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Writing Conferences 2016

(January – June)

Be sure to check back often as I will continue to add to this list when I find new writing conferences. Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list, so if I missed your writing conference, e-mail me the particulars at contact@writedivas.com or leave a comment below and I’ll add it.

For events scheduled for the second half of 2016, please click through to the July through December page.

 

January

Jan. 15-17, 2016 – Compel, Polish, Pitch & Sign Writers’ Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

Jan. 15-18, 2016 – Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Atlantic City, NJ

Jan 16, 2016 – Fun in the Sun (mini) Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jan. 16-23, 2016 – Writers in Paradise Conference, St. Petersburg, FL

Jan. 22-23, 2016 – Write on the Red Cedar, East Lansing, MI

Jan. 22-24, 2016 – San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, San Diego, CA

Jan. 23-24, 2016 – Children’s Picture Book Writers & Illustrators Conference, Corte Madera, CA

Jan. 26, 2016 – UVU Book Academy Conference, Orem, UT

 

February

Feb. 4-7, 2016 – Coastal Magic Convention, Daytona Beach, FL

Feb. 11-13, 2016 – Life, the Universe, and Everything, Provo, UT

Feb. 11-14, 2016 – 2016 San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco, CA

Feb. 11-14, 2016 – Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA

Feb. 12-13, 2016 – South Coast Writers Conference, Gold Beach, OR

Feb. 12-14, 2016 – 17th Annual SCBWI Winter Conference, New York, NY

Feb. 12-15, 2016 – Southern California Writers’ Conference, San Diego, CA

Feb. 12-17, 2016 – Aloha Romance Writer Rendezvous, Laie, HI

Feb. 18-20, 2016 – Amelia Island Book Festival, Amelia Island, FL

Feb. 18-20, 2016 – Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Tempe, AZ

Feb. 19-21, 2016 – Asheville Christian Writers Conference, Asheville, NC

Feb. 19-21, 2016 – Deckle Edge Literary Festival, Columbia, SC

Feb. 25-28, 2016 – Left Coast Crime 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Feb. 25-28, 2016 – Sleuthfest 2016, Deerfield Beach, FL

Feb. 26-27, 2016 – Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Natchez, MS

Feb. 26-28, 2016 – Annual Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference, Van Nuys, CA

Feb. 27, 2016 – Oregon Christian Writers Winter 2016 One-Day Conference, Salem, OR

 

March

Mar. 4-6, 2016 – The Catholic Writers’ Conference, Online

Mar. 5, 2016 – WordCrafters Writing Festival, Eugene, OR

Mar. 7-9, 2016 – Digital Book World Conference + Expo, New York City, NY

Mar. 10-13, 2016 – New York Pitch Conference, New York City, NY

Mar. 11-13, 2016 – Illustrators’ Day and Springmingle’16, Decatur, GA

Mar. 12, 2016 – Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, Wye Mills, MD

Mar. 12-13, 2016 – Dahlonega Literary Festival, Dahlonega, GA

Mar. 12-13, 2016 – Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

Mar. 16-20, 2016 – Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Mar. 18-20, 2016 – MidSouthCon, Memphis, TN

Mar. 18-20, 2016 – Temecula Valley Indie Christian Writers Conference & Book Fair, Temecula, CA

Mar. 18-22, 2016 – Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon, CA

Mar. 19, 2016 – Mid-South Christian Writers’ Conference, Memphis, TN

Mar. 19-20, 2016 – Create Something Magical Conference, Iselin, NJ

Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2016 – AWP Conference & Bookfair, Los Angeles, CA

Mar. 30-Apr. 3, 2016 – Tennessee Williams New Orléans Literary Festival, New Orléans, LA

Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2016 – National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Ogden, UT

 

April

Apr. 1-2, 2016 – Palm Beach Book Festival, Palm Beach, FL

Apr. 1-2, 2016 – Write2Ignite! Conference, Tigerville, SC

Apr. 1-9, 2016 – Big Island Retreat 2016, Kailua-Kona, HI

Apr. 7-9, 2016 – Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, Oak Ridge, TN

Apr. 7-10, 2016 – Desert Dreams Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

Apr. 7-11, 2016 – The Novel Experience Event, Atlanta GA

Apr. 8-9, 2016 – IBPA Publishing University, Salt Lake City, UT

Apr. 8-9, 2016 – Write & Publish Your Book Workshop, Oxford, MS

Apr. 9, 2016 – Honolulu Writers, Authors and Poets Gathering, Honolulu, HI

Apr. 9-10, 2016 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA

Apr. 12-17, 2016 – Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, Las Vegas, NV

April 14-16, 2016 – Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing: Radical Writes, Cape Girardeau, MO

Apr. 14-17, 2016 – Arkansas Literary Festival, Little Rock, AR

Apr. 15-16, 2016 – Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference, Fullerton, CA

Apr. 15-17, 2016 – Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

Apr. 16, 2016 – Carolinas Writers Conference, Wadesboro, NC

Apr. 22-23, 2016 – Annual Spring Writers Roundup, Mt. Pleasant, TX

Apr. 22-23, 2016 – Southern Kentucky Book Fest and Writers Conference, Bowling Green, KY

Apr. 22-24, 2016 – Wicked Book Weekend, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Apr. 23, 2016 – Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, AL

Apr. 23, 2016 – Rochester Writers Spring Writers’ Conference, Rochester, MI

Apr. 23-24, 2016 – DFW Writers Conference, Fort Worth, TX

Apr. 28, 2016 – Christian Romance Writers Conference, Spokane, WA

Apr. 28-30, 2016 – Las Vegas Writer’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Apr. 28-30, 2016 – Newburyport Literary Festival, Newburyport, MA

Apr. 28-30, 2016 – Romance Slam Jam 2016, Detroit, MI

Apr. 29-May 1, 2016 – Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD

Apr. 29-May 1, 2016 – Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference, Kansas City, MO

 

May

May 4-6, 2016 – Nonfiction Writers Conference, Online

May 6-7, 2016 – Storymakers Conference, Provo, UT

May 7, 2016 – Hudson Children’s Book Festival, Hudson, NY

May 7, 2016 – Idaho Writers Guild Pitchfest, Boise, ID

May 7, 2016 – St. Louis Indie Book Fair, St. Louis, MO

May 11-13, 2016 – Book Expo America, Chicago, IL

May 11-14, 2016 – Colorado Christian Writers Conference, Estes Park, CO

May 12-19, 2016 – Writers Retreat Workshop, San Antonio, TX

May 13-14, 2016 – Northwest Christian Writers Renewal, Bellevue, WA

May 13-15, 2016 – Write on the River Conference, Wenatchee, WA

May 14, 2016 – BookCon, Chicago, IL

May 14, 2016 – Oregon Christian Writers Spring 2016 One-Day Conference, Eugene, OR

May 14, 2016 – The Prince George’s Book Festival, Landover, MD

May 14, 2016 – Writing the Breakout Novel With Donald Maass, Phoenix, AZ

May 15-21, 2016 – Novel-in-Progress BookCamp & Writing Retreat, West Bend, WI

May 20-21, 2016 – 2016 Spring Fling Writers’ Conference, Schaumburg, IL

May 20-22, 2016 – Pennwriters Conference, Lancaster, PA

May 21, 2016 – Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, MD

May 25-28, 2016 – North Words Writers Symposium, Skagway, AK

May 29-31, 2016 – Annual Conference on Creative Writing at Pacific, Davis, CA

May 30, 2016 – Mountain Thunder Festival, Cedarville, CA

 

June

Jun. 1-5, 2016 – Romance Novel Convention, Las Vegas, NV

Jun. 2-6, 2016 – Bear River Writers’ Conference, Boyne, MI

Jun. 4-5, 2016 – Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA

Jun. 4-14, 2016 – Yale Writers’ Conference – Session I, New Haven, MA

Jun. 5-10, 2016 – Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara, CA

Jun. 6-7, 2016 – Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL

Jun. 8-11, 2016 – Write-to-Publish, Chicago, IL

Jun. 10-14, 2016 – Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Homer, AK

Jun. 13-16, 2016 – Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers, Sandy, UT

Jun. 15-19, 2016 – Wesleyan Writers Conference, Middletown, CT

Jun. 15-19, 2016 – Writers@Work Conference, Alta, UT

Jun. 16-18, 2016 – Anna Arbor Book Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

Jun. 16-19, 2016 – Yale Writers’ Conference – Session II, New Haven, MA

Jun. 17-19, 2016 – Nantucket Book Festival, Nantucket, MA

Jun. 17-21, 2016 – Southeastern Writers Workshop, St. Simons Island, GA

Jun. 18, 2016 – Teen Writers Conference, Ogden, UT

Jun. 21-25, 2016 – Western Writers of America Annual Convention, Cheyenne, WY

Jun. 23-25, 2016 – DRC Conference Faculty & Workshops 2016, Davenport, IA

Jun. 23-25, 2016 – Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Jackson Hole, WY

Jun. 24-25, 2016 – Chuckanut Writers Conference, Bellingham, WA

Jun. 24-26, 2016 – Writers’ League of Texas, Austin, TX

 

July through December

 


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