Writers’ Conferences—Nationwide!

Don’t miss these exciting conferences to hone your skills and give you a chance to connect with other writers, editors, and publishers. Just click on the conference links for additional information.

See a conference missing from this list that we might want to add? Know new dates for upcoming conferences? Email: Jennifer Wessner, OakTara’s Social Networking Director at jwessner@oaktara.com.


 
August 2015
 
SCBWI Writers & Illustrations Children's Lit - July 7/31 - 8/2
Lin Oliver, SCBWI@SCBWI.org
Los Angeles, CA
 
Greater Philly Christian Writers - July 29 - August 2
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Lansdale, PA 
 
The Writing Academy Seminar - July 30th - 2nd
Mar Korman, pattyk@wams.org
Minneapolis, MN
 
Texas Christian Writers Conference - August 2
Houston, TX
 
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers - July 29th - Aug 1st
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Langhorne, PA
 
Oregon Christians Writers Conference, Aug 10th - 13th
Portland, OR
 
Christian Authors Guild Seminar, August 20th - 22nd
www.christianauthorsguild.org
Diana Baker, dianajbaker@cs.com
Woodstock, GA
 
Catch the Wave Writer’s Conference, August 20th - 22nd
Atlanta, GA
 
Cape Cod Summers Writers Conference - Aug 6th - 9th
Jacqueline M. Loring, writers@capecodwriterscenter.org Cape Cod, MA
 
State of Maine Writers Conference, Aug 10th - 14th
Jim Brosnan, Jim.Brosnan@jwu.edu
Ocean Park, ME
 
Green Lake Christian Writers Conference - Aug 16th -21st
Russann Hadding, russannhadding@glcc.org
Green Lake, WI
 
West Branch Christian Writers Conference, August 29th
Cindy Emmett Smith, Cswriter@yahoo.com
Montoursville, PA
 
September 2015
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference - Sept 12th
http://www.southwestwriters.com/
Southwest Writers, info@southwestwriters.com
Albuquerque NM
 
North Texas Christian Writers Conf, Sept 12th
Keller, TX
 
October 2015
 
Pen to Paper Literary Symposium,  Oct 3rd
Valerie Coleman, colemanbfp@aol.com
Dayton, OH
 
Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Oct. 8th - 10th
Eureka Springs, AR
 
Breathe Christian Writers Conference, Oct. 9th & 10th
www.breatheconference.com
Breathewritersconference@gmail.com
Dutton, Michigan (just south of Grand Rapids)
 
Susquehanna Valley Writers Luncheon, Oct. 13th
Dorothy Pollock
doesdevos@verizon.net
susquehannavalleywritersworkshop.wordpress.com/
Mifflinburg, PA
 
Georgia Writers Association, Oct 18
Lloyd Blackwell, lloydblackwell@worldnet.att.net Woodstock, GA
 
San Diego Christian Writers Guild Seminar, Oct. 23 & 24
www.sandiegocwg.org
Robert & Jennie Gillespie, info@sandiegocwg.org
San Diego, CA

Maranatha Christian Writers Seminar, Oct. 22 -25
www.maranatha-bmc.org
Verna Kokmeyer, info@maranatha-bmc.org
Muskegon, MI  231-798-2161

Indiana Faith and Writing Conference, Oct. 30th - Oct. 31st
www.anderson.edu/ifwc
Heather Gemmen Wilson, ifwc@anderson.edu
Anderson, Indiana

November 2015
 
Southeaster Arizona Christian Writers, November 
Floyd Pierce
Benson, AZ
 
My Thoughts Exactly Writers' Retreat, Nov.
Cheryl Paden
 
CLASS Christian Writers Conference, Nov 12th - 14th
www.classeminars.org
classeminars@gmail.com
Albuquerque, NM
 
Mount Hermon Mentoring Clinic, Nov. 
David Talbott, dtalbott@mhcamps.org
Mount Hermon, CA
 
My Thoughts Exactly Writers' Retreat, Nov. 
Cheryl Paden
Schuyler, NE
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, November
Albuquerque NM
 
Bayou Writers' Conference, November
Lake Charles, LA
 
Anointed Pen Conference, Nov. 22
http://anointedpenconference.webs.com/
Venus Mason Theus, ramiyahbooks@yahoo.com
Detroit, MI 
               
Oakwood College Christian Writers Seminar, November
Dr. Cecil Daly
Huntsville, AL
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, November
Southwest Writers, info@southwestwriters.com
Albuquerque NM
 
December 2015
 
East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, December 
Colleen Capes Jackson, cjac401992@aol.com
Covington, GA
 
January 2016
 
Advance 2007 (CBA), Jan. 29 - Feb 3
Indiana Convention Center
 
February 2016
 
SCBWI Writers & Illustrations Children's Lit, Early Feb.
Lin Oliver, SCBWI@SCBWI.org
New York City
 
Catholic Writers Retreat, Feb. 7 -11
Vinita Hampton Wright, office@desertrenewal.org
Tucson, AZ
 
Castro Valley Christian Writers Conference, Feb. 9-10
Pastor John Drury, jond@redwoodchapel.org Castro Valley, CA
 
Word Weavers Retreat, v
Eva Marie Everson, evamarieeverson@aol.com
Leesburg, FL
 
Jerry Jenkins Writing for the Soul conference, Feb. 14 - 17
Colorado Springs, CO 
 
Writers Weekend at the Beach, Feb. 23 - 25
Birdie Etchison etchison@pacifier.com
Ocean Park, WA
 
Christian Writers Advance Bootcamp,
Kingsport, TN
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, February
Albuquerque NM
 
Writers Symposium by the Sea, February
San Diego, CA
 
Austin Christian Writers Workshop
Austin, TX
 
Florida Christian Writers Conference, Feb. 27 - March 3
Leesburg, FL 
 
March 2016
 
Bethel College Christian Writers Workshop, March 2 -3
Kim Peterson, petersk@bethelcollege.edu writersworkshop
Mishawaka, IN 
 
Heart Talk March 10
Portland, OR
 
Heart of American Mentoring Conference, Mar. 12 - 13
Mark Littleton, HACWN@earthlink.net 
St. Louis, MO
 
Mount Hermon, March 30 - April 3
mounthermon.org/adult/professionals/writers-conference/
David Talbott, dtalbott@mhcamps.org
Mount Hermon, CA
 
Write On! Workshop, Mar. 31
Valerie Coleman colemanbfp@aol.com
Dayton, OH
 
Comix35 Christian Comics Training Seminar, March
Nate Butler, comix35@comix35.org
Mexico City, Mexico
 
Write2ignite! Conference for Children's Lit, March
 
April 2016
 
Northwest Ohio Christian Writers Conference, April
Diane Kashmer, kamio@cros.net
Toledo, OH
 
Minnesota Christ. Writers Guild, April 9th
www.mnchristianwriters.org
Nancy Hudson, nancyah@earthlink.net
Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN
 
 
Minnesota Christ. Writers Guild Spring, Early April
Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN
 
Blue Ridge Mt. Christian Writers Conference, April
Nashville, TN
 
Heart of American Mentoring Conference, April 1 -3
Mark Littleton, HACWN@earthlink.net
Kansas City, MO
 
Called to Write Deborah Vogts, April 13 - 14
Girard, KS
 
Inspirational Writers Alive! Amarillo, April 14
Jerry McClenagan, jerrydalemc@sbcglobal.net
Amarillo, TX
 
Delaware Christian Writers Conference, April 19-21
Bear, DE
 
Obadiah Press Christian Writers Conference, April 20-21
Merrill, WI 
 
Orange Co Christian Writers Fell Spring, April 21
John Dsimone, John@occwf.org
Orange, CA
 
Carolina Christian Writers Conference, April 19 - 20
Anderson, SC 
 
WFCA Writers Conference, April 21
Andrea Boeshaar/ Patti Wolf, andrea@andreaboeshaar.com
Milwaukee, WI
 
Orange County Christian Writers Conference, April 25 - 26
Orange County, CA
 
Heart of American Mentoring Conference, April 26-28
Mark Littleton, HACWN@earthlink.net
St. Louis, MO
 
Mercer One-Day Workshop, April 28
Evelyn Minshull, eminshull@certainty.net
Mercer, PA
 
May 2016
 
Oklahoma Writers Federation (OWFI) Conference, May 3-5
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Georgia Christian Writers Spring Festival, May 5
Atlanta, GA
 
Northwest Christian Writers Alaskan Cruise - May 13th - 14th
www.nwchristianwriters.org
Carla Williams, events@nwchristianwriters.org
Alaska
 
Colorado Christian Writers Conference, May 15 -18
writehisanswer.com
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Estes Park, CO
 
Northwest Christian Writers Renewal, May 18 - 19
 
Blue Ridge, May 20 - 24
Alton Gansky, alton@altongansky.com
 
Antelope Valley Christian Writers Conference, May
Lancaster, CA
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, May
Albuquerque, NM
 
Inspirational Writers Alive! East Texas, May
Maxine Holder, mholder787@aol.com
Tyler, TX
 
North Jersey A Reason to Write Conference, May
Louise Begmann DuMont, njcwg.dumont@gmail.com
Ringwood, NJ
 
The Successful Writer Conference: The Fellowship of Christian Writers of Tulsa, May 31st
Elece Hollis (918.733.2832), cehollis@windstream.net
Wagoner, Oklahoma
 
June 2016
 
Santa Barbara Christian Writers Conference, June
Opal Mae Bailey, opalmaedailey@aol.com
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Act One: Writing for Hollywood
www.actoneprogram.com
Chris Dalton, info@actoneprogram.com
Hollywood, CA
 
Write to Publish, June 3 - 6
Wheaton, IL 
 
Arkansas Writers Conference, June 
Barbara Mulkey, blm@aristotle.net
Little Rock, AR
 
East Texas Christian Writers Conference, June 
Dr. Jerry Hopkins, jhopkins@ETBU.edu
Marshall, TX 75670
 
Ockenga Writer's Publishing Workshop - June 17th - 19th
Saemi Chun, ockenga@gcts.edu
S. Hamilton, MA 
 
Southern Christian Writers Conference, June
Northport, AL
 
Christians in Theatre Arts Networking Conf, June 
Bryanne Barker, admin@cita.org
Chicago, IL
 
Write! Canada, June
N. J. Lindquist, TLCbooks@rogers.com
Trenton ON
 
Southeastern Writers Conference, June
St. Simons Island, GA
 
Wesleyan Writers Conference, June
Middletown, CT
 
Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, June
Kate Thomas, wkthomas@bbtel.com
Brandenburg, KY 
 
Faith-Based Arts Conference, June 
Durham, NC
 
Writers Alaskan Cruise, June
Louise B. Wyly, lsnowbunny@aol.com
AK
 
Fiction Intensive, June
Lauraine Snelling, tlsnelling@yahoo.com
Tehachapi, CA
 
Karitos Christian Arts Conference, June
Wheaton, IL
 
St. Davids Christian Writers Conference, June 18 - 22
St. Grove City, PA 
 
East Texas Christian Writers Conference, June 
Dr. Jerry Hopkins, jhopkins@ETBU.edu
Marshall, TX 75670
 
Southern Christian Writers Conference, June
Northport, AL 35473
 
Christians in Theatre Arts Networking Conference, June 
Bryanne Barker, admin@cita.org
Chicago, IL
 
Write! Canada, June
N. J. Lindquist, TLCbooks@rogers.com
Trenton ON
 
Southeastern Writers Conference, June
St. Simons Island GA
 
Wesleyan Writers Conference, June
Middletown, CT
 
Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, June
Kate Thomas, wkthomas@bbtel.com
Brandenburg, KY 
 
Faith-Based Arts Conference, June
Durham, NC
 
July 2015
 
Montrose Christian Writers Conference - July 19th - 24th
Montrose, PA
 
Midwest Writers Conference - July 23rd - 25th
Midwest Writers, midwestwriters@yahoo.com
Muncie, IN