Sunday, July 20, 2014

Writing Conferences and Events in the West

For anyone looking to hone their craft, and network with agents, editors, publishers and fellow writers, summer is the season. Here’s a list of upcoming writing events around the West.

Writing the Rockies Conference, July 24-27, 2014. Western State Colorado University in the Gunnison Valley. More information at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/writing-rockies 

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, July 24–27, 2014. Corte Madera, CA. Editors, publishers, agents, and detectives. More at http://bookpassage.com/mystery-writers-conference 

Steamboat Springs (Colorado) Writers’ Group hosts a conference August 1-2, 2014.  Learn more at http://steamboatwriters.com/special-events/ 

Willamette Writers Conference, August 1–3, 2014. Portland, OR. Editors, agents, & film Consultants. Workshops include marketing & platform, writing for children & films, and writing memoir. More information at http://willamettewriters.com/wwcon/workshops/genre-workshops/ 

Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) summer conference August 1–4, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. More information at https://www.scbwi.org/events/43rd-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles/ 

The Oregon Christian Writers summer conference August 4 – 7, 2014. Portland, OR. Agents, editors, and others will lead workshops and meet with attendees. More info at http://oregonchristianwriters.org/sc2014/ 

A River of One’s Own adventure, a river journey for women. August 10 – 16, 2014. Moab, UT.  Join Page Lambert and others. Theme is A Heroine’s Journey into the World of Story. Learn more at http://www.pagelambert.com/river2014.html 

Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference August 14 – 17, 2014. California’s Bay Area. Features magazine editors and publishers, food writers, photographers, and others. More at http://www.bookpassage.com/travel-writers-photographers-conference 

Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Mystery and Crime Writers presents WriteNow! 2014 August 15 & 16, 2014. Phoenix, AZ. Learn more at http://desertsleuths.com/conference 

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference September 5 – 7, 2014. Westminster, CO. Learn more at http://rmfw.org/conference/ 

The Equality State Book Festival September 11 – 13, 2014. Casper, WY. Presented by Casper College and ArtCore. Learn more at http://www.equalitystatebookfest.com/ 

Southwest Christian Writers Association hosts its annual conference September 19 & 20, 2014. Durango, CO. Topics include Creating Compelling Characters and Fundamental Story Building Steps. Learn more at http://www.southwestchristianwriters.org/SCWA/Home.html 

A Weekend for Words, the Southern California Writers Conference September 19–21, 2014. Los Angeles, CA. Authors & editors of mysteries, thrillers, screen plays & nonfiction, among others, will conduct workshops & meet with participants. More at http://writersconference.com/la/ 

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCWBI hosts its Letters and Lines Conference September 20 & 21, 2014. Golden, CO. Many writers, illustrators, agents, and editors will be on hand. Learn more at https://rmc.scbwi.org 

The Montana Chapter of SCBWI hosts its fall conference September 20 & 21, 2014. Bozeman, MT. Learn more at https://montana.scbwi.org/events/fall-conference/ 

Authors of the Flathead presents its annual writers conference, September 27 & 28, 2014. Kalispell, MT. Workshop sessions on fiction, nonfiction, marketing & screenwriting will be conducted. Two literary agents scheduled. More at http://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/conference.asp 

The Montana Writers Conference, hosted by Montana Romance Writers, October 3 – 5, 2014. Bozeman, MT. Learn more at montanarwaconference.wordpress.com.

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