Whether you’re writing for stage, screen or paper page; whether you’re looking for basic craft instruction or expert advice on a challenging technique; whether you want to learn what a blog is or how to build the perfect podcast…whatever you need, we’ve searched the continent for the best instructors on all of those things.

As always, we’ve set up four tracks to make navigation easy amid the dozens of classes we offer during the three days of the conference. We’ve focused our effort on finding classes with something to offer for experienced and advanced writers as well as the aspiring and up-and-coming:

Writing for Stage and Screen

Crafting Your Novel and Nonfiction

Business and Technology for Writers

Genres and Specialty Markets

Each track consists of Beginning and Advanced courses covering a range of relevant topics. New this year, we are also offering Master Classes on Thursday. There is something for everybody, every hour, all conference long.


Writers, publishers, agents, and other professionals on site to share what they've learned. LEARN MORE


Inspiring words from inspired people, celebrating all the diverse viewpoints and voices of the modern writing world. LEARN MORE


Four days of classes and events for every interest and skill level. Start planning your itinerary today! LEARN MORE


One-on-one time to grow your career. We have three different ways for you to get feedback this year. LEARN MORE