Some Terrific Conferences

SCBWI / AWG "Write Under the Midnight Sun" 2015

September 18-20, 2015
A fabulous conference sponsored by two great writing organizations, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Alaska Writers Guild. SCBWI sponsors the Saturday Kid Lit track, though authors and illustrators of children's-teen and NA are welcome to sign up for entire conference. On Friday there are optional 2-3 hour workshops. Info on 2014 conference here.

SCBWI Annual Winter and summer Conference *

New York City February 6-8, 2015
LA Aug. ?, 2015

San Francisco Writer’s Conference

San Francisco Feb 12-15, 2015with low cost classes 12 and 16 more info

SCBWI Western Washington *

Redmond (near Seattle) April ?, 2015 more info

Whidbey Island Writers Conference

North of Seattle October 24-26, 2014 more info

Big Sur Writing Workshops *

Coast South of SF December 5-7, 2014, and March 6-8, 2015 more info

Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writers Workshop*

Oceanside, OR July 13-17, 2015 more info

Pacific Northwest Literary Association

Seattle/airport hotel July 16-20, 2015 

 Willamette Writers Conference

Portland/airport hotel Aug ?, 2015 more info

Fabulous Contests

coming soon

SCBWI Grants

Go to SCBWI.ORG for a mind-boggling array of grants, some recently updated to brign the winners closer to industry professionals.