Each issue, IN will be updating listings to include the writing events that mean the most in both national and international writers' communities. The following listings are posted in chronological order by date.
Post your events, free!, and let others know about happenings that you feel are worthwhile for writers to attend. To list your event, please use the form found at the bottom of this page.
Key West Travel Writing Workshop
February 1-3, 2008.
Key West, Florida, USA.
Enhance your writing skills and publication opportunities under the expert guidance of travel author/editor Robert Haru Fisher, former editor-in-chief of the Fodor Travel Guides. Limited to 15 participants, the workshop venue is the Frost Conference Room of the Heritage House Museum in historic Old Town Key West, close to hotels, restaurants and area attractions.
Writers Studio at UCLA Extension
February 7-10, 2008.
Los Angele, Californi, USA.
Participants choose one of 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 20. Writers Studio is presented by the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, the largest curriculum of its kind in the country (over 550 courses annually).
Puerto Vallarta Writers Group
February 8-10, 2008.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
An informative and fun-filled weekend of learning, the Third Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Weekend Workshop.
Registration fee includes a wine and cheese reception, a no-host cocktail reception at a beach-side restaurant, and much more.
San Francisco Writers Conference
February 15-17, 2008.
San Francisco, CA, USA.
Bestselling authors, respected literary agents and top editors from major publishing houses--nearly 100 of them!--will gather to share their experience with just 300 attendees at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.
San Miguel Conference & Workshops
February 22-24, 2008.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Learn how to write your memoir, take a basic novel writing workshop, attend poetry readings, study travel writing and more all through San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Workshops. Celebrated authors, agents, editors and publishers from around the world join San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Workshops to provide inspiring classes and entertaining lectures.
Whidbey Island Writers Conference
February 29 to March 2, 2008.
Whidbey Island, Washington, USA.
Savor the opportunity to hear from acclaimed, award-winning authors, poets, and scriptwriters. Travel in your imagination, laugh with comedy writers, connect with other aspiring writers. Whatever format you choose, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of exceptional instructors, agents, and editors representing a variety of genres: fiction, non-fiction, children's books, playwriting and poetry. Focus on developing skills in the genre of your choice or delve into the diversity offered.
$375-395 includes luncheons & Saturday night reception. Volunteer, early bird, and membership discounts available.
Summer School in Film Making
January 7 to February 5, 2008.
University of Melbourne, Australia.
Intensive summer film school and specialised short film courses taught by Australia's leading film industry professionals, as part of Melbourne University's Cinema Studies' film education programs
Fees vary depending on components you choose to study.
Center To Page: The Yoga of Writing With Wonder
Jan 19-21, 2008.
Austin, Texas, USA.
Workshops & retreats. Morning sessions feature study of authors' works and integration of yogic tools with writing of fiction, poetry, & creative non-fiction. Afternoon seminars focus on craft.
$50/2-hour workshop; $550/3-day to $975/week-long retrea.t
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
January 21-26, 2008.
Old School Square, Delrey Beach, Florida, USA.
Offering participants opportunities to improve their skills and generate new work. Each workshop is limited to 12 qualified participants. Tuition includes admission to all factulity readings, talks on craft, panel discussions, the Florida Poets reading, along with a late night coffee house reading and party.
$695-Advanced Workshop; $495-Intermediate Workshop; $25-Non-refundable reading fee.
WriteLines Writing Workshops & Retreats: Bahamas
February 10-13, 2008.
The Sensation embarks from Port Canaveral, Bahamas
In Freeport and Nassau, you will leave the ship with a writing prompt encouraging you to explore the unique shops, beaches, and restaurants. Onboard ship each day we will meet and write together. Or if you'd prefer, take the time to write on a personal longer project.
Prices are per person, double occupancy: $526.00 inside cabin; $566.00 outside cabin; $75 - discount from above price for a non-writing cabinmate.
2008 San Francisco Writers Conference
February 15-17, 2008.
San Francisco, California, USA.
Attendees will have access to more than forty "how to" sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Speed Dating for Agents and Speed Dating for Editors are unique one-on-one opportunities to pitch your work directly to these publishing professionals. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event, which has sold out early four years in a row.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars: 2008 ASU Writers Conference
February 20-23, 2008.
Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Four days and nights of events with today's celebrated writers and teachers in beautiful Tempe, Arizona!
$400 Includes General Conference Admission, a Small Group Instruction workshop, 1 ticket to each evening reading, $25 early bird discount, and additional $25 discount. General Conference Admission—$275 (Does not include evening reading tickets.) Admission to all general classes, panel discussions, and daytime readings, as well as the daily Meet the Writers social event. Small Group Instruction Workshops—$135 (must also purchase General Admission) Each workshop is led by a distinguished member of the conference faculty; workshop members are given a thoughtful critique on a manuscript of work submitted prior to the start of the conference. Prose and drama workshops are capped at fiive seats. Poetry workshops are capped at eight students.
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