Friday, December 26, 2014

Writers' Conferences & Book Festivals, 2015 & 2016

by Jodie Renner, editor, author, speaker @JodieRennerEd

FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF WRITERS' CONFERENCES & BOOK FESTIVALS FOR 2016, CLICK HERE:
http://jodierennerediting.blogspot.ca/2015/12/writers-conferences-book-festivals-2016.html

JANUARY 2015:

Jan. 16-19, 2015 - 22nd Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Seaview Resort, New Jersey Shore. www.wintergetaway.com

Jan. 17, 2015 - Troubleshooting Your Novel, Nashville, TN. Faculty: Steven James, Jodie Renner, and Eric Wilson. http://www.troubleshootingyournovel.com/

Jan. 17-25, 2015: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida. http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/

Jan. 23-25, 2015 – San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley. http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc

January 26-31, 2015 - 2015 Todos Santos Writers Workshop, Todos Santos, Baja Mexico. www.todossantoswritersworkshop.com

FEBRUARY 2015:

Feb. 5-9, 2015 – Florida Romance Writers Cruise with Your Muse Fun in the Sun conference. http://www.frwriters.org/fun-in-the-sun-conference/ 

Feb. 6-8, 2015 - Love Is Murder Mystery Conference, Chicago, IL. http://www.loveismurder.net/

Feb. 14, 2015 - MWA-U 2.0, Mystery Writers of America, Boston, Mass. http://mysterywriters.org/mwauboston/

Feb. 11-15, 2015 - San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

Feb. 12-15, 2015 - San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco. www.SFWriters.org

Feb. 12-15, 2015 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. Free and open to the public. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

Feb. 20-22, 2015 – Digital Authors 2.0 and Self-Publishing Conference, sponsored by West Coast Writers Conferences. Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California. www.wcwriters.com/da

Feb. 20-22, 2015 - The Big Story Writers Conference, Los Angeles, Ca. www.wcwriters.com/bigstory

Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, 2015 - Sleuthfest - an annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, Deerfield Beach, Florida. http://sleuthfest.com/

Feb. 27, 2015 - Write On! Authors Conference and Book Fair, South Florida State College, Avon Park, FL. Email lauren.redick@southflorida.edu

Feb. 28, 2015 – Book ‘Em North Carolina (book festival), Lumberton, NC. http://www.bookemnc.org/

MARCH 2015:

March 7, 2015 – The Augusta Literary Festival, Augusta, GA. http://www.augustaliteraryfestival.org/

March 12-15, 2015 - Left Coast Crime's annual mystery convention. This year it’s called "Crimelandia" and is in Portland, Oregon. http://www.leftcoastcrime.org

March 14, 2015 - Unicorn Writer's Conference, Purchase, NY. www.unicornwritersconference.com 

March 14-15, 2015 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ. Free and excellent! http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 18-22, 2015 – Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia, http://www.vabook.org/index.html/

March 20-22, 2015 – Wordcrafters in Eugene Writers’ Conference, Eugene, Oregon. “The focus is on fiction.” http://wordcraftersineugene.org/conference/

March 22-24, 2015 - The 2015 PubSense Summit, in Charleston, South Carolina. www.PubSenseSummit.com

March 25-29, 2015 - The Algonkian Novel Retreat, Sterling, Virginia, NW of Washington, D.C.

March 26-28, 2015 - The Write Stuff, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. www.glvwg.org

Mar. 27-28, 2015 - Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins, CO. http://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/ 


March 28-29, 2015 - The Dahlonega Book Festival, Dahlonega, Georgia 
http://dahlonegaliteraryfestival.wordpress.com/

March 27-31, 2015 - The Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference, http://www.mounthermon.org/event/212

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APRIL 2015:

April 8-11, 2015: AWP Writers’ Conference & Bookfair, Minneapolis, Minn., Assoc. of Writers and Writing Programs. http://awpwriter.org/conference/

April 10-11, 2015 – IBPA Publishing University, Austin, Texas. http://ibpapublishinguniversity.com/index.html 

April 10-11, 2015 - Faith and Culture Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon. www.faithandculturewriters.com

April 11, 2015 – Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery. Free. http://www.alabamabookfestival.org/

April 11, 2015 - North Texas Book Festival, Denton, Texas. www.ntbf.org

April 11-12, 2015 - Word of South Festival of Literature and Music, Tallahassee, Florida. http://www.wordofsouthfestival.com/about/

April 16-18, 2015 - Indie ReCon, online conference for independent authors & publishers. http://www.indierecon.org/

April 17-18, 2015 – Southern Kentucky Writers’ Conference and Bookfest http://www.sokybookfest.org/ 

April 17-19, 2015 - Writing by Writers Workshop at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. www.writingxwriters.org.

April 23-25, 2015 - Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.lasvegaswritersconference.com

April 24-25, 2015 – NETWO (North East Texas Writers' Organization) writers conference, Sowing Seeds of Success, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. http://www.netwo.org/

April 24-26, 2015, Tallahassee Writers Conference, Tallahassee, Florida. http://twaonline.org/

April 24-26, 2015 - WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers of America) Write Touch Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  http://www.wisrwa.org/conference.html

April 24-26, 2015 – Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/


April 24-25, 2015 - Ontario Writers Conference, Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
http://thewritersconference.com/

April 23-26, 2015 - Arkansas Literary Festival. Little Rock, AR     http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/

April 30 - May 2, 2015 - ASJA's 44th Annual Writers Conference: Connect for Success (Am. Society of Journalists & Authors). www.asjaconferences.org.

April 30 - May 2, 2015 - OWFI Writing Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. www.owfi.org

MAY 2015:

May 1-3, 2015 - Malice Domestic, annual traditional mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, MD. www.malicedomestic.org

May 1-3, 2015 – Grub Street’s “Muse and the Marketplace” Conference, Boston, MA. https://www.grubstreet.org/muse/

May 1 -3, 2015, Kauai Writers Conference, Kapaa, Hawaii. www.kauaiwritersconference.com.

May 6-8, 2015 - Nonfiction Writers Conference, virtual. http://nonfictionwritersconference.com/2015-nonfiction-writers-conference/

May 8-9, 2015, Lakefly Writers Conference, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. www.lakeflylit.org

May 9, 2015 - 12th Annual Connecticut Authors and Publishers Assoc. University - Conference on Writing, Publishing & Marketing - Hartford, Connecticut http://aboutcapa.com/capa-u/

May 13-17, 2015 – Romantic Times Book Lovers’ Convention, Dallas, Texas http://www.rtconvention.com

May 15-16, 2015 - LDStorymakers Writers Conference, Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah. http://ldstorymakers.com/conferences/2015-conference/

May 15-17, 2015 - Word on the Lake Writers Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. http://shuswapassociationofwriters.ca/word-on-the-lake-writers-festival/

May 15-17, 2015 – Pennwriters, Pittsburgh, PA. http://www.pennwriters.org

May 15-17, 2015 - SC Book Festival, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. http://www.scbookfestival.org/

May 28 - June 1, 2015 - Bear River Writers' Conference, Walloon Lake, Michigan. www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver

JUNE 2015:

June 5-6, 2015 - Arkansas Writers' Conference, North Little Rock, AR http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org

June 5-7, 2015 - New Orleans Genre Writer's Conference
http://darkoakwritercon.com/

June 6-7, 2015 – California Crime Writers Conference, Culver City, Cal. http://www.ccwconference.org/ 

June 8-12, 2015 - West Texas Writers' Academy, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas. www.wtamu.edu/wtwa

June10-16, 2015 -  TheWriter's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, New York City. www.newguardreview.com/

June 12-14, 2015 - Philadelphia Writers' Conference, Philadelphia, PA. http://pwcwriters.org/about-us/, http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-philadelphia-writers-conference/

June 12-16, 2015 – Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Lands End Resort, Homer, Alaska. http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu/

June 15-19, 2015 - Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop and Retreat, Madison, Wisconsin. http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/write-by-the-lake/

June 19-23, 2015 - Southeastern Writers Workshop, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
http://southeasternwriters.org/Writers_Workshop.html    

June 23-27, 2015 - Western Writers of America convention, Sacramento, Calif.   http://www.westernwriters.org/

June 25-28, 2015 - Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. www.JacksonHoleWritersConference.com

June 24-28, 2015 – Romance Novel Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada. http://romancenovelconvention.com/

June-July 2015 - Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City, IA.

JULY 2015:

July 7-11, 2015 – Master Craftfest, Craftfest, and THRILLERFEST – International Thriller Writers annual conference, New York, NY. http://www.thrillerfest.com/

July 8-19, 2015 – Southampton Writers Conference, Southampton, NY. www.stonybrook.edu/mfa/summer

July 16-19, 2015 - West Virginia Writers' Workshop, West Virginia. http://english.wvu.edu/centers-projects/west-virginia-writers-workshop/s

July 16-19, 2015 - Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. annual conference, Seattle, Wash. https://pnwa.site-ym.com/?page=conference

July 17-19, 2015, The LexiCon Writers Conference, Denton, TX - http://www.lexi-conwritersconference.com

July 22-25, 2015 – Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, New York City. http://www.rwa.org/conference

July 23-26, 2015 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA. http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference

July 24-26, 2015 - Dallas - Fort WorthWriters Conference, Hurst Conference Center, DFW Metroplex, Texas. http://www.dfwcon.org. Twitter: @dfwcon. 

July 31-Aug. 2, 2015 - Writer's Digest Annual Conference, NYC. www.writersdigestconference.com/

July 31-Aug. 2, 2015 - Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference, Los Angeles. http://www.scbwi.org/2015-summer-conference-in-los-angeles/

AUGUST 2015:

Aug. 6-9, 2015: Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, Hyannis, Mass. Cost varies depending on number of courses you register for. www.capecodwriterscenter.org

Aug. 7-8, 2015 - FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Assoc.) Annual Conference, Orlando Florida. www.myfapa.org

Aug. 7-9, 2015, Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon. http://willamettewriters.com/wwcon/

Aug. 7-9, 2015 - HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, Lancaster, PA.   http://conference.hippocampusmagazine.com

Aug. 7-9, 2015 - Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute (MAFWI), formerly The Nora Roberts Writing Institute, Maryland. www.mafwi.org
 
Aug. 14-16, 2015 – When Words Collide, A Festival for Readers and Writers, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www.whenwordscollide.org/

Aug. 15, 2015 - Unicorn Writers' Conference, Purchase, NY. www.unicornwritersconference.com

August 20-23, 2015 – Writers’ Police Academy, Appleton, Wisconsin (new location). http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com/

SEPTEMBER 2015:

Sept. 4-6, 2015 – Decatur Book Festival, Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Sept. 5, 2015 - White County Creative Writers' Conference, Searcy, AR - http://whitecountycreativewriters.org

Sept. 11-13, 2015 – Imaginarinum Writing & Film Festival, Louisville, KY http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/

Sept. 11-15, 2015 – Colorado Gold Writers Conference, hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. http://www.rmfw.org/conference/

Sept. 12, 2015 - Michigan Writing Workshop, Detroit, MI. http://michiganwritingworkshop.com/

Sept. 17-20, 2015 - InD'Scribe Author & Reader Conference, Palm Springs, CA. www.indscribe.com  

Sept. 17-20, 2015 – The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) annual conference, Dallas, TX. http://www.acfw.com/conference

Sept. 18-20, 2015 - The Power of Story - Central Coast Writer's Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA. www.CentralCoastWritersConference.com.

Sept 19-20, 2015 – Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, Anchorage Alaska. http://www.alaskawritersguild.com/

Sept. 23-26, 2015 – WORD Vancouver: Inspiring Words, Vancouver, BC, Canada. www.wordvancouver.ca

Sept. 24-26, 2015 – Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers’ Conference, St. Augustine, Florida. www.fhbookfest.com

Sept. 24-27, 2015  - South Dakota Festival of Books, Deadwood, SD http://www.sdbookfestival.com/

Sept. 25-27, 2015 – Southern California Writers’ Conference, A Weekend for Words, Newport Beach, Calif. http://www.writersconference.com/la

Sept. 25-27, 2015 - Chicago Writers Conference, Chicago. http://www.chicagowritersconference.org/

Sept. 25-27, 2015 - SF: SE 2015, a Speculative Fiction Convention.  http://sfse2015.com

Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 - Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference, Columbus, GA. http://www.chattwriters.org/ email: chattwriter@gmail.com

Sept. 26-29, 2015 - Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington. www.chantireviews.com

Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2015 - NINC Conference (Novelists, Inc.), St. Pete, FL. http://ninc.com/conferences

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OCTOBER 2015:

Oct. 1-4, 2015 - Moonlight and Magnolias romance writers’ conference in Norcross, Georgia; http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/mm-conference/

Oct. 2-4, 2015 - Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival in beautiful seaside Sidney, located on the Saanich Peninsula just 40 km (24 miles) north of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

Oct. 2-4, 2015 – Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, Washington. www.writeonthesound.com.

Oct. 2-4, 2015 - Write Your Memoir Retreat, Westbrook, Conn. www.writeyourmemoirretreat.com

Oct. 8-10, 2015 - Ozark Creative Writers' Conference, Eureka Springs, AR - http://ozarkcreativewriters.com

Oct. 8-11, 2015 – Bouchercon Crime Fiction Convention, Raleigh, NC. http://www.bouchercon2015.org/

October 8-11, 2015 – Women Writing the West conference, Eagle Truest Resort, Redmond, OR. www.womenwritingthewest.org.

Oct. 9, 2015 - San Diego Writers' Conference, San Diego, CA http://sandiegowritingworkshop.com/

October 9-11, 2015 - The Southern Festival of Books, Nashville TN. http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

Oct. 10, 2015 - Great Lakes Book Bash, Kalamazoo, Michigan.    http://greatlakesbookbash.weebly.com/

Oct. 10, 2015 - The Writing Conference of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA http://writingconferenceoflosangeles.com/

October 15-18, 2015 – Florida Writers Assoc. Annual Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL https://floridawriters.net/conferences/florida-writers-conference/

Oct. 16-17, 2015 – Put Your Heart in a Book, New Jersey Romance Writers Conference, Iselin, N.J. http://www.njromancewriters.org/conference.html

Oct. 17, 2015 - Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati, OH http://booksbythebanks.org/
Oct. 16-18, 2015 – Emerald City Writers’ Conference (Romance Writers of America), Bellevue, Washington. http://www.gsrwa.org/conference.php

Oct. 16-18, 2015 – Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, Whistler, BC. http://www.whistler.com/whistler_readers_writers_festival/

Oct. 17-18, 2015 - Texas Book Festival, on the State Capital grounds, Austin, Texas. https://www.texasbookfestival.org/

Oct. 22-25, 2015 - Elk River Writer's Workshop, Chico Hot Springs Resort, Paradise Valley, Mont. www.ElkRiverWriters.org

Oct. 23-25, 2015 – Genre-LA writers’ conference, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA. http://www.wcwriters.com/genrela/index.html

Oct. 23-24, 2015 – Boston Book Festival. http://www.bostonbookfest.org/

Oct. 24, 2015 - Indiana Writers' Conference, Indianapolis, IN http://indianawritingworkshop.com/

Oct. 20-25, 2015 – The Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver, BC, Canada. http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Oct. 22-25, 2015 – The Midwestern Book Lovers Unite Convention for Readers and Authors, Minneapolis, MN. http://midwesternbookloversunite.wordpress.com/
Oct. 23-25, 2015 – Surrey International Writers Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada. http://www.siwc.ca/
October 23-25, 2015 - Memoir Writers Conference - “Memories are Made of This” - GENRE-LA™ 2015, produced by West Coast Writers Conferences, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.wcwriters.com/genrela/

Oct. 24-26, 2014 - South Carolina Writers Workshop annual conference, Myrtle Beach, SC http://myscww.org/conference/
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2015 - Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN. http://www.killernashville.com/conference/
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015, Magna cum Murder in association with Crimefest, Indianapolis IN http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/EBBall/MagnaCumMurder.aspx

Oct. 30-31, 2015 - Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Anderson, Ind. www.faithandwriting.com

Oct. 31, 2015 - Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/

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NOVEMBER 2015:

Nov. 5-7, 2015 – Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, Santa Fe, NM. www.wordharvest.com/

Nov. 5-8, 2015 – Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida. http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc/

Nov. 6-8, 2015 – The La Jolla Writers Conference, Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA http://www.lajollawritersconference.com/

Nov. 7, 2015 - LERA Enchanting The Page conference, Albuquerque, NM.
http://www.leranm.com/2015-enchanting-the-conference-schedule/

Nov. 6-8, 2015 – The New England Crime Bake Conference, Dedham, Mass. http://www.crimebake.org/ 

Nov. 6-8, 2015 - The Next Bestseller Workshop, New York City. www.TheNextBestseller.com

Nov. 13, 2015 - Connecticut Writing Conference, Hartford, CT  http://connecticutwritingworkshop.com/

Nov. 13-14, 2015 - Charleston YA Book Festival – YallFest: http://yallfest.org/

Nov. 14, 2015 - Boston Writing Conference, Boston, MA  https://thebostonwritingworkshop.wordpress.com/

Nov. 14, 2015 - Baltimore Writers' Conference, Towson, Md. www.baltimorewritersconference.org.

Nov. 15-22, 2015 - Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Florida. http://www.miamibookfair.com/ 

DECEMBER 2015:

(Not usually any conferences in December)   

2016:

JANUARY 2016:


Jan. 15-18, 2016 - 22nd Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Seaview Resort, New Jersey Shore (near Atlantic City). www.wintergetaway.com

Jan. 16-23, 2016: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida. http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/

Jan. 22-24, 2016 – San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley. http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc

FEBRUARY 2016:

Feb. 10-14, 2016 – San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

Feb. 11-15, 2016 - San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco. www.SFWriters.org

Feb. 11-14, 2016 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. Free and open to the public. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

Feb. 19, 2016 - Alabama Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL  http://alabamawritingworkshop.com/

Feb. 20, 2016 - Atlanta Writing Workshop, Birmingham, AL  http://atlantawritingworkshop.com/

Feb. 25-28, 2016 - Left Coast Crime's annual mystery convention. This year it’s called "The Great Cactus Caper" and is in Phoenix, Arizona. http://www.leftcoastcrime2016.com/

Feb. 25-28, 2016 - Sleuthfest, an annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, Deerfield Beach, Florida. http://sleuthfest.com/

MARCH 2016:

March 11-13, 2016 - Love is Murder Conference, mainly for mystery and romance writers, Chicago, Ill. http://www.loveismurder.net/

March 12-16, 2016 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ. Free and excellent! http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 18-20, 2016 - Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference, Temecula, CA www.inkandkeys.org

March 25, 2016 - Tampa Writers Conference, Tampa, FL  http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

March 26, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale Conference for Writers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL http://floridawritingworkshops.com/

APRIL 2016:

April 8-10 - Okanagan Valley Writers' Festival, Penticton, BC, Canada. http://okanaganvalleywritersfestival.com/

April 15-17, 2016 - Pikes Peak Writers' Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/

April 15-17, 2016 - Story Circle Network Women's Writing Conference, Austin, TX. http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/

April 15-17, 2016 - Writer's Institute, Madison, Wisconsin. https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/

April 28-30, 2016 - Las Vegas Writers Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.lasvegaswritersconference.com

April 29–May, 2016 - Malice Domestic, annual traditional mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, MD. www.malicedomestic.org
 
MAY 2016:

May 6, 2016 - Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artists; Burnaby, BC, Canada. http://www.creativeinkfestival.com/

May 12-14, 2016 - Oklahoma Writers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. www.owfi.org

May 20-22, 2016 - Word on the Lake Writers' Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. http://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/

May 22-28, 2016 - Salt Cay Writers’ Retreat, Salt Cay, Bahamas. www.saltcaywritersretreat.com

JUNE 2016:

June 19-20, 2016 - "Create Something Magical" - Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, Iselin, NJ. http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/

JULY 2016:

July 16, 2016 - All Write Now! Conference, Southeast Missouri State University Center, Cape Girardeau, MO Center.

July 2016 - LexiCon Writers Conference, Denton, Texas http://lexi-conwritersconference.com/

AUGUST 2016:

Aug. 12-14, 2016 - Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon. http://willamettewriters.com/

Aug. 19-21, 2016 - Historical Writers of America Conference, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  http://historicalwritersofamerica.org

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Troubleshooting Your Novel Conference, by Steven James

Troubleshooting Your Novel
 One-day writing conference, by Steven James
 
Saturday, January 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Radisson Airport Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee 

LIMITED SEATING, SO REGISTER SOON: 
 
This one-day conference will be filled with practical insights,
dozens of ways to fix plot flaws, time-tested writing secrets,
and easy-to-implement ideas that will help you improve
your novel right now, no matter how far along you are in writing it.
 
From the broad aspects of building the framework of your novel to the fine brush-strokes of line-by-line editing, this day will transform your writing forever.
 
Steven James: Critically-acclaimed novelist and nationally known conference speaker

Steven will teach five manuscript-transforming seminars
 
Eric Wilson: New York Times bestselling author
 and manuscript evaluation specialist
Eric will do manuscript evaluations and consultations
 
Jodie Renner: Award-winning craft-of-writing author,
speaker, and freelance editor 
Jodie will lead an editing workshop and do
manuscript evaluations and consultations
 
Jonathan Clements: Literary agent, the
Wheelhouse Agency
Jonathan will do one-on-one consulations
(agent and agency subject to change)
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