Thursday, May 20, 2021

Authors: Sign Up For A Writer’s Conference!


One of the best places for writers to go for professional guidance, connections, and networking, and emotional support is a writer’s conference. Many are still done virtually and some failed to meet at all this past year. But that is quickly changing and things are gearing up for the writer’s conferences to make a huge comeback. Authors, you should be a part of that. 

Here’s why writers should attend one or more writer’s conferences: 

1.      If your goal is to become a better writer, you will learn some helpful tricks of the trade. 

2.      If your goal is to find a literary agent or publisher, they may be in attendance or on a panel of speakers. 

3.      If you want to hear the struggles and victories of fellow authors, come and see what you can learn from their mistakes or successes. 

4.      Want to network with those who can help you – with an idea, resource, hug, or piece of advice – or even a testimonial? Come and befriend others. 

Wow. I sound like a shill for writer’s conferences! Trust me, I am not on the take for any conference. I just think they are a great idea. 

Okay, so now that you are jazzed about going to a writer’s conference, which ones should you go to? 

Most conferences are local, such as the Northern Colorado Writers Conference, and are geared towards serving writers of a specific geographic area. Many other conferences are based no format and genre, such as Romance Writers of America Annual Conference. Some are broad in scope, such as Writer’s Digest Conference. 

It’s easy for you to just go online and search for things like: 

·         Writers conferences

·         Writers workshops

·         Author conferences

·         Author workshops

Throw in a location or genre with that and book, you are in business. You can also go overseas for conferences – or participate virtually. 

Below is a sampling – and by no means a comprehensive list – of writer’s conferences: 

Southern California Writers’ Conference

Society of Children’s Book Writers Conference

Spring Writers Retreat

San Francisco Writers Conference


Midwest Writers Workshop

New York State Summer Writers Institute

Missouri Writers Guild conference

Annual Winter Poetry Conference

Northwestern Christian Writers conference

Agents & Editors Conference, Writers League of Texas

Catholic Writers Conference

Creative nonfiction Collective Society Conference

Alabama Writers’ Enclave

Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

Writer’s Digital Conference

Worldcom and North American Science Fiction Convention

Odyssey Workshop

Killer Nashville

Kawai Writers Conference

Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

South By Southwest

Virtual Winter Thrills

California Crime Writers Conference

Self Pub Con

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Atlanta Writers Conference

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

ASJA Writers Conference

Western Writers of America Convention

Unicorn Writers’ Conference

Yale Writer’s Conference

Textbook & Academic Authors Conference

Historical Novel Society Conference

Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference


Chicago Writers Conference

Florida Writers Conference

Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

Southern Christina Writers Conference

Creative Non-Fiction Writers Conference

Outdoor Writing Association of America Conference

San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival

Jackson Hole Writers Conference

National Association For Poetry Therapy Conference

Southampton Writers conference

Pet Writing Conference

Kentucky Women Writing Conference

Nonfiction Writers Conference

The Las Vegas Writers Conference

National Black Writers Conference

La Jolla Writers Conference

National Writers’ Union Annual Conference

Pike Peak Writers Conference

The Etiquette Show, a cable access television show that airs on MNN in New York City, just featured me for nearly 14 minutes. Would you like to see me in my man cave interviewed by a woman in her attic, dishing on what I love about marketing authors since 1989? Check out the clip below – skip the ads and start at 24:30 on the time counter.

Interview on MNN, a NYC Cable TV Station


Contact Brian For Marketing Help!!

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand.

Catch Up With These Posts

Authors: Is Your Elevator Speech Taking You To The Penthouse – Or The Basement?

Boring Headlines Kill Books – Are You A Killer?


What’s The Secret To Marketing Your Book?


Book PR Workshop: Toronto Business Journal Interview With Book Marketing Guru Brian Feinblum


  Are Writers Heroes, Even The Unpopular or Unpublished?


Why Authors Must Give It Away To Sell Books


How To Get More Social Media Connections


Great Book Marketing Podcast Interview With Savvy Book PR Pro Brian Feinblum

About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2021. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America. For more information, please consult: 




No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.