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Feb 02

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference – Writers Bootcamp

What: 3-day retreat / conference
When: Feb 17 – 19, 2017
Where: The Cove – The Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porters Cove Rd, Asheville NC

Why: Take part in classes and small discussion groups about editors, agents and publishers. Also explore workshops led by award-winning authors.

Faculty:

  • Best selling and award winning authors Vonda Skelton and Michelle Medlock Adams
  • Author and writing coach – Larry Leech
  • Award winning authors Yvonne Lehman, Cindy Sproles and Edie Melson
  • Christian Communicator and Editor Lin Johnson
  • Linda Gilden, author
  • Denise Loock, author and editor
  • Eddie Jones, Publisher Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Christian
  • Communicator, Magazine publishers and Radio Host
  • Scott McCausey and worship leader, LaTan Murphy

From the organizers:

The Asheville Christian Writers Conference offers attendees the experience of a large writers conference but on a more personal and intimate level. Consider this your “Writers Bootcamp” and an intense weekend of fun and work.

cindy@christiandevotions.us
ashevillechristianwritersconference.com

Jan 28

31st Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference

What: Writers Conference run by professional writers
Where: Crowne Plaza Hanalei, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA 
When: Feb 17-19 2017

Why:

Attend your choice of 11 workshops from a selection of 31 in 4 categories:

  • Read & Critique
  • Rogue Read & Critique(s)
  • Craft & Execution
  • Business & Copywriting

The organizers report that they have “facilitated some $4 million worth of 1st time authors’ deals.”

Manuscript critique & one-on-one consultation also available.

Topics:

Autobiography/Memoir, Children’s, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Religion, Romance, Screenwriting, Young Adult

Group Size:

175

Year Established:

1986

Tagline: “A writer is a writer before, as well as after, publication”

 



619-303-8185
msg@writersconference.com
www.WritersConference.com

Jan 11

Free-Write Fling: Get Rid of Writer’s block

Free-Write Fling facilitator Cynthia Morris

Free-Write Fling facilitator Cynthia Morris

What: Month-long writing course, mostly about how to get rid of writer’s block
When: February, May and October, all month
Where: Online

Why:

Take part in a course designed to get rid of writer’s block forever. Learn how to avoid procrastination and use the free-writing method. Organizers claim to turn wannabe writers into real writers in a month-long online course.

Facilitated by:

Writer’s coach and author Cynthia Morris

Certified coach & author Cynthia Morris (Create Your Writer’s Life: A Guide to Writing with Joy and Ease and the Paris historical novel Chasing Sylvia Beach), has been coaching creatives since 1999.

Tagline: Liberate your creative genius

 

www.originalimpulse.com/free-write-fling/

Jan 09 2017

2017 Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

What: Poetry Festival with workshops, readings, craft talks, individual conference, social events
When: Jan 16 – 21, 2017
Where: Old School Square, Delray Beach, FL

Why: Workshops with Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, and Robert Wrigley. Special Guest is past NEA Chairman, Dana Gioia.

Some highlights:

  • 2016 High School Poetry Contest
  • Charles Simic 2017 special guest poet
  • Traveling to Delray Beach
  • Haiku/zuihitsu workshop

 

www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/

 

Dec 22

35th Key West Literary Seminar: Revealing Power – The Literature of Politics

What: Seminar
When: January 12 – 15, 2017
Where: San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, Key West FL

Why: Take part in 4-day seminar includes readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions. Learn about autobiography/memoir, children’s, fiction, humor, journalism, mystery, nature, non-fiction, playwriting, poetry, publishing, science fiction/fantasy, screenwriting, travel and young adult.

In the words of the organizers:

“Revealing Power” will be a singular literary exploration of power—of those who wield it, those who suffer under it, and those who seek to attain it—and of what power reveals about the human condition. Confirmed speakers are listed below.

Speakers include:

  • Ann Beattie
  • Robert Caro
  • Stephen L. Carter
  • Teju Cole
  • Gail Collins
  • Billy Collins
  • Deborah Eisenberg
  • Garrett Epps
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Joe Klein
  • Rachel Kushner
  • Thomas Mallon
  • Jane Mayer
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Peter S. Onuf
  • George Saunders
  • Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Brenda Wineapple

www.kwls.org/

Oct 27

Shape up with online writing classes from Absolute Write

What: Absolute online writing classes and workshops
When:
Year round

Where: Online, based in Seattle, Washington

Why: Attend online writing classes year round to improve your craft. Teaching methods vary from instructor to instructor, but include online writing courses with assignments, one-on-one instruction, and tutorials.

Focus on Business/Technical, Children’s, Fiction, Marketing, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing or Screenwriting.

Selected faculty:

  • Andrea Campbell
  • Sheila Bender
  • Amy Brozio-Andrews
  • Deborah Bouziden
  • Mike Sedge
  • George Sheldon
  • Elsie Walker
  • Bill Van Nostran

Contact:

Amy Brozio-Andrews
Managing ed.
Absolute Write
8911 Vernon Road M#165
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
United States
(518) 331-7994