2018 Writing Conferences

January 2, 2018 The 25th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in New Jersey http://wintergetaway.com/

January 4 - 14, 2018 The Pacific University Residency Writers Conference in Seaside, Oregon https://www.pacificu.edu/masters-fine-arts-writing/residency-writers-conference

January 6 - 12, 2018 Stanley Hotel Writer's Residential Component at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado https://www.colorado.edu/winter/horror-fiction-writing

January 13-20, 2018 14th Annual Writers In Paradise Conference, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida  http://www.writersinparadise.com/

January 15-19, 2018 Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program, Key West, Florida http://www.kwls.org/writers_workshops/

January 19-21, 2018 Calliope Writing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah,

January 27, 2018 The Agile Writer Conference, Holiday Inn at the Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia, http://awcon.org/

January 31 to February 3, 2018 Superstars Writing Seminars, Colorado Springs, Colorado

February 2 - 4, 2018 Writeaway by the River Workshop, Camden, North Carolina 
February 3, 2018 Murder in the Magic City, Homewood Library, Birmingham, Alabama http://www.mmcmysteryconference.com/
February 3, 2018 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) annual conference, Austin, Texas http://asja.org/For-Writers/ASJA-Conferences-and-Events/ASJA-Austin-2018
February 8-11,2018 Writers Studio at UCLA Extension, UCLA, California,
February 10, 2018 Doxacon (Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy), Seattle, Washington
February 14-18, 2018 San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival, San Miguel, Mexico https://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/
February 15-17, 2018 Life, the Universe and Everything Conference, Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Provo, Utah http://ltue.net/
February 15-18, 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference, InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco, California https://sfwriters.org/
February 16-18, 2018 Southern California Writers Conference, San Diego, Calfironia http://writersconference.com/sd/
February 22-25, 2018 Coastal Magic Convention, Urban Paranormal, Fantasy, & Romance Daytona Beach, Florida, http://coastalmagicconvention.com/
February 23-25, 2018 West Coast Writers Conference, Los Angeles, California http://www.wcwriters.com/genrela/index.html
February 24, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop Stand Out Online with Key Marketing Strategies, Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College Campus http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/tps2018.php
February 25 - March 1, 2018 Algonkian Writer Conference Author Mentor Workshop, St. Augustine, Florida http://algonkianconferences.com/StAugustineAuthorMentorNovelWorkshop/

March 3, 2018  WordSmitten Writing Conference, University of Tampa
March 1 - 4, 2018 Stokercon 2018 Horror Conference, Providence, Rhode Island http://stokercon2018.org/#top
March 1-4, 2018 SleuthFest 2018Embassy Suites, Boca Raton, Florida, http://sleuthfest.com/
March 2-4, 2018 WhimsyCon Steampunk and Costuming Convention, Denver, Colorado https://www.whimsycon.org/
March 3, 2018 A One Day Retreat for Poets and Writers, Hammonton, New Jersey http://murphywriting.com/writing-getaways.html
March 7-11, 2018 The Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop,Algonkian Park, Virginia
March 8-10, 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair, Tampa Waterside, Tampa, Florida,
March 9, 2018 Authors Helping Authors Panel:How Banding Together Can Help Boost Your Book's Visibility, Grand Salon B, Second Floor, Marshfield, MA
March 10-11, 2018 Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Arizona,
March 21-23, 2018 University of North Dakota Writers Conference,
University of North Dakota 
March 22-25, 2018 14th National Black Writers Conference, “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature” Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY http://centerforblackliterature.org/nbwc2018/
March 22-25, 2018 Left Coast Crime, Reno, Nevada

March 22-25, 2018 Algonkian New York Pitch Conference, New York, New York 
March 22-25, 2018 Highlights Everything You Need To Know About Children's Book Publishing, Milanville, PA

March 23-25 Authors' Salon at Clockwork Alchemy, Hyatt Regency SFO, Burlingame, California
March 24, 2018 Antioch Writers Workshop Spring One-Day Seminar:  "Dive Into Your Story" Yellow Springs, Ohio,
March 24, 2018 Pittsburgh Writing Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA,

April 5-7 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio http://humorwriters.org/

April 6-9, 2018 Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp Branlibakken Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, California 

April 6-8, 2018 The American Society of Journalists and Authors Conference (ASJA), New York City, New York,

April 6-8, 2018 The Muse and the Marketplace, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusettes 

April 9-15, 2018 Free Expressions Seminars--Writing the Breakout Novel Featuring Donald Maas, Hood River, Oregon

April 12-15, 2018 Elephant Rock Retreats for Writing & Yoga, Naniboujou Resort, Duluth, Minnesota 

April 13-16, 2018 Screen Craft Writers Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

April 20-21, 2018 Chicago North RWA Spring Fling Conference, Double Tree Hotel Oak Brook, Illinois 

April 20-22, 2018 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop, The Colorado Chautauqua, a National Historic Landmark in Boulder, Colorado

April 20-21, 2018 The Loft's Pitch Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 20-22, 2018 Ravencon 13 Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Williamsburg, Virginia 

April 21, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop, Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College campus, Virginia Beach, Virginia

April 22, 2018 Space Coast Writers' Guild Annual Conference, Hilton Melbourne Rialto Airport 

April 26-29, 2018 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Registration Jan-March, Colorado Springs Marriott, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

April 7-15, 2018 Surry International Writer's Conference at Sea Cruise, sails from Galveston, Texas, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas

April 20-22, 2018 Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington

April 27 - 29, 2018 Malice Domestic Convention, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD 

April 27-28, 2018 Northeast RWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA.

April 29 - May 4 Highlights Crafting Successful Author Visits, Milanville, PA 

July  02-27, 2018 (Registration begins May 1) New York State Summer Writers Institute, Skidmore College, New York https://www.skidmore.edu/summerwriters/

May 4-5, 2018 Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins Marriott, Colorado http://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/conference/2018-ncw-conference

May 4-5, 2018 Atlanta Writers Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 

May 4-6, 2018 Writeaway by the River Workshop, Camden, North Carolina

May 6-9, 2018 Writeaway by the River Retreat, Camden, North Carolina

May 7-12, 2018 Highlights Writing and Revising Narrative Nonfiction,
Milanville, PA 18443, 

May 12-17, 2018 Highlights Filling the Writer's Toolboox, 392 Boyds Mills Road, Milanville, PA 18443, 

May 13-20, 2018 Highlights Writing the Unreal Fantasy Speculative Fiction, Milanville, PA 

May 15-20, 2018 RT Book Lovers Convention, Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada 

May 16-20, 2018 Writing By Writers Methow Valley Workshop, Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, Washington State 

May 17 - 20, 2018 Pennwriters Conference, Eden Resort, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 

May 17-20, 2018 Crimefest in Bristol, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, 

May 18-19, 2018 ASJA Annual Conference, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 

May 18-20, 2018 Highlights Fairytales Revisited, Milanville, PA 18443

May 19, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop Writing Romance: First Encounters, Virginia Beach, VA

May 20-24, 2018 Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference, Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina, 

May 24-27, 2018 Highlights Crafting a Dummy (Children's Book), Milanville, PA 

May 25-31, 2018 Highlights Novel Writing with Patti Gauch, Milanville, PA

May 26-27, 2018 Southern California Writers Conference, Sunriver, Oregon

May 27 - June 3, 2018 James Jones Writers Workshop Retreat, New Harmony, Indiana 

May 30 - June 2, 2018 North Words Writers Symposium, Skagway, Alaska

June 2018 (TBA) Printer's Row Lit Fest, Chicago, Illinois

June 8-12, 2018 43rd Annual Southeastern Writers Workshop, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia  


October 19-21, 2018 Surry International Writers Conference, Surry, British Columbia, Canada, Registration begins June 1 https://www.siwc.ca/

June 2-6, 2018 Indiana University Writers' Conference, Bloomington, Indiana 

June 5-8, 2018 Writer's Digest Writer's Retreat by the Sea, Scituate Harbor, MA 

June 7-10, 2018 Highlights Writing Picture Books, Milanville, Pennsylvania

June 7-10, 2018 HWA 3rd Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

June 8-12, 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, Alaska 

June 9-10, 2018 DFW Writers Conference (DFWCon), Dallas- Fort Worth Texas 

June 10-15, 2018 7th Annual West of the Moon Writer’s Retreat, New Harmony, Indiana 

June 10-13, 2018 Highlights Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers, Milanville, PA

June 10-30, 2018 Summer Writing Program, The Capitalocene Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado 

June 10-16, 2018 Tinker Mountain Writers, Hollins University, Virginia

June 10-16, 2018 Kenyon Review Playwrights Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

June 11-15, 2018 Write-by-the-Lake Annual Writer's Retreat, University of Wisconsin Madison Campus, Madison, Wisconsin

June 11 - September 16, 2018 Highlights Getting to Know Your Picture Book, Milanville, PA 

June 13-17, 2018 Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 

June 14-17, 2018 Highlights Connecting Source to Story Mining the World For Your Fiction Milanville, PA 

June 14-24, 2018 Pacific University Residency Writers Conference, Forest Grove, Oregon 

June 15-17, 2018 Alabama Writers Conclave, Orange Beach, Alabama

June 16-23, 2018 Kenyon Review Fiction Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

June 16-23, 2018 Kenyon Review Literary Nonfiction Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

June 16-23, 2018 Kenyon Review Poetry Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

June 16-23, 2018 Kenyon Review Nature Writing Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

June 17-22, 2018 Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara, California 

June 17-20, 2018 Highlights Writing Mysteries for Middle Grade Chapter Books, Milanville, PA 

June 17-30, 2018 The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), Miami, Florida 

June 17-22, 2018 Elephant Rock Retreats for Writing & Yoga Summer Solstice, Stouts Island Lodge, Wisconsin 

June 21-24, 2018 Highlights  Beginning Steps to Writing Historical Fiction Milanville, PA

June 21-24, 2018 Highlights Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career, Milanville, PA

June 21-23, 2018 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 

June 23 Hampton Roads Writers Tenth Annual Writers' Conference, Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College Campus, Virginia Beach, VA 

June 23-26, 2018 The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, Franconia, New Hampshire 

June 24-28, 2018 Highlights Writing for the Educational Market, Milanville, PA 

June 28-29, 2018 The Frost Place Writing Intensive, Franconia, New Hampshire 

June 29 - July 1, 2018 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, Texas 

July 04-08, 2018 Myths and Legends Convention 6 and Westercon 71, The Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado

July 6-13, 2018 IWWG 41st Annual Summer Conference, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 

 July 7-12, 2018 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop for Teachers, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Fiction Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Literary Nonfiction Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Poetry Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14 Kenyon Review Nature Writing Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Hybrid Writing Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Spiritual Writing Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 7-14, 2018 Kenyon Review Translation Workshop, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

July 08-14, 2018 The Frost Place Conference on Poetry, Franconia, New Hampshire 

July 8-13, 2018 Highlights Workshop Summer Camp at the Barn, Milanville, PA 

July 9-15, 2018 30th Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, Enterprise, Oregon 

July 10-14, 2018 Thrillerfest XIII, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City, NY

July 11-22, 2018 Southampton Writers Conference, Southampton, New York

July 14-20, 2018 Antioch Writers' Workshop, Yellow Springs, Ohio

July 15-19, 2018 Highlights Masterclass in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults, Milanville, PA 

July 17-29, 2018 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee 
July 18-21, 2018 Romance Writers of America, Denver Colorado, https://www.rwa.org/events

July 19-21, 2018 Midwest Writers Workshop, Muncie, Indiana,

July 20-23, 2018 Highlights Workshop Illustration Intensive, Milanville, PA

July 26-29, 2018 Ghost Town Writers Retreat, Georgetown, Colorado

July 28, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop, Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College Campus, Virginia Beach, VA

July 29 to August 03, 2018 The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, Franconia, New Hampshire 

August 2018 (TBA) Hollihock Writers Conference, New Bedford, MA,

August 2018 (TBA) Chapter One Young Writers Conference, Chicago, Illinois https://chapteroneconference.org/

August 2-5, 2018 Cape Cod Writers Center's Conference, Hyannis, MA

August 3-7, 2018 Highlights  Revision Retreat, Milanville, PA

August 3-5, 2018 Writeaway by the River Workshop, Camden, North Carolina 

August 4-5, 2018 Pennsylvania Writers Conference, Wilkes University, Pennsylvania 

August 5-8, 2018 Writeaway by the River Retreat, Camden, North Carolina

August 9-12, 2018 Writers' Police Academy, NE Wisconsin Technical College, International Public Safety Training Academy, Green Bay, Wisconsin

August 10-12, 2018 The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, New York, NY

August 12-18, 2018 Highlights Whole Novel Workshhop MG & YA, Milanville, PA 

August 15-25, 2018 The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont

August 16-20, 2018 WorldCon 76 ( World Science Fiction Convention),
McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California https://www.worldcon76.org/

August 23-26, 2018 Killer Nashville  Franklin, Tennessee, 
https://killernashville.com/ Registration Starts January 1, 2018

August 23-25, 2018 Author U Extravaganza Conference, Denver, Colorado

August 25, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop Storytelling: The Stories Inside Us, Virginia Beach Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/tps2018.php

August 26-29, 2018 Highlights Ins and Outs of a Picture Book Form, Milanville, PA 

September 2918 (TBA)
American Night Writers Association, Arizona
September 6-9, 2018 Bouchercon, St. Petersburg, FL
September 6-9, 2018 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Workshop, Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado http://rmfw.org/conference/

September 9-12, 2018 Highlights The Journey: Your Path to Publication, Milanville, PA
September 12-16, 2018 Historical Romance Retreat, Riverside, California
September 13-18, 2018 Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc., Lexington, Kentucky https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/
September 20-23, 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, Nashville, Tennessee https://www.acfw.com/

September 21-23, 2018 Southern California Writers Conference, Irvine, California
September 22, 2018 Book EM, Lumberton, North Carolina
September 30 - October 3, 2018 Highlights DIY Repair Kit for Writers Get Your Fixer Upper Ready to Sell, Milanville, PA
September 30 - October 3, 2018 Highlights Books with Bite Workshop and Retreat: Writing Horror and Haunted Novels, Milanville, PA 

October 2018 (TBA) Castle Rock Writers' Conference, Castle Rock, Colorado
October 4-7 Highlights Beginners Class in World Building and World Conjuring, Milanville, PA
October 4-7, 2018 INd'Scribe Con and Book Festival, Burbank, California
October 5-7, 2018 Highlights Picture Book Illustration from Conception to Birth, Milanville, PA https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/picture-book-illustration-from-conception-to-birth-2018/
October 7-9, 2018 Highlights Writing for All Young Readers, Milanville, PA
October 14-18, 2018 Highlights The Craft and Heart of Writing Poetry for Children, Milanville, PA https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/the-craft-and-heart-of-writing-poetry-for-children-2018/
October 18-21, 2018 GayRomLit Retreat, Portsmouth, Virginia,
October 18-21, 2018 Highlights Telling it True, Milanville, PA
October 19-21, 2018 Magna Cum Murder, Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder

October 20, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop,Virginia Beach, VA http://www.hamptonroadswriters.org/tps2018.php

October 21-24, 2018 Highlights Elements of Plot,Milanville, PA

October 25-28, 2018 Sirens Conference (Fantasy), Beaver Creek, Colorado
October 27, 2018 Steel Pen Annual Writers' Conference, Fair Oaks, Indiana

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 http://boldfaceconference.com/
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 https://writingxwriters.org/boot-camp/
November 10, 2018 Georgia Writers Red Clay Writers Conference, Kennesaw, Georgia http://www.georgiawriters.org/gwa-events/

November 17, 2018 Hampton Roads Traveling Pen Writers Workshop Essential Principles of Modern Writing, Virginia Beach, VA 
December 05-7 Literary Writers Conference,  New York City, New York


  1. July 12-15, Public Safety Writers Conference (includes fiction)

  2. Could you add Southeastern Writer's Workshop - June 7-11, 2019 at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, GA. www.southeasternwriters.org


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