Here are the best writing conferences in the Midwest, according to our readers

The votes are in: Our readers have picked the best writing conference in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

Here are the best writing conferences in the Midwest, according to our readers

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates a previous winner in our survey. Find all of the 2020 conference winners here

 

Iowa

Iowa Summer Writing Festival*

You’d be hard-pressed to find a wider selection of writing workshops than this multi-week festival in Iowa City, home to iconic literary notables like the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and The Iowa Review.

Where: Iowa City

When: June 14-July 26th, 2020

uiowa.edu/iswfestival

 

Kansas

Kansas Authors Club Convention*

Writers can attend workshops and panels on a wealth of different subjects, including biography, historical nonfiction, YA fiction, and songwriting; the conference also gives out a number of literary awards at multiple ceremonies throughout the weekend.  

Where: Colby, Kansas

When: October 2-4, 2020

kansasauthorsclub.weebly.com