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Writers' Conferences & Festivals In 2014


April 19 – Alabama Book Festival Montgomery, Alabama

April 24-26 – Las Vegas Writers’ Conference Las Vegas, Nevada

April 24-26 – Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock, Arkansas

April 25 – Southern Kentucky Bookfest Bowling Green, Kentucky

April 25-26 – Chicago Spring Fling Writers Conference Chicago, Illinois

April 25-27 – Pikes Peak Writers Conference Colorado Springs, Colorado


May 1-3 – The Oklahoma Writers Federation Story Weavers Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 2-4 – Malice Domestic Bethesda, Maryland

May 3-4 – Ontario Writers Conference Ajax, Ontario, Canada

May 14-18 – Romantic Times Book Lovers’ Convention New Orleans, Louisiana

May 15-18 – Canada’s Writing Conference Vancouver, BC

May 16-17 – Tallahassee Book Festival and Writers Conference Tallahassee, Florida

May 16-18 – SC Book Festival Columbia, South Carolina

May 17 – Detroit Working Writers Conference Clinton Twp, Michigan


June 6-8 – Philadelphia Writers' Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 6-8 – Bloody Words mystery writers’ conference Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 7-14 – Santa Barbara Writers Conference Santa Barbara, California

June 13-14 – Mystery Writers Key West Festival Key West, Florida

June 13-17 – Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Homer, Alaska

June 13-17 – Southeastern Writers Workshop St. Simons Island, Georgia

June 14-16 – Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference Los Angeles, California

June 18-22 – CanWrite! Canadian Authors' Association Writers' Conference Orillia, Ontario


July 8-12 – Thrillerfest and Craftfest – International Thriller Writers Conference New York City, New York

July 12-18 – Antioch Writers’ Workshop Yellow Springs, Ohio

July 10-13 – Public Safety Writers Conference Las Vegas, Nevada

July 17-20 – Pacific Northwest Writers Conference Seattle, Washington

July 24-27 – Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference Corte Madera, California

July 27-Aug. 1 – Napa Valley Writers’ Conference St. Helena, California


Aug. 1-3 – Willamette Writers Conference Portland, Oregon

Aug. 1-3 – Writer's Digest Conference New York City, New York

Aug. 9-13 – Romance Novel Convention Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug. 8-10 – When Words Collide, A Festival for Readers and Writers Calgary, Alberta

Aug. 21-24 – Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference Nashville, Tennessee

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 – Decatur Book Festival Decatur (Atlanta), Georgia


Sept. 5-7 – Colorado Gold Writers Conference Westminster, Colorado

Sept. 4-7 – Writers’ Police Academy Jamestown, North Carolina

Sept. 20 – ORAcon2014 - Fiction Writers Conference Springfield, Missouri

Sept. 19-21 – Southern California Writers' Conference Newport Beach, California

Sept. 25-27 – Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers’ Conference St. Augustine, Florida

Sept. 26-28 – The Midwestern Book Lovers Unite Convention Minneapolis, Minnesota


Oct. 3-5 – Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference Edmonds, Washington

Oct. 10-12 – The Southern Festival of Books Nashville, Tennessee

Oct. 25 – Boston Book Festival Boston, Massachusetts

Oct. 22-26 – The Author’s World, the Novelist, Inc. (NINC) writers conference Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Oct. 24-26 – Surrey International Writers Conference Surrey, BC, Canada

Oct. 24-26 – Stars of Florida Writers Conference Orlando, Florida

Oct. 24-26, 2014 – The La Jolla Writers Conference San Diego, California


Nov. 1 – Louisiana Book Festival Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nov. 6-8 – Tony Hillerman Writers Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nov. 6-9 – Sanibel Island Writers Conference Sanibel Island, Florida

Nov. 7-9 – The New England Crime Bake Conference Dedham, Massachusetts

Nov. 8 – Murder and Mayhem Muskego, Michigan

Nov. 13-16 – Bouchercon Crime Fiction Convention Long Beach, California


Dec. 13-20 – Abroad Writers' Conference Otivar, Spain