South Dakota Festival of Books*
Most events at this large three-day celebration of literature are free, although more advanced workshops for writers are ticketed.
When: October 2-4, 2020
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writers’ Institute*
This four-day event doesn’t just offer pitch sessions with agents: It also supports first-time queriers with pre-pitching workshops and practice sessions with experienced professionals.
When: March 26-29, 2020