Yes, writers conferences.
We love attending conferences, workshops, retreats and residencies. And this year, we’re thrilled to be teaching at a couple. From July 25-27, find us at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, where we’ll be sharing “What Every Publisher Wants You to Know: Selling Your Book in Today’s Marketplace.” Come October 25-28, we will be teaching, consulting, and rubbing elbows with writers at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference throughout the three-day event. We love Whidbey (particulary Toby’s Tavern) and we love writers, so you can only imagine how excited we are.
Write-o-Rama is another favorite event to get the creative juices flowing and inspiration striking. Twice a year, Hugo House hosts this day of micro-workshops so you can jump from room to room and writing prompt to writing prompt every hour. The summer Write-o-Rama is scheduled for June 22. The low ticket price goes entirely to support Hugo House (instructors donate their time) so you can feel even better about yourself.
Those are just a few of the many conferences and literary events happening around the Pacific Northwest over the next months. If you find it difficult to focus on your writing during the dog days of summer (or are distracted by that strange shining orb in the sky), events like these are fantastic ways to get re-inspired. Not only will you have constant epiphanies about your writing and pick up useful writing tools and techniques, you’ll meet other kick-ass writers. The energy at these events is always super-charged and you’ll leave completely inspired and jazzed and eager to get back to writing.
The Association of Writers and Writers Programs has a searchable database for conferences and writing centers worldwide.
What conferences have you found useful? Which would you love to go to?