In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, event staff face a difficult decision: cancel and hope for better luck next year or move online. Luckily for writers around the country, more and more conferences are choosing the latter. Here’s how conference directors are successfully adapting live events into virtual ones.
This Baja conference may be going digital in 2021, but staff members are determined not to lose all the cultural and craft elements that make the annual event so special.
This long-running event hopes to offer a hybrid conference in spring 2021, presenting both in-person and virtual instruction for attending writers.
Ready to leap into the world of self-publishing? This three-day event from the Independent Book Publishers Association is here to help.
Authors, fans, and industry professionals flock to this four-day celebration of crime fiction.
Hate crowds? Love alone time? Shudder violently at the mere thought of ‘networking?’ You, too, can succeed at a writing conference! Here’s how.
Get hands-on experience in forensics and law enforcement at this immersive four-day event in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Capped at just 30 attendees, this spring conference offers authors the chance to mingle with agents in an intimate and beautiful Caribbean setting.
Need a boot camp for kidlit authors? Look no further than this bicoastal conference.
We seldom think “beauty walk” when considering a writing conference, but just before the Chicago Spring Fling Conference – sponsored by Chicago-North’s chapter of the … Read More “Conference Insider: Chicago Spring Fling”
Attendees can find craft advice, camaraderie, and commercial success at this welcoming four-day event.
Spend two days talking craft and networking with agents at this NYC conference hosted by one of the country’s most well-known writing centers.
On the final day of the North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, Alaska, attendees and staff take the train to Laughton Glacier Station and hike … Read More “Conference Insider: North Words Writers Symposium”
This three-day Boston conference strives to create a welcoming and diverse space for all writers to learn and grow.
Eager to spend more than a weekend working on your craft and career? This sunny six-day conference in California may be just the ticket.
Authors have called upon their experiences as parents of children with disabilities, and on volunteer work or extensive research, to create characters who reflect the physical, emotional, and developmental challenges that readers and their peers may face.
Steve Almond, Julianna Baggott, and Karen Russell are just a few of the experts you’ll find at this beautiful seaside conference.
Author Melissa Hart shares how she grudgingly changed her memoir to a nonfiction book at an editor’s request – and found it ultimately worked better.
Crazy about the haiku? Have we got a conference for you.
How could your words help better the world? That’s the question this one-day event asks attendees.
This Seattle-based conference effectively balances art with business – and has a long list of alumni success stories to prove it.
This three-day conference will inform and energize authors looking to blend historical fact with fiction.
If you write books for young readers, this New England conference is an event you can’t miss.
Craft and community combine at what event organizers call a “left-coast, Birkenstock-wearing version of Bread Loaf.”
From social justice to video essays, this fact-focused conference is deeply grounded in modern-day truthtelling.
Six hundred mystery writers gather each spring to talk about craft – and murder.
Writers of all genres and experience levels gather in Arizona for intense learning and vibrant conversations.
Choose from craft talks, career insights, or publishing advice – both traditional and indie – at this decades-old conference in San Diego.
This Friday-Saturday conference in New York City offers a comprehensive primer on the publishing industry.
All creative disciplines come together for a harmonious weekend of learning, growth, and inspiration at this welcoming four-day conference.
Dive deep into craft at this intensive five-day retreat on Lake Mendota.
Treat yourself – and write more, too.
Struggling with the business side of being an author? This industry-focused conference in the Pacific Northwest is here to help.
This thrilling conference allows participants to learn about the industry, sharpen their crime-solving skills, and net a publishing deal all in one weekend.
Each year, several conferences and retreats cater to specific demographics, enabling writers to find a community that understands the challenges inherent in belonging to, and writing in, a particular culture.
This proposal swept an agent off her feet.
Three couples share their secrets of collaborative success.
Want mentorship, must-know trends, and freelance opportunities all in one conference? This nonfiction-based organization has events for you.
Older students seeking graduate degrees in creative writing prove that age really is just a number.
This spine-tingling conference offers a one-stop shop for all things horror.
Connect to young readers with dynamic classroom visits.
This “smart typewriter” enables writers to find focus.
Can writers move beyond grim when it comes to serious issues about the Earth?
A family of writers finds inspiration and solidarity in the bard.
Dinty W. Moore talks about his unconventional, superstitious, comic, mindful and messy approach to teaching and practicing craft.
Organizing a conference? Think passion. Budget. Great coffee.
Magazines offer young writers experience and exposure.