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Pixabay There are nearly two dozen conferences, retreats, and festivals in November, spanning the country. Genre-specific conferences include medical writing, science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction, poetry, and more.
And there are many opportunities to pitch your work to agents. There is nothing like making personal contacts with agents, editors, and writers to advance your career as a writer. Many conferences are yearly events. Planning ahead also gives you an opportunity to apply for the scholarships offered by some of these conferences.
You can find a comprehensive list of conferences throughout the year here: Workshops in medical writing, designing materials for patients, analysis, clinical reports, and more. November 1—4,Sag Harbor, NY. Spark your creativity and take your writing to the next level at the nonfiction writing conference in Sag Harbor — the heart of the east end of Long Island.
The only small and focused conference in nonfiction in the country. Historical Writers of America. Workshops for fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer; networking opportunities including keynote luncheon and dinner, theme receptions, and collaboration and brain-storming sessions.
With more than 20 years of experience as a teacher of creative writing, Ms. Coomer offers creative inspiration and support for writers at all levels of achievement and ability. Writeful Places Black Writers Retreat.
November 1—8, — 16, The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques, and a workshop on creating or improving author websites. Nov 2 -4, Workshops and seminars led by nationally recognized faculty, and evening readings special emphasis on ghost stories by faculty and participants.
The Independent Authors Conference is the only conference that educates independent authors on how to cultivate a successful career in the self-publishing industry. The conference features workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panel discussions on editing, publishing, and pitching.
Fiction writer Randall Kenan will deliver the keynote. The Colrain Manuscript Intensive is a small, select, highly focused, 3-day conference designed for the evaluation and discussion of book-length manuscripts by editors and publishers.
Each workshop will meet for 6 hours and will offer craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, sharing and inspiration. A day full of workshops and writing sessions followed by evening readings and a wine tasting. Based on psychological research and extensive study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, workshop participants will discover how to go beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers — one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable.
Join bestselling authors and agents in an intimate, oceanfront setting, with an emphasis on fiction, memoir, thrillers, and screenwriting. The Monterey Writer Retreat in California.
Gina Panettieri and Michael Neff combine 38 years of working with aspiring authors and ushering them to publication. They will be available for multiple private consultations from 9 AM to noon and 2: Choice of sessions and focus will be up to each individual writer.
Additionally, as circumstances permit, Gina and Michael will also join retreaters in their quest for superb dining and festivity opportunities in the Monterey and Carmel area. Fall Nonfiction Writers Conference. Online conference devoted to writing, publishing and promoting non-fiction books.
Participation is live via phone or Skype, and recordings can be downloaded. Features 15 speakers over three days. Private Facebook group for attendees!
Sanibel Island Writers Conference. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript consultations, readings, panels, concerts, and book signings. The keynote speaker is fiction writer Ann Hood. Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp.With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think.
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