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Creative Writing

Included is a list of local and national creative writing workshops



“Our Life Stories” Writers’ Conference (Cosumnes River College)
– an affordable one-day conference offered by the Hart Senior Center focusing on, but not limited to, memoir writing (particularly family stories) through genealogy with aspiring writers of all ages welcome.

SPC Writers’ Conference (Sacramento Poetry Center) – a one-day conference emphasizing poetry and a  great opportunity to network with local writers. Click on workshops and scroll down to conference.

Annual Conference on Creative Writing at University of the Pacific -
A three-day conference at the University of the Pacific with interactive workshops and presentations covering all aspects and genres of creative writing.

Community of Writer’s Workshops (Squaw Valley) – a week's worth of workshops in poetry, fiction/non-fiction/memoir, and screenwriting.

San Francisco Writer’s Conference four days packed with 100+ sessions filled with writing, publishing information and networking.


Aspen Summer Words A literary conference offering writing workshops and public panel discussions and opportunities to meet established writers, new writers, and literary agents.

AWP Conference (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) - an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature.

Iowa Summer Writing Festival – the site of the much-celebrated writing program, this festival offers weekend, one-week and two-week workshops in many genres in which to perfect your skills!

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference – a ten day conference in poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)  “Spring Spirit “ Conference – a one-day conference offering sessions in writing, illustrating, and publishing Picture Books and Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction.  (Click on Event Calendar/Annual Events/Event Calendar at bottom of screen/Search California North/Central region in April/May)

National Novel Writing Month - The “do-it-yourselfers” conference.  Be spurred on to complete a novel in a month.