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National Recurring Events

This list is meant to announce events that occur annually across the country. If you'd like your event added to this list, please contact us.


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Rocky Mountain Retreat for Women Writers
Fiction, Poetry, Autobiography Consults, Critique, Workshops, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Rocky Mountain Retreat for Women Writers
Deborah DeBord-Schulze ([email protected])
81 Cree Court
Lyons, CO 80540
303-823-0530

Sacramento's Annual Writers' Conference
Each year the Center brings to Sacramento poets of great national and international repute for a major reading event and a day of workshops and discussion. Past conferences have featured such luminaries and talented poets and teachers as Robert Creeley, Lucille Clifton, Michael McClure, Sharon Doubiago, Jose Montoya, Dennis Schmitz (pictured), Jack Hirschman, Luke Breit, Diane DiPrima, Julia Connor, Anne Waldman, Todd Walton, Robert Peters and others.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Sacramento Poetry Center
The Sacramento Ballet Company Building 1631 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-441-7395

The Provence Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Consults, Bilingual and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Provence Writers' Workshop
PO Box 3355
College Station, TX 77841
409-693-3885

January Events  

Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Panels, Readings, Forums, Bookfair, Special Guests, Keynote Speaker and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Associated Writing Programs
Roxanne French-Thornhill ([email protected])
Tallwood House, MSN 1E3, George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
703-993-4301
WEBSITE: http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/index.php

San Diego State University Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography, Biographies, Science Fiction, Shoret Stories and more. Consults, Critiques, and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: San Diego State University
College of Extended Studies ([email protected])
5250 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1925
619-594-5821
WEBSITE: http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/writers/

The Fiction Workshop Series
Fiction, Consults, Critiques, Panals, Workshops and Readings.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Fiction Workshop Series
PO Box 633
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-3205

February Events  

Florida Suncoast Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Young Adult, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting and more. Consults, Critiques, Lectures, Keynote Speakers, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Florida Center for Writers English Department
Steve Rubin
4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-2011
WEBSITE: http://english.cas.usf.edu/fswc/

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
Fiction, Nonfiction Panels, Lectures and more
LOCATION/CONTACT: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Carolyn Smith ([email protected])
PO Box 1307
Natchez, MS 39121
601-446-1208
WEBSITE: http://www.colin.edu/nlcc

Southern California Writers' Conference-San Diego
LOCATION/CONTACT: Southern California Writers' Conference
Michael Steven Gregory ([email protected])
1010 University Ave # 54
San Diego, CA 92103
619-303-8185
WEBSITE: http://www.writersconference.com/

March Events  

French Quarter Literary Conference
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshkops, Discussions, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: FQLC c/o Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
5500 Prylania Street #217
New Orleans, LA 70115
504-581-1144

San Juan Writers Workshop-The Natural World
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, UT
800-860-5262

Sandhills Writing Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Consults and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Sand Hills Augusta State University
([email protected])
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
WEBSITE: http://www.sandhills.aug.edu/

Virginia Festival of the Book
Books Readings, Discussion Groups, Panels, Special Guests, Sales and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: VFB
Susan Coleman ([email protected])
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-982-2983
WEBSITE: http://www.vabook.org/

Writing Today
Fiction, Journalism, Nonfiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Screenwriting, Young Adult, Autobiography and more. Critiques, Panels, Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Writing Today
Director
Birmingham-Southern College, 900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254
205-226-4921
WEBSITE: http://www.bsc.edu/events/writing-today/index.htm

April Events  

Arizona Book Festival
Books Sales, Swaps, Readings, Discussion Groups, Lectures, Presentations and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Serumgard Arizona Humanities Council
Dallas Roper
Phoenix, AZ
602-257-0335 x28

National Writers Workshop
Nonfiction, Autobiography, Journalism and more. Panels, Workshops, Lectures.
LOCATION/CONTACT: National Writers' Workshop
Korky Vann ([email protected])
C/O The Hartford Courant 285 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06115
800-524-4242
WEBSITE: http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=73271

National Writers' Union Annual Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Poetry, Screenwriting, and more. Consults, Workshops, Panels, Keynote Speakers, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: National Writers' Union
Carole McDonnel
New York, NY
914-736-6308

Northern Arizona Book Festival
The Northern Arizona Book Festival is a three-day weekend of readings, workshops, panel discussions, and other literary events. It is held at the Orpheum Theater and other venues in and around historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Visit the new Resource Center and Artspace at 150 W. Dale, Suite 6.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Flagstaff, AZ
928.380.8682
COST: Free or Nominal Fee, Passes Available, see website
WEBSITE: http://www.nazbookfestival.org/

People's Poetry Gathering-A Woodstock of Words in Lower Manhattan
Poetry Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: People's Poetry Gathering
72 East 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
800-333-5982 x5
WEBSITE: http://www.peoplespoetry.org/

Pikes Peak Writers' Conference
Fiction, Screenwriting, Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult and more. Consults, Critiques, Panels, Workshops, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Michael Waite
5550 North Union Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
WEBSITE: http://www.ppwc.net/ppwc07.html

Poets House-Poetry Publication Showcase
Exhibit of all the year's new poetry books and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Poets House
72 Spring Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
212-431-7920
WEBSITE: http://poetshouse.org/showcase.htm

Southern Autobiography Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Journalism and more. Readings, Panels and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Bill Berry University of Central Arkansas
Administration 120, 201 Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AK 72035
501-450-5073/3126

The Fiction Workshop Series
Fiction, Consults, Critiques, Panals, Workshops and Readings.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Fiction Workshop Series
PO Box 633
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-3205

Writers & Editors Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Consults, Discussions, Lectures and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: ZYZZYVA
Howard Junker
41 Sutter Street Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-752-4393

May Events  

Advanced Fiction Workshop
Fiction. Tom Jenks and Caril Edgarian hold intensive workshops and consultations.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Advanced Fiction Workshop
San Francisco, CA
415-346-4477

Celebration of Black Writing
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Workshops, Discussion Groups, Panels, Exhibits and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Celebration of Black Writing
Art Sanctuary, Church of the Adv ([email protected])
1801 West Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
215-232-4485
WEBSITE: http://www.artsanctuary.org/site/artsanctuary/content.php?type=2&id=7230

City College Spring Poetry Festival
Poetry Readings, Discussion and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: City College, Department of English
Barry Wallenstein
138th St and Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031
212-650-6343

Des Moines National Poetry Festival
Poetry Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Des Moines National Poetry Festival
Debbie McCarrol
PO Box 12196
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-277-5091

Paterson Poetry Marathon
Poetry Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Poetry Center, Passaic County Community College
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
One College Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-684-6555
WEBSITE: http://www.pccc.cc.nj.us/poetry/programming.htm

Pima Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult, Children's, Science Fiction and more. Consults, Critiques, Lectures, Keynote Speakers, Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Pima Writers' Workshop, Pima Community College
Meg Files
2202 W. Anklam Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-6974
WEBSITE: http://www.pima.edu/index.shtml

Writers of the West and Southwest
Environmental, Nonfiction, Nature Consults, Keynote Speakers, Lectures, Panels and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Writers of the West and Southwest
Henrietta Stockel ([email protected])
PO Box 698
Hereford, AZ 85615
520-803-0380

June Events  

Arkansas Writers' Conference
Children's, Nonfiction, Poetry and more. Lectures, Workshops, Readings, Contests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: National League of American Penwomen
Peggy Vining ([email protected])
6817 Gingerbread Lane
Little Rock, AR 72204
501-569-8889
WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/penwomen/

Aspen Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult, Screenwriting and more. Panels, Readings, Workshops, Lectures and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Aspen Writers' Foundation
([email protected])
110 E Hallam St Ste 116
Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-3122
WEBSITE: http://www.aspenwriters.org/

Breteche Creek Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry jConsults, Critiques, Writing Sessions, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Breteche Creek
PO Box 596
Cody, WY 82414
307-587-3844

Brockport Writers Forum
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography and more. Readings, Discussions, Panels, Special Guests, Keynote Speaker.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Dr. Stan Rubin
350 New Campus Dr, SUNY
Brockport, NY 14420
716-395-5713

Caribbean Writers Summer Institute
June into July Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Translation and more. Readings, Lectures, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: University of Miami, Dept. of English
Sandra Paquet ([email protected])
PO Box 248145
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-2182
WEBSITE: http://scholar.library.miami.edu/clsvideos/CWSIMainPage.php

Chenango Valley Writers' Conference
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting. Consults, Workshops, Readings, Panels and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Chenango Valley Writers' Conference
Matthew Leone, Director ([email protected])
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
315-228-7771
WEBSITE: http://people.colgate.edu/cvwritersconference/index.htm

Cumberland Valley Fiction Writers Workshop
Fiction Workshops, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Department of English
Judy Gill
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-245-1291

David R. Collins Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Chkildren's and more. Consults, Critiques, Lectures, Workshkops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Midwest Writing Center
225 E 2nd Street Suite 303
Davenport, IA 52801
563-324-1410
WEBSITE: http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/Writers%20Conference.htm

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Memoir Workshops, Discussions, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: FAWC
([email protected])
24 Pearl St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-9960
WEBSITE: http://www.fawc.org/

Indiana University Writers' Conference
June into July Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Consults, Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Indiana University Writers' Conference
([email protected])
Indiana University Ballantine Hall 464
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-1877
WEBSITE: http://www.indiana.edu/~writecon/

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story, Playwriting and more. Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Iowa Summer Writing Festival
([email protected])
C215 Seashore Hall, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-5000
319-335-4160
WEBSITE: http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/

Kenyon Review: The Writers Workshop
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Kenyon Review
Walton House ([email protected])
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022-9623
740 427-5208
WEBSITE: http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/wwinfo.php

Manhattanville Summer Writers' Week
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult and more. Consults, Readings, Workshops, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Manhattanville Summer Writers' Week
([email protected])
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
914-694-3425
WEBSITE: http://www.mville.edu/graduate/writers-week.htm

Mark Twain Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery and more. Consults, Critiques, Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Mark Twain Conference
Cyndi Allison
921 Center Street
Hannibal, MO 63401
800-747-0738

Nantucket Workshops
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Readings, Workshops, Consults, Critiques and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Nantucket Workshops
4401 Chickering Lane
Nashville, TN
625-383-4142

Naropa Institute Summer Writing Program
June into July, Poetry, Fiction Readings, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Naropa Institute, Writing and Poetics Summer Writing Program
Corrina Lesser ([email protected])
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
303-444-0202
WEBSITE: http://www.naropa.edu/

National Writers' Association Summer Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Consults, Panels, Keynote Speakers, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: National Writers Association
Sandy Whelchel
1450 S Havana St Suite 424
Aurora, CO 80012
303-751-7844

Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive
Playwrights Writing Sessions, Consults, Workshops and more
LOCATION/CONTACT: Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive, Vassar & New York Stage & Film
Beth Fargis-Lancaster
Vassar College, Box 225
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
914-437-5902

Printers Row Book Festival
Booksellers and Publishers and Readers Readings, Panels and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Printers Row
Maggie Wartik ([email protected])
1717 S Indiana Ste 104
Chicago, IL 60616
312-222-3986
WEBSITE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/extras/printersrow/

The Flight of the Mind-Writing Workshop for Women
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Flight of the Mind
622 SE 29th
Portland, OR 97214

The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Summer Writing Program June into July, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Naropa Institute
Corrina Lesser ([email protected])
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
303-245-4600
WEBSITE: http://www.naropa.edu/swp/index.cfm

The Joiner Center at UMass
Boston, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation Workshops, Seminars, Consults, Panels and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: William Joiner Center, University of Massachusetts Boston
T. Michael Sullivan ([email protected])
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
617-287-5850
WEBSITE: http://www.joinercenter.umb.edu/Events/Events.htm

Wesleyan Writers Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Poetry, Screenwriting and more. Consults, Critique, Lectures, Panels, Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Wesleyan Writers Conference
Anne Greene ([email protected])
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459
860-685-3604
WEBSITE: http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/

West Chester Poetry Conference
Exploring Form and Narrative: Poetry Workshops, Keynote Speaker and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: West Chester University
Michael Peich
West Chester, PA 19383

White River Writers' Workshop
Poetry Consults, Panels, Readings, Lectures, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Lyon College Campus
Andrea Budy
Box 2317
Batesville, AR 72503
501-698-4622

Write to Publish Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's and more. Consults, Critiques, Lectures, Panels, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: WordPro Communications Services
Lin Johnson ([email protected])
9731 N Fox Glen Dr #6F
Niles, IL 60714
847-296-3964
WEBSITE: http://www.writetopublish.com/

July Events  

Alabama Writers' Conclave
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Consults, Readings, Workshops and Lectures.
LOCATION/CONTACT: E. Don Johnson, Treasurer
137 Sterling Drive
Hueytown, AL 35023
334-244-8920
WEBSITE: http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/index.html

Antioch Writers' Workshop of Yellow Springs
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Keynote Speaker, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Antioch Writers’ Workshop
([email protected])
PO Box 494
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
937-475-7357
WEBSITE: http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com/

Breteche Creek Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Consults, Critiques, Writing Sessions, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Breteche Creek
PO Box 596
Cody, WY 82414
307-587-3844

Caribbean Writers Summer Institute
June into July Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Translation and more. Readings, Lectures, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: University of Miami, Dept. of English
Sandra Paquet ([email protected])
PO Box 248145
Coral Gables, FL 33124
305-284-2182
WEBSITE: http://scholar.library.miami.edu/clsvideos/CWSIMainPage.php

Catskill Poetry Workshop
June into July Poetry Critiques, Panels, Workshops, Readings and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Catskill Poetry Workshop c/o Special Programs
Carol Frost ([email protected])
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-431-4448
WEBSITE: http://www.hartwick.edu/x6452.xml

Cranbrook Retreat for Writers
Poetry, Fiction, Autobiography and more. Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Cranbrook Retreat for Writers
1221 N Woodward Ave PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
810-645-3664
WEBSITE: http://schools.cranbrook.edu/programs/retreat/

Festival of Poetry
Poetry Workshops, Critiques, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Festival of Poetry, The Frost Place
([email protected])
PO Box 74
Franconia, NH 03580
603-823–5510
WEBSITE: http://www.frostplace.org/html/conference.html

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Memoir Workshops, Discussions, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: FAWC
([email protected])
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-9960
WEBSITE: http://www.fawc.org/

Fishtrap
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and more. Panels, Keynote Speakers, Readings, Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Fishtrap Inc
Director ([email protected])
PO Box 38
Enterprise, OR 97828
541-426-3623
WEBSITE: http://fishtrap.org/

Gemini Ink Summer Festival: Write on the Edge
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and more. Readings, Workshops, Discussion Sessions and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Gemini Ink
([email protected])
513 S Presa
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-734-9673
WEBSITE: http://www.geminiink.org/index.htm

Hemingway Days Writers' Workshop and Conference
Fiction, Poetry Readings, Workshops, Lectures and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Hemingway Days Festival
Carol Shaughnessy
PO Box 4045
Key West, FL 33041
305-294-4400

Imagination Writers' Conference
Poetry, Fiction and more. Workshops, Lectures, Discussions, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Cleveland State University, Department of English, Imagination
Neal Chandler ([email protected])
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1832
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
216-687-4522
WEBSITE: http://www.csuohio.edu/imagination/index.html

Indiana University Writers' Conference
June into July Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Consults, Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Indiana University Writers' Conference
([email protected])
Indiana University Ballantine Hall 464
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-1877
WEBSITE: http://www.indiana.edu/~writecon/

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story, Playwriting and more. Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Iowa Summer Writing Festival
([email protected])
C215 Seashore Hall, The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-5000
319-335-4160
WEBSITE: http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/

Live Poets Society Annual Poetry Writers Conference
Poetry Critiques, Lectures, Workshops, Keynote Speakers and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Live Poets Society
Barbara Donovan
PO Box 391
Islip, NY 11751
516-581-2214

Napa Valley Writers' Conference
Fiction, Poetry Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Napa Valley Writers' Conference
Napa Valley College ([email protected])
1088 College Ave
Saint Helena, CA 94574
707-967-2900 x1611
WEBSITE: http://www.napawritersconf.org/

Naropa Institute Summer Writing Program
June into July, Poetry, Fiction Readings, Workshops and more
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Naropa Institute, Writing and Poetics Summer Writing Program
Corrina Lesser ([email protected])
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
303-245-4600
WEBSITE: http://www.naropa.edu/

Port Townsend Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's and more. Workshops, Readings, Discussions.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Port Townsend Writers' Conference
CENTRUM ([email protected])
PO Box 1158
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-3102
COST: Tuition $575.00 plus room & board
WEBSITE: http://www.centrum.org/index.php?page=WC-intro

Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive
Playwrights Writing Sessions, Consults, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive, Vassar & New York State & Film
Beth Fargis-Lancaster
Vassar College, Box 225
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
914-437-5902

Sewanee Writers Conference
Poetry, Fiction, Playwriting. Workshops and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Sewanee Writers' Conference
Cheri Peters
119 Gailor Hall, Stamler Center, 735 University Ave
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
931-598-1141
WEBSITE: http://www.sewaneewriters.org/

Stonecoast Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story and more. Readings, Consults, Discussion Groups, Panels and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: University of Southern Maine, Summer Session Office
Ray Dumont ([email protected])
37 College Ave
Gorham, ME 04038
207-780-5892
WEBSITE: http://www.usm.maine.edu/summer/stonecoastwc/

Taos Summer Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Young Adult Readings, Workshops, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The University of New Mexico
Sharon Oard Warner ([email protected])
Department of English, Humanities Building, MSC 03 2170 1
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505-277-6347
WEBSITE: http://www.unm.edu/~taosconf/

The Art of the Wild
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Environmental Focus Workshops, Readings and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Art of the Wild
Department of English
UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616
530-752-1658
WEBSITE: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/AOW/default.htm

The Flight of the Mind-Writing Workshop for Women
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Flight of the Mind
622 SE 29th
Portland, OR 97214

The Glen Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Consults, Readings, Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Image
([email protected])
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
206-281-2988
WEBSITE: http://www.imagejournal.org/glen/

The Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. Workshops and other Events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Hassayampa Institute
Yavapai College ([email protected])
1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-717-7602
COST: $375.00
WEBSITE: http://www.yavapai.cc.az.us/hassayampa.nsf

The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Summer Writing Program June into July, Poetry Workshops, Readings, Special Guests and more
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Naropa Institute
Corrina Lesser ([email protected])
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
303-245-4600
WEBSITE: http://www.naropa.edu/swp/index.cfm

The New England Writers Conference
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and more. Readings, Workshops, Panels, Discussions and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: New England Writers
Susan Anthony, Director ([email protected])
PO Box 5
Windsor, VT 05089
802-674-2315
COST: Very Affordable
WEBSITE: http://www.newenglandwriters.org/2003/conference.html

The New York State Summer Writers Institute
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, Screenwriting Workshops, Discussions, Readings, Consults and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Office of the Dean of Special Programs
Christine Merrill ([email protected])
Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-580-5590
WEBSITE: http://www.skidmore.edu/administration/osp/

The Summer Writing Program at the University of Vermont
Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction. Workshops, Seminars, Readings, Consults and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-3131
WEBSITE: http://www.uvm.edu/

West Virginia Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Workshops, Consults, Lectures, Panels and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: West Virginia Writers' Workshop
WVU Department of English ([email protected])
PO Box 6296
Morgantown, WV 26506-6296
304-293-3107 x451
WEBSITE: http://www.as.wvu.edu/wvww/

Wildacres Writers Workshop
Poetry, Fiction, Short Story and more. Workshops, Critique, Readings, Special Guest.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Wildacres Writers Workshop
([email protected])
233 S Elm St
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-370-9188
WEBSITE: http://www.wildacreswriters.com/

August Events  

Aran Islands International Poetry Festival
Poetry Readings, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Joel Young
Aran Islands, CT
800-447-9889

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Poets, Fiction, Nonfiction. Readings, Panels, Discussion Groups and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Noreen Cargill ([email protected])
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-443-5286
WEBSITE: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/blwc/

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Memoir Workshops, Discussions, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: FAWC
([email protected])
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-9960
WEBSITE: http://www.fawc.org/

Frost Place Seminar
Poetry Seminars, Workshops, Critique and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Frost Place
([email protected])
PO Box 74
Franconia, NH 03580
603-823–5510
WEBSITE: http://www.frostplace.org/

Maui Writers Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, and Screenwriting, Specialty Workshops on the Business of Writing, Children’s and Young Adult Books, Journalism, Magazine Writing, Food and Cookbook Writing, and Poetry.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Maui Writers
([email protected])
PO Box 1118
Kihei, HI 96753
808-879-0061
WEBSITE: http://www.mauiwriters.com/

Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story Workshkops, Consults, Special Guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: College of the Redwoods
([email protected])
1211 Del Mar Drive
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-962-2600 x2167
WEBSITE: http://www.mcwc.org/

Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive
Playwrights Writing Sessions, Consults, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Powerhouse Playwriting Intensive, Vassar & New York Stage & Film
Beth Fargis-Lancaster
Vassar College, Box 225
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
914-437-5902

Southwest Writers Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography and more. Keynote speakers, Readings, Workshops and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Southwest Writers Workshop
([email protected])
3721 Morris NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-265-9485
WEBSITE: http://southwestwriters.com/index.php

Sun Valley Writers Conference
Fiction Critique, Panels, Lectures, Workshops, Readings and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Sun Valley Writers Conference
Lynne Kelly
PO Box 957
Ketchum, ID 83340
203-726-6670
WEBSITE: http://svwc.com/

The Rappahannock Fiction Writers Workshop in Virginia
Fiction Consults, Critiques, Readings, Discussions and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Rappahannock Fiction Writers Workshop
Barbara Hooks
PO Box 633
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-3205

Yellow Bay Writers' Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Workshops, Readings, Lectures, Discussions and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Yellow Bay Writers' Workshop
The University of MT, Cont. Ed. ([email protected])
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-2094
WEBSITE: http://www.umt.edu/ce/

September Events  

Colorado Gold Conference
Fiction Keynote Speakers, Special Guest Authors, Agents, Editors, a Contest and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Director ([email protected])
PO Box 260244
Denver, CO 80226
303-331-2608
WEBSITE: http://www.rmfw.org/rmfw_conference.htm

Environmental Writing Institute
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops, Discussions and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The University of Montana EVST
Phil Condon ([email protected])
Environmental Studies, Rankin Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
406-243-2904
WEBSITE: http://www.umt.edu/ewi/

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Poetry Readings, Workshops, Special Guests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
([email protected])
163 Madison Avenue, PO Box 1239
Morristown, NJ 07962
973-540-8442 ext. 5
WEBSITE: http://www.grdodge.org/poetry/

Idaho Writers' League Annual Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Critique, Readings, Contests and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Idaho Writers' League
Barbara Larsen
PO Box 1234
Pocatello, ID 83204
WEBSITE: http://www.idahowritersleague.com/Conference.html

Reader's Digest Writers' Workshop
Nonfiction Consults, Panels, Lectures, Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Northern Arizona University
Ray Newton
Box 6024
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
520-523-3559

Society of Southwestern Authors Writers' Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Young Adult, Journalism and more. Consults, Critiques, Keynote Speakers, Panels, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Society of Southwestern Authors
([email protected])
1546 Plaza de Lirios
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-743-0940
WEBSITE: http://www.ssa-az.org/conference.htm

Southern California Writers' Conference-Los Angeles
LOCATION/CONTACT: Southern California Writers' Conference
Michael Steven Gregory ([email protected])
1010 University Ave # 54
San Diego, CA 92103
619-303-8185
WEBSITE: http://www.writersconference.com/

October Events  

Boise State University Writers and Readers Rendezvous
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and more. Workshops, Panels, Discussions and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: BSU, Writers and Readers Rendezvous Continuing Education
Catherine Harris
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
208-426-4092

Florida Center for Writers' Weekend Workshop
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Screenwriting and more. Consults, Workshops, Panels and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: University of South Florida, Center for Writers' Weekend Worksho
Rita Ciresi
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-2403

Ozark Creative Writers, Inc. Conference
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's, Environmental and more. Lectures, Panels, Workshops, Readings and other events.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Ozark Creative Writers, Inc.
W. C. Jameson ([email protected])
60 Sandpiper
Conway, AR 72032
501-565-7220
WEBSITE: http://www.ozarkcreativewriters.org/

The Fiction Workshop Series
Fiction, Consults, Critiques, Panals, Workshops and Readings.
LOCATION/CONTACT: The Fiction Workshop Series
PO Box 633
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-3205

November Events  

Desert Writers Workshop-The Natural World
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Workshops.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, UT
435-259-7750
WEBSITE: http://www.canyonlandsfieldinst.org/

Miami Book Fair International
Books Readings, Sales, Exhibits, Special guests and more.
LOCATION/CONTACT: Miami Book Fair International
([email protected])
300 NE 2nd Ave Suite 1501
Miami, FL 33132
305-237-3258
WEBSITE: http://www.miamibookfair.com/


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