Writers Conferences and Book Festivals

There are many excellent conferences for writers seeking to expand their writing skills, learn more about the business of publishing, connect with an agent or publisher, or just get inspiration and encouragement from published authors. These vary from large writers conferences with thousands of attendees to small, intimate writing retreats. The conferences and retreats offer a variety of training and opportunities for the attendees.  You can click on the name of the conference to go to their website for more detailed information, but we have indicated some of the key types of content.

Writers - Conferences and retreats that provided training on the art of writing. Conferences which only have this indicator will have the strongest focus on helping you to be a better writer.

Publishing - These conferences will have classes in the business of publishing, especially on self-publishing. These classes often focus on ways to market your book.

Agents - Agents and acquisition editors from traditional publishers attend some conferences looking for excellent manuscripts. If it is indicated that there are agents at the conference, there will usually be some structured way for an author to pitch their manuscript to the agents and editors. These sessions fill up quickly so apply early. The quality of the agents and editors that attend the conferences will vary.

Festivals - A book festival is more of a celebration of books, but some may have writing conferences associated with them. Often there are opportunities for authors to do readings and/or sell their books at festivals.

Specialty - Unless otherwise indicated, the conferences and festivals listed here are for all genres of books. We do not list conferences that specialize in poetry.

Top Conferences - Conferences that we know to provide excellent curriculum and exceptional faculty are noted by the Thumbs up 50 symbol.

Special Trade Shows - We have included some large book industry trade shows bookexpo3 that may be useful to some authors and independent publishers. The primary purpose of these shows is to facilitate introducing new books to book retailers and libraries. These shows are becoming more open to small, independent publishers, including self-publishing authors.

UPDATES AND ADDITIONS: We use our best efforts to maintain this listing as accurately as possible. If your Conference or Festival is not listed or the information isn't up to date, please contact us by using the Conference Contact Form.

So which one is correct?

Is it Writers, Writer's or Writers'?

We follow the AWP and use Writers, but we leave each conference's listing as they use it.

TopNameStart Date*DaysCityStateCountryWritersPublishingAgentsFestivalSpecialty
bookexpo3Frankfurt Book Fair10/16/20195FrankfurtGermanyPublishing
Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop10/16/20195MarshallCAU.S.Writers
Wordfest10/16/20198CalgaryABCanadaFestivalNonfiction
Brattleboro Literary Festival10/17/20194BrattleboroVTU.S.Festival
Whistler Writers Festival10/17/20194WhistlerBCCanadaWritersPublishingAgents
Florida Writers Assoc. Annual Conference10/17/20194Altamonte SpringsFLU.S.WritersAgents
LitFest Alberta (Edmonton)10/17/201911EdmontonABCanadaFestival
New Jersey Romance Writers Conference10/18/20192IselinNJU.S.WritersRomance
New England Romance Reader-Writer Conference10/18/20192ManchesterNHU.S.Writers
Fort Collins Book Festival10/18/20192Fort CollinsCOU.S.Festival
Emerald City Writers' Conference 10/18/20193BellevueWAU.S.WritersRomance
Las Vegas Book Festival10/19/20191Las VegasNVU.S.Festival
Read Up, Greenville10/19/20191GreenvilleSCU.S.Festival
Boston Book Festival10/19/20192BostonMAU.S.Festival
Declare Conference10/21/20193RichardsonTXU.S.WritersChristian
The Vancouver Writers Fest10/21/20197VancouverBCCanadaFestival
Chippewa Valley Book Festival10/21/20197Eau ClaireWIU.S.Festival
Toronto International Festival of Authors10/24/201910TorontoONCanadaFestival
Surrey International Writers Conference10/25/20193SurreyBCCanadaWritersAgents
La Jolla Writer's Conference 10/25/20193La JollaCAU.S.Writers
Books by the Banks Book Festival10/26/20191CincinnatiOHU.S.Festival
Texas Book Festival 10/26/20192AustinTXU.S.Festival
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention10/31/20194DallasTXU.S.WritersMystery
Northwest Georgia Writers Conference11/1/20192CalhounGAU.S.Writers
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Booksl11/1/20192WaukeshaWIU.S.Festival
Baltimore Book Festival11/1/20193BaltimoreMDU.S.Festival
Wild Writers Literary Festival11/1/20193WaterlooONCanadaWriters
Louisiana Book Festival 11/2/20191Baton RougeLAU.S.Festival
Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Conference11/2/20191SequimWAU.S.WritersChristian
Jewish Book Fair11/2/20199DetroitMIU.S.FestivalJewish
Jewish Book Festival11/3/201911RochesterNYU.S.FestivalJewish
ECPA PUBu11/5/20192NashvilleTNU.S.PublishingCBA - Christian
Kanab Writers Conference11/7/20193KanabUTU.S.Writers
Ohio Christian Writers Conference11/8/20192AshvilleOHU.S.WritersAgentsChristian
C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference11/8/20192ConwayARU.S.Writers
Kauai Writers Conference11/8/20193KauaiHIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
New England Crime Bake11/8/20193WoburnMAU.S.WritersAgentsMystery
Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp11/8/20194Tahoe CityCAU.S.Writers
Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock)11/9/20191PortlandORU.S.Festival
Red Clay Writers Conference11/9/20191KennesawGAU.S.Writers
Kentucky Book Festival11/10/20197LexingtonKYU.S.Festival
Miami Book Fair11/22/20193MiamiFLU.S.Festival
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway1/17/20204Atlantic CityNJU.S.Writers
Writers in Paradise Conference1/18/20208St. PetersburgFLU.S.Writers
bookexpo3ABA Winter Institute1/21/20204BaltimoreMDU.S.ABA
bookexpo3American Library Association Midwinter Meeting1/24/20205PhiladelphiaPAU.S.ALA
Todos Santos Writers Workshop2/1/20208Todos SantosBajaMexicoWriters
Tin House Winter Workshop (Nonfiction)2/7/20204NewportORU.S.Writers
SCBWI Winter Conference2/8/20202New YorkNYU.S.WritersPublishingChildren
International Writers' Conference & Literary Festival2/12/20205San Miguel de AllendeGTOMexicoWritersAgents
Amelia Island Book Festival2/13/20203Amelia IsalndFLU.S.Festival
Savannah Book Festival2/13/20204SavannahGAU.S.Festival
San Francisco Writers Conference2/13/20205San FranciscoCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Southern California Writers' Conference2/14/20203San DiegoCAU.S.WritersAgents
The Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference2/20/20203St. AugustineFLU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsFestival
PubWest2/20/20203PortlandORU.S.Publishing
Tin House Winter Workshop (Novel)2/21/20204NewportORU.S.Writers
North Carolina Book Festival2/28/20204RaleighNCU.S.Festival
Canyon Crest Academy Writers' Conference 2/29/2020Not SetSan DiegoCAU.S.WritersHigh School
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/4/20204San AntonioTXU.S.Writers
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/4/20204San AntonioTXU.S.Festival
The Dahlonega Book Festival3/6/20202DahlonegaGAU.S.Festival
Highlands Writers Conference3/7/20201CartersvilleGAU.S.Writers
Bay to Ocean Writers Conference3/7/20201Wye MillsMDU.S.Writers
bookexpo3London Book Fair3/10/20203LondonU.K.PublishingFestival
Left Coast Crime's Annual Mystery Convention3/11/20206San DiegoCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsCrime
Writing by Writers Workshop at Boulder3/13/20203BoulderCOU.S.Writers
The Tucson Festival of Books3/14/20202TucsonAZU.S.Festival
Virginia Festival of the Book3/18/20205CharlottesvilleVAU.S.Festival
Palm Beach Book Festival3/20/20202Palm BeachFLU.S.Festival
UND Writers Conference3/25/20203Grand ForksNDU.S.Writers
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat3/25/20204AndalusiaALU.S.Writers
Montclair Literary Festival3/25/20205MontclairNJU.S.Festival
Tennessee Williams - New Orleans Literary Festival3/25/20205New OrleansLAU.S.Festival
UW-Madison's Writer's Institute3/26/20204MadisonWIU.S.WritersPublishing
SleuthFest3/26/20204Boca RatonFLU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsMystery
Black Writers on Tour3/28/20201CarsonCAU.S.Festival
Southern Kentucky Writers' Conference and Bookfest3/30/20202Bowling GreenKYU.S.WritersFestival
Pawleys Island Writers' Conference3/31/2020Not SetPawleys IslandSCU.S.Writers
Jambalaya Writers' Conference3/31/2020Not SetHoumaLAU.S.Writers
Write Stuff Writers Conference 3/31/2020Not SetBethlehemPAU.S.Writers
Montclair Literary Festival - Writing Workshopsl3/31/2020Not SetMontclairNJU.S.Writers
Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference3/31/2020Not SetIselinNJU.S.WritersAgents
Oxford Conference for the Book4/1/20203OxfordMSU.S.Festival
IBPA Publishing University4/3/20202Redondo BeachCAU.S.WritersPublishing
Word of South Festival of Literature and Music4/3/20203TallahasseeFLU.S.Festival
Grub Street's Muse and the Marketplace Conference4/3/20203BostonMAU.S.WritersPublishing
Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference4/3/20205Mount HermonCAU.S.WritersAgentsChristian
San Antonio Book Festival4/4/20201San AntonioTXU.S.Festival
Norwescon4/9/20204SeaTacWAU.S.WritersFestivalScience Fiction
International Book Fair of Quebec4/15/20205Quebec CityQCCanadaFestivalFrench
StokerCon Horror Writers Conference4/16/20204ScarboroughU.K.WritersHorror
Chanticleer Authors Conference4/17/20203BellinghamWAU.S.WritersPublishingFestival
Los Angeles Festival of Books4/18/20202Los AngelesCAU.S.Festival
ASJA's Annual Writers Conference4/19/20202New YorkNYU.S.WritersNonfiction
Unbound Book Festival 4/23/20203ColumbiaMOU.S.Festival
Six Bridges Book Festival (f/k/a Arkansas Literary Festival)4/23/20204Little RockARU.S.Festival
Write Well, Sell Well Retreat4/24/20203PiedmontOKU.S.Writers
Midwest Literary Walk4/25/20201ChelseaMIU.S.Festival
Alabama Book Festival4/30/2020Not SetMontgomeryALU.S.Festival
North East Texas Writers' Organization Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetMt. PleasantTXU.S.WritersPublishing
Las Vegas Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetLas VegasNVU.S.WritersPublishing
Johnston County Writers Conference4/30/2020Not SetSelmaNCU.S.Writers
North Texas Book Festival4/30/2020Not SetDentonTXU.S.Festival
Orcas Island Lit Fest4/30/2020Not SetOrcas IslandWAU.S.Festival
Writing On the Door: Fiction Conference5/1/20202Fish CreekWIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conference5/1/20203St. LouisMOU.S.Writers
Bay Area Book Festival5/2/20202BerkeleyCAU.S.Festival
Lakefly Writers Conference5/8/20202OshkoshWIU.S.WritersAgents
Word Play5/9/20202MinneapolisMNU.S.Festival
Colorado Christian Writers Conference5/13/20204Estes ParkCOU.S.WritersChristian
Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artist5/15/20203BurnabyBCCanadaWritersPublishing
Gaithersburg Book Festival5/16/20201GaithersburgMDU.S.Festival
Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference5/24/20205AshevilleNCU.S.WritersPublishingAgentsChristian
bookexpo3BEA - BookExpo America5/27/20203New YorkNYU.S.Publishing
bookexpo3New York Book Rights Fair5/27/20203New YorkNYU.S.Publishing
Bear River Writers' Conference5/28/20205Walloon LakeMIU.S.Writers
BookCon At BEA5/30/20202New YorkNYU.S.Festival
Great American Book Festival5/31/2020Not SetRapid CitySDU.S.WritersAgentsFestival
Word on the Lake Writers' Festival5/31/2020Not SetSalmon ArmBCCanadaWriters
Pennwriters Conference5/31/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.WritersAgents
Writefest5/31/2020Not SetHoustonTXU.S.Writers
Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetRiptonVTU.S.WritersEnvironment
Maine Crime Wave5/31/2020Not SetPortlandMEU.S.WritersCrime
Northern Colorado Writers Conference 5/31/2020Not SetFort CollinsCOU.S.WritersAgents
Oklahoma Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetOklahoma CityOKU.S.Writers
Pikes Peak Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetColorado SpringsCOU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Bronx Book Fair5/31/2020Not SetBronxNYU.S.Festival
Hawai'i Book & Music Festival5/31/2020Not SetHonoluluHIU.S.Festival
Literary Hill Bookfest5/31/2020Not SetWashingtonDCU.S.Festival
PEN World Voices Festival 5/31/2020Not SetNew YorkNYU.S.Festival
Nonfiction Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetonlineU.S.WritersPublishingNonfiction
Miami Writers Institute5/31/2020Not SetMiamiFLU.S.Writers
LDStorymakers Writers Conference5/31/2020Not SetProvoUTU.S.WritersPublishingLDS
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference5/31/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.WritersAgentsNonfiction
The Writer's Hotel Master Class6/3/20207New YorkNYU.S.Writers
Printers Row Lit Fest6/6/20202ChicagoILU.S.Festival
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference6/12/20205HomerAKU.S.WritersAgents
DFW Writers Conference6/13/20202HurstTXU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Write-by-the-Lake Writer's Workshop and Retreat6/15/20205MadisonWIU.S.Writers
Santa Barbara Writers Conference6/15/20206Santa BarbaraCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Western Writers of America Convention6/17/20204Rapid CitySDU.S.WritersAgentsWesterns
Write-to-Publish Conference6/17/20204WheatonILU.S.WritersChristian
bookexpo3American Library Association Annual Conference6/25/20206ChicagoILU.S.ALA
Iowa Summer Writing Festival6/30/2020Not SetIowa CityIAU.S.Writers
Nantucket Book Festival6/30/2020Not SetNantucketMAU.S.Festival
Writers' Guild of Alberta Annual Conference6/30/2020Not SetEdmontonABCanadaWriters
Southeastern Writers Workshop6/30/2020Not SetSt. Simons IslandGAU.S.Writers
Bronx Book Festival6/30/2020Not SetBronxNYU.S.Festival
West Texas Writers' Academy6/30/2020Not SetCanyonTXU.S.WritersAgents
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetBemidjiMNU.S.Writers
Chautauqua Writers' Festival6/30/2020Not SetChautauquaNYU.S.Writers
SoCal Christian Writers' Conference6/30/2020Not SetFullertonCAU.S.WritersChristian
Chuckanut Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetBellinghamWAU.S.Writers
Chesapeake Writers' Conference6/30/2020Not SetSt. Mary's CityMDU.S.Writers
bookexpo3ABA Children's Institute6/30/2020Not SetPittsburghPAU.S.Children
Jackson Hole Writers Conference6/30/2020Not SetJackson HoleWYU.S.Writers
Campbell Conference6/30/2020Not SetKansas CityMOU.S.WritersScience Fiction
Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference6/30/2020Not SetAustinTXU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Thrillerfest7/7/20205New YorkNYU.S.WritersAgentsFestivalThrillers
Tin House Summer Workshop7/11/20209PortlandORU.S.Writers
Saskatchewan Festival of Words7/16/20204Moose JawSKCanadaWritersFestival
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference7/17/20203DentonTXU.S.WritersAgentsNonfiction
Sun Valley Writers' Conference7/18/20204Sun ValleyIDU.S.Writers
Detroit Festival of Books7/19/20201DetroitMIU.S.Festival
Northwestern Christian Writers Conference7/24/20202Saint PaulMNU.S.WritersChristian
Romance Writers of America Annual Conference7/29/20204San FranciscoCAU.S.WritersAgentsRomance
Writing On The Door: Food Writing Conference7/31/20203Fish CreekWIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
She Speaks Conference7/31/20203ConcordNCU.S.WritersChristian
Southampton Writers Conference7/31/2020Not SetSouthamptonNYU.S.WritersMFA
Elephant Mountain Literary Festival7/31/2020Not SetNelsonBCCanadaWritersFestival
West Virginia Writers' Workshop7/31/2020Not SetMorgantownWVU.S.Writers
Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival7/31/2020Not SetDenman IslandBCCanadaWritersFestival
Payson Book Festival7/31/2020Not SetPaysonAZU.S.Festival
Napa Valley Writers' Conference7/31/2020Not SetSt. HelenaCAU.S.Writers
Bookstock Literary Festival7/31/2020Not SetWoodstockVTU.S.Festival
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference7/31/2020Not SetHyannisMAU.S.Writers
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts8/13/20204SecheltBCCanadaWritersFestival
Writer's Digest Annual Conference8/13/20204New YorkNYU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
When Words Collide8/14/20203CalgaryABCanadaWritersFestival
Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference8/14/20203Los AngelesCAU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Writers at Woody Point8/18/20206Norris PointNLCanadaWritersFestival
Killer Nashville Writers' Conference8/20/20204NashvilleTNU.S.WritersAgentsMystery
Creatures, Crimes & Creativity8/28/20203ColumbiaMDU.S.FestivalGenre Fiction
Writers' Police Academy8/31/2020Not SetRaleighNCU.S.Writers
Florida Authors & Publishers Annual Conference8/31/2020Not SetOrlandoFLU.S.WritersPublishing
Willamette Writers Conference8/31/2020Not SetPortlandORU.S.WritersAgents
North Carolina Christian Writers Conference8/31/2020Not SetLibertyNCU.S.WritersAgentsChristian
Book Passages Travel Writers & Photographers Conference8/31/2020Not SetCorte MaderaCAU.S.WritersTravel
SCBWI Summer Conference8/31/2020Not SetLos AngelesCAU.S.WritersPublishingChildren
Oregon Christian Writers Conference8/31/2020Not SetPortlandORU.S.WritersAgentsChristian
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference8/31/2020Not SetRiptonVTU.S.Writers
Mississippi Book Festival8/31/2020Not SetJacksonMSU.S.Festival
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference8/31/2020Not SetCorte MaderaCAU.S.WritersMystery
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers8/31/2020Not SetLancasterPAU.S.WritersNonfiction
Library of Congress National Book Festival8/31/2020Not SetWashingtonDCU.S.Festival
WriterCon9/4/20203Oklahoma CityOKU.S.Writers
Decatur Book Festival9/4/20203DecaturGAU.S.WritersFestival
bookexpo3Southern Independent Booksellers Association9/11/20203New OrleansLAU.S.Regional ABA
Digital Book World9/14/20204NashvilleTNU.S.Publishing
Penned Con9/17/20203St. LouisMOU.S.WritersFestival
Alaska Writers Guild Annual Conference (SCBWI & RWA)9/18/20202AnchorageAKU.S.WritersAgents
Southern California Writers' Conference9/18/20203IrvineCAU.S.WritersAgents
Novelists Inc. (NINC) Conference9/23/20205St. PetersburgFLU.S.WritersAgentsFiction
Central Coast Writers Conference9/24/20203San Luis ObispoCAU.S.Writers
PNWA Summer Conference9/24/20204SeattleWAU.S.WritersAgents
History Book Festival9/25/20202LewesDEU.S.FestivalHistory
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book9/25/20203Harbor SpringsMIU.S.Festival
bookexpo3Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association9/30/20203TacomaWAU.S.Regional ABA
Montana Book Festival9/30/2020Not SetMissoulaMTU.S.WritersFestival
New York Pitch Conference9/30/2020Not SetNew YorkNYU.S.WritersAgents
Kentucky Women Writers Conference9/30/2020Not SetLexingtonKYU.S.Writers
bookexpo3Northern California Independent Booksellers Association9/30/2020Not SetBurlingameCAU.S.Regional ABA
Washington Island Literary Festival9/30/2020Not SetWashington IslandWIU.S.Writers
Columbus Writers Guild Writers Conference9/30/2020Not SetColumbusGAU.S.Writers
Oklahoma Book Festival9/30/2020Not SetOklahoma CityOKU.S.Festival
Bookfest St. Louis9/30/2020Not SetSt. LouisMOU.S.Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival9/30/2020Not SetBrooklynNYU.S.Festival
Toronto Book & Magazine Festival9/30/2020Not SetTorontoONCanadaFestival
Bread Loaf in Sicily9/30/2020Not SetEriceSicilyItalyWriters
WORD Vancouver9/30/2020Not SetVancouverBCCanadaFestival
American Christian Fiction Writers Annual Conference9/30/2020Not SetSan AntonioTXU.S.WritersChristian
Florence Festival of Books9/30/2020Not SetFlorenceORU.S.Festival
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - Colorado Gold Conf.9/30/2020Not SetDenverCOU.S.WritersAgentsFiction
Kerrytown Book Festival9/30/2020Not SetAnn ArborMIU.S.Festival
West Virginia Book Festival 10/2/20202CharlestonWVU.S.WritersFestival
South Dakota Festival of Books10/2/20203BrookingsSDU.S.WritersFestival
Write on the Sound Writers' Conference10/2/20203EdmondsWAU.S.Writers
Iowa City Book Festival10/5/20207Iowa CityIAU.S.FestivalWorld
Morristown Festival of Books10/9/20202MorristownNJU.S.Festival
Women Writing the West Conference10/15/20204Colorado SpringsCOU.S.WritersAgentsAm. West
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention10/15/20204SacramentoCAU.S.WritersMystery
Burlington Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetBurlingtonVTU.S.Festival
Harrisburg Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetHarrisburgPAU.S.Festival
Williamsburg Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetWilliamsburgVAU.S.Festival
Wisconsin Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetMadisonWIU.S.Festival
bookexpo3New England Independent Booksellers Association10/31/2020Not SetProvidenceRIU.S.Regional ABA
bookexpo3Heartland Fall Forum10/31/2020Not SetClevelandOHU.S.Regional ABA
Moonlight & Magnolias Writers' Conference10/31/2020Not SetAtlantaGAU.S.WritersAgentsRomance
Fall Literary Festival10/31/2020Not SetYoungstownOHU.S.WritersFestival
Deep Valley Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetMankatoMNU.S.Festival
bookexpo3Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association10/31/2020Not SetDenverCOU.S.Regional ABA
Ozark Creative Writers' Conference10/31/2020Not SetEureka SpringsARU.S.WritersPublishing
Fall for the Book10/31/2020Not SetFairfaxVAU.S.Festival
Historical Writers of America Conference10/31/2020Not SetWilliamsburgVAU.S.WritersHistory
Litquake10/31/2020Not SetSan FranciscoCAU.S.Festival
The Southern Festival of Books10/31/2020Not SetNashvilleTNU.S.Festival
Great Valley Bookfest10/31/2020Not SetMantecaCAU.S.Festival
Twin Cities Book Festival10/31/2020Not SetMinneapolisMNU.S.Festival
Buck County Book Fest10/31/2020Not SetDoylestownPAU.S.Festival
bookexpo3New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association10/31/2020Not SetCherry HillNJU.S.Regional ABA
InD'Scribe Indie Author and Reader Conference10/31/2020Not SetBurbankCAU.S.WritersPublishingRomance
Writing On The Door: Nature and Environmental Writing Conference11/8/20203Fish CreekWIU.S.WritersPublishingAgents
Sanibel Island Writers Conference11/30/2020Not SetSanibel IslandFLU.S.Writers
bookexpo3American Library Association Midwinter Meeting1/22/20215IndianapolisINU.S.ALA
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/3/20214Kansas CityMOU.S.Writers
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/3/20214Kansas CityMOU.S.Festival
The Augusta Literary Festival3/31/2021Not SetAugustaGAU.S.Festival
Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival4/30/2021Not SetVictoriaBCCanadaFestival
Tri-Valley Writers Conference4/30/2021Not SetPleasantonCAU.S.WritersPublishing
bookexpo3American Library Association Annual Conference6/24/20216ChicagoILU.S.ALA
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention8/24/20215New OrleansLAU.S.WritersMystery
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/23/20224PhiladelphiaPAU.S.Writers
AWP Writers' Conference and Bookfair3/23/20224PhiladelphiaPAU.S.Festival
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention9/8/20224MinneapolisMNU.S.WritersMystery

*Always check the conference website for the latest information and to confirm the dates. Some of the dates we have listed are placeholders (indicated by "Not Set") if the conference has not announced the dates for next year's sessions. This list is updated monthly.