Directory of Conferences & Centers

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Now Displaying 212 Writers' Conferences and Centers
Writing Conference/Center Name Location WC&C Member? Event Date

2014 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference

Texas

Member

June 27, 2014

2014 Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat

Texas

Member

August 2, 2014

22nd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 16, 2015

49 Alaska Writing Center

Alaska

Member

Year Round

49 Alaska Writing Center Tutka Bay Retreat

Alaska

Member

September 5, 2014

A Gathering of Tribes

New York

Year Round

A Room Of Her Own Foundation's Retreat for Women Writers

New Mexico

Member

August 10, 2013

Abroad Writers' Conference and Workshops

Italy

Member

June 22, 2014

Adirondack Center for Writing

(Not Specified)

Year Round

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops, Andros Greece

Greece

Member

June 1, 2013

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops, Andros Greece

Greece

Member

June 25, 2013

Algonkian Writer Conferences

New York

Year Round

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Annual Conference

Indiana

Member

October 16, 2013

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Ireland

Member

Year Round

Ann Arbor Book Festival Writer's Conference

Michigan

Member

June 21, 2014

Antioch University Santa Barbara Summer Writing Institute

California

July 28, 2013

Antioch Writers' Workshop--Summer Program

Ohio

Member

July 6, 2013

Apply to Compete in Pitch Week, the Book Deal Competition

Vermont

Member

Arizona State University - The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Arizona

Member

Year Round

Art Workshop International in Assisi, Italy

Italy

July 17, 2013

ASJA2014: Expand Your Reach (ASJA Annual Writers Conference)

New York

Member

April 25, 2014

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Florida

Member

Year Round

AWA Workshop Leadership Training: Chicago

Illinois

Member

September 10, 2014

AWA Workshop Leadership Training: Malibu

California

Member

June 9, 2014

AWA Workshop Leadership Training: Mebane

North Carolina

Member

April 29, 2014

AWA Workshop Leadership Training: Ossining

New York

Member

June 25, 2014

AWP Annual Conference

Washington

Member

February 26, 2014

Bear River Writers' Conference

Michigan

Member

May 29, 2014

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Germany

Member

Year Round

Boston Summer Writers' Conference at Emerson College

Massachusetts

Year Round

Bread Loaf in Sicily

Italy

Member

September 21, 2014

Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

June 9, 2014

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 13, 2014

Casa Libre en la Solana

Arizona

Year Round

Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College, The

Florida

Charlottesville Writing Center

(Not Specified)

Year Round

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

Maryland

Member

July 6, 2014

Children's Writers/Illustrators Retreat and Conference

Canada

May 3, 2013

CityLit Project

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers' Workshop, The

California

June 23, 2013

Colgate Writers' Conference

New York

June 16, 2013

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Massachusetts

Member

Year Round

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley: Poetry Workshop

California

Member

June 21, 2014

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley: Screenwriting Program

California

Member

July 7, 2014

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley: Writers Workshops in Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir

California

Member

July 7, 2014

Craft of the Story, The

New York

Year Round

Crime, Mystery, Romantic-Suspense & Thriller Agent-in-Residence

Vermont

Member

May 2, 2014

Crossroads Writers Conference

Georgia

Cuba Writers Workshop

Cuba

Member

January 12, 2016

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

Arizona

Member

Year Round

DFW Writer's Conference

Texas

May 4, 2013

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

Member

June 29, 2014

Dylan Thomas’s Wales

United Kingdom

Member

July 8, 2014

Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

Florida

Member

January 18, 2014

Edward F. Albee Foundation, The

New York

Member

May 18, 2014

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

Massachusetts

Year Round

Florence Writers Workshop

Italy

Member

January 13, 2015

Free Expressions Seminars--Writing the Breakout Novel, Virginia Beach, VA

Wisconsin

Member

September 15, 2013

Free Expressions Seminars: Writing the Breakout Novel in Hood River, OR

Oregon

Member

April 7, 2014

FREE NaNoWriMo Write-In

Illinois

Member

November 23, 2013

Gemini Ink

Texas

Member

Year Round

George Mason University & The Creative Writer's Workshop: Application Deadline: Creative Writing Summer Abroad Program Ireland 2014

Ireland

Member

March 7, 2014

George Mason University & The Creative Writer's Workshop: Creative Writing Summer Abroad Program Ireland 2014

Ireland

Member

May 25, 2014

Get Away to Write - Scotland

United Kingdom

Member

August 8, 2013

Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers, The

Pennsylvania

Member

June 4, 2014

Glen Workshop East

Massachusetts

Member

June 9, 2013

Glen Workshop West

New Mexico

Member

July 28, 2013

Gotham Writers' Workshop

New York

Member

Year Round

Great Mother Conference

Maine

Member

May 31, 2014

Grub Street

Massachusetts

Member

Year Round

Hampton Roads Writers Sixth Annual Writers' Conference

Virginia

Member

September 18, 2014

Heart of Memoir Writing Workshop

California

Member

September 27, 2013

Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series

Washington

Member

Year Round

Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program

Washington

Member

Hedgebrook: Vortext

Washington

Member

May 30, 2014

Highlights Foundation Workshops

Pennsylvania

Member

Year Round

How To Be Published

(Not Specified)

Year Round

How to Snag an Agent with Katharine Sands

Vermont

Member

April 25, 2014

Hunter College Writer's Conference

New York

Member

June 4, 2014

Iceland Writers Retreat

Iceland

Member

April 9, 2014

Indiana University Writers' Conference

Indiana

May 26, 2013

Iota: The Conference of Short Prose

Maine

Member

August 14, 2014

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Member

June 9, 2013

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Member

June 9, 2013

Italy, in Other Words Writing Retreat

Italy

Member

June 15, 2014

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program at Naropa University

Colorado

Member

June 2, 2014

Juniper Summer Writing Institute & Institute for Young Writers

Massachusetts

Member

June 22, 2014

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

Member

June 13, 2014

Kenyon Review Writers' Workshops

Ohio

Member

Year Round

Killer Nashville

Tennessee

August 22, 2013

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

Nebraska

Member

Year Round

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Colorado

Member

Year Round

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

Member

August 17, 2014

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Member

Year Round

Madeline Island School of the Arts - Writing Retreats on a Lake Superior Island

Wisconsin

Member

May 18, 2014

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

Member

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

California

Member

July 31, 2014

Mesa Refuge Residency Program

California

Member

Midwest Writing Center's David R. Collins' Writers' Conference

Iowa

Member

June 27, 2013

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

California

Member

July 27, 2014

National Association of Memoir Writers Workshops

California

Year Round

New York Arts Program

New York

Member

Year Round

New York State Summer Writers Institute

New York

Member

June 30, 2014

Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony Program, The

New York

Year Round

North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference

California

Member

September 19, 2014

Novel in a Year

Illinois

Member

February 6, 2014

NYU Writers in Florence

Italy

May 25, 2014

NYU Writers in New York

New York

May 27, 2014

NYU Writers in Paris

France

June 21, 2014

Ocean State Summer Writing Conference

Rhode Island

Year Round

Ocean View Poetry Getaway

New Jersey

Member

April 25, 2014

Odyssey Writing Workshop

New Hampshire

Member

June 9, 2014

Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines and Independent Publishers

Florida

Member

November 7, 2013

Page Lambert's Crazy Brave River Writing with Joy Harjo - Colorado River, Westwater Canyon, Utah

Utah

September 10, 2013

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Florida

Member

Year Round

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

June 1, 2013

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

June 15, 2014

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 29, 2014

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

November 16, 2014

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

May 31, 2015

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 14, 2015

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 21, 2015

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

November 22, 2015

Paris Writers Retreat

France

May 27, 2013

PLAYA

Oregon

Member

Year Round

Poetry at Round Top Festival

Texas

Member

April 11, 2014

Poetry Center, The

New Jersey

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 11, 2014

Prisoner Express

New York

Member

Year Round

Quickie Poetry Getaway

New Jersey

Member

November 1, 2014

Ragdale Foundation, The

Illinois

Year Round

Rocky Mountain Gold Conference

Colorado

Member

September 5, 2014

Saltonstall Foundation Arts Colony

New York

Member

San Francisco Writers Conference

California

Member

February 12, 2015

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Florida

Member

November 7, 2013

Sarah Lawrence College Summer Seminar for Writers

New York

June 23, 2013

Seaside Writers' Conference and Retreat

Florida

Member

May 12, 2014

Sewanee Writers' Conference

Tennessee

Member

July 22, 2014

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

June 21, 2014

Slice Literary Writers' Conference

New York

Member

September 6, 2014

Southampton Writers Conference

New York

Member

July 9, 2014

Sozopol Fiction Seminars | EKF

Bulgaria

May 23, 2014

Split Rock Arts Program

Minnesota

Year Round

Split Rock Arts Program

Minnesota

Year Round

Split Rock Arts Program

Minnesota

Year Round

Split Rock Arts Program

Minnesota

Year Round

Story Quest

Bahamas

Member

March 1, 2014

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Member

Year Round

StoryStudio Chicago Open House & Free Class

Illinois

Member

March 27, 2014

StoryStudio Coaching and Manuscript Review

Illinois

Member

Year Round

StoryStudio reading at The Book Cellar

Illinois

Member

May 29, 2014

Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga

Wisconsin

Year Round

Summer Writers Colony at The New School

New York

Member

June 2, 2014

Summer Writing Retreat at Ragdale

Illinois

Member

July 18, 2014

Taos Summer Writers' Conference

New Mexico

Member

Year Round

The Creative Writer's Workshop: Fiction Writing | Myth| Walking Ancient Sites on Inis Mor, Aran Islands, Ireland

Ireland

Member

September 1, 2014

The Creative Writer's Workshop: Memories into Memoir | Creative Writing Workshop & Retreat, Sligo, Ireland

Ireland

Member

August 25, 2014

The Creative Writer's Workshop: Online Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Course - Write a Novel - STARTS 29 SEPT 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

September 29, 2013

The Creative Writer's Workshop: Online Fiction & Autobiographical Fiction Course - Write a Novel - STARTS week of 8 Sept 2014 with a Private Writing Sesssion

(Not Specified)

Member

September 8, 2014

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

New Hampshire

Member

July 13, 2014

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

New Hampshire

Member

June 22, 2014

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

New Hampshire

Member

August 3, 2014

The Frost Place: Teachers As Writers Workshop

New Hampshire

Member

June 26, 2014

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

New York

Member

Year Round

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussion STARTS 28 June 2014

(Not Specified)

Member

June 28, 2014

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 11 Jan 2014

(Not Specified)

Member

January 11, 2014

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 12 April 2014

(Not Specified)

Member

April 12, 2014

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 15 Mar 2014

(Not Specified)

Member

March 15, 2014

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 17 May 2014

(Not Specified)

Member

May 17, 2014

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 20 SEPT 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

September 20, 2013

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 23 NOV 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

November 23, 2013

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 26 OCT 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

October 26, 2013

The Memoir Writing Club: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 3 SEPT 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

September 3, 2013

The Memoir Writing Cub: Online Memoir Writing Course with Audio Tutorials, Workbook, LIVE Online Writing Discussions STARTS 12 OCT 2013

(Not Specified)

Member

October 12, 2013

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Member

Year Round

The Porches

Virginia

Member

Year Round

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop

Oregon

Member

July 13, 2014

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop

Virginia

Member

June 8, 2014

UC Berkeley College Writing Programs

UC Berkeley Extension: Fiction Writing Intensive

California

July 15, 2013

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

California

Member

Year Round

University of Arizona Summer Residency in Tucson AZ

Arizona

June 1, 2014

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

North Dakota

Member

April 2, 2014

Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies

Vermont

Member

Year Round

Voices Summer Writing Workshops

California

Member

Wesleyan Writers Conference

Connecticut

June 11, 2014

Westport Writers' Workshop

Connecticut

Member

Year Round

Whidbey Island Writers Conference

Washington

Member

Year Round

Willamette Writers Conference

Oregon

Member

August 1, 2014

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 16, 2015

Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat (formerly Rustbelt Roethke Writers' Retreat)

New York

Member

July 22, 2014

Write Stuff, The

Pennsylvania

Member

March 20, 2014

Writeaway in France

France

Member

October 3, 2014

Writeaway in Italy

Italy

Member

July 27, 2014

Writer's Center, The

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Writer's Renaissance

Italy

April 6, 2014

Writer's Studio (Graham School-University of Chicago)

Illinois

Member

Year Round

WriterHouse

Virginia

Member

Writers at Work

Utah

Member

June 4, 2014

Writers at Work 2014 Conference

Utah

Member

June 4, 2014

Writers at Work Annual Fellowship Competition

Utah

Member

November 15, 2013

Writers in the Heartland

Illinois

September 1, 2013

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension

California

Member

February 6, 2014

Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference

Utah

June 17, 2013

Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Greece

Member

June 7, 2014

WYOMING: Literature & Landscape of the Horse

Wyoming

June 1, 2013

Yale Writers Conference

Connecticut

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Member

Year Round

Your Art Mark

New York

Member

January 24, 2014

Your Captivating Book

New York

Member

May 2, 2014