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.

If you see any conferences missing from this list or know dates for 2013 conferences already, please email the information to: Jennifer Wessner, OakTara’s Social Networking Director at jwessner@oaktara.com.


 
March 2014
 
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
 
American Christian Writers Dallas, TX, March 15 - 16
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Dallas, TX
 
Inland NW Christian Writers Conference, March 21-22
Jan Cline
Spokane Valley, WA
 
American Christian Writers Oklahoma Conference, March 22 -23
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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 2014
 
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
 
American Christian Writers Fort Wayne, April 5 -6
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Called to Write Deborah Vogts, April 13 - 14
Girard, KS
 
American Christian Writers Nashville, April 12 - 13
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Nashville, TN
 
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 2014
 
Oklahoma Writers Federation (OWFI) Conference, May 3-5
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Georgia Christian Writers Spring Festival, May 5
Atlanta, GA
 
Colorado Christian Writers Conference, May 15 -18
writehisanswer.com
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Estes Park, CO
 
American Christian Writers Charlotte, May 17 - 18
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Charlotte, NC
 
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
 
June 2014
 
Write to Publish, June 5 - 8
Wheaton, IL 
 
American Christian Writers Grand Rapids, June 7 - 8
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Grand Rapids, MI
 
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
 
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 2014
 
Act One: Writing for Hollywood
Hollywood, CA
 
American Christian Writers Atlanta, July 12 - 13
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Atlanta, GA
 
Montrose Christian Writers Conference
Montrose, PA
 
Midwest Writers Conference
Midwest Writers, midwestwriters@yahoo.com
Muncie, IN
 
Country Memories Farm Writing Conference
Rebecca McLafferty, 920-686-4783, mclafferty@lakefield.net
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
 
GMA Music in the Rockies Conference
John W. Styll  
Estes Park, CO
 
August 2014
 
SCBWI Writers & Illustrations Children's Lit
Lin Oliver, SCBWI@SCBWI.org
Los Angeles, CA
 
Greater Philly Christian Writers July 31-August 3
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Lansdale, PA 
 
American Christian Writers Minneapolis
www.acwriters.com
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
[Mentoring]
Minneapolis, MN
 
The Writing Academy Seminar
Mar Korman, pattyk@wams.org
Minneapolis, MN
 
Texas Christian Writers Conference
Houston, TX
 
Dayton Christian Writers Guild Conference
Tina V. Toles
Dayton, OH
 
Ockenga Writer's Publishing Workshop
S. Hamilton, MA 
 
Faithwriters.com writing conference
Livonia, MI
 
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers
Marlene Bagnull, mbagnull@aol.com
Langhorne, PA
 
Oregon Christians Writers Conference, August 12 - 15
Portland, OR
 

Catch the Wave Writer’s Conference, August
http://www.christianauthorsguild.org/
conference@christianauthorsguild.org
Atlanta, GA

 
Cape Cod Summers Writers Conference
Jacqueline M. Loring, writers@capecodwriterscenter.org Cape Cod, MA
 
Northwest Christian Writers Alaskan Cruise
Alaska
 
State of Maine Writers Conference, August
Jim Brosnan, Jim.Brosnan@jwu.edu
Ocean Park, ME
 
Green Lake Christian Writers Conference
Russann Hadding, russannhadding@glcc.org
Green Lake, WI
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference
Southwest Writers, info@southwestwriters.com
Albuquerque NM
 
September 2014
 
North Texas Christian Writers Conf, Sept
Keller, TX
 
East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers Conference, Sept
Leigh DeLozier, leigh@leighdelozier.com
Covington, GA
 
Maranatha Christian Writers Seminar, Sept.
Verna Kokmeyer, info@maranatha-bmc.org
Muskegon, MI  231-798-2161
 
American Christian Fiction Writers, Sept.
Robin Miller, cd@acfw.com
Dallas, TX
 
Anointed Pen Conference, Sept.
Venus Mason Theus, ramiyahbooks@yahoo.com
Detroit, MI 
 
Ad Lib Christian Arts Retreat, Sept/Oct
Judith Deem Dupree, adlib@ixprs.com
Allenspark, CO
 
ACW Detroit Seminar, Fall
Detroit, MI
 
San Diego Christian Writers Guild Seminar, September
Robert & Jennie Gillespie, info@sandiegocwg.org
San Diego, CA
 
Northwest Ohio Christian Writers Conference, September
Diane Kashmer, kamio@cros.net
Toledo, OH
 
Georgia Writers Association, September
Lloyd Blackwell, lloydblackwell@worldnet.att.net Woodstock, GA
 
October 2014
 
Pen to Paper Literary Symposium,  Oct 
Valerie Coleman, colemanbfp@aol.com
Dayton, OH
 
Santa Barbara Christian Writers Conference Oct. 
Opal Mae Bailey, opalmaedailey@aol.com
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Minnesota Christ. Writers Guild Fall, Early October
Nancy Hudson, nancyah@earthlink.net
Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN
 
Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Oct.
Eureka Springs, AR
 
Antelope Valley Christian Writers' Conference, Oct. 
http://www.avwriters.com/
info@avwriters.com
Lake Hughes, CA
 
Breathe Christian Writers Conference, Oct. 
www.breatheconference.com
Breathewritersconference@gmail.com
Dutton, Michigan (just south of Grand Rapids)
 
Revwriters Conference
Bucks County, PA
 
Glorieta Christian Writers Conference, Oct. 
CLASSServices, info@classservices.com
Glorieta, NM
 
Earlham School of Religion Colloquium,  Oct. 
esr@earlham.edu Oct. 19-20
Richmond, IN
 
Oregon Christians Writers Fall Conference, Oct. 
D. J. Young, djbeyoung@yahoo.com
Portland, OR
 
Span Small Publishers Marketing Conference, Oct.
Scott Flora, scott@spannet.org
San Mateo, CA
 
Richmond Christians Who Write Conference, October
Rev. Thomas C. Lacy, RichmondCWW@aol.com
Richmond, VA
 
Christian Authors Guild Fall Seminar, October
Diana Baker, dianajbaker@cs.com
Woodstock, GA
 
West Branch Christian Writers Conference, October
Cindy Emmett Smith, Cswriter@yahoo.com
Montoursville, PA
 
Small Publishers Marketing Conference, October
Scott Flora
San Mateo, Ca
 

Susquehanna Valley Writers Luncheon, Oct.
Dorothy Pollock
doesdevos@verizon.net
susquehannavalleywritersworkshop.wordpress.com/
Mifflinburg, PA
 

CLASS Christian Writers Conference, Oct.
www.classeminars.org
classeminars@gmail.com
Albuquerque, NM

November 2014
 
American Christian Writers Phoenix, Nov
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
Phoenix, AZ
 
Southeaster Arizona Christian Writers, November 
Floyd Pierce
Benson, AZ
 
My Thoughts Exactly Writers' Retreat, Nov.
Cheryl Paden
 
Mount Hermon Mentoring Clinic, Nov. 
David Talbott, dtalbott@mhcamps.org
Mount Hermon, CA
 
My Thoughts Exactly Writers' Retreat, Nov. 
Cheryl Paden
Schuyler, NE
 
American Christian Writers Caribbean Cruise, Nov 
Reg Forder, ACWriters@aol.com
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, November
Albuquerque NM
 
Bayou Writers' Conference, November
Lake Charles, LA
               
Oakwood College Christian Writers Seminar, November
Dr. Cecil Daly
Huntsville, AL
 
Southwest Writers Mini Conference, November
Southwest Writers, info@southwestwriters.com
Albuquerque NM
 
December 2014
 
East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, December 
Colleen Capes Jackson, cjac401992@aol.com
Covington, GA
 
January 2014
 
Catholic Writers Retreat, Jan. 12 -16
Vinita Hampton Wright, office@desertrenewal.org
Tucson, AZ
 
Advance 2007 (CBA), Jan. 29 - Feb 3
Indiana Convention Center
 
February 2014
 
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