Monthly Archive: January 2017

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


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.


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

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Year Established:


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



Jan 16 2017

Content Creation Camp

Content Creation Camp - Gina Hogan Edwards

Gina Hogan Edwards

What: Women’s writing retreat
When: January 25 – 29, 2017
Where: St. George Island, Florida


Get time to escape and achieve clarity about your book idea, finally start writing your blog, or start/finish any other writing project. Attend short workshops limited to ten per group, and learn writing tools and techniques, surrounded by plenty of time to write, in a beautiful and hopefully inspiring environment.


Gina Hogan Edwards, Creativity Coach, Editor, and Founder of Around the Writer’s Table will lead short morning/afternoon workshops.

The 2017 Moravian College Writers’ Conference: Writing and Sustainability

What: Writers conference
When: February 3 – 4, 2017
Where: Main Street Campus, Haupert Union Building., 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem PA

Why:  Energize your writing, work with professional faculty, and connect with other writers with workshops of 15 members or fewer and craft talks on the theme of writing & sustainability. At this writers conference, also  take part in the faculty roundtable, faculty readings and book signings. Writers of all genres and career stages are welcome.

Improve your work in the following areas: Autobiography/Memoir, Children’s, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Journalism, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Religion, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult and documentary studies.

Faculty Keynote speaker: Alison Hawthorne Deming

Guest faculty:

  • Julia Kasdorf
  • Paul Acampora
  • Mary Heather Noble
  • Chuck Wendig.
Moravian College Writer's Conference

Alison Hawthorne Deming

About keynote speaker Alison Hawthorne Deming:

Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent nonfiction book is Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she has authored three additional nonfiction books and five poetry books with Stairway to Heaven and Death Valley: Painted Light, in collaboration with astronomer/ photographer Stephen Strom.

Her first book Science and Other Poems won the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She has received a number of other accolades, as well.

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


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

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