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The 20th Age Melbourne Writers’ Festival will take place from August 19 to August 28, 2005 at CUB Malthouse, Melbourne Town Hall and other venues around Melbourne. The full program will be released in The Age and online on Saturday 23 July. This year The Age Melbourne Writers’ Festival celebrates 20 years of bringing writers from across the world to Melbourne. From humble beginnings in 1986 the festival has grown to become Australia’s premier literary event. http://www.mwf.com.au/
Join other published and aspiring writers at the 43rd Annual Cape Cod Writers’ Center Writers' Conference during the third week of August, 2005. Whether your forte is poetry, fiction, children’s books, screenplays, romance, mystery, memoir, or nonfiction, or you are a young writer, you’ll find the wisdom and inspiration — as well as the practical guidance — you’ve been seeking. Since 1963, many distinguished authors have led workshops or given evening talks at the conference, including Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mary Higgins Clark, Marge Piercy, Peter Balakian, Robert Finch, and Art Buchwald, to name a few. And this year’s roster of instructors and speakers promises to be equally as motivating.
RWA Annual National Conference -- Reno, Nevada is the locale for the Romance Writers of America's 25th annual conference, July 27-30.Enhance your writing and knowledge of the ins and outs of publishing at more than 100 workshops; get the inside track and let your voice be heard at panels and round-tables featuring publishing professionals; schedule a one-on-one pitch meeting with an acquiring editor or literary agent; attend parties and network with the stars of romance fiction; and be a part of RWA's massive, 450-author strong "Readers for Life" charity book signing. And let's not forget the 2005 RITA and Golden Heart Awards. http://www.rwanational.org/conference/conference.html
Iowa Summer Writing Festival -- Through July 29, 130 non-credit workshops, one-week and weekend sessions in June and July, Open to writers 18 and over -- no requirements beyond the desire to write, Price $475-$500 per week and $225 per weekend. Iowa Summer Writing Festival, C215 Seashore Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-5000. 319-335-4160, fax: 319-335-4743 email@example.com http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/
Southern Publishers and Writers Expo -- The day-long event will feature seminars, workshops, panels and readings. Various published authors are presented. August 12, 9 am- 7 pm. Free to public/vendors fee $35. Abingdon, Virginia 276-645-0301. http://gayle24202.tripod.com/spwe/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maui Writers Conference -- The 2005 MWC continues its tradition of providing an important learning resource for aspiring and professional writers alike. Bringing together a long list of best-selling authors, award- winning journalists, top editors, agents, publishers, as well as the best in screenwriting and film, the Maui conference offers writers the opportunity to meet the people who can make a difference in their writing career. Writers include John Saul, Susan Wiggs, Karen Joy Fowler, Gail Tsukiyama, and author/instructors Mike Sack, Sam Horn, John Reed, Katherine Ramsland, Nancy Holder and Elizabeth Engstrom. September 1-5. $50-$295. Wailea Marriott Resort, Maui, Hawaii 888.974-8373; 808-879-0061 http://www.mauiwriters.com
Cuesta College Writers' Conference XXI -- Scheduled for Friday night and Saturday, September 16-17, in San Luis Obispo, CA, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco., the conference features 36 separate 90-minute workshops on all aspects of writing and publishing, taught by a top-notch faculty, including Catherine Ryan Hyde, Bill Johnson, Elizabeth Lyon, Lee Wardlaw, Laura Rennert, Barry Eisler, Lolly Winston, Marcia Preston and John Daniel. Participants can also enroll in our Manuscript Critique Service and submit entries to the Lillian Dean First Page Writing Competition. (805) 546-3132 http://www.communityprograms.net/wc/wcteaser.htm
Berlin International Literary Festival -- Poets and writers from all over the world read to thousands during this huge annual book festival in Berlin's city centre. Highlights include appearances by Lars Gustafsson (Sweden), Wolfgang Hilbig (Germany) and Abbas Beydoun (Lebanon), plus hundreds of stalls and a tent with live readings for both adults and children. Attracting thousands to the square with its combination of highbrow talent and vibrant festival atmosphere, the event offers an unmissable chance to hear many of the world's most celebrated poets reading for free. October 2-4, Berlin, Germany. +49 (0) 30 27 87 86 0 http://www.literaturfestival.com
International Festival of Authors -- Keep an eye out here for complete information and IN coverage of Toronto, Canada's 25th annual International Festival of Authors, Canada's largest assembly of literary talent, which will feature over one hundred writers from around the world. October 19 to 29, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, Ontario. 416-973-4000. http://www.readings.org
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