- Michigan State University - Lansing, Michigan - This is
the original version of this quintessential boot camp for
science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. Originally started
at Clarion State College in Pennsylvania it is now located
in Michigan and has spawned a western version noted below.
Approximately a third of those who have attended have gone
on to publish, including such greats as Octavia Butler and
Odyssey Summer Fantasy Writing Workshop - Manchester,
New Hampshire - Early admission starts January 31. This is
an intensive experience of six weeks of fantasy, science fiction
and horror writing workshop run by World Fantasy Award winning
editor Jeanne Cavelos. This year's guests include Terry Bisson,
Ellen Kushner, Allen Steele, and more. The site has complete
info on the workshop plus writing tips, links, guest lecturer
transcriptions and more
West Science Fiction Workshop - Seattle, Washingtion
- This is the western version of this quintessential book
camp for the aspiring science fiction, fantasy or horror writer.
In addition to the workshop, it is the source for an exemplary
reading series that takes place at the same time as the workshop
and open to the general public.
Journeys: Writing Workshops for Women is a series
of workshops, many already past or some coming up specifically
for women offered by Gail B. Balden.
Conference, June 7 - 10, 2006 Wheaton/Chicago.
Classes for beginners through professionals, meetings
with editors and agents, manuscript evaluations, and
optional college credit. Visit the conference website,
www.writetopublish.com, for more information or request
a brochure by sending a note to
22 - 25, 2006 - Writers Weekend 2006 - Bellevue, Washington is
a Seattle-area writer's conference with Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Mystery and Romance authors, editors and literary
agents in attendance. Master classes and individual appointments
with agents, though it has morphed over time into a series
of events taking place throughout the year. Check it out
and see if one of these events is right for you.
2006 Backspace Writers Conference describes
iteself as bringing together "best-selling authors, top
agents, and editors for a two-day, two-track event featuring
panel discussions, workshops, pitch sessions and socializing
in the heart of the publishing world. Serious writers
in all genres are invited to come meet the people who
can make a difference in their writing career. Attendance
limited to 150."
International Writers and Readers Festival
taking place October 17th - 22nd, 2006 in Vancouver, BC,
Canada, is much as it sounds and has as its guest Michael
McCourt. Check out details on their web site.
Lists of Conferences