In my March 26th post, I listed a sampling of upcoming conferences through August 2010. This month I’m taking a look at conferences scheduled for September through December. The list is representative of events across the country available to help you improve your writing skills and get feedback from editors and agents.
You can find more information at Shaw Guides. For a series of informative articles about conferences from Writer's Digest editor Chuck Sambuchino, check out the Writers Conference category of his blog archives.
The focus of these conferences is writing. Pitch sessions are available at several. All of the information for each conference or workshop can be found at its official website. Click on the conference name and follow the link.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference
September 10-12, 2010
Alaska Writers Guild Workshop
September 11-12, 2010
Wrangling with Writing 2010
September 24-26, 2010
SinC Into Great Writing 2010
San Francisco, California
The day before Bouchercon 2010 begins
October 13, 2010
South Carolina Annual Writers Conference
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 22-24, 2010
Florida Writers Association Conference
Lake Mary, Florida
October 22-24, 2010
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Sanibel Island, Florida
November 4-7, 2010
I’ve attended the Colorado Gold Conference many times and can vouch for the great programs and workshops there. If anyone has additional feedback on the other conferences, please let us know. Do you have a favorite writers' conference to add? If so, please give us a link with your comment.
Patricia Stoltey is a mystery author, blogger, and critique group facilitator. Active in promoting new authors, she also helps local unpublished writers learn the critical skills of manuscript revision and self-editing. For information about Patricia’s Sylvia and Willie mystery series, visit her website and her blog. You can also find her on Facebook (Patricia Stoltey) and Twitter (@PStoltey).