I will be presenting a program for my local RWA chapter this month about ‘How to Prepare for a Writers Conference’. So I thought I would post about that this month.
To start off this week, I will give you a list of conferences to think about attending. Next week I will get more involved with suggestions to make your experience better.
For now here are some conferences to check out:
March 15-16 – The Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona campus, Tucson AZ. Free http:/tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/
March 19-23 – Virginia FEstival of the Book, Carlottesville, VA http://www.vabook.org/index.html/
March 20-22 -The Write Stuff, Allentown, PA – Keynote Speaker Hank Phillipi Ryan http://www.glvwg.org/conference/index.html
March 20-23 – Left Coast Crime Annual Mystery Convention, Monterey, CA http://www.leftcoastcrime.org
March 20-23 – Romfest, Knoxville Airport Hilton, Alcoa, TN – Keynote Speaker Brenda Novak. http://www.romfest.com
April 4-6 – Mad Anthony Writers Conference, Hamilton, OH http://writelikemad.com/
April 10-15 – The Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference http:/www.mounthermon.org/event/212
April 11-13 Missouri Writers Guild Conference, Ramada, downtown St. Louis. http://www.missouriwritersguild org
April 24-26 – Las Vegas Writers Conference, Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. http://lasvegaswritersconference.com/
April 25-26 Chicago Spring Fling Writers Conference. http:/chicagospringfling.com/
April 25-26 – North East Texas Writers 28th Annual Writer’s Round-Up in Mot Pleasant, TX http://www.netwo.org
April 25-27 – Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/ppwc/
May 1-3 The Oklahoma Writers Federation Story Weavers Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. http://www.owfi.org/conference.php
May 2-4 Malice Domestic, Mystery fan convention, Bethesda MD http://www.malicedomestic.org
May 3-4 DAllas-Fort Worth WRiters Conference, Hurst Conference Center DFW Metroplex, TX http://www.dfwcon.org.
May 14-18 Tomantic Times BOok Lovers Convention, New Orleans, LA http:/www.rtconvention.com
May 15-18 – Pennwriters, Lancaster, PA Keynote Speaker: Kami GArcia. http://www.pennwriters.org
May 16-17 Tallahassee Book FEstival and Writers Conference, TAllahassee, FL http://www.twaonline.or
June 6-8, Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, Holiday Inn Historic District, Philadelphia, PA. www.pwcwriters.org
June 7-14, – Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Santa Barbara, CA.http://www.sbwriters.com/
June 13-14, – Mystery Writers Key West Fest, Key West, Florida.www.mysterywriterskeywestfest.com.
June 13-17,– Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Lands End Resort, Homer, Alaska. http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu/
June 13-17, – Southeastern Writers Workshop, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
June 14-16, – Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, Los Angeles Valley College, L.A., CA. http://www.wcwriters.com/glawc/
June 20-22, – RomCon Romance Convention, Denver, Coloradohttp://www.romcon.com (Jodie is presenting 2 workshops at this one.)
June 24-28, – Western Writers of America convention, Sacramento, Calif.http://www.westernwriters.org/
June 26-28, 2014 – Jackson Hole Writers Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.http://www.jacksonholewritersconference.com/
These are just the ones that sparked my interest. You can google to find many more. I will update this list each month so you can plan what you want to attend. I am planning to go to Chicago’s Spring Fling – hope to see some of you there.