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

 

New Mexico

Taos Writers Conference (TIE)

Now in its fourth year, this event couples one-day intensives on Friday with roundtable discussions and three-hour workshops on Saturday.

Where: Taos

When: July (2020 dates pending)

taoswritersconference.org

 

UNM Continuing Education 16th Annual Writers Conference (TIE)

Hosted by the University of New Mexico, this one-day event doesn’t just boast a jam-packed itinerary of speakers and workshops: It also offers individual pitch sessions with agents and editors at no extra cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Where: Albuquerque

When: April 18, 2020

ce.unm.edu/enrichment/writers-conference.php

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Conference*

Even if you can’t be on site for the 2020 event in May, you can still benefit from both days of instruction: Recordings of the live sessions are available for purchase online once the event is over.

Where: Oklahoma City

When: May 1-2, 2020

owfi.org