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2022 October to December Writers Workshops and Conferences

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. Note that information for this list is accurate as to what was available in December 2021. Dates and formats may change. Some events may be postponed or cancelled.

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.

Unfortunately, with the pandemic, many in person events have been cancelled. Some have been replaced with virtual events, podcasts, or online classes and lectures. Virtual events allow for a wider audience and lower costs since attendance does not require travel and lodging. Many plans remain up in the air as the situation shifts.

October 7 - 9, 2022 Write on the Sound Conference in Edmonds WA visit the site for updates on whether it will be an in-person or virtual event this year.

October 7 - 9, 2022 Annual James River Writers Annual Conference is to host a mixed schedule of in-person and online events, keeping COVID protocols and the safety of their guests, speakers, volunteers, and staff top of mind in all of their planning. To this end, with ever-changing circumstances beyond their control, they will assess the viability of hosting in-person events at the beginning of each month.

October 21 - 23 2022 Surry International Writers Conference, Surry, British Columbia, Canada will be a virtual event.

November 4 – 6, 2022 La Jolla Writer’s Conference has been tentatively scheduled. Check their site for updates.

Let us know in the comments if you have details of any other conferences and we'll add them to the list!

Posted by Diana Hurwitz, 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 for more information and free writing tools. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. I always love your lists of workshops and conferences, Diana. Someday, I hope to attend one. :-)


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