Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Writing Workshops July to September 2019

Whether a one day session, one week conference, or a month-long writing workshop writing related events are a good way to commune with other writers. They are opportunities to network and get 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.

Local conferences are a good place to meet potential critique groups or recruit 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 choose an event that speaks to your needs and desires.

July 1-26, 2019 (Registration begins May 1) New York State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College, New York

July 7-14, 2019 IWWG 41st Annual Summer Conference, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

July 8-14, 2018 30th Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, Enterprise, Oregon

July 9 - 13, 2019 Thrillerfest XIII, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City, NY

July 10-21, 2019 Southampton Writers Conference, Southampton, New York

July 16-28, 2019 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
July 24-27, 2019 Romance Writers of America, New York, New York

July 25-27, 2019 Midwest Writers Workshop, Muncie, Indiana

August 1-4, 2019 Writers Police Academy, Murdercon, Raleigh, N.C.

August 1-4, 2019 Cape Cod Writers Center's Conference, Hyannis, MA

August 9-11, 2019 Myths and Legends Convention, Denver, Colorado

August 14-21, 2019 The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont

August 23-25, 2019 The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, New York, NY

August 22-25, 2019 Killer Nashville Franklin, Tennessee, 
https://killernashville.com/ Registration Starts January 1, 2019

September 6-9, 2019 Bouchercon, Dallas, Texas https://www.bouchercon2019.com/

September 6-8, 2019 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Workshop, Denver, Colorado

September 11-15, 2019 Historical Romance Retreat, Riverside, California
September 13-16, 2019 Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc., Lexington, Kentucky https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/

September 14, 2019 Book EM, Lumberton, North Carolina

September 19-21, 2019 Hampton Roads 10th Annual Conference, Virgina Beach, Virginia http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/2019conference.php

September 22-29, 2019 Southern California Writers Conference, Irvine, California http://writersconference.com/la/

September 23-29, 2019 Free Expressions Breakout Novel Intensive 2.0, San Antonio, Texas http://www.free-expressions.com/breakout-novel

September 27-28, 2019 Castle Rock Writers' Conference, Castle Rock, Colorado

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 comment :

  1. Thank you for this list, Diana. I love the way you keep us up to date on upcoming conferences and workshops. :-)


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