I have been to one writing conference and I really enjoyed it, so I decided to put together a list of writing conferences and festivals around the world that you should definitely check out!
Surrey International Writers Conference (Surrey, BC) – This is the one conference I have been to, and I really was impressed with how educating and eye opening it was! It was very fun and exciting and had a huge variety of speakers and topics that really interested me. If you are under eighteen years old, you get to go to this conference for an amazingly low price, and there are also a few scholarship opportunities! This conference is held every October, and this year it will be on October 19-22 of 2017. http://www.siwc.ca/
San Francisco Writers Conference (San Francisco, CA) – This conference looks so entertaining and fun that I just had to put it on this list. I have always wanted to go to San Francisco and this would be a great excuse to go. It has over one hundred sessions, including panels, along with open mic sessions. This just seems like an awesome conference that you will not only take a lot away from, but also have a time you will never forget! This conference is held every February, and next year takes place from February 15-18 2017. https://sfwriters.org/
BinderCon (New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA) – BinderCon is a conference that welcomes women and gender variant writers which I think is a great idea. It helps show girl power through writing which is something we always need! At BinderCon, you will meet many inspiring women and combine feminism and writing. The New York conference takes place in November and the Los Angeles conference takes place in February. http://bindercon.com/
Listowel Writers’ Week (Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland) – I have always thought that going to a writing conference in Ireland would be an amazing experience so I have to put one on here. This writing conference includes lots of workshops, readings, interviews, forums, and book launches. There are also a lot of writing competitions for varied genres as well as journalism which I think is really unique! This conference takes place from May 31-June 4 annually. http://writersweek.ie/
Melbourne Writers Festival (Melbourne, Australia) – A YouTuber I watch has attended this festival a lot and it looks like a really fun and amazing time. This conference includes lots of intimate debates and discussions among writers and readers, which is a great way to get the community together. Australia is also another amazing place I would love to visit, so going to a writers festival would make it an even better and more memorable trip! This conference takes place from August 25-September 3. http://mwf.com.au/
San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival (San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato) – This is a bilingual festival where you get to work with other writers from all around the world, and use the given workshops, panels, MasterClasses, etc to benefit your passion for writing. This seems like a festival I would have a blast at and I definitely would love to look into this festival in the future! This conference takes place in February. https://sanmiguelwritersconference.org/
Those are a few international writers conferences and festivals that seem like an incredible experience, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!