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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:001
The Colrain Conference
Book-Length Poetry Manuscript Analysis
Small Group Sessions with Press Editors & Publishers
Publication Panel & Readings
image for workshop The Colrain Conference is the original, one-of-a-kind, total immersion poetry manuscript conference. Faculty includes nationally-renowned poet-editors and publishers. Work with the best for the best results!
Truchas, New Mexico • June 10 – 13, 2016
Greenfield, Massachusetts • August 5 – 8, 2016
Whidbey Island, Washington • September 23 – 26, 2016
More Info: www.colrainpoetry.com
Contact: Joan Houlihan
1-978-897-0054
Email: conferences@colrainpoetry.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:002
The Creativity Workshop
Learn how to jumpstart your creativity!
image for workshop Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling...
Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world such as New York, Barcelona, Provence, Florence, Crete, Prague, Dublin, Dubai, Singapore...
In our creative writing classes you will generate both new work and ideas for the work you are in the midst of creating. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write.
More Info: www.creativityworkshop.com
Contact: (212) 203-3252
Email: questions@creativityworkshop.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:003
WOMEN READING ALOUD
International Writer's Retreat
Alonnisos, Greece
June 14 - 23, 2016
Led by Julie Maloney, writer and poet and Founder/Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD
image for workshop Patitiri is full of cafes and tavernas where you can sit with your writing journal and enjoy the port atmosphere with the many colorful fishing and sailing boats.
Walk up the hill to Nina’s Pansion where you will be staying and feast your eyes on the magenta bourganvilla. Read. Take a nap. Swim. Hike. Take time. Write.
More Info: www.womenreadingaloud.org
Contact: Julie Maloney
(973) 927-6354
Email: julie@womenreadingaloud.org
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:004
New York Writers Workshop
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New York Writers Workshop serves a thriving community of writers. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, mentoring and other resources for the aspiring or established writer in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, memoir, speech writing, screenwriting and playwriting.

Non-Fiction Pitch Conference
October 7 - 9, 2016

Fiction Pitch Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
More Info: www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com
Contact: New York Writers Workshop
Email: newyorkwritersworkshop@gmail.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:005
Gotham Writers Workshop
555 Eighth Ave., Suite 1402
New York, NY 10018
image for workshop Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in NYC and online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship.
We offer courses for adults and teens, as well as one-on-one guidance-at various levels and lengths. We've been teaching creative writing to tens of thousands of students since 1993.
More Info: www.gothamwriters.com
Contact: Gotham Writers Workshop
212-974-8377
Email: contact@gothamwriters.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:006
TLC Writing Retreats for Women
with Tammy L. Coia and Linda George Brown
image for workshop TLC is dedicated to helping you find the courage to tell your story. From the moment you arrive you will feel safe, supported and encouraged among other like minded women.
• Bellingham, Washington: April 4-8, 2016 AND April 24-30 2016
• Loreto Bay, Mexico: April 24-30 2016
• Show Low, Arizona: June 6-8, 2016
• Camas, Washington: September 26-30, 2016
More Info: tlcwritingretreats.com
Contact: Tammy L. Coia
(760) 989-2232
Email: thememoircoach@gmail.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:007
Writing Immersion Creative Retreats
Writing • Yoga • Painting
Holistic Retreat in Sustainable Tuscany: time, space, and structure to work creatively
image for workshop This retreat is an opportunity to find oneself at home with a rare integration of sustainable agriculture and artistic enrichment.
You may participate in as many additional activities as you would like. Or, you may choose to devote your time solely to your writing.
More Info: summerwritingretreat.com
Contact: Stephen Lloyd Webber
Email: comments@writingimmersion.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:008
Unicorn Writers' Conference
Reid Castle, Manhattanville College
Purchase, NY, USA
image for workshop Unicorn Writers’ Conference is uniquely designed to arm visionary writers with the practical know-how they need to get their manuscripts through the gatekeepers of the publishing world.
Unicorn Writers’ Conference brings together industry insiders to offer rare tutorials on what publishers really care about, including how to market a book, generate publicity, select artwork, write a query letter, improve writing, and negotiate a book deal.
More Info: www.unicornwritersconference.com
Contact: Jan Kardys, Chairman
203-938-7405
Email: unicornwritersconference@gmail.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:009
San Francisco Writers Conference
February 16-19, 2017
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA
image for workshop Join us at this 14th Annual Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for writers. The SFWC is unsurpassed for quality interaction with 100+ literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors.
More Info: www.SFWriters.org
Contact: Barbara Santos
SFWC Marketing Director
(925) 420-6223
Email: barbara@sfwriters.org
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:010
Odyssey Writing Workshop
June 6 - July 15, 2016
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
image for workshop Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication. The six-week workshop is a serious, demanding program for developing writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work.
More Info: www.sff.net/odyssey
Contact: Jeanne Cavelos
Email: jcavelos@sff.net
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:011
American University of Paris
The Summer Creative Writing Institute
Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Workshops
Paris, France
June - July 2016
image for workshop This program is an intensive three-week program designed for students seeking to join a cohesive group of young writers in lively workshops while experiencing Paris life with its great literary legacy.
The workshops include Writing Fiction, Creative Nonfiction: Crafting Personal Narrative, and Cross-Genre Writing: Poetry & Literary Prose.
More Info: Click here
Contact: Jeffrey Greene
Email: jeffrey.greene@noos.fr
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:012
The Book Shepherd
Dr. Judith Briles
Book Publishing Unplugged
June 23 – 24 – 25, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA
image for workshop Experience two and one half days of Judith … no guest speakers, no pitches, just Judith Briles’ Book Publishing Unplugged ...
Delivering an amazing depth of publishing, authoring and marketing information that she has derived from her 30 plus years in the publishing field and as The Book Shepherd. On the 27th, you have a BONUS session that will deliver an intensive implementation workshop using gizmos and gadgets that are used in social media and marketing.
More Info: www.thebookshepherd.com
Contact: Judith Briles
303-885-2207
Email: judith@thebookshepherd.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:013
Albert Flynn DeSilver
THE WRITER'S MASTERMIND 2016
image for workshop • Featuring International Best Selling Author Dave Eggers
• Editors, Agents, Master Teachers: Applications NOW OPEN!
• Enrollment Extremely Limited!
Program Begins March 2016
More Info:
www.albertflynndesilver.com
Contact: Albert Flynn DeSilver
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:014
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
June 20-26, 2016
Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA
image for workshop Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Please join us this summer for an exciting opportunity to create, collaborate, and commune in the great northwoods.
This year’s workshop faculty members are Jericho Brown (Poetry), Natalie Diaz (Poetry), Lorraine Lopez (Fiction), Rebecca Brown (Creative Nonfiction), and LeAnne Howe (Multi-genre). And our Distinguished Visiting Writer is Joy Harjo!
More Info: www.northwoodswriters.org
Contact: 218-755-2068
Email:
writersconference@bemidjistate.edu
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:015
Write to Sell Your Book
Guided Novel Writing Retreat
Led by Diane O'Connell
The Kemble Inn, Lenox, MA, USA
November 6-9, 2016
image for workshop This guided novel writing retreat is an intensive creative process limited to six participants committed to improving their craft and completing their novels.
Led by a former Random House editor and award-winning author, this retreat combines group lessons, one-on-one coaching and private writing time to help you craft a big vision, strong dramatic arc, characters readers will fall in love with, and a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
More Info: www.writetosellyourbook.com
Contact: Diane O'Connell
917-705-9471
Email: diane@writetosellyourbook.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:016
Mia Terra Tours & Retreats
STORIES OF YOUR DAYS
Memoir Writing Retreat
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
June 3-5, 2016
image for workshop Led by Jay Speyerer, “Pittsburgh’s Mark Twain,” memoir writer, and popular memoir coach.
Jay Speyerer will help you uncover the key moments of your life and put your world into words for future generations.
“Remember: you might be very interesting today, but you'll be fascinating in fifty years." --Jay Speyerer
Join us June 3-5 in the beautiful Laurel Highland Mountains of western Pennsylvania to:
-​ Find inspiration
- Find your writing spirit
- Find the stories of your days
More Info: click here
Contact: Diana Osberg
Email: info@miaterratours.com
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:017
Paris Writers’ Workshop
June 26 - July 1, 2016
UNESCO headquarters, Paris
image for workshop This acclaimed English-language creative writing program, will be held at UNESCO headquarters, on Paris’ Left Bank.
• Master classes led by award-winning authors:
- Ayana Mathis, Novels
- Nahid Rachlin, Short Stories/Novellas
- Marilyn Hacker, Poetry
- Michele Huneven, Creative Nonfiction
• A panel discussion on the challenges of publishing today with industry experts
• A literary walking tour given by an authority on Paris’ writing scene
• A guided tour of the one-of-a-kind international art collection at UNESCO
More Info: pariswritersworkshop.org
Email: pww@wice-paris.org
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Writing Workshop / Conference - Entry#:018
Women Writing Italy
October 9 - 15, 2016
Near Perugia, Umbria, Italy
image for workshop All writers at any level of experience are welcome, all you need is the desire to write and a willingness to allow the writing to happen. Treat your inner writer to a retreat designed to give you the luxurious space and time you need to create in an encouraging and inspiring environment.
During our week together in a beautiful villa in the heart of Italy, we’ll start with a morning writing session where we do some collective writing, set our individual intention and writing goal for the day, and check in together as a group.
Then, your day is free to structure as you wish. Write on your own, get some individual coaching if you desire, take a long walk in the Italian countryside, go for a swim at our five-star resort, get a massage or take a nap.
Most importantly, you’ll have a whole week to luxuriate in your writing, in a place renowned for centuries as a place women came together to worship, create, and celebrate the goddess.
More Info: womenwritingitaly.com
Email: Allison Quaid
415.602.8891
aquaid@gmail.com
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The Book Shepherd - Dr. Judith Briles
Book Publishing Unplugged

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THE WRITER'S MASTERMIND 2016

http://www.albertflynndesilver.com

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Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
www.northwoodswriters.org





Write to Sell Your Book
Guided Novel Writing Retreat - Led by Diane O'Connell

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Year-Round

Gotham Writers Workshop
New York, USA

Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship.
More Info

New York Writers Workshop
New York, USA

New York Writers Workshop serves a thriving community of aspiring writers. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, mentoring and other resources for the beginning or established writer, in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, memoir, speech writing, screenwriting and playwriting.
More Info

June

June 3 - 5
Mia Terra Tours & Retreats
STORIES OF YOUR DAYS
Memoir Writing Retreat
Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA

Led by Jay Speyerer, “Pittsburgh’s Mark Twain,” memoir writer, and popular memoir coach. Jay Speyerer will help you uncover the key moments of your life and put your world into words for future generations.
More Info

June 4 - July 25
American University of Paris
The Summer Creative Writing Institute
Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Workshops
Paris, France

This program is an intensive three-week program designed for students seeking to join a cohesive group of young writers in lively workshops while experiencing Paris life with its great literary legacy.
More Info

June 6 - 8
TLC Writing Retreats for Women with Tammy L. Coia and Linda George Brown
Show Low, Arizona, USA

TLC is dedicated to helping you find the courage to tell your story. From the moment you arrive you will feel safe, supported and encouraged among other like minded women.
More Info

June 6 - July 15
Odyssey Writing Workshop
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication.
More Info

June 10 – 13
The Colrain Conference
Truchas, New Mexico, USA

Book-Length Poetry Manuscript Analysis, Small Group Sessions with Press Editors & Publishers, Publication Panel & Readings
More Info

June 10 - 13
The Creativity Workshop
New York, USA

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

June 14 - 23
WOMEN READING ALOUD
International Writer's Retreat
Alonnisos, Greece

Led by Julie Maloney, writer and poet and Founder/Director of WOMEN READING ALOUD
More Info

June 20 - 24
The Creativity Workshop
Barcelona, Spain

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

June 20 - 26
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA

Since 2003, writers from all over the United States have gathered in an intimate lakeside setting with award-winning authors and teachers to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please join us this summer for an exciting opportunity to create, collaborate, and commune in the great northwoods.
More Info

June 23, 24, 25
The Book Shepherd
Dr. Judith Briles
Book Publishing Unplugged
Denver, Colorado, USA

Delivering an amazing depth of publishing, authoring and marketing information that she has derived from her 30 plus years in the publishing field and as The Book Shepherd. On the 27th, you have a BONUS session that will deliver an intensive implementation workshop using gizmos and gadgets that are used in social media and marketing.
More Info

June 26 - July 1
Paris Writers’ Workshop
UNESCO headquarters, Paris

This acclaimed English-language creative writing program, will be held at UNESCO headquarters, on Paris’ Left Bank. Master classes led by award-winning authors, A panel discussion on the challenges of publishing today with industry experts, A literary walking tour given by an authority on Paris’ writing scene, A guided tour of the one-of-a-kind international art collection at UNESCO ...
More Info

June 29 - July 3
The Creativity Workshop
Crete, Greece

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

July

July 8 - 12
The Creativity Workshop
Florence, Italy

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

July 18 - 22
The Creativity Workshop
Prague, Czech Republic

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

August

August 5 - 8
The Colrain Conference
Greenfield, MA, USA

Book-Length Poetry Manuscript Analysis, Small Group Sessions with Press Editors & Publishers, Publication Panel & Readings
More Info

August 12 - 15
The Creativity Workshop
New York, USA

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

September

September 23 - 26
The Colrain Conference
Whidbey Island, WA, USA

Book-Length Poetry Manuscript Analysis, Small Group Sessions with Press Editors & Publishers, Publication Panel & Readings
More Info

September 26 - 30
TLC Writing Retreats for Women with Tammy L. Coia and Linda George Brown
Camas, Washington, USA

TLC is dedicated to helping you find the courage to tell your story. From the moment you arrive you will feel safe, supported and encouraged among other like minded women.
More Info

October

October 6 - 8
The Creativity Workshop
Singapore

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

October 7 - 9
New York Writers Workshop
Non-Fiction Pitch Conference
New York, USA

New York Writers Workshop serves a thriving community of writers. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, mentoring and other resources for the aspiring or established writer in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, memoir, speech writing, screenwriting and playwriting.
More Info

October 9 - 15
Women Writing Italy
Near Perugia, Umbria, Italy

During our week together in a beautiful villa in the heart of Italy, we’ll start with a morning writing session where we do some collective writing, set our individual intention and writing goal for the day, and check in together as a group.
More Info

October 21 - 24
The Creativity Workshop
New York, USA

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info

November

November 6 - 9, 2016
Write to Sell Your Book
Guided Novel Writing Retreat
Led by Diane O'Connell
The Kemble Inn, Lenox, MA, USA

This guided novel writing retreat is an intensive creative process limited to six participants committed to improving their craft and completing their novels. Led by a former Random House editor and award-winning author, this retreat combines group lessons, one-on-one coaching and private writing time to help you craft a big vision, strong dramatic arc, characters readers will fall in love with, and a clear process for getting to a finished draft.
More Info

November 11 - 13
New York Writers Workshop
Fiction Pitch Conference
New York, USA

New York Writers Workshop serves a thriving community of writers. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, mentoring and other resources for the aspiring or established writer in the areas of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, memoir, speech writing, screenwriting and playwriting.
More Info

February 2017

February 16 - 19
San Francisco Writers Conference
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA

Join us at this Annual Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for writers. The SFWC is unsurpassed for quality interaction with 100+ literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors.
More Info

March 2017

March 14 - 18
The Creativity Workshop
Florence, Italy

Working with the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography and Storytelling... Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world.
More Info



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