Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Writers Workshops November & December 2018

Whether a one day session, one week conference, or a month-long workshop, writing related events are a good way of communing with other writers, networking, and getting your name out there. In some instances you can meet and mingle with editors and agents. Some offer critiques or pitching sessions. Nowhere will you find a higher concentration of introverts enjoying each other's company.

If you are looking for a critique group or want to form one, a local conference is a good place to meet potential groups or members.

Some are free. Some require a fee. Some are more social than others. Many are for new writers, but a few dig deep into craft. You should chose an event that speaks to your needs and desires.

The following is a list of writer's workshops and conferences for November and December 2018. Click on the links provided for more information.

November 2, 2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 4-8, 2018 Highlights Getting Your Middle Grade and Young Adult Unstuck, Milanville, PA 18443 https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/getting-your-middle-grade-and-young-adult-unstuck-2018/

November 4, 2018 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers, University of Houston, Texas

November 8-11, 2018 Crossroads Writers' Conference, Akron, Ohio

November 8-12, 2018 Algonkian Writer Conference, New Worlds, New Voices for SFF Writers, Morro Bay, LaJolla, California,

Novemebr 9-12, 2018 Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp, Tahoe City, California

November 10, 2018 Georgia Writers Red Clay Writers Conference, Kennesaw, Georgia

November 17, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop Essential Principles of Modern Writing, Virginia Beach, VA http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/tps2018.php

December 05-7 Literary Writers Conference, New York City, New York

Further reading on finding the right conference and why you should attend:

An Ambivert Walks Into a Writing Workshop

Five Unique Marketing Opportunities

Readers and Writers Pressing Flesh

Agents and Conferences

Ten Ways To Get The Most From Writers Conferences

Diana Hurwitz is the author of Story Building Blocks: The Four Layers of Conflict, Story Building Blocks II: Crafting Believable Conflict, Story Building Blocks III: The Revision Layers, and the YA adventure series Mythikas Island. Her weekly blog, Game On: Crafting Believable Conflict explores how characters behave and misbehave. Visit DianaHurwitz.com for more information and free writing tools. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Great information. Thank you for sharing, Diana. :-)

  2. Thanks for doing the conference updates. this is such helpful information to have.

  3. Please consider adding Write on the Sound to your list of conferences. It's always the first weekend in October and is held in Edmonds, WA, a small town on the shores of Puget Sound. To add your name to their mailing list, contact www.writeonthesound.org


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