2019 Writing Conferences

Thanks to Diana Hurwitz for her hard work collating these workshop dates and details.

January 7-12, 2019: Stanley Hotel Writer's Residential Component at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, December 23, 2018-January 6, 2019: Online component offered through CU Boulder's student portal.

January 10-20, 2019 The Pacific University Residency Writers Conference in Seaside, Oregon https://www.pacificu.edu/masters-fine-arts-writing/residency-writers-conference

January 14-18, 2019 Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program, Key West, Florida

January 18-20, 2019 Fishtrap Winter Weekend, Joseph, Oregon

January 19-26, 2019 Annual Writers In Paradise Conference, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida

January 26, 2019 The Agile Writer Conference, Holiday Inn at the Richmond Airport Holiday Inn, Richmond, Virginia, http://awcon.org/

January 27, 2020 The 25th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway in New Jersey http://wintergetaway.com/ Looks like they are skipping 2019, but you can check their website for updates.

February 1-3, 2019 Rhode Island Romance Writers Retreat, Middletown-Newport, Rhode Island

February 7–9, 2019 Superstars Writing Seminars, Colorado Springs, Colorado http://superstarswriting.com/

February 7-10, 2019 Writers Studio at UCLA Extension, UCLA, California,

February 10-15, 2019 Get Away to Write Retreat, New Smyrna Beach, FL
February 13-17, 2019 San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival, San Miguel, Mexico https://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/
February 14-16, 2019 Life, the Universe and Everything Conference, Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Provo, Utah http://ltue.net/
February 14-18, 2019 San Francisco Writers Conference, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco, California https://sfwriters.org/
February 15-17, 2019 Southern California Writers Conference, San Diego, California http://writersconference.com/sd/

February 22-24, 2019 West Coast Writers Conference, Los Angeles, California http://www.wcwriters.com/genrela/index.html

February 23, 2019 Murder in the Magic City, Homewood Library, Birmingham, Alabama http://www.mmcmysteryconference.com/
February 28 - March 3, 2019 Coastal Magic Convention, Urban Paranormal, Fantasy, & Romance Daytona Beach, Florida, http://coastalmagicconvention.com/
February 28 - Mar. 3, 2019: Algonkian Florida Author-Mentor Workshop, St. Augustine, Florida
March 1-3, 2019 WhimsyCon Steampunk and Costuming Convention, Denver, Colorado https://www.whimsycon.org/

March 1-3, 2019 Free Expressions Emotional Craft of Fiction Workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada


March 2, 2019 Publishing Workshop, Hammonton, NJ

March 2-3, 2019 Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, Arizona,

March 9, 2019 Pittsburgh Writing Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA,

March 13 - 17, 2019 Mission of the Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop

March 14-17, 2019 SleuthFest 2018, Embassy Suites, Boca Raton, Florida, http://sleuthfest.com/

March 18-21, 2019 Left Coast Crime, Vancouver, Canada

March 20-22, 2019 University of North Dakota Writers Conference,
University of North Dakota http://www1.und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/

March 21 - 24, 2019: Algonkian New York Pitch Conference
March 22-23, 2019 The National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, New York  http://centerforblackliterature.org/nbwc2018/
March 22-24, 2019 Clockwork Alchemy Steampunk Conference, San Francisco, CA

March 27–30, 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair, Oregon Convention Center  

April 2-4, 2020 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio they are skipping 2019, but you can keep up with them at http://humorwriters.org/

April 5-8, 2019 Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp, Tahoe City, California

April 5-7, 2019 The Muse and the Marketplace, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

April 5-7, 2019 Ravencon 14 Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Williamsburg, Virginia http://www.ravencon.com/

April 9-15, 2019 Free Expressions Seminars--Writing the Breakout Novel Featuring Donald Maas, Hood River, Oregon

April 20-May 2, 2020 Chicago North RWA Spring Fling Conference is skipping 2019 and taking up again in 2020. Visit their website for updates.

April 26 – April 28, 2019 Chanticleer Authors Conference, Bellingham, Washington

April 26-27, 2019 Northeast RWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, Burlington, MA.

May 3-5, 2019 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Registration Jan-March, Colorado Springs Marriott, Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 3-5, 2019 Malice Domestic Convention, Bethesda, MD

May 3-4, 2019 Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins Marriott, Colorado

May 3-4, 2019 Atlanta Writers Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

May 5-6, 2019 The American Society of Journalists and Authors Conference (ASJA), New York City, New York,

May 9-12, 2019 Stokercon 2019 Horror Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 9-12, 2019 Crimefest in Bristol, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

May 15-19, 2019 Book Lovers Convention, New Orleans, LA

May 17 - 21, 2019 Writeaway by the River Workshop, Camden, North Carolina https://www.writeaways.com/writeaway-by-the-river/

May 18-20, 2019 Pennwriters Conference, Lancaster, PA

May 19-23, 2019 Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, https://www.blueridgeconference.com/

May 20-24, 2019 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers, University of Houston, Texas http://boldfaceconference.com/

May 29 - June 1, 2019 North Words Writers Symposium, Skagway, Alaska

June 2019 TBA The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), Miami, Florida https://vonacommunity.org/vona-workshop/

June TBA, 2019: Algonkian New York Pitch Conference

June 1-5, 2019 Indiana University Writers' Conference, Bloomington, Indiana http://www.iuwc.indiana.edu/

June 9-14, 2019 8th Annual West of the Moon Writer’s Retreat, New Harmony, Indiana http://westofthemoonretreat.com/the-retreat/

June 9-29, 2019 Summer Writing Program, The Capitalocene Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado http://www.naropa.edu/academics/swp/index.php

June 9-14, 2019 Tinker Mountain Writers, Hollins University, Virginia

June 12-16, 2019 Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/

June 13-23, 2019 Pacific University Residency Writers Conference, Forest Grove, Oregon https://www.pacificu.edu/masters-fine-arts-writing/residency-writers-conference

June 14-18, 2019 Kachemak Bay Writers Conferenece, Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, Alaska

June 16-21, 2019 Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara, California http://www.sbwriters.com/

June 17-20, 2019 Highlights Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers, Milanville, PA

June 20-22, 2019 Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, Elizabethtown, Kentucky http://www.kychristianwriters.com/

June 22-23, 2019 DFW Writers Conference (DFWCon), Dallas- Fort Worth Texas

June 28-29, 2019 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference, Austin, Texas http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference

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

October 4-7, 2019 INd'Scribe Con and Book Festival, Burbank, California
October 17-20, 2019 GayRomLit Retreat, Portsmouth, Virginia,
October 25-27, 2019 Magna Cum Murder, Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball/magnacummurder

October 24-27, 2019 Sirens Conference (Fantasy), Beaver Creek, Colorado

October 25-27, 2019 Surrey International Writer's Conference, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada https://www.siwc.ca/
October 31 - November, 2019, Highlights Idea Generator for Novelists, Milanville, PA

November TBA, 2019 Algonkian Monterey Writer Retreat, CA
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

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