Saturday, September 14, 2019

WRITERS' CONFERENCES & BOOK FESTIVALS, 2019-2020

List compiled by Jodie Renner, editor and author of award-winning writing guides 

If you know of writers' events that aren't listed here, please add them in the comments below. Include the name of the festival, the date, and the city. Thank you.

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2019:

Aug. 9-11, 2019 - When Words Collide - A Festival for Readers and Writers, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. https://www.whenwordscollide.org/ 

Aug. 22-25, 2019 - Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN. http://www.killernashville.com/conference/

Aug. 22-25, 2019 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA. https://www.bookpassage.com/mystery

Aug. 22-25, 2019 - Writer's Digest Annual Conference, NYC. www.writersdigestconference.com/

Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2019 – Decatur Book Festival, Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019 - White County Creative Writers' Conference, Searcy, AR - http://whitecountycreativewriters.org

Sept. 6-8, 2019 – Colorado Gold Writers Conference, hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Denver, Colorado. http://www.rmfw.org/conference/

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Sept. 7, 2019 - Boston Writing Conference, Boston, MA      https://thebostonwritingworkshop.wordpress.com/

Sept. 12-15, 2019 - Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. annual conference, Seattle, Wash. https://pnwa.site-ym.com/?page=conference

Sept. 15, 21, and 22 - Telling Tales Festival, 3 locations in Ontario, Canada. https://www.tellingtales.org/explore-the-festival/

Sept 20-21, 2019 – Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. https://www.alaskawritersguild.com/writers-conference

Sept. 20-22, 2019 - Words Alive Kamloops, Kamloops, BC, Canada. www.wordsalivekamloops.com

Sept. 20-22, 2019 – Southern California Writers’ Conference, A Weekend for Words, Newport Beach, Calif. http://www.writersconference.com/la

Sept. 22-30 - Thin Air 2019 - Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. https://thinairwinnipeg.ca/

Sept. 21-22 - Word on the Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/

Sept. 24-29, 2019 – WORD Vancouver: Inspiring Words, Vancouver, BC, Canada. www.wordvancouver.ca

Sept. 25-29, 2019 - NINC Conference (Novelists, Inc.), St. Petersburg, FL. http://ninc.com/conferences

Sept. 25-29 - Kingston WritersFest, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/2019-festival/

Sept. 26-29, 2019 – The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) annual conference, San Antonio, TX. http://www.acfw.com/conference

Sept. 27-28, 2019 - Western Writers of America convention, Great Falls, MT.   http://www.westernwriters.org/

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OCTOBER 2019:

Oct. 3-6, 2019 - Moonlight and Magnolias romance writers’ conference in Norcross, Georgia; http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/mm-conference/

Oct. 4-6, 2019 – Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, Washington. www.writeonthesound.com.

Oct. 4-6, 2019  - South Dakota Festival of Books, Deadwood, SD http://www.sdbookfestival.com/

Oct. 8-10, 2020 - InD'Scribe Write Like a Pro Conference, Peoria, Illinois. www.indscribe.com

Oct. 10-12, 2019 - Ozark Creative Writers' Conference, Eureka Springs, AR - http://ozarkcreativewriters.com

Oct. 10-13, 2019 – Women Writing the West conference, San Antonio, Texas. http://www.womenwritingthewest.org/currentWWWConference.html

Oct. 10-13, 2019 - Historical Writers of America Conference, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  http://historicalwritersofamerica.org

Oct. 11-13, 2019 - Imaginarium Convention, Louisville, Kentucky. http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/


Oct. 17-20, 2019 – 18th Annual Florida Writers Conference, Altamonte
Springs, FL. https://floridawriters.net/conferences/conference-2019/

Oct. 18-20, 2019 – Put Your Heart in a Book, New Jersey Romance Writers Conference, Iselin, N.J. http://www.njromancewriters.org/conference.html

Oct. 18-20, 2019 – Emerald City Writers’ Conference (Romance Writers of America), Bellevue, Washington. http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/
Oct. 17-20, 2019 – Whistler Writers Festival, Whistler, BC, Canada. http://www.whistler.com/whistler_readers_writers_festival/

Oct. 19-20, 2019 – Boston Book Festival. http://www.bostonbookfest.org/

Oct. 21-27, 2019 – The Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver, BC, Canada. http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Oct. 24-27 - Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference, Pasadena, CA. https://novel.writersdigestconference.com/

Oct. 24-29, 2019 - Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Oct. 24 - Nov. 3, 2019 - Toronto International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://festivalofauthors.ca/festival

Oct. 25-27, 2019 – Surrey International Writers Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada. http://www.siwc.ca/

Oct. 25-27, 2019, Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival, Indianapolis IN http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/EBBall/MagnaCumMurder.aspx

Oct. 25-27 – The La Jolla Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA http://www.lajollawritersconference.com/

Oct. 26, 2019 - Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati, OH http://booksbythebanks.org/

Oct. 26-27, 2019 - Texas Book Festival, on the State Capital grounds, Austin, Texas. https://www.texasbookfestival.org/

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2019 - Bouchercon 2019, World Mystery Convention, Dallas, Texas. https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

NOVEMBER 2019:

Nov. 1-3, 2019 - The Next Bestseller Workshop, New York City. www.TheNextBestseller.com

Nov. 2, 2019 - Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/

Nov. 2, 2019 - Rochester Children's Book Festival (authors and illustrators), www.rcbfestival.com/authors-illustrators

Nov. 4-10, 2019, Kauai Writers Conference, Kapaa, Hawaii. www.kauaiwritersconference.com

Nov. 2020Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida. http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc/

Nov. 8-10, 2019 – The New England Crime Bake Conference, Woburn, Mass. http://www.crimebake.org/ 

Nov. 8-9, 2019 - Charleston YA Book Festival – YallFest: http://yallfest.org/

Nov. 16, 2019 - Baltimore Writers' Conference, Towson, Md. www.baltimorewritersconference.org.
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Nov. 17-24, 2019 - Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Florida. http://www.miamibookfair.com/ 

DECEMBER 2019:       

(Not usually any conferences in December)

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2020:

JANUARY 2020:

Jan. 17-20, 2020 - Annual Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, Seaview Resort, New Jersey Shore (near Atlantic City). www.wintergetaway.com

Jan. 18, 2020 - Golden Ears Writers and Readers Festival, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.

Jan. 18-25, 2020: Writers in Paradise conference, St. Petersburg, Florida. http://writersinparadise.eckerd.edu/

FEBRUARY 2020:

Feb. 8-9, 2020 - Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Conference, Los Angeles. https://www.scbwi.org/ny20-info/

Feb. 12-16, 2020 – San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.

Feb. 13-16, 2020 - San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco. www.SFWriters.org

Feb. 13-16, 2020 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. Free and open to the public. http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/

MARCH 2020:

March 12-15, 2020 - Left Coast Crime's annual mystery convention. This year it's in San Diego, California. http://leftcoastcrime.org/

March 14-15, 2020 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ. Free and excellent! http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 26-29, 2020 - Sleuthfest, an annual conference for mystery, suspense, and thriller writers, Deerfield Beach, Florida. http://sleuthfest.com/

March 26-29, 2020 - Pathway to Publication, Writer's Institute, Madison, Wisconsin. https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/

APRIL 2020:

April 2-4, 2020 - The Las Vegas Writers Conference, Henderson Writers Group, Las Vegas, NV. https://lasvegaswritersconference.com/

April 3-5, 2020 – Grub Street’s “Muse and the Marketplace” Conference, Boston, MA.
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https://www.grubstreet.org/muse/

April 4, 2020 - "Create Something Magical" - Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference, Iselin, NJ. http://www.libertystatesfictionwriters.com/conference/

April 17-19, 2020 - Pikes Peak Writers' Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/

April 17-19, 2020, Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, WN.  https://www.chantireviews.com/chanticleer-conference/

April 24-26, 2020 - The Next Bestseller Workshop, Los Angeles. www.TheNextBestseller.com

April 25, 2020 - Michigan Writing Workshop, Livonia, MI. http://michiganwritingworkshop.com/

Apr. 30-May 5 - Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. https://writersfestival.org/

MAY 2020:

May 1-2, 2020 - Oklahoma Writers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. www.owfi.org

May 1-3, 2020 - Malice Domestic, annual traditional mystery fan convention, in Bethesda, MD. www.malicedomestic.org
May 2, 2020 - The Writing Conference of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA http://writingconferenceoflosangeles.com/

May 8-9, 2020, Lakefly Writers Conference, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. www.lakeflylit.org

May 9, 2020 - San Diego Writing Workshop, San Diego, CA http://sandiegowritingworkshop.com/

May 8-10, 2020 - Word on the Lake Writers' Festival, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. http://wordonthelakewritersfestival.com/

May 15-17, 2020 - Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artists; Burnaby, BC, Canada. http://www.creativeinkfestival.com/

May 15-17, 2020 – Pennwriters Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. https://pennwriters.org/conferences/

May 28 - June 1, 2020 - Bear River Writers' Conference, Walloon Lake, Michigan. www.lsa.umich.edu/bearriver

JUNE 2020:

June 8-12, 2020 - West Texas Writers' Academy, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas. www.wtamu.edu/wtwa

June 12-16, 2020 – Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Lands End Resort, Homer, Alaska. http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu/

June 13-14, 2020 - Dallas - Fort Worth Writers Conference, Hurst Conference Center, DFW Metroplex, Texas. http://www.dfwcon.org. Twitter: @dfwcon. 

June 15-19, 2020 - Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop and Retreat, Madison, Wisconsin. http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/write-by-the-lake/

June 17-20, 2020 - Western Writers of America convention, Rapid City, SD.   http://www.westernwriters.org/

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June 25-27, 2020 - Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. www.JacksonHoleWritersConference.com

June 25-28, 2020 - Ochre Fest, Ochre Pit Cove, NL, Canada. A festival of books, music, art, food and culture. https://ochrefest.ca

JULY 2020:

July 7-11, 2020 – Master Craftfest, Craftfest, and Thrillerfest – International Thriller Writers annual conference, New York, NY. http://www.thrillerfest.com/


July 10-12, 2020 - Imaginarium Convention, Louisville, Kentucky. http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/

July 16-19, 2020 - West Virginia Writers' Workshop, West Virginia. http://english.wvu.edu/centers-projects/west-virginia-writers-workshop/s

July 29-Aug. 1, 2020 – Romance Writers of America Annual Conference, San Francisco. http://www.rwa.org/conference

July 31-Aug. 2, 2020 - Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon. http://willamettewriters.com/wwcon/

July 30-Aug. 2, 2020 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA. https://www.bookpassage.com/mystery

AUGUST 2020:

August 1-4, 2019Writers’ Police Academy, Appleton, Raleigh, North Carolina. http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com/

Aug. 2-4, 2019 - FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Assoc.) Annual Conference, Orlando Florida. https://myfapa.org/programs/

Aug. 6-9, 2020 - Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, Hyannis, Mass. https://capecodwriterscenter.org/conference-2/

Aug. 13-16, 2020 - Writer's Digest Annual Conference, NYC. www.writersdigestconference.com/

Aug. 14-16, 2020 - When Words Collide - A Festival for Readers and Writers, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. https://www.whenwordscollide.org/

Aug. 20-23, 2020 - Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN. http://www.killernashville.com/conference/

SEPTEMBER 2020:

Sept. 4-6, 2020 – Decatur Book Festival, Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Sept. 5, 2020 - White County Creative Writers' Conference, Searcy, AR - http://whitecountycreativewriters.org

Sept. 15, 21, & 22, 2019 - Telling Tales Festival, 3 locations in Ontario, Canada. https://www.tellingtales.org/explore-the-festival/

Sept. 17-20, 2020 – The American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) annual conference, St. Louis, Missouri. http://www.acfw.com/conference

Sept. 17-27, 2020 - Thin Air 2019 - Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. https://thinairwinnipeg.ca/

Sept. 19-20, 2020 - Flathead River Writers Conference, Kalispall, MT. https://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/conference

Sept. 20-22, 2019 - Words Alive Kamloops, Kamloops, BC, Canada. www.wordsalivekamloops.com

Sept. 18-20, 2020 – Southern California Writers’ Conference, A Weekend for Words, Newport Beach, Calif. http://www.writersconference.com/la

Sept. 21-22, 2019 - Word on the Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. https://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/

Sept 25-26, 2020 – Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. https://www.alaskawritersguild.com/writers-conference

Sept. 23-27, 2020 - NINC Conference (Novelists, Inc.), St. Petersburg, FL. http://ninc.com/conferences

Sept. 23-27, 2020 - Kingston WritersFest, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. https://www.kingstonwritersfest.ca/

Sept. 24-27, 2020 - Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. annual conference, Seattle, Wash. https://www.pnwa.org/default.aspx

Sept. 27, 2020 – WORD Vancouver: Inspiring Words, Vancouver, BC, Canada. www.wordvancouver.ca

OCTOBER 2020:

Oct. 1-4, 2020 - Moonlight and Magnolias romance writers’ conference in Peachtree Corners, Georgia; http://www.georgiaromancewriters.org/mm-conference/

Oct. 3, 2020 - Boston Writing Conference, Boston, MA      https://thebostonwritingworkshop.wordpress.com/

Oct. 2-4, 2020 – Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, Edmonds, Washington. www.writeonthesound.com.

Oct. 2-4, 2020  - South Dakota Festival of Books, Brookings, SD http://www.sdbookfestival.com/

Oct. 8-10, 2020 - InD'Scribe Write Like a Pro Conference, Peoria, Illinois. www.indscribe.com

Oct. 8-10, 2020 - Ozark Creative Writers' Conference, Eureka Springs, AR - http://ozarkcreativewriters.com

Oct. 15-18, 2020 – Women Writing the West Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. https://www.womenwritingthewest.org/conference/

Oct. 10-13, 2019 - Historical Writers of America Conference, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  http://historicalwritersofamerica.org


Oct. 15-18, 2020 – 19th Annual Florida Writers Conference, Altamonte

Oct. 16-18, 2020 – Emerald City Writers’ Conference (Romance Writers of America), Bellevue, Washington. http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/conference/
Oct. 15-18, 2020 – Whistler Writers Festival, Whistler, BC, Canada. http://www.whistler.com/whistler_readers_writers_festival/

Oct. 15-18, 2020 - Bouchercon 2020, World Mystery Convention, Sacramento, CA. https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

Oct. 19-20, 2019Boston Book Festival. http://www.bostonbookfest.org/

Oct. 19-25, 2020 – The Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver, BC, Canada. http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/

Oct. 22-28, 2020 - Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. https://writersfestival.org/

Oct. 22 - Nov. 1, 2020 - Toronto International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. hhttps://festivalofauthors.ca/festival

Oct. 23-25, 2020 – Surrey International Writers Conference, Surrey, BC, Canada. http://www.siwc.ca/

Oct. 25-27, 2019 -- Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival, Indianapolis IN http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CentersandInstitutes/EBBall/MagnaCumMurder.aspx

Oct. 23-25, 2020 – The La Jolla Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA http://www.lajollawritersconference.com/

Oct. 26, 2019 - Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati, OH http://booksbythebanks.org/

NOVEMBER 2020:

Nov. 6-8, 2020 - The Next Bestseller Workshop, New York City. www.TheNextBestseller.com

Nov. 2, 2019 - Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/

Nov. 2, 2019 - Rochester Children's Book Festival (authors and illustrators), www.rcbfestival.com/authors-illustrators

Nov. 9-15, 2020 - Kauai Writers Conference, Kapaa, Hawaii. www.kauaiwritersconference.com

Nov. 7-8, 2020 - Texas Book Festival, on the State Capital grounds, Austin, Texas. https://www.texasbookfestival.org/

Nov. 2020 – Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, Florida. http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc/

Nov. 8-10, 2019The New England Crime Bake Conference, Woburn, Mass. http://www.crimebake.org/ 

Nov. 8-9, 2019 - Charleston YA Book Festival – YallFest: http://yallfest.org/

Nov. 16, 2019 - Baltimore Writers' Conference, Towson, Md. www.baltimorewritersconference.org.
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Nov. 15-22, 2020 - Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Florida. http://www.miamibookfair.com/ 

DECEMBER 2020:       

(Not usually any conferences in December)


4 comments:

  1. Rochester Children's Book Festival (authors and illustrators), November 2, 2019, www.rcbfestival.com/authors-illustrators

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  2. Ochre Fest. Ochre Pit Cove, NL, Canada. A festival of books, music, art, food and culture. June 25 - 28, 2020. https://ochrefest.ca

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