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2024 WriterCon Conference! Counting Down to AUG 30th
APRIL 21st - 28th
In 2024 the WriterCon Cruise sets sail on a new ship: the Harmony of the Seas. The eight-day itinerary includes many Western Caribbean stops, including Cozumel, Roatan, and Puerto Costa Maya.
During the cruise you will receive over 20 hours of writing instruction, feedback, and mentoring in both small-group and one-on-one settings. The instruction will cover writing skills, characterization, style tips, publishing, marketing, and much more. The course will focus on the specific needs of the participants. You will also have an opportunity to talk with writers, agents, and publishers. SEAS THE DAY!!!
JULY 17th - 21st
Join us for a five-day, small-group writing retreat at America’s HQ for family entertainment and outdoor adventures, Branson, Missouri. The retreat will take place at the luxurious Grand Oaks Hotel, which is offering participants a significantly reduced rate and a generous breakfast each day of your stay.
Attendance is limited, so register today!
AUG 30th - SEPT 2nd
The annual WriterCon Conference is three days of 60+ speakers providing more than 80 sessions designed to cover all genres and all aspects of the writing experience: skills, industry knowledge, opportunities, networking, pitching, contests, opportunities to meet with writers privately, to obtain manuscript reviews or private consultations, and much more.
Early-bird registration is coming soon for our 2024 event so stay tuned to watch our growing speaker list and to get in on that early-bird pricing.
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NEW IN 2025
We are excited about our new plans for ReaderCon! We know that writers also love to read, and readers of our books love to hunker down and get cozy with a book or two, or three.
Envision a weekend getaway in the chill of winter with fireplaces and cozy chairs and you can begin to get a feel for the weekend we are creating for booklovers everywhere! Our capacity will be on the smaller size – think under 75 – for what is sure to be an intimate, fun, book consuming weekend.
All meals, lodging, and planned activities will be included and we hope for some fun surprises for all!
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