Top Writers Conferences to Attend in 2022

Being masters of words, writers tend to always be on the lookout for new tips and tricks to improve their skill. In writing, there’s always room to grow and bloom. That’s why we’ve compiled a huge list of writing conferences happening this year where writers of all stages get to meet and attend writing workshops, editor meetings, Q&A sessions and many other activities that can only be described as inspiring.

Writing and Well-Being

Arizona, USA
Jan 4-6, 2022
$29-$99
This conference is all about writing and well-being. 3rd annual Conference on Writing and Well-Being to be held in-person in Tucson, Arizona at the University of Arizona. In addition to speeches by prominent figures, and 30+ concurrent sessions on topics ranging from writing assignments to mindfulness, meditation to well-being curricula, inhabiting writing to experiential learning via writing.
Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference together with MFA students, faculty, and guest speakers. It will be 10 full days of craft talks, workshops, panels, classes, readings, and more featuring some of the best minds of the literary world. This residency is a rare opportunity to engage in sustained and meaningful conversation with others who share your passion for the art of writing.

Key West Literary Seminar

Florida, USA
Jan 6-9, 2022
$675
Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. For “A Seminar Named Desire” they’re interested in literary explorations of the profane and the profound, the inventive, the graphic, and the deeply felt. This will be a unique gathering of some of today’s most acclaimed writers in conversation about the elemental urge at the center of human activity: desire. Confirmed speakers are listed below, with more to be announced.

Under the Volcano

Virtual
Jan 7-28, 2022
$1,695
Under the Volcano is an international program of writing masterclasses that convenes every January. Their award-winning faculty spans the English-speaking and Hispanic worlds. The core writing program is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, investigative journalists, memoirists, essayists, and screenwriters. It’s also open to those working on projects that challenge traditional genre forms.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Virtual
Jan 10-15, 2022
$495-$895
Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets in a virtual workshop! Join them for this year’s best selection of workshops, readings, craft talks, one-on-one conferences, a Special Guest Interview, and the Beloved Poem Panel featuring all the faculty poets.
Writers’ Workshop Program provides writers at all stages of development with opportunities to explore the craft of writing. Each workshop has its own focus and application requirements. Enrollment is limited to twelve participants per workshop to ensure individual attention.

Blackbird Studio for Writers

Virtual
Jan 13-Mar 17, 2022
$425
They are dedicated to immersion studies in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. They dissect the classics, as well as contemporary and experimental writing. They work together like a think-tank, discussing, debating and discovering the inner workings of scene, antagonistic forces, internal and external plot arcs, character development, setting, point of view, and more. They are also committed to using this art form, storytelling, for the purpose of awareness. Learn, create, think, practice.

Arisia 2022

Massachusetts, USA
Jan 14-17, 2022
$55-$75
Arisia is a convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy, in all forms of media, held annually in January on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Normally, Arisia is held at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel in the booming Seaport District. They strive to uphold their commitment to creating a space for science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and orientations to explore, learn, and just plain have fun.

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey, USA
Jan 14-17, 2022
$495-$595
The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway does not have an application process; everyone is welcome. They believe that every writer, whether they are just getting started or already have publications or an MFA, can improve their craft with rigorous instruction and a supportive community. Experienced writers may wish to register for an advanced workshop or try a new genre.

Colrain Classic

Virtual
Jan 14-17, 2022
$1,000
The Colrain Manuscript Classic is a highly focused, 3-day conference designed for poets with manuscripts in progress. The Classic features in-depth pre-conference work and candid, realistic evaluation and feedback from nationally-known poets, editors and publishers. In preparation, participants work at home on pre-conference assignments and then, in the workshop, review, arrange, and winnow their work based on the pre-conference work.

Writers in Paradise Conference

Virtual
Jan 15-22, 2022
25 for the application, $495-$900 for the confrence
The Writers in Paradise Conference features professional writers at the top of their form, spending quality time with motivated and talented participants seeking an intimate, unhurried climate for learning…in paradise.

Tupelo’s Online Manuscript Conference

Virtual
Jan 20-24, 2022
$950
Tupelo’s online conference model offers an intimate group of poets the chance to meet with faculty in small groups and build a writing community with one another. Your faculty are three of the most experienced editors, mentors, poets, publisher, and spirit guides in the country: Jeffrey Levine, Publisher & Artistic Director of Tupelo Press, Kristina Marie Darling, Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, and Veronica Golos, Editor of 3:A Taos Press.

Tupelo Truchas Poetry Conference

Virtual
Jan 20-24, 2022
$950
Tupelo’s online conference model offers an intimate group of poets the chance to meet with faculty in small groups and build a writing community with one another. Your faculty are three of the most experienced editors, mentors, poets, publisher, and spirit guides in the country: Jeffrey Levine, Publisher & Artistic Director of Tupelo Press, Kristina Marie Darling, Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, and Veronica Golos, Editor of 3:A Taos Press.
TWH Director Shanna McNair and TWH Consulting Director Scott Wolven will read each attendee’s work and make comments. Each attendee may send a synopsis and/or a brief project outline, in addition to 5,000 words of prose for review. A feedback form will be included in the process, so that writers may receive tailored, project-specific feedback. TWH Directors include a curated suggested submissions list for each attendee and highlight the appropriate contests, magazines, journals, and presses, etc. for each attendee’s material. TWH Directors will email the reading back to attendees upon completion before the conference begins.

Writing By Writers

Virtual
Jan 21-23, 2022
TBA
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GET THE LEAD OUT!

California, USA
Jan 21-23, 2022
$750
Writing By Writers GET THE LEAD OUT! is an online generative workshop that brings all levels of writers together for a weekend of inspiration, craft and the generation of new work.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Virtual
Jan 24-29, 2022
$50-$1000
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be encouraging western poets, songwriters, artists, and artisans to bring new stories from the West to light. They want to explore how to Keep The West Wild break out of stereotypes, color outside the lines, be fearless in expressing yourselves. Sometimes wild, sometimes meditative; sometimes a saint, sometimes a sinner; one foot in the stirrup, and one foot working in town; speaking in multiple languages Spanish to Shoshone to Basque to Paiute to English and more.

Todos Santos Writers Workshop

Todos santos, Mexico
Jan 30-Feb 5, 2022
$1,500-$1,800
TSWW offers craft workshops in the art of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and stage and screenwriting for writers at all levels led by noted authors, editors, and publishing professionals.

Pubwest

Colorado, USA
Feb 3-5, 2022
$50-$675
PubWest is a vibrant, dynamic trade association of small-medium-sized book publishers, printers, editors, distributors, graphic designers, binderies, and related service companies. Established in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, PubWest is dedicated to helping member book publishers succeed and has grown to include members in nearly every US state and multiple countries.

Sierra Writers Conference

Virtual
Feb 10-12, 2022
$30
Sierra Writers Conference is an annual event providing inspiration and craft progression activities for area writers and Sierra College students through lectures, panels, Q&A, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Reading, Writing and Applied Linguistics In barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
Feb 15-16, 2022
€250-€500
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

West Coast Christian Writers Online Conference

California, USA
Feb 17-19, 2022
$149-$379
Whether you’ve attended one of their in-person conferences or you’re just getting acquainted with them, the WCCW Online Conference is a low-stress opportunity to learn from seasoned industry pros and level-up your writing skills. The inaugural WCCW online conference offers the same high-quality teaching as their in-person conferences, but in digital format. Meet their faculty, and check out the fantastic array of workshops! All online conference presentations, workshops, and interviews will be pre-recorded, so you can view them-with the click of a button-at a time that’s convenient for you. No traffic jams or long-distance travel to contend with!

San Francisco Writers Conference

California, USA
Feb 17-20, 2022
$795
This will be the 18th Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for all writers. Attendees will join with 100+ presenters and fellow writers from across the country and around the world at this year’s event. The SFWC events are consistently rated among the top writers’ conferences anywhere.

Southern California Writers’ Conference

California, USA
Feb 18-20, 2022
$350-$450
The SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative feedback to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration. It facilitates well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Offering extended one-on-one evaluation of material and dozens of interactive workshops, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to provide comprehensive feedback on your work.

Asheville Christian Writers Conference

North Carolina, USA
Feb 18-20, 2022
$150-$559
The Asheville Christian Writers Conference is not a level of writing-it’s a battle cry. The goal is to strengthen ties with other writers and hone your craft of writing so they might effectively spread the Word of God through fiction and non-fiction books, screenplays, scripts, articles, and blogs.

Southern California Writers Conference – San Diego

California, USA
Feb 18-20, 2022
$350-$450
Regardless which path to publication you are pursuing, whether you’re a writer just starting out, a writer unable to determine why your work’s not working, a writer simply in search of some answers, a writer wanting feedback on what you’ve written, or just a writer who wants to hang with other writers and publishing professionals in a safe, supportive community, do yourself a favor and join them for their 36th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference *San Diego. Your words are worth it!

Coastal Magic Convention

Florida, US
Feb 24-27, 2022
$107
Coastal Magic is a casual reader weekend, right on “the world’s most famous beach”. they’ll be back at the beach for #CMCon22 — thei 10th anniversary!, right on “the world’s most famous beach”. and they’d love for you to join them for the celebration. Interesting discussion, fun “meet & greets”, and lots of ways to interact with fellow booklovers and storytellers!

California Creative Writers Conference

Virtual
Mar 4-6, 2022
$249-$499
The CCWC™ is a great opportunity for you to receive educational and inspirational guidance from over 40 literary agents, veteran educators, industry professionals, professional editors, and publishers in the craft and business of writing fiction, non-fiction, and screenwriting taught by Hollywood veterans. Over two weekends and five nights, you can learn how to take your writing to the next level and what it takes to get published.

Dahlonega Literary Festival

Georgia, USA
Mar 5, 2022
Free
The Dahlonega Literary Festival is an annual celebration of readers, writers, and books. For 18 years, the festival has been celebrated in the heart of Dahlonega, Georgia and organized by an all-volunteer staff who enjoy bringing readers, authors, and the written word together to celebrate a common love of books and literature.

NAWE Virtual Conference

Virtual
Mar 10-12, 2022
£39-£109
Join fellow writers working in education and community settings and special guests for the NAWE annual conference, which for the first time will be online. This will be an opportunity to share, network, and raise a glass to resilience, all from the comfort of your own home! You can expect a packed and lively program that will include talks, panels, open mics, workshops, and author events.

New York Pitch Conference

Virtual
Mar 10-13, 2022
$795
The event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work but for having you and your work is taken seriously by industry professionals.

Tucson Festival of Books

Arizona, USA
Mar 12-13, 2022
Free
The Tucson Festival of Books welcomes exhibitors from literary and educational organizations to participate in the Festival. In a regular year, over 250 booths line the UA Mall.

New York Pitch Conference

New York, USA
Mar 17-20, 2022
$795
The event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work but for having you and your work is taken seriously by industry professionals.

Scottish Association of Writers Conference

Scotland, UK
Mar 18-22, 2022
£50
The Scottish Association of Writers celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Their association serves to bring local writers clubs and their members throughout Scotland together, in order to provide support as well as networking opportunities.

Writing By Writers

California, USA
Mar 18-20 2022
TBA
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Authors’ Salon at Clockwork Alchemy

California, USA
Mar 18-20, 2022
€99
Clockwork Alchemy is the San Francisco area’s own steampunk convention. Originally a part of FanimeCon, Clockwork Alchemy is now its own independent event celebrating music, makers, dancing, writing, crafting, fashion, and fun related to steampunk!

Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Illinois, USA
Mar 19-20, 2022
$345 – $385
CWA’s diverse membership ranges from professional freelancers and published authors, to writers aspiring to be published and those who write as a creative outlet. their members write both fiction and non-fiction, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, feature articles and essays. Others work in specific genres such as romance, history, religious, horror, science fiction, biography, or memoirs.

The AWP 2022 Conference & Bookfair

Hybrid
Mar 23-26, 2022
$50-$340
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and book fair exhibitors, and five days of essential literary conversation and celebration. The AWP Conference & Bookfair has always been a place of connection, reunion, and joy, and they are excited to offer the same experience in a new way this year. Join them and take part in this amazing community of writers!

UND Writers Conference

Hybrid
Mar 24-26, 2022
Free
Founded in 1970 and held every year since the UND Writers Conference is a three-day event featuring six to eight authors annually. Authors ranging from Gwendolyn Brooks and August Wilson to Tommy Orange and Colson Whitehead, the UND Writers Conference is committed to community outreach, engagement, and finding ways to increase audience access to literature.

The Write Stuff Writer’s Conference

Virtual
Mar 24-26, 2022
$30-$135
The Writer Stuff Writer’s Conference includes a sterling faculty of twelve writing and publishing professionals offering 30 events to enhance your writing skills and advance your marketing expertise.

Teen Author Boot Camp IN PERSON Conference

Utah, USA
Mar 26, 2022
$79-$99
Teen Author Boot Camp is a great opportunity for teens who want to be writers. Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.
Teen Author Boot Camp is a great opportunity for teens who want to be writers. Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.

Kentucky Writers Conference

Kentucky, USA
Mar 26, 2022
Free
Bestselling authors and educators participating in SOKY Book Fest will teach craft workshops about everything from plotting techniques to employing poetic language to getting published on Saturday, March 26. The Kentucky Writers Conference is made possible through the generous support of Dollar General.

National Undergraduate Literature Conference

Utah, USA
Mar 31-Apr 2, 2022
Free
Currently, the 2022 National Undergraduate Literature Conference (NULC) is scheduled to be held in person at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a virtual option for those unable to travel due to Covid-19 restrictions. For participants traveling to Weber State’s campus, they strongly encourage the wearing of masks.

Tuscon Poetry and Imagination Conference

Arizona, USA
Apr 23-24, 2022
Free
As the longest running event of its kind in Arizona, the Tucson Poetry Festival (TPF) was founded in 1981 with the mission to celebrate, and expand the audience for, contemporary poetry. By inviting poets who represent the diverse and eclectic writing approaches of poetry today to read from their work, TPF has provided people with the opportunity to hear over 150 superb visiting poets in this unique annual experiences.

Chanticleer Authors Conference

Washington, USA
Apr 7-10, 2022
$295
The Chanticleer Authors Conference is unique and progressive. It’s designed to share insight and knowledge about the marketing and business side of being an author and/or a publisher. It’s dedicated to professional authors, offering them a chance to learn everything about the industry.

The Las Vegas Writers Conference

Virtual
Apr 7-9, 2022
$99–$149
This year, and every year, the Las Vegas Writers Conference is dedicated to helping writers of all genres improve their craft, sharpen their business skills, and network with publishing professionals. Held each spring, this year’s conference will draw virtual attendees from around the world. They include pitch sessions with literary agents and editors in the price of registration. Writers will have the opportunity for one-on-one mentoring sessions with faculty members and other published authors.

Austin International Poetry Festival

Texas, USA
Apr 8-9, 2022
TBA
Austin Poets International (API), the parent organization of the Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes literary excellence by bringing together poets and story tellers from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through written and spoken words. API does this through three programs: AIPF itself, di-vêrsé-city (the Festival’s anthology – pronounced diversity), and youth programs.

Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference

Blue Ridge, GA
Apr 8-9, 2022
$60-$75
The Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference’s goal is to educate, inform, and inspire writers. No matter the level of expertise, the conference provides a venue for professional writers, editors, and agents. There they can give honest and accurate feedback to the aspiring writer on how to craft that first novel. It helps writers learn how to sell a magazine article, market themselves in the literary world, or find inspiration for their poetry.

A Rally of Writers Conference

Michigan, USA
Apr 9, 2022
$60-$95
A Rally of Writers features up to 16 sessions of Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing every aspect of writing and the publishing business.

Rally of Writers Conference

Michigan, USA
Apr 9, 2022
$60-$95
Held every spring for the past 33 years in Lansing, Michigan, A Rally of Writers features (up to) 16 sessions of Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing every aspect of writing and the publishing business. Choose among four sessions that run simultaneously.

Norwescon 43

Washington, USA
Apr 14-17, 2022
$50-$75
No matter your age or interest, Norwescon strives to make sure there is always something appealing to do over the four days of the convention. their programming department schedules hundreds of hours of panel programming covering a myriad of subjects. Whether you’re looking for writer’s workshops, costuming tips, artistic creativity, musical concerts, or deep dives into any number of science fiction, fantasy and science topics, you’ll find it here!

Self Publishing Advice Conference

Virtual
Apr 16, 2022
Free
The Self-Publishing Advice Conference (#SelfPubCon) is an online author conference. It runs free of charge twice yearly, in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors, and attracts the cream of self–publishing experts and advisors as speakers and sponsors.

Independent Publishers Book Association University

Virtual
Apr 20-21, 2022
$239-$339
The conference’s mission is to advocate for, support, and educate independent publishers and author publishers, and to improve the standards of independent publishing.

Nebraska Writers Guild Conference

Nebraska, USA
Apr 21-23, 2022
$129-$279
The Nebraska Writers Guild offers a three-day conference filled with consultations, publishing panel discussion, and much more.

NWG Annual Conference and Writing Retreat

Nebraska, USA
Apr 21-23, 2022
$129-$279
The Nebraska Writers Guild offers a three-day conference filled with consultations, publishing panel discussion, and much more.

Malice Domestic Convention

Maryland, USA
Apr 22-24, 2022
$50-$310
Established in 1989, Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention that takes place each year in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. Malice celebrates the Traditional Mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, or excessive gore or violence.

Paris Cafe Writing

Paris, France
Apr 24-30, 2022
$200-$1500
Whatever the reason—the Seine, the flower boxes, the jazz, the baguettes—Paris charms lovers and inspires artists and writers.

The Muse & the Marketplace

Hybrid
Apr 27-May 1, 2022
$279
The Muse & the Marketplace is a three-day literary conference that educates aspiring and emerging writers on the craft of fiction and non-fiction. It prepares them for the ever-changing world of publishing and promotion and creates opportunities for meaningful networking.

Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Hybrid
Apr 28-30, 2022
$299-$399
The NCW Conference caters to a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. This year, they’ve adopted a hybrid model in response to the current pandemic conditions. their online conference will feature a wide array of sessions, presented via Zoom and with state-of-the-art interactivity and networking tools by Whova. The in-person component will include hands-on workshopping with top-notch author presenters and industry professionals.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Colorado, USA
Apr 29-May 23, 2022
$195
Join 300+ writer friends, all online, attending workshops with Q&A sessions presented by NYT and USA Today best-selling authors, industry agents and editors, and subject matter experts. It’s opportunities with industry professionals to discuss your query letters and more! The best part—you have 30 days to watch any available workshops you missed live!

Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival

British Colombia, Canada
Apr 29-May 1, 2022
$210-$295
Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival’s sessions will include both skill development workshops and open forums with authors based on questions and answers in an intimate setting.

The Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference

California, USA
Apr 29-May 1, 2022
$220-$240
Writing professionals will guide you through a bonanza of presentations, workshops, and open-mic readings. This intimate event includes successful poets, novelists, screen and play writers, memoirists, and short story writers.

Independent Publishers Book Association University

Florida, USA
Apr 29-30, 2022
$495-$595
The conference’s mission is to advocate for, support, and educate independent publishers and author publishers, and to improve the standards of independent publishing.

Write Now!

North Carolina, USA
Apr 30, 2022
$20
TAF is committed to educating, mentoring and promoting both aspiring and established writers by connecting them with fellow writers and the vital resources and services available to them. TAF advocates for fair compensation of writers and content creators, as well as the ongoing professional development of those in the writing profession. To those ends, TAF hosts monthly meetings featuring guest speakers presenting on a diverse array of topics, and presents an annual writers conference each spring.
ASJA’s Annual Conference offers writers an extraordinary opportunity to navigate the world of independent journalism. With more than 50 writing workshops, panel discussions, training sessions, and other events. You’ll be introduced to editors, learn valuable skills, as well as how to fight back against the threats facing journalists today.

Nonfiction Writers Conference

Virtual
May 4-6, 2022
$150-$690
Since the Nonfiction Writers Conference began in 2010, their mission has always been to take the traditional writers’ conference experience and deliver it online. This allows more people to attend from around the world, saving valuable time and travel expenses. It also delivers powerful access to speakers during LIVE learning sessions with interactive Q&A.

The Muse & the Marketplace

Hybrid
May 4-8, 2022
$279
The Muse & the Marketplace is a three-day literary conference that educates aspiring and emerging writers on the craft of fiction and non-fiction. It prepares them for the ever-changing world of publishing and promotion and creates opportunities for meaningful networking.

The Lakefly Writers Conference

Wisconsin, USA
May 6-7, 2022
TBD
The Lakefly Writers Conference, organized by the Wisconsin Writers Association. The conference will offer over a dozen workshops on the craft and business of writing designed to inspire and guide your creative journey.

Atlanta Writers Conference

Georgia, USA
May 6-7, 2022
$50
The goal of the Atlanta Writers Conference is to allow you to meet eight top publishing acquisitions editors and eight literary agents actively seeking new clients. It also helps you get your work ready for them and educate you with workshops and talks by experienced authors and other industry professionals.

Bay Area Book Festival

California, USA
May 7-8, 2022
Free
The mission of the Bay Area Book Festival is to celebrate a wide spectrum of literary voices, nurture literary culture and community, cultivate literacy, and promote great literary work, with special attention to work that engages with pressing social issues.

Paris Cafe Writing

Paris, France
May 8-14, 2022
$200-$1500
Whatever the reason—the Seine, the flower boxes, the jazz, the baguettes—Paris charms lovers and inspires artists and writers.

A Weekend With The Authors

Tennessee, USA
May 11-15, 2022
$25
Come hang out with more than fifty of bestselling authors at an intimate, three-day conference in the heart of the south. This book event is full of great opportunities for readers, bloggers, and fellow authors alike.

Storymakers Conference

Hybrid
May 12-14, 2022
$48-$250
The Storymakers Conference is full of literary events. From Thursday workshops to breakout sessions, intensive classes, workshops with agents and editors, the First Chapter contest, social activities, and author signings.

Fiction Readers Summit

Hybrid
May 12-14, 2022
$50-$175
The Fiction Readers Summit exists to connect readers with authors, books, and fellow believers. They hope these three days are filled with inspiration, connection, and an even longer to–be–read list.

Pennwriters Annual Conference

Pennsylvania, USA
May 13-15, 2022
free
The 33rd Annual Pennwriters Conference features three days of workshops, panels, and networking to help you take your writing from concept to finished project — no matter what that finished project is. All three days feature an open attendance slate of one-hour workshops on all things writing. Simply take whichever classes best fit your writing needs. The pre-conference intensive on Thursday features an all-day session with the author of over 70 books, Susan Meier.

Biographers International Organization Conference

New York, USA
May 13-15, 2022
$30-$250
Biographers International Organization (BIO) aims to promote the art and craft of biography, cultivate a diverse community of biographers, encourage public interest in biography, and provide educational and fellowship opportunities that support the work of biographers worldwide.

Longleaf Writers Conference

Florida, USA
May 14-21, 2022
$359-$1,599
The Longleaf Writers Conference includes a full week of intensive and generative writing workshops, one-day seminars, agent consultations, school outreach programs, and special social events. The conference, which takes place in Seaside, Florida (some might recognize Seaside, as the set for the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carrey), provides an opportunity for all levels of writers to celebrate writing, to network, and to hone their craft in a beautiful setting among generous and celebrated writers and poets.

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Alaska, USA
May 14-17, 2022
$400-$450
The schedule for the conference will allow participants to attend all workshops, craft conversations, and readings as no events will be concurrent. There will be ample opportunity to network in virtual lounges that will be constructed to foster interest groups. In the coming weeks, a schedule will be posted.

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Alaska, USA
May 14-17, 2022
$400-$450
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has been the place where writers from Alaska and beyond come together to create community and learn how to be better writers. 2020 was a year of transition, but one thing that they’ve learned is that the conference is important to many people. The 2021 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was entirely virtual, but they are pleased to announce that the 2022 conference will be in-person at the beautiful Kachemak Bay Campus in downtown Homer, Alaska.

Alderworks Alaska Writers

Alaska, United States
Mid May – End of Jun, 2022
$100
They became owners in April 2011 and immediately commenced on a vision for turning it into a future writers and artists retreat. The first summer was spent cleaning the property and the three smaller cabins, which had been damaged by a rare glacial flood event in 2002. The next winter, the Bradys hired Hanson General Contracting to begin restoration of the cabins starting the summer of 2012.

Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference

North Carolina, USA
May 19-22, 2022
$475-$550
Place,” with a small select group of conference attendees and experience working under the guidance of notable writers. The annual conference consists of writing workshops for select participants and public readings by the workshop leaders free to the community.

Bear River Writers’ Conference

Michigan, USA
May 19-23, 2022
$330-$1,085
The Bear River Writers’ Conference has attracted writers to Northern Michigan for over two decades. Located on the shores of Walloon Lake, the conference offers generative workshops, readings, craft talks, and good-spirited conversation. Many of their participants have gone on to publish work that they started during the conference; friendships that began in the workshop or around the bonfire have developed and deepened. They’re a community of writers who challenge and support each other, who believe in hard work, camaraderie, and serious play.

Clarksville Writers Conference

Tennessee, USA
May 19-20, 2022
$40–$190
Join this fun, affordable, and talent-laden conference featuring two days of writing workshops and presentations, a keynote banquet with the authors, manuscript consultations, and more!

Big Sur Children’s Writers Workshops

Massachusetts, USA
May 20-22, 2022
$1,200
Long recognized as one of the top agencies for children’s book writers and illustrators, Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA) brings top tier professionals together with both beginner and seasoned writers. This workshop, popular in Big Sur, California, is proudly also being offered on the east coast.

San Antonio Book Festival

Texas, USA
May 21, 2022
Free
The free, daylong event is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, bringing books to life through author presentations, innovative panel discussions, and book sales and signings. Also included in this fun day of literary entertainment are family activities such as children’s theater performances, a technology area, interactive play and art stations, and a selection of the city’s famous food trucks.

Paris Cafe Writing

Paris, France
May 22-28, 2022
$200-$1500
Whatever the reason—the Seine, the flower boxes, the jazz, the baguettes—Paris charms lovers and inspires artists and writers.

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Poetry Conference

Connecticut, USA
May 24-27, 2022
$900
The Poetry by the Sea community began in 2015 in the spirit of beginning afresh. The choice of meeting ground–Mercy by the Sea, a beautiful retreat center with its own private beach–signifies your connections as a community where you will find diversity and inclusiveness. Although unable to meet in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19, they expect to meet again in person from Tuesday May 24 to Friday May 27 2022.

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska, United States
May 25-28, 2022
$395
During Buckwheat’s human-powered trek from Miami to Nome three years ago they had the opportunity to talk at length about a writer’s symposium. They rendezvoused in central Minnesota in March, and on the northward walk to Winnipeg chatted constantly about a writer’s symposium As the miles passed under their feet, They talked about reasons to host a symposium, who might come, what they wanted, how they could meet their desires, and why Skagway had the potential to be a great gathering place for writers and aspiring writers.

Balticon 56

Maryland, USA
May 27-30, 2022
€30
Join over fifteen hundred fans of all backgrounds as they gather to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy with more than 300 hours of diverse programming, from award winning authors and publishers to twitch live-streamers, from cosplay experts to renowned scientists and tech innovators. Sing along with their filkers, soak in their stunning Art Show and Masquerade, laugh and cry at their Film Festival.

Tupelo’s Online Manuscript Conference

Virtual
May 27-30, 2022
$950
Tupelo’s online conference model offers an intimate group of poets the chance to meet with faculty in small groups and build a writing community with one another. Their faculty are three of the most experienced editors, mentors, poets, publisher, and spirit guides in the country: Jeffrey Levine, Publisher & Artistic Director of Tupelo Press, Kristina Marie Darling, Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, and Veronica Golos, Editor of 3:A Taos Press.

Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference

North Carolina, USA
May 29-Jun 2, 2022
$350
The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference is the premier training and networking event for both seasoned and aspiring writers and speakers. This event allows participants the ideal opportunity to interact with editors, agents, professional writers and readers, offering outstanding workshops and continuing classes in a wide array of creative categories. Whether you are a professional writer expanding your skills and networking contacts, or a brand-new writer just beginning to chase your dream, this Christian Writers Conference is the ideal opportunity to take your creative goals to a higher level.

Thrillerfest XIV

NY, USA
May 31-jun 4, 2022
$308-$394 per day
A hub for all mystery and thriller authors, Thrillerfest includes sessions on marketing, publishing, and honing your craft. They even have a Master Craftfest with specialized small sessions in which successful, published authors work with you on your manuscript.

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Writers

Illinois, USA
Jun 2-4, 2022
$50-$2,000
Join in East Lansing as they meet again to celebrate Midwestern literature, scholarship, and writing. Founded in 1971, the vision of the society is to “encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead.”

Walker Percy Weekend

Louisiana, USA
Jun 3-5, 2022
$245
Good food, craft beer and bourbon, live music, and a great time talking about books and Southern culture under the live oaks: That’s what the fourth annual Walker Percy Weekend has to offer when it returns to celebrate the acclaimed novelist’s life and work.

Yale Writers’ Conference

New Haven, USA
Jun 4-Jul 15, 2022
$40
During the two-week remote workshop, you will develop your talent while exploring broad issues of craft through intensive workshops, craft talks, and readings with published authors. There are 10–12 writers in each workshop. You will have the opportunity to meet individually with your workshop leader and to participate in a group reading. Visiting writers deliver additional readings and craft talks.

Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets

Pennsylvania, USA
Jun 4-25, 2022
Free
The Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts seeks to foster in a wide and varied audience an appreciation for the diversity and richness of contemporary poetry and other literary arts. They also provide support for writers at various stages of their development and careers, from undergraduates to established authors to former U.S. poets laureate. Founded in 1988 as the Stadler Center for Poetry, their 2018 name change reflects and honors their longtime focus on poetry while recognizing their expanded offerings in other literary genres. Their robust programming includes readings, fellowships, residencies, and more.

The Writer’s Hotel

New York, USA
Jun 8-14, 2022
$30
The Writer’s Hotel NYC “Mini MFA” is a unique, hybrid, comprehensive writing program. Their programming includes two components: their TWH two-editor pre-conference Team Reading and their in-person NYC conference, June 8-14, 2022.

Reader & Author Get Together

Ohio, USA
Jun 9-11, 2022
$130-$410
Overall, the RAGT is a fan-friendly event meant for readers, and open to everyone, readers, authors, and industry alike, in different ratios! However, in the process, the event also raises funds for many local causes. The incredible raffles garner thousands, and each year Lori Foster puts out an anthology with proceeds earmarked for direct donation. Combined, the event and the anthology go to benefit very worthwhile local charities.

Lit Fest

Colorado, USA
Jun 10-19, 2022
TBA
Lit Fest is a ten-day celebration of writers and readers, an extravaganza of weeklong and weekend advanced workshops, craft seminars, readings, salons, business panels, agent meetings, and parties.

Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

Vermont, USA
Jun 13-19, 2022
$20
The Translators’ Conference aims to strengthen the visibility and access to high-quality literary translations in the United States, and also to acknowledge that translators require the same training and skills as creative writers.

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

Vermont, USA
Jun 13-19, 2022
$2195-$2580
The 9th annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long session designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world.

Write-to-Publish Conference

Illinois, USA
Jun 15-18, 2022
$140-$430
This conference will help you hear what editors, publishers, and agents in the Christian market are looking for and meet with them one-on-one to discuss your ideas and manuscripts. You also will learn how to write a variety of publishable manuscripts, improve your writing skills, find appropriate markets for your ideas, and deal with the business side of writing. Plus you will have multiple opportunities to get feedback on your manuscripts.
Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference together with MFA students, faculty and guest speakers. Join them for 10 full days of craft talks, workshops, panels, classes, readings, and more featuring some of the best minds of the literary world. This residency is a rare opportunity to engage in sustained and meaningful conversation with others who share your passion for the art of writing.

Pacific University Residency Writers Conference

Oregon, USA
Jun 16-26, 2022
$900-$2,700
Writers seeking to deepen their craft and expand their professional community are invited to attend the Residency Writers Conference together with MFA students, faculty and guest speakers.

The New York Pitch Conference

New York, USA
Jun 16-19, 2022
$795
The New York Pitch Conference and writers workshop is held four times a year and features publishing house editors from major houses such as Penguin, Random House, St. Martins, Harper Collins, Tor, and Del Rey, Kensington Books, and many more who are looking for new novels in a variety of genres, as well as narrative non–fiction. The event focuses on the art of the novel pitch as the best method not only for communicating your work but for having you and your work is taken seriously by industry professionals.

Colgate Writers Conference

Tennessee, USA
Jun 19-25, 2022
$1,000-$2,000
The CWC nourishes writers at every level, from novice to expert, with a week of workshops, craft lectures, shop talks, and readings. Colgate’s own creative writing faculty and a slate of special guests lead daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. The CWC welcomes people looking to jump-start a project they’ve been dreaming about as well as writers who’ve finished an entire manuscript.

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts, USA
Jun 19-25, 2022
$25-$40
The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is an inclusive literary space that welcomes adult writers at all stages of their careers. Writers interested in participating submit an application to their workshop of choice. Acceptance to the Institute is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample. They operate on a rolling admissions basis.

Colgate Writers’ Conference

New York, USA
Jun 19-25, 2022
$50
Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Stonecoast Writers’ Conference

Maine, USA
Jun 20-25, 2022
$1,200
Get exclusive access to the faculty and programming of one of the country’s premier graduate writing programs. That means, in addition to your workshop class, participants will learn from Stonecoast faculty seminars and readings, visiting scholars, and all the attendant programming.They’ll also have special events just for conference goers.

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota, USA
Jun 20-26, 2022
$180
Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in their intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. they offer five intensive week-long writing workshops and an affordable auditor option.
This evolving research network brings writers, readers, publishers, emerging scholars together to discuss investigations on the nature and forms of information and publishing practices as distinctive modes of social knowledge and cultural production. Conference attendees have a range of session types and presentation options that allow opportunities for networking and learning more about key issues in the industry.

Western Writers of America Convention

Montana, USA
Jun 22-25, 2022
$200
Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music.

Chautauqua Writers’ Festival

New York, USA
Jun 22-25, 2022
$200–$550
The 2022 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival takes place over the four days (Wednesday to Saturday) before Week One of Chautauqua Institution’s summer season commences and will be happening in person and on the grounds this year.

Oregon Christian Writers Virtual Summer

Oregon, uSA
Jun 23-26, 2022
TBA
This conference for both amateur and professional writers, who are Christians.

ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Washington, USA
Jun 23-28, 2022
$75-$600
Visitors and readers will have an opportunity to virtually walk through the Exhibit Hall before the full conference kicks off. Participate in the day’s offerings, including a morning “Coffee Talk” with authors; exhibitor educational sessions; presentations from notable authors; and a Happy Hour at the end of the day, perfect for networking and catching up with friends.

Jackson Hole Writers Conference

Wyoming, USA
Jun 23-25, 2022
$50-$330
The Jackson Hole Writers Conference takes place in Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts where writers can meet each other, faculty writers, agents, and editors. You can share ideas over a glass of wine or beer, and make new contacts while attending the variety of workshops offered.

Bookstock Literary Festival

Vermont, USA
Jun 24-26, 2022
TBA
The festival otherwise will retain its traditional design. Some two-dozen local cultural, public, and private organizations and many volunteers will pitch in. All events are expected to be free and open to the public. The festival will continue as the premiere annual showcase for Vermont literary talent, both well-known and emerging. Past speakers have ranged from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners to first time authors.

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

Maryland, USA
Jun 26-Jul 2, 2022
$400-$1,200
Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is a week of craft talks, lectures, panel discussions, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, translation, songwriting, or creative non-fiction.

Disquiet International Literary Program

Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 26-Jul 8, 2022
$1,950
International Literary Program aims to deepen mutual understanding among writers from North America and writers from Portugal. It brings writers from North America and around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

Annual Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Maryland, USA
Jun 26-Jul 2, 2022
$400-$1200
Join them for a week of craft talks, lectures, panel discussions, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. engage with their rich community of writers about the art and craft of writing.

The Creativity Workshop In Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 30-Jul 4, 2022
$1,295
The Creativity Workshop in Prague will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. They use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

Ledbury Poetry Festival

England, UK
Jul 1-10, 2022
Free
The Ledbury Poetry Festival is known as the world’s most diverse poetry festival. The festival features an array of community events to celebrate the writing and performance of poetry. You can attend readings, writing workshops, panel discussions, musical performances, craft seminars, and open mics in the lively and picturesque market town of Ledbury. It also includes programs for new writers and a poetry competition.

Southampton Writers Conference

New York, USA
Jul 6-10, 2022
$150–$1,495
Five days of intense, supportive workshops filled with talented writers and led by smart, experienced instructors. Free shuttles to Cooper’s Beach. Voted the No. 2 beach in the country for its glittering quartz sand and picturesque dunes.

SleuthFest

Florida, USA
Jul 7-10, 2022
$295-$395
Sleuthfest features sessions on the craft of writing, marketing, and promoting your work. There are social events to mingle with agents, editors, and your favorite authors. There’s also an auction to purchase great writing stuff from bestselling authors and editors.

Writing in Place conference

South Carolina, USA
Jul 8-10, 2022
$295–$415
Published novelists, poets, essayists, and literary critics lead a series of workshops over three days that include intense instruction, challenging exercises, and an opportunity for feedback. Registrants must sign up for one genre: poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Their instructors will expect you to write during this conference, and they have planned a weekend with “downtime” for that purpose. They also want you to have time for networking with faculty and new friends.

Book Bonanza 2022

Texas, USA
Jul 8-9, 2022
$200
Everyone is welcome at Book Bonanza —attendees will come with friends, spouses, family, and solo. They have a solo attendees group that coordinates ride shares, dinners, and tag-teaming for wristbands. There is plenty to do at the hotel and the Dallas, Fort Worth area has many attractions. Whether exploring fantastic shopping at Northpark Mall or visiting the JFK Museum or world-class museums and zoos, DFW has it all.

Florida Writing Workshop

Florida, USA
Jul 8-9, 2022
$189
This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the Event of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited online “seats” at the event (200 total).

Imaginarium Convention

Kentucky, USA
Jul 8-10, 2022
$125
The Imaginarium Convention, now in its 9th year, is an event for writers, creatives, and fans of creators, of all genres, that features three days of panel and workshop programming, an expo, a film festival, entertainment, cosplay, and much more! A broad array of guests and panelists will be featured in the programming, including authors, editors, publishers, filmmakers, screenwriters, game designers, comic creators, artists, actors, and many other creatives.The Imaginarium Convention hosts an inclusive environment that fosters networking, learning, professional opportunities, promotional opportunities, and other benefits to independent creatives.

International Creative Writing Conference

Virtual
Jul 9-10, 2022
Free
The UK’s Great Writing international Creative Writing conference is a place to share creative and critical work, to explore Creative Writing, and to discuss those explorations with Creative Writing colleagues from around the world. Launched 24 years ago, each year the conference welcomes creative writers from all over the world–many of whom work in universities and colleges, or are undertaking graduate degrees in Creative Writing.

The Creativity Workshop in Florence

Florence, Italy
Jul 9-13, 2022
$1,295
The Creativity Workshop in Italy will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. They use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop

Oregon, USA
Jul 10-17, 2022
$2,000
The Tin House Summer Workshop is a weeklong intensive that consists of curated workshops with limited participants (eight to ten per class), one-on-one meetings with faculty and industry guests, craft lectures, author conversations, generative exercises, and readings. There will be plenty of opportunities for mingling, happy hours, and, of course, karaoke.

Canterbury Arts Conference

Kent, UK
Jul 11-13, 2022
£16.67-£43.71
The Canterbury Arts Conference welcomes artists in all disciplines and media, academics and students, historians, and other professionals. Participants have the opportunity to share and publish research and network with peers. The conference includes creative writing and visual art workshops, as well as presentations of art in a variety of media.

Alderworks Alaska Writers

Alaska, United States
Mid Jul- End of Aug, 2022
$100
They became owners in April 2011 and immediately commenced on a vision for turning it into a future writers and artists retreat. The first summer was spent cleaning the property and the three smaller cabins, which had been damaged by a rare glacial flood event in 2002. The next winter, the Bradys hired Hanson General Contracting to begin restoration of the cabins starting the summer of 2012.

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

Idaho, USA
Jul 16-18, 2022
$550-$1,100
The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference strives to bring together readers, writers, and artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be informed, enlightened, challenged, and inspired by a world-class literary program in the great outdoors.

The Creativity Workshop In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
Jul 18-22, 2022
$1,295
The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. They use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

Catamaran Writing Conference

California, USA
Jul 24-28, 2022
$950
At Catamaran Literary Reader, their artistic themes tap into the rich literary history and beautiful setting of the California Central Coast. They invite you to transform your own creative work in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. The conference will be held on the campus of the Robert Louis Stevenson School, and attendees will meet in the elegant Stevenson classrooms, commons, theater, and chapel for workshops, lectures, and presentations. Also available are optional daily literary-themed excursions, daily craft talks, nightly faculty and special guest readings, and student readings.

The Leopardi Writing Conference

Recanati, Italy
Jul 24-30, 2022
$975
The Leopardi Writing conference will consist of writing workshops, as well as lectures, readings and panel discussions. There will be a free day to explore the City of Recanati and the surrounding region of Le Marche.

Napa Valley Writers Conference

California, USA
Jul 24-29, 2022
$1,100
The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has provided literary fellowship and a craft-focused experience among the foothills and vineyards that have made this region famous. It features a faculty as renowned for the quality of their teaching as for their work. Small workshops foster an unusual rapport between faculty writers and conference participants, who find the Napa Valley experience nurturing and challenging. The conference is suited to experienced writers, but enthusiastic beginners are also encouraged to apply.

Sitka Writing Adventure

California, USA
Jul 24-29, 2022
$2,000
The Sitka Writing Adventure is a week-long workshop with Pam Houston where writers will generate new work while hiking, kayaking and exploring the pristine beauty of Sitka, Alaska. The workshop is limited to 15 participants to ensure an intimate setting, plus plenty of time to write and explore all the outdoor wonders Sitka has to offer.

Writer’s Digest Conference

New york, USA
Jul 28-31, 2022
$149-$499
Writer’s Digest Annual Conference offers everything you need to advance your writing career creatively and professionally. Gain invaluable tips to improve your craft, explore publishing options and learn how to establish a sustainable career—all while being inspired by successful authors and your fellow attendees. It’s all brought to you by Writer’s Digest, the experts at nurturing and developing writers at every stage of their career for over 100 years.

Taos Writers Conference

Virtual
Jul 29-31, 2022
$175-$449
Keynote speaker Luci Tapahonso is Professor Emerita of English Literature (University of New Mexico 2016) and served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation. She is a recipient of a 2018 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artist Fellowship.
Attendees can choose from six 75-minute workshops on Friday afternoon—some for beginners to the publishing industry and some for those who are more experienced. These workshops will deal with specific topics and are priced separately, allowing you to customize your conference experience and focus on what is most important to you.

Taylor University’s ​Professional Writers’ Conference

Indiana, USA
Jul 29-30, 2022
$139-$249
This is the perfect way to begin your journey as a freelance writer, staff journalist, fiction or nonfiction author, public relations writer, social media expert, editor, and more. Classes are designed for beginners and professionals alike. You’ll have opportunity to meet one-on-one with a publishing professional to pitch your manuscript, get feedback, get advice, or just chat.

FAPA Conference

Florida, USA
Jul 29-31, 2022
$29-$139
The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for independently / small press / traditionally published authors, independent small / mid-sized publishers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry. They are focused on providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession.

Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference

Virtual
Aug 4-6, 2022
$675
The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference is a vibrant gathering that offers morning workshops in a wide range of genres, relevant to differing experience levels—from a dedicated emerging writers’ workshop to a juried-in master class. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics.

The Creativity Workshop in New York

New York, USA
Aug 5-8, 2022
$795
The Creativity Workshop in New York will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. They use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity.

AWP Nonfiction Intensive

Wisconsin, USA
Aug 8-12, 2022
TBA
Write On, Door County focuses on the importance of writing and reading and the ability of people to connect through stories. they conduct classes, programs, and special events throughout the county for all ages and experience levels.

Book Lovers Con 2022

Texas, USA
Aug 11-14, 2022
TBA
Book Lovers Con is an event full of fun and laughter where readers will meet their all-time favorite authors and find new-to-you authors you never knew were missing from your collection!

When Words Collide

Alberta, Canada
Aug 12-14 2022
$20-$100 CAD
Readers, writers, editors, publishers, agents, and other artists attend the When Words Collide Festival, which highlights commercial and literary fiction. When Words Collide welcomes writers of most genre fiction, YA, children’s books, non-fiction, and poetry.

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

Derbyshire, UK
Aug 13-19, 2022
£655–£700
The Writers’ Summer School — known simply as ‘Swanwick’ to writers the world over— is legendary for the warmth of its welcome. ​If you love writing, then Swanwick offers you the opportunity to learn new skills and hone existing ones. You’ll explore your creativity, make new friends, perform your poetry, sing, act, dance, laugh, and write.

Fernie Writers’ Conference

British Colombia, Canada
Aug 15-21, 2022
$750
The annual conference will be a mix of week-long and three-day intensive workshops held in the mornings, panel discussions in the afternoons with readings and performances in the evenings. Editors and literary agents will be present to mix with the writers over the week in addition to the workshop leaders who will include notable writers such as Jayme Moye, Sid Marty, and John Keeble plus many more.

Reading, Writing and Applied Linguistics In Dubai

Dubai, UAE
Aug 16-17, 2022
€250-€500
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

Vermont, USA
Aug 17-27, 2022
$20
This conference’s participants’ include writers of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction whose work engages with or advocates for nature and the environment as well as environmental professionals, journalists, and teachers, who would like to explore and strengthen their writing in a literary context. For those who would like to learn more about environmental and nature writing who do not wish to receive feedback on their own work, an auditor option is available.

Nashville’s 16th Annual Writers’ Conference

Tennessee, USA
Aug 18-21, 2022
$339-$419
The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Dragon Con

Georgia, USA
Sep 1-5, 2022
$100
Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. Call them a phenomenon, call us one of the most well-attended pop-culture conventions in the country, call us the most fan fun you can have in five days: Dragon Con is where you want to be on Labor Day Weekend.

Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne, Australia
Sep 2-11, 2022
$89-$189
MWF is a high-profile, much-loved organization that plays an important and influential role in the local arts ecology. For more than three decades, the organization has enjoyed the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of Melbourne’s readers. Each year, across over 300 events and working with around 200 partners, MWF brings together the diverse talent of 500 writers from across Australia and the world-creating moments of connection, discussion, and inspiration with the public.

Milford Writer’s Workshop

North Wales, UK
Sep 10-17, 2022
£836
Milford is a gathering of authors who write speculative fiction (in its widest sense). It is not a school for beginners; there are no “teachers” or “students.” It is not an elitist in-group. Invitations are extended to any SF author-from relative newcomers to those who may only dimly recall what rejection slips look like. Generally, the workshop includes some writers who have not attended a previous Milford event, and they are particularly welcome. The main language for the conference is English, so all work must be submitted for critique in English.

Becoming a Master Writer

Wisconsin, USA
Sep 19-23, 2022
TBA
Write On, Door County focuses on the importance of writing and reading and the ability of people to connect through stories. they conduct classes, programs, and special events throughout the county for all ages and experience levels.

Penned Con

Missouri, USA
Sep 22-Sep 24, 2022
$10- $400
Penned Con is a three-day book convention hosted annually in St. Louis, MO. The organizers invite one hundred and fifty authors together along with industry professionals and over 1,000 readers for a chance to mingle, have fun, and raise money for Autism. Each year they host education day workshops, inspiring keynotes, panels, and a two-day book signing. Along with this they host VIP Parties, the Red Coat PR Lip Sync Battle and round the event off with a themed awards night.

Wordsmith

Vermont, USA
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022
TBA
Wordsmith, the Loft’s craft, career, and connection conference for writers. The workshops help writers find their way through the writing process as well as the publishing industry. There’s information on becoming writers, what agents want, and a chance to ask other authors anything you’d like to know.

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con

Maryland, USA
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022
$150-$265
This conference aims to gather readers and writers of all genre fiction; including mystery, suspense, romance, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal, etc.

Flathead River Writers Conference

Montana, USA
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022
TBA
The Annual Flathead Writers Conference brings together inspiring speakers from different genres. They’ll provide information on the e-publishing industry, including formatting your manuscript and guidelines for choosing the right cover to represent your book.

The Black Authors & Readers Rock Conference (BARR)

Maryland, USA
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2022
$75-$175
BARR is a two-day literary conference that offers readers the opportunity to meet and mingle with new, emerging, and nationally recognized African American authors from all writing genres, and offers authors the opportunity to greet old friends, meet new readers and sell their works.

Next Chapter Con

Dalton, USA
Oct 1, 2022
$10
Celebrate reading and literature with nearly 50 local authors at this annual Books and Authors Convention. Discuss books in panels and on a vendor floor full of great reads. Talk to authors about their writing, get signed paperback or hardback copies, and find inspiration for your own book that you’ve been meaning to write.

Bookgardan: A Year’s Sustenance for Women Writers

New York, USA
Oct 3-10, 2022
$850-$3,700
The program opens and closes with week-long fall residency intensives, during which participating writers are both Craigardan artists-in-residence and participants in the Bookgardan program — Bookgardaners. From the first residency onward Kate will provide writers with the structure, tools, expertise, and individualized guidance required to develop and sustain their artistic practices, cultivate their manuscripts, and nourish their artistic and professional development, with the goal of bringing projects to an advanced level of fruition (a full first draft, a revised draft, or meeting an individual goal) by program’s end.

Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference

Washington, USA
Oct 7-9, 2022
$100-$600
Write on the Sound writers’ conference (WOTS) is a small, affordable conference focused on the craft of writing. A broad variety of sessions, workshops, and panel discussions are available for all levels and interests, including valuable information regarding today’s writing and publishing industry.

Omega Writers Conference

Australia
Oct 7-9, 2022
TBA
Omega Writers exists to educate, support, and inspire Australasian Christian writers towards excellence, impacting society with grace and truth. They want your words to change the world. Its annual Conference showcases well-known keynote speakers and respected workshop presenters.

The DFW Writers Conference

Texas, USA
Oct 8-9, 2022
TBA
The DFW Writers Conference is a great opportunity for you to meet professionals from the publishing industry and build on your mastery of the craft and business of writing.

The Heartland Fall Forum

Missouri, USA
Oct 12-14, 2022
$175-$1500
This is the largest regional trade show in the country to serve the independent bookselling market. Members include locally owned and operated independent bookstores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and surrounding the Great Lakes. The trade show is a conference that gathers booksellers, publishers, distributors, reps, vendors, authors, librarians, teachers, and other book business colleagues.

Writing Sisters Summit in the Hills

Pennsylvania, USA
Oct 13-16, 2022
$350–$695
Intimate masterclasses on craft and the business of writing including one on one time with seasoned instructors. It also include yoga and meditation and meals.

Ozark Creative Writers Conference

Arkansas, USA
Oct 13-15, 2022
$185
Ozark Creative Writers, Inc. is a nonprofit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors and officers, dedicated to presenting one of the oldest and best writing conferences in the region featuring bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers, and media specialists.

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

Colorado, USA
Oct 15, 2022
$85
The Festival provides an opportunity for readers and authors to share literary experiences in a small and intimate setting. With a day-long gathering at Mount Vernon Canyon Club, the selected authors will share their journey of research, writing, and publishing. Readers will gain a sense of personal acquaintance with the writers while hearing about the experiences that inspired their books.

Western Literature Association Conference

New Mexico, USA
Oct 19-22, 2022
$140-$170
Santa Fe, the location of WLA in 2022, is a place made of palimpsests at once beautiful and disturbing. It is on Pueblo and Jicarilla Apache land and, at the same time, is the oldest capital in the United States. Called Ogha Po’oge or “White Shell Water Place” in Tewa, yet its more commonly known name translates as “holy faith,” declaring the incursion of Spanish Catholicism and colonialism in territory Anglo Europeans called the New World. Until 2020, at the center of the Santa Fe Plaza, stood a nineteenth-century settler monument honoring U.S. soldiers.

Moonlight & Magnolias Conference

Georgia, USA
Oct 20-23, 2022
$150-$425
Georgia Romance Writers, a chapter of Romance Writers of America®, is made up of approximately 200 serious, professional writers, nearly one-third of whom are multi-published in book-length fiction.

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

New Jersey, USA
Oct 20-23, 2022
TBA
The Dodge Poetry Program was begun in 1986 as an initiative funded by the Arts and Education Programs of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. A series of poetry in-service days for New Jersey teachers evolved into the idea for a Poetry Festival. Advisory committees of teachers and poets (including Galway Kinnell, Stanley Kunitz, and Kenneth Koch) met with then Foundation Executive Director Scott McVay and the Poetry Program’s Founding Director James Haba to plan the 1986 Festival. These plans immediately expanded to include poet visits to New Jersey high schools.

Women Writing the West Annual Conference

Oklahoma, USA
Oct 20-22, 2022
$115
The Women Writing the West Annual Conference is an annual conference featuring respected writers, agents, publishers and other book professionals, plus camaraderie and just plain fun. It offers a supportive and welcoming community of writers and other writing professionals who share a passion for the stories of the Women’s West, and will happily answer questions, lend their expertise, and will sympathize, motivate and celebrate with you on your writing journey.

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

Ohio, USA
Oct 20-22, 2022
$79-$499
The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop has been dubbed the “Woodstock of Humor” and a “utopia” for writers — one “that only appears every other year, out of the mist, on the edge of the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio (like Brigadoon).”

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference

California, USA
Oct 20-23, 2022
$299-$399
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, presented by Writer’s Digest. with many of publishing’s most respected and knowledgeable writers, agents, and editors to guide you through the process of writing, editing, and publishing your novel. Hone your craft, refine your characters, explore the future of publishing, and get the tools you need to advance your career as a successful novelist. Brought to you by Writer’s Digest, the experts at nurturing and developing writers at every stage of their career for more than 100 years

Surrey International Writers Conference

British Colombia, Canada
Oct 21-23, 2022
TBA
The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is a workshop–based conference with a focus on the development of skills and industry-based knowledge. From beginner writers to published writers, this is the place to hone your skills, learn more about publishing markets, and network for future sales.

Paris Cafe Writing

Paris, France
Oct 23-29, 2022
$200-$1500
Whatever the reason—the Seine, the flower boxes, the jazz, the baguettes—Paris charms lovers and inspires artists and writers.

Florida Writers Conference

Florida, USA
Oct 27-30, 2022
TBA
Take your writing career to the next level. Immerse yourself in their wide variety of beginner and advanced workshops for all publishing paths. Network with other writers and industry professionals. Become saturated with productive energy and have an amazing time. They’ll even have a costume contest.

Indie Romance Convention

Tennessee, USA
Nov 2-5, 2022
$45-$140
If you are an indie, hybrid or small press romance author, then this conference is perfect for you. With workshops and panels during the day and fun events at night, participants will be more than happy they took part in it. They also offer a two-hour open to the public book signing on Saturday. Both readers and authors can get to know each other on a more personal note.

Medical Writing & Communication Conference

Colorado, USA
Nov 2-5, 2022
$249-$699
The 2022 conference program will shine a spotlight on the importance of medical communication, and the strength and commitment of the medical writing community

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Florida, USA
Nov 3-6, 2022
Free
Participants at all stages of development — from notebook scribblers to published novelists — are invited to view a variety of discussions and panels on fiction, poetry, YA literature, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, and publishing and editing.

La Jolla Writers Conference

TBA
Nov 4-6, 2022
TBA
The La Jolla Writer’s Conference is the perfect place for writers in every stage of their writing journey. It’s the perfect place for aspiring authors or writers on the verge of submitting their manuscripts to agents. It’s also for those who want to know more about the different and ever-evolving methods of publication.

Paris Cafe Writing

Paris, France
Nov 6-12, 2022
$200-$1500
Whatever the reason—the Seine, the flower boxes, the jazz, the baguettes—Paris charms lovers and inspires artists and writers.

Kauai Writers Conference

Hawaii, USA
Nov 7-13, 2022
$695-$795
Join bestselling authors and agents in an intimate, oceanfront setting, with an emphasis on fiction, memoir, thrillers, and screenwriting. Includes in-depth sessions on craft, publishing, and the writing life, with opportunities for agent/editor feedback.

TusCon

Arizona, USA
Nov 11–13, 2022
$15–$55
TusCon is dedicated to fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and many attendees are professional writers, film producers, artists, and reporters who keep others informed about the goings-on in the industry. The primary focus of TusCon is science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but they also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming.
International Conference on Reading, Writing and Applied Linguistics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Reading, Writing and Applied Linguistics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges, encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Reading, Writing, and Applied Linguistics.

In your journey of becoming the next best selling author, engaging in writing conferences can be of great reward. Don’t miss out and sign up now!

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