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

The votes are in: Our readers have picked the best writing conference in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

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

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

 

Arizona

Write Now! Conference

Hosted by Desert Sleuths, the Phoenix chapter of Sisters in Crime, this popular event brings together authors, agents, and editors for craft discussions, industry advice, and agent pitch sessions.

Where: Phoenix

When: September (2020 dates pending)

desertsleuths.com/write-now

 

California

Sonoma County Writers Camp

Hosted by authors Ellen Sussman and Elizabeth Stark at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, this five-day retreat includes lodging and meals in its registration fees along with special sessions with industry professional.

Where: Occidental

When: April 29-May 3 2020; August 5-9 2020

sonomacountywriterscamp.com