Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
With the fall equinox only 36 days away, I thought it would be a good idea to map out the writers conferences, workshops, retreats, and festivals coming up. Don’t wait for January 2014 to make the decision to get serious about your writing project. Set some goals now and get connected to the right resources.
Sometimes the writing life can be isolating. Find camaraderie with fellow authors by getting out, networking, and building your author platform. I’ve listed events taking place in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Kindly let me know of an event that needs to be added to this list. I look forward to seeing you! Cheers!
The Black Authors & Readers Rock Weekend
Weekend October 18 and 19 in the Comfort Inn of Bowie
Baltimore Book Festival
Where readers and authors connect
September 27-29, 2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, travel writing, memoir, Children's/YA
October 26, 2013
The Writer's Center- Any workshop with Barbara Esstman is worth every penny spent!
Bethesda Literary Festival
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism
2014 dates TBA
Hampton Roads Writers' Conference Where characters connect September 19-21, 2013
Fall for the Book [fest] September 22-27, 2013
James River Writers [con] October 19-20, 2013
Virginia Festival of the Book March 19-23, 2014
The Porches Writing Retreat Year-Round
Emory & Henry College Literary Festival 2013 dates TBA
Lex Allen Literary Festival readings, panel discussions 2014 dates TBA
TCC Literary Festival 2014 dates TBA
Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival October 6-16, 2013
Split This Rock Poetry Festival "Poems of Provocation & Witness" March 27-30, 2014
Algonkian Writer Conferences workshops, novel analysis Year-Round