2015 Writers Conferences and Workshops

 

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One of the main benefits of attending a writers retreat or conference is the opportunity to meet editors, agents, publishers and other writers. Widening your circle of connections in the literary world can help you mark your own presence as an author, to learn about the publishing industry, and how to get your book published / author-published.  Here are just a few of the many writers conferences and retreat offers in the USA for 2015:
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Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 7 – 12, 2015
http://www.sbwritersconference.com
Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals. March 1 – Advance Submissions opens – Sign up to meet an Agent/Editor.

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Jackson Hole Writers Conference June 25-27, 2015
http://jacksonholewritersconference.com
The conference venue will be the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, a modern setting in Old West Jackson Hole. It is within walking distance of the town’s many amenities, eateries, and hotels. A Pre-Conference Workshop is offered too: Structure and Depth in the Novel, 9am to 3pm, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Napa Valley Writers Conference July 26-31, 2015
http://www.napawritersconference.org/
35th conference, held at the Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College, located in the heart of California’s Wine Country.The campus is in the historic town of St. Helena, about 25 miles north of the city of Napa, and about two hours’ drive north of the San Francisco or Oakland airports. During the conference week, attendees’ meals are provided by the Napa Valley Cooking School. Participants register for either the poetry or the fiction workshops, but panels and talks are open to all. Workshops meet for two hours daily over five days. The schedule also includes talks by faculty writers, panels featuring visiting editors and agents, and readings by the faculty at Napa Valley wineries.

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Mendocino Coast Writers Conference August 6-8, 2015
http://www.mcwc.org/index.html
The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference offers a broad sampling of genres, and a place where writers find encouragement, expertise, and inspiration. You might choose to concentrate on poetry, novel, short fiction or creative nonfiction. Or you may want to explore and experiment. All workshops are open on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of the Master Class. It is a place to exchange ideas with authors, editors, literary agents, and other writers of many talents, ages and backgrounds. Learning happens in workshops, seminars, panels, and during informal social gatherings.

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Squawvalley Writers Workshops July 6 – 13, 2015
http://www.squawvalleywriters.org/
Summer Writing Workshops
For 45 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers, and screenwriters for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Participants register for either the poetry or the fiction workshops, but panels and talks are open to all. Workshops meet for two hours daily over five days. The schedule also includes talks by faculty writers, panels featuring visiting editors and agents, and readings by the faculty at Napa Valley wineries.

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Let Your Writing Evaluate
Manuscript critiques are an important part of writer conferences, providing a way for authors, to discuss their work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.  Learn even more about the craft of writing.  Equally important is gaining understanding of book business realities. For instance, why is the marketing plan so important in your proposal, and what do agents and editors expect to see in yours?

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