, 2014

 

AWP Conference & Bookfair

April 8-11 2015

 

Elephant Rock Retreats for Writing & Yoga

writing workshops, yoga

Dates vary, see website

 

The Loft Literary Center

Year-Round

 

Mississippi

 

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

lectures, films, tours, book signings, exhibits, plays, readings, concerts

2015 dates TBA

 

Oxford Conference for the Book

readings, lectures, book signings

2015 dates TBA

 

Southern Literary Festival

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, panel discussions

2015 dates TBA

 

Missouri

 

Missouri Writers Guild Conference

readings, workshops, book signings, open mics, pitch sessions, master classes

April 11-13, 2014

 

 

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Institute

Registration deadline: July 3, 2014

SWI features workshops in fiction, flash fiction, literary journalism, modern humor, personal narrative, and poetry, as well as readings and individual conferences with instructors. Writers of all levels of experience work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback. “There’s a sense of urgency that often influences rapid growth. I’ve seen students take leaps I wouldn’t have expected. Synapses are rapid-firing, pens are flying, words are filling the air.”—David Schuman, SWI Faculty Institute dates: July 11-25, 2014 Visit us at summerschool.wustl.edu/swi

 

New Letters Weekend Writers Conference

Writing for Love, Money, & Immortality

July 27-29, 2014

 

Women Writing the West Annual Conference

group sessions, breakout sessions, publishing, marketing, agents, editors

October 16-19, 2014

 

Montana

 

 

Flathead River Writers Conference

September 27-28, 2014

 

Humanities Montana Festival of the Book

readings, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, signings, workshops

October 9-11, 2014

 

Nebraska

 

Prairie Writers’ Workshop

writing workshops, literary tours

May 15-18, 2014

 

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residencies

Application deadline: September 1 (session 1), March 1 (session 2)

January – June 15 (session1); July – December 15 (session 2)

 

Nevada

Las Vegas Writer’s Conference

workshops, seminars, panel discussions, pitch sessions

April 24-26, 2014

 

Public Safety Writers Association Conference

mysteries, fiction, nonfiction

July 10-13, 2014

 

Western Literature Association Conference

panel discussions, plenaries

October 14-17, 2015

 

New Hampshire

 

Odyssey Writing Workshop

fantasy, science fiction, horror

Application deadline: April 8, 2014

June 9 – July 18, 2014

 

The Frost Place Poetry Programs [cen]

Application deadline: Rolling

Study poetry at the home of Robert Frost in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 22–26, 2014— Classroom teachers and poet/teachers to share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom.

Conference on Poetry—July 13–19, 2014—Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry.

Poetry Seminar—August 3–9, 2014—Dedicated poets delve intensely into the poetic process in a small group setting. Discounts and scholarships available. www.frostplace.org ~ frost@frostplace.org ~ 603-823-5510

 

Live Free And Write

fiction, nonfiction

August 17-22, 2014

 

Star Island Retreat

September 4-7, 2014

 

New Jersey

 

Ocean View Poetry Getaway [ret]

poetry workshops

April 25-27, 2014

 

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

“Writing beyond the Boardwalk” :: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

June 21; September 6, 2014

 

Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference

workshops, readings

June 23-July 2, 2014

 

Summer Writer’s Workshop at Georgian Court University

fiction workshops

July 12-13, 2014

 

International Women’s Writing Guild Summer Conference

“ReIMAGINE the Magic”

August 17-22, 2014

 

Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

readings, performances, conversations

October 23-26, 2014

 

Quickie Poetry Getaway  [ret]

poetry workshops

November 1-2, 2014

 

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

writing workshops

January 16-19, 2015

 

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

Year-Round

 

WAMFEST: The Words & Music Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

New Mexico

 

The Glen Workshop

June 8-15; August 3-10, 2014

 

Taos Summer Writers’ Conference

Fiction, Memoir, Poetry, craft seminars

July 13-20, 2014

 

Green River Writer’s Workshop

memoir

July 17-20, 2014

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with manuscripts-in-progress on a path toward publication. Each conference includes book-length manuscript analysis, small group sessions with editors & publishers publication panel & readings, outstanding faculty.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference www.colrainpoetry.com

 

Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professional

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays

August 3-9, 2014

 

Tony Hillerman Writers Conference

workshops, flash critiques

November 6-8, 2014

 

PubWest Conference

panel discussions, roundtables, lectures

2014 dates TBA

 

A Room Of Her Own Retreat

August 10-16, 2015

 

New York

 

Crime Fiction Academy

workshops, seminars, master classes

February 10 – May 6, 2014

 

International Women’s Writing Guild Big Apple Conference

April 12-13 2014

 

Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

readings, panels, small press fair, Lumina launch party

April 25-27, 2014

 

American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Conference

professional development sessions

April 24-26, 2014

 

PEN World Voices [fest]

conversations, readings, performances

April 28 – May 4, 2014

 

The Edward F. Albee Foundation [res]

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

May – October

 

Writers in New York

workshops, craft seminars, readings, lectures

May 27 – June 19, 2014

 

The New School Summer Writers Colony

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

June 2-19, 2014

 

NYU Summer Publishing Institute

book, magazine, digital publishing

Application deadline: February 1, 2014

June 2 – July 11, 2014

 

Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, workshops, readings, panel discussions

June 12-15, 2014

 

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in NYC: June 12-17

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction & Nonfiction is a new kind of writing program. TWH instructors work with writers immediately upon acceptance, polishing manuscripts for on-site agents and editors in June. We continue working with writers through July. Our floating campus is set in Midtown Manhattan between three writer’s hotels, The Algonquin Hotel, Library Hotel and The Bryant Park Hotel, where we host our intensive workshops and seminars. Fun literary events are on the schedule, and writers get to read original work at NYC venues. Workshop Leaders: Richard Hoffman, Scott Wolven, Elyssa East and Shanna McNair. Inquiries: TheWritersHotel@outlook.com. www.newguardreview.com/#tabTHEWRITERSHOTEL

June 12-17, 2014

 

Colgate Writers’ Conference

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

June 15-21, 2014

 

Vassar College & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program

drama, screenwriting

June 20 – July 27, 2014

 

Millbrook Literary Festival

June 21, 2014

 

New York State Summer Writers Institute

poetry, fiction, nonfiction writing workshops

June 30 – July 25, 2014

Southampton Arts Summer Workshops in Writing, Theatre and Visual Arts

Also known as the Southampton Writers Conference, we’ve hosted writing workshops for 38 years in the most coveted resort location in America—The Hamptons. First-tier faculty & minutes to the beach. Where else would you want to be in July?

July 9-20, 2014

Read more about this conference www.southamptonarts.org

 

One Story Workshop for Writers

July 13-18, 2014

 

Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed-genre

July 22-28, 2014

 

Writing Yoga Retreat

writing workshops, one-on-one consultations, yoga

August 14-17, 2014

 

Slice Literary Writers Conference

panel discussions, workshops

September 6-7, 2014

 

Brooklyn Book Festival

September 21, 2014

 

NYC Independent Film Festival

October 15-19, 2014

 

Algonkian Writer Conferences & Workshops

Our overall goal at Algonkian Writer Conferences is to be nothing less than the most beneficial and pragmatic writer conference provider in the U.S. The advice you receive regarding the various nuances of fiction and novel writing are provided by business professionals only, and the success stories noted on our website speak for themselves.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference algonkianconferences.com

 

Adirondack Center for Writing

Year-Round

 

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop [cen]

Year-Round

 

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop [cen]

poetry, prose

Year-Round

 

The Center for Fiction [cen]

Year-Round

 

The Creativity Workshop

Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Singapore. “I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity.” Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back and Professor, SDSU, CA In The Creativity Workshop we use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. www.creativityworkshop.com/index-writers.html.

 

Founders Workshops

Year-Round

 

Hofstra University Writing Workshops

Year-Round

 

Millay Colony for the Arts

residencies, workshop retreats

Dates vary, see website

 

Mudfish Writing Workshops

poetry, fiction

Year-Round

 

New York Writers Workshop [cen]

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Year-Round

 

Poetry Teachers NYC

writing workshops, performances, readings

Year-Round

 

Sarah Lawrence College Summer Writers Seminar

2014 dates TBA

 

Fort Green Park Summer Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Writer’s Seminar in New York

fiction, nonfiction, manuscript evaluations

2015 dates TBA

 

Writing by Degrees

Biennial conference on writing

2015 dates TBA

North Carolina

Raleigh Review Writer’s Studio

Raleigh Review Writers’ Studio & Bookshop Loft presents workshops in poetry and flash fiction writing.

January 11-12, 18-19; February 15-16; March 29-30; April 26-27, 2014

Read more about this conference www.raleighreview.org/Writers_House.html

 

Write Now!

freelance writing, nonfiction, craft sessions, business sessions

May 3, 2014

 

Wildacres Writers Workshop

writing workshops, readings

June 29 – July 5 [ret]; July 5-12 [wkshp], 2014

 

Squire Summer Writing Residency

July 10-13, 2014

 

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

September 5-6, 2014

 

Fearless Writing Retreat – Lake Logan

November 11-18, 2014

 

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville

Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama, Journal Writing, Children’s Books, Screenwriting

Year-round

 

North Carolina Writers’ Network Conferences

2014 dates TBA

 

Southern Writers Symposium

lectures, writing workshops

2015 dates TBA

 

Visiting Writers Spring Literary Festival

2015 dates TBA

 

North Dakota

 

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

“Imagine: A Literary Festival on the Prairie”

April 2-4, 2014

 

Ohio

 

River Teeth Nonfiction Conference

manuscript consultations, seminars, readings

May 30 – June 1, 2014

 

The Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, literary hybrid/book arts workshops

June 14-21, 2014

 

The Jonathon R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

*for high school students only* writing workshops, readings

June 15-22, 2014

 

The Kenyon Review Young Writers’ Workshop

for high school students only

June 22 – July 5; July 13-26, 2014

 

Antioch Writers’ Workshop

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, writing workshops

July 12-18, 2014

 

Imagination Conference

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, screenwriting

2014 dates TBA

 

Ohio University’s Spring Literary Festival

readings, lectures

2015 dates TBA

 

Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference

workshops, readings

May 1-3, 2014

 

Writing Short Course [wkshp]

“Finding Your Voice in the Changing World of Words”

2014 dates TBA

 

Nimrod Conference for Readers & Writers

panel discussions, master classes, readings, book signings

2014 dates TBA

 

Oregon

Tin House Writer’s Winter Workshop

writing workshops, craft seminars

*registration full*

January 31 – February 2, 2014

 

Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop

The Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop is a weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by the editors of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. and their guests—prominent contemporary American writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program combines morning workshops with afternoon craft seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings and revelry.

July 13-20, 2014

Read more about this conference www.tinhouse.com/writers-workshop/

 

Willamette Writers Conference

writing workshops, pitch sessions

August 1-3, 2014

 

wordstock [fest]

readings, panel discussions, lectures, writing workshops, roundtable discussions

March 2015 (exact dates TBA)

 

Fishtrap

readings, workshops, classes, conferences, fellowships, writing residencies

Year-Round

 

Write to Publish “Oolicon”

“The New Adult Revolution”

2015 dates TBA

 

The Nature of Words [con][fest]

readings, lectures, writing workshops, author reception

2014 dates TBA

 

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia Book Festival

author events

April 13-19, 2014

 

Pennwriters Conference

May 16-18, 2014

 

Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

readings, lectures, writing workshops

May 23-25, 2014

 

The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers

June 4-9, 2014

Small, intensive workshops focused on manuscript revision. craft seminars and public readings by our distinguished faculty including Stanley Plumly, Rebecca McClanahan, Lee K. Abbott, and Sidney Wade. Private manuscript consultations with a Gettysburg Review editor. www.gettysburgreview.com/conference/

 

West Chester University Poetry Conference

poetry workshop, scholarly conference, panel discussions, readings

June 4-7, 2014

 

Moravian Writers’ Conference, June 6-8, 2014

Registration deadline: Rolling

With a focus on community, craft, and inspiration, the Moravian Writers’ Conference offers opportunities to work with accomplished faculty—established and emerging writers and publishing professionals—through workshops, craft talks, readings, and more. Writers of all genres and at all career stages are welcome. Energize your writing in our workshops, advance your craft with guidance from our experienced faculty, be inspired by keynote speakers Laurie Halse Anderson and Ursula Hegi, and make lasting connections with other writers. The conference is held on Moravian College’s beautiful historical campus in colonial-era Bethlehem, PA. Visit home.moravian.edu/public/writersconference/ to learn more.

 

Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

June 8-29, 2014

 

Summer Advanced Writers Workshops

for high school students only – fiction, nonfiction, poetry

July 6-12, 2014

 

Founders Workshops

Year-Round

 

Celebrating African American Literature [con]

readings, lectures, panel discussions, roundtable discussions

2014 dates TBA

 

Undergraduate Literature & Creative Writing Conference

Call for papers deadline: November 30, 2013

2015 dates TBA

 

The Write Stuff [con]

2015 dates TBA

 

Rhode Island

 

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

June 19-21, 2014

 

South Carolina

 

Hub City Writers Project Writers House Residency

Application deadline: 4/1/14 (summer); 6/2/14 (fall)

June 9 – August 16, 2014; September 9, 2014 – May 22, 2015

 

Writing in Place [con]

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

July 11-13, 2014

 

Crazyhorse Writers Conference

poetry, prose

2014 dates TBA

 

South Dakota

 

Great Plains Writers’ Conference

readings, lectures, writing workshops

2015 dates TBA

 

John R. Milton Writers’ Conference

readings, lectures, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, book signings

2015 dates TBA

 

Tennessee

 

The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival

master classes, writing workshops, panel discussions, presentations

June 13-15, 2014

 

Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference

*for high school students*

writing workshops, discussions, readings

June 29 – July 12, 2014

 

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

writing workshops, craft seminars

July 22 – August 3, 2014

 

Killer Nashville Mystery & Thriller Conference

roundtable discussions, writing workshops, panel discussions

August 21-24, 2014

 

The Southern Festival of Books

A celebration of the written word

October 10-12, 2014

 

Conference on Southern Literature

April 16-19, 2015

 

Texas

 

Patchwork Farm Retreat

writing, yoga, meditation

December 14-15, 2013; April 3-6, 2014

 

Austin International Poetry Festival

workshops, open mics, readings, poetry slams, poetry panel symposium

April 3-6, 2014

 

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference

workshops, agent/editor pitch sessions, panels

April 11-13, 2013

 

Poetry at Roundtop [fest]

workshops

April 11-13, 2014

 

Green River Writer’s Workshop

memoir

April 14-18, 2014

 

DFW Writers’ Conference

May 3-4, 2014

 

Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference

June 27-29, 2014

 

Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference

writing workshops, panel discussions, book signings, craft seminars

July 18-20, 2014

 

Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

August 2-7, 2014

 

National Black Book Festival

readings, poetry slam

October 23-25, 2014

 

Gemini Ink [cen]

Year-Round

 

SMU Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program

Year-Round

 

Highland Park Literary Festival

2015 dates TBA

 

The Writers’ Festival [con]

master classes, workshops

2015 dates TBA

 

Utah

 

Writers at Work [con]

workshops, manuscript consultations, readings, panel discussions

June 4-8, 2014

 

Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers

writing workshops, illustrator classes, writer’s boot camp

June 16-20, 2014

 

A River of One’s Own: Heroine’s Journey into the World of a Story [ret]

August 10-16, 2014

 

Vermont

 

New England Young Writers’ Conference

*for high school students only*

Application postmark: November 19, 2013

May 15-18, 2014

 

Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference

*for high school students only*

writing workshops, critiques, craft sessions, readings

Registration deadline: February 15, 2014

May 23-25, 2014

 

Green Mountain Writer’s Conference

July 28 – August 1, 2014

 

Postgraduate Writers’ Conference

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, manuscripts

August 11-17, 2014

 

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

workshops, lectures, classes

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

August 13-23, 2014

 

Burlington Book Festival

readings, signings, panels, workshops

September 19-21, 2014

 

Brattleboro Literary Festival

readings, panel discussions, special events

October 2-5, 2014

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with manuscripts-in-progress on a path toward publication. Each conference includes book-length manuscript analysis, small group sessions with editors & publishers publication panel & readings, outstanding faculty.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference www.colrainpoetry.com

 

Vermont Studio Center [ctr][res]

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translation

Year-Round

 

Wildbranch Writing Workshop

nature/environmental writing

2014 dates TBA

 

Virginia

 

TCC Literary Festival

“the Memoir Chronicles & Confessions”; readings, lectures

April 1-4, 2014

 

Lex Allen Literary Festival

readings, panel discussions, roundtable discussions

April 5, 2014

Algonkian Writer Conferences & Workshops

Our overall goal at Algonkian Writer Conferences is to be nothing less than the most beneficial and pragmatic writer conference provider in the U.S. The advice you receive regarding the various nuances of fiction and novel writing are provided by business professionals only, and the success stories noted on our website speak for themselves.

Year-Round

Read more about this conference algonkianconferences.com

 

The Porches Writing Retreat

Year-Round

 

Emory & Henry College Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting workshops

June 8-13, 2014

 

Hampton Roads Writers’ Conference

Where characters connect

September 18-20, 2014

 

Fall for the Book [fest]

September 11-18, 2014

 

James River Writers [con]

master classes, pitch sessions, critiques, readings, lectures

2014 dates TBA

 

Virginia Festival of the Book

2015 dates TBA

 

Washington

 

The Get Lit! Literary Festival

April 7-13, 2014

 

Travel & Words

travel writing, journalism

May 18-19, 2014

 

Vortext: Hedgebrook’s Weekend Salon for Women Writers [ret]

workshops, open mics

May 30 – June 1, 2014

 

Chuckanut Writers Conference: Inspiration into Action

June 27-28, 2014

 

Centrum’s Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

July 10-20, 2014

 

PNWA Summer Writers Conference

July 17-20, 2014

 

LiTFUSE: A Poets’ Workshop

master classes

September 26-28, 2014

 

Write on the Sound [con]

writing workshops, manuscript critiques, bookfair, book signings

October 3-5, 2014

 

Whidbey Island Writers Conference

workshops, manuscript critiques, pitch sessions

October 23-26, 2014

 

Hedgebrook [cen/con/res/ret]

Women Authoring Change

Year-Round

 

Mid-Columbia Literary Festival

2014 dates TBA

 

Field’s End Writers’ Conference

2014 dates TBA

 

Northwest Book Fest

workshops, readings

2014 dates TBA

 

West Virginia

 

West Virginia Writers Conference

writing workshops

June 13-15, 2014

 

West Virginia Writers’ Workshop

“Write Here, Write Now”

July 17-20, 2014

 

Wisconsin

 

The Writers’ Institute [con]

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays

April 4-6, 2014

 

Writing it Real [con]

writing workshops, manuscript consultations

May 2-4, 2014

 

LakeFly Literary Conference

May 9-10, 2014

 

Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat

fiction, Children’s/YA, nonfiction, poetry, master classes

June 16-20, 2014

 

UW Madison School of the Arts at Rhinelander [con]

July 19-23, 2014

 

UWM Spring Writers Festival [con]

2014 dates TBA

 

Wyoming

 

Literature & Landscape of the Horse Retreat

literature discussions, writing sessions, horseback riding

May 30 – June 5, 2014

 

Jackson Hole Writers Conference

writing workshops, manuscript critiques, one-on-one sessions

Registration deadline: June 25, 2014

June 26-28, 2014

 

Ucross Foundation Residency Program

Deadlines: March 1 (Fall), October 1 (Spring)

Spring; Fall

 

Canada

 

gritLIT – Hamilton’s Literary Festival

workshops, panels, readings

April 3-6, 2014

 

The Ottawa International Writers Festival

readings, discussions, theater, films

April 24-29; October 23-28, 2014

 

Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

workshops, bookfair, readings, lecutres

April 29 – May 4, 2014

 

Sage Hill Writing Experience [con]

poetry, fiction, nonfiction

May 9-22; July 20-31, 2014

 

NorthWords Writers Festival

June 5-8, 2014

 

When Words Collide [fest]

A Festival for Readers and Writers

August 8-10, 2014

 

Winterset in Summer [fest]

August 8-10, 2014

 

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

August 14-17, 2014

 

Writing With Style [con]

writing workshops, one-on-one sessions, readings

Application deadlines: February 15 (Spring); June 15 (Fall)

September 6-13, 2014

 

Alice Munro Writers & Readers Festival

workshops, readings, panel discussions

September 27-28, 2014

 

WordFest

readings, panel discussions, performances, interviews,

October 13-19, 2014

 

Whistler Readers & Writers Festival

readings, panel discussions, writing workshops

October 17-19,  2014

 

Piper’s Frith

writing workshops, one-on-one sessions

October 20-25, 2014

 

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival

readings, discussions, performances, bookfair

October 21-26, 2014

 

BookFest Windsor

readings, panel discussions, signings, writing workshops

October 24-26, 2014

 

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

writing workshops, pitch sessions, lectures

October 24-26, 2014

 

Western Literature Association Conference

“Border Songs”

November 5-8, 2014

 

Windsor International Writers Conference, November 13th-16th, 2014

Registration deadline: Rolling

Join us for “Writing Across Boundaries,” a fun-filled intense learning experience for published authors and beginners alike! Schmooze with fellow writers and agents. Explore writing techniques for many genres including screenplay, poetry and journalism. Learn the how to’s of getting published; morals in writing; incorporating minorities. Featuring Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen, Connie Schultz, Elliot Grove, Michael Greyeyes, Ron Silliman, Gordon Kirkland, Tracy Beckerman, Alistair MacLeod, Rick Sykes and many more! Pre-conference Intensive Roundtables with agents and editors. Earlybird registration $385. After May 25th $425, After Sept. 1st $500. Contests! Surprises! For more information go to wi-wc.org.

 

The Banff Centre

Year-Round

 

Lakefield Literary Festival

July 11-13, 2014

 

SFU Summer Publishing Workshops

2014 dates TBA

 

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival

readings, bookfair, book signings, music

2014 dates TBA

 

Whitehorse Poetry Festival

readings, lectures, panel discussions, consultations

2015 dates TBA

 

International

 

Sirenland Writers Conference – Positano, Italy

April 6-12, 2014

 

Iceland Writers Retreat – Reykjavik, Iceland

workshops, panels, touring

April 9-13, 2014

 

Strokestown International Poetry Festival – Ireland

May 2-4, 2014

 

VCCA Fiction & Poetry Writing Workshops in the South of France

writing workshops

May 12-19, 2014

 

Hay Festival – Wales

May 22 – June 1, 2014

 

Sozopol Fiction Seminars – Bulgaria

fiction, prose

May 29 – June 2, 2014

 

Writing Workshops in Greece

poetry, fiction, travel & food writing, memoir

June 7 – July 5, 2014

 

Left Bank Writers Retreat – Paris, France

poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, Drama

June 15-20, 2014

 

Writing Workshops in Cork, Ireland

writing workshops, seminars, film screenings, excursions

June 20 – July 18, 2014

 

Aegean Arts Circle – Andros, Greece [con]

June 25 – July 4, 2014

 

Peripatetic Writing Workshop – Italy

June 25 – July 3, 2014

 

Prague Summer Program for Writers – Czech Republic

writing workshops, one-on-one sessions, readings, walking tours

Application deadline: April 23, 2014

June 28 – July 25, 2014

 

DISQUIET – Lisbon, Portugal [wkshp]

writing workshops, seminars, lectures, discussions, literary walks, film screenings

June 29 – July 11, 2014

 

Paris Writing Workshop – Paris, France

July 1-29, 2014

 

Dylan Thomas’ Wales

July 8-15, 2014

Writer who loves to travel? Join us in the UK to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Immerse yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. For poets, fiction, memoir and nonfiction writers. “I had a more enriching experience at the retreat than in the book-writing group I attended for a year. Our workshop leader was at the top of the scale, keeping the workshop intensive, genuine, supportive and inspiring.” —Juliet, Philadelphia, PA Learn more: www.murphywriting.com/writing-getaways/dylan-thomas-wales-writing-retreat.html.

 

Art Workshop International – Assisi, Italy

creative writing/visual arts workshops

July 12-25; July 26 – August 8, 2014

 

Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop – Ithaca, Greece

writing workshops, lectures

August 1-7, 2014

 

Melbourne Writers Festival – Australia

August 21-31, 2014

 

The Creative Writer’s Workshop – Ireland [ret]

fiction, memoir

August 25-28; September 1-5, 2014

 

Astra Writing in Greece

September 19-29, 2014

 

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference – Sicily, Italy

workshops, lectures, classes

September 21-27, 2014

 

Weaving Words & Women: a Peruvian Adventure [ret]

October 3-14, 2014

 

The Creativity Workshop

Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Singapore. “I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity.” Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back and Professor, SDSU, CA In The Creativity Workshop we use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. www.creativityworkshop.com/index-writers.html.

 

Eat-Write-Travel

Dates & locations vary

 

The Plough Arts Centre – Great Torrington, UK

Year-Round

 

Perth International Arts Festival – Australia

2014 dates TBA

 

Summer Literary Seminar – Kenya

2014 dates TBA

 

San Miguel Writers’ Conference – Mexico

February 11-15, 2015

 

E-Poetry

biennial International Digital Language & Arts Festival

2015 dates TBA

 

Write on Water – Caribbean Cruise [ret]

2015 dates TBA

 

Online

 

Tinker Mountain Writer’s Workshop: Online

poetry, prose, nonfiction

Registration deadline: February 9, 2014

February 16 – April 25, 2014

 

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop [cen]

poetry, prose

Year-Round

 

The Chicago School of Poetics

Year-Round

 

The Creative Writer’s Workshop: Write a Novel Online

Year-Round

 

The Cutthroat Online Writing Mentorship Program

Year-Round

 

In The Company of Writers.com

Year-Round Webinars

 

The Memoir Writing Club

Year-Round

 

The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative

poetry

Year-Round

 

Zoetrope: All-Story Fiction and Screenwriting

Dates vary, see website

 

The Virtual Poetry Seminars

advanced poetry seminar, poetry master class

2014 dates TBA