Summer Conferences and Workshops for Freelance Writers 2015

August 1, 2015

6:00 pm

Being a writer, no matter how сharming such a career might sound, is tough. Unlike in other sectors of the job market, there is no way a person can become a successful essay writer, having merely mastered a set of specific skills. Indeed, all magic happens in one’s creative mind, and the trick is, training one’s creativity lies far beyond a structured course or session.

However, one’s being a creative person doesn’t necessarily imply one’s ability to become a freelance writer effortlessly either. One’s writing talent is somewhat like a rough diamond that needs careful cutting and polishing to shine, and the writing craft is what converts a raw talent into a “piece of jewelry”.

The good news is, over the past decade a vast array of conferences and workshops have been launched to help beginners sharpen their skills, broaden their vision and immerse themselves in the captivating world of the writing art.

If you are determined to boost your writing career, summer is the best time to begin, so take a look at these events coming up for freelance writers.

*Tip! Identify your goals by prioritizing the following 4 aspects first and then select the writers conferences that match your preferences from the list of events below:

  • How do you grow your professional network?
  • How do you arrange the editors’ review of your work?
  • How do you become a freelance writer fast?
  • How do you find a freelance writer job?

Aug. 6 – 9, 2015
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference
Hyannis, MA
The 53rd Cape Cod Writers Center Conference promises a busy schedule with workshops, panels, meetings with authors, book launch parties, etc.

To become freelance writer pros;
-sharpen your skills as a fantasy writer;
-meet up with famous authors and publishers;
-network with other writers.

Official website

Aug. 7 – 8, 2015
Florida Authors & Publishers Association Annual Conference
Orlando, FL
The conference will feature professional sessions for writers, book events and FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet.
To explore the latest publishing resources;
-master the business development aspect in your writing career;
-pitch your work to top local publishers and agents;

FAPA website

Aug. 7 – 9, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute Annual Conference
Hagerstown, MD
This year the event will offer workshops breakout sessions by college faculty, experienced PR specialists and top authors.
To sharpen your fiction writing skills;
-interact with publishers and agents;
-learn how to promote and pitch your work successfully.

MAFWI website

Aug. 7 – 9, 2015
Willamette Writers Conference
Portland, OR
This year’s conference will include numerous sessions and workshops by best-selling authors, critique and pitch sessions, etc.
To hone your writing craft;
-grow your professional network.

WW website

Aug. 7-9, 2015
HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers
Lancaster, PA
The event will feature notable speakers, readings, interactive sessions and panels, social activities, etc.
To sharpen your non-fiction writing technique;
-have your work reviewed during the group reading sessions
-network with publishers, agents and other writers.

HippoCamp website

Aug. 12 – 22, 2015
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Ripton, VT
Taking place amidst the Green Mountains, the 10-days-long event will offer literary writing workshops and sessions in small groups, open readings, meetings with editors and publishers.
To improve your writing craft in fiction, non-fiction and poetry;
-network and share insights with other writers;
-learn helpful tips from experts in the publishing sphere.

official website

Aug. 15, 2015
Unicorn Writers’ Conference
Purchase, NY
The sixth annual conference will enable participants to improve their knowledge and skills in promoting and pitching their creative work to agents and publishers through workshops and sessions by top bloggers and filmmakers.
To learn how to generate publicity and have your book published using technology and social media services;
-grow your network.

official website

Aug. 20 – 23, 2015
Writers’ Police Academy
Appleton, WI
The event will feature a series of workshops, sessions and discussions by best- selling authors, detectives, forensic experts, etc.
To sharpen your writing craft (suspense, crime scenes, realistic depiction of investigation);
-network will writers and publishers in the niche.

official website

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