Personal Growth

Conferences are a great way to meet editors, agents and publishers, pitch book ideas, learn new skills, find out the latest in the publishing world, get inside info on submitting your works, and network with other writers! Check here regularly for upcoming conferences, most located in or near Missouri.

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Fall 2016 Quarry Heights Fiction Workshop
The workshop will run from August 18 – October 6.
In Columbia, MO
It’s a general fiction workshop, so writers of all levels and all projects are welcome.
Classes will be held every Thursday evening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Columbia Independent School.
The cost of the class is $275.
To register or inquire, email quarryheightsworkshop@gmail.com.

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Killer Nashville
August 18-21, 2016
Nashville, TN
http://www.killernashville.com/

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Ozarks Writers League
August 19-20, 2016
Honeysuckle Inn, Branson, MO
http://www.ozarkswritersleague.com/#!august/cjcl

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ORAcon2015
Ozarks Romance Authors conference
September 17, 2016
Springfield, MO
http://ozarksromance.com/conference/
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Missouri Library Association Conference
October, 2016
Springfield, MO
http://molib.org/conference/2016-conference/

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Ozark Creative Writers Conference
October 6-8, 2016
Eureka Springs, AR
http://ozarkcreativewriters.com/

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ShowMe Writers Masterclass
Conference of the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild
Held at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO
November 5-6, 2016
http://www.showmewriters.com/

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The Conferences Below Have Already Happened:
Plan ahead for next year!

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Heart of America Christian Writers Network
October 22-24, 2015
Colonial Presbyterian Church, Quivira Campus, Greater Kansas City area
http://hacwn.org/HACWN_2015_Conference.html

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Write Well, Sell Well OKC
October 23-24, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
http://writewellsellwellokc.com/

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Killer Nashville
Oct 29-Nov 1, 2015
Nashville, TN
Registration: $159-$250
http://www.killernashville.com/

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SCBWI-Missouri Fall Conference
November 6-7, 2015
KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park, KS
Note: This will be a joint meeting of both the Missouri and Kansas chapter of SCBWI, with more tracks and speakers, making it twice as informative! Lineup includes editors from Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and Little, Brown, among the speakers.
http://missouri.scbwi.org/

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Bunker Hill Creative Retreat
October 2-4, 2015
Professional journalist and magazine editor Sarah Kohnle will guide participants through writing exercises. Publisher Lou Turner and author Donna Volkenannt are available to critique manuscripts and offer valuable feedback.
$270 for general Public
Located 14 miles northeast of Mountain View, AR
http://www.bunkerhillretreat.com/?page_id=829

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Kansas Authors Club Writing Conference
October 2-4, 2015
Topeka, KS
http://kansasauthors.org/

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Ozark Creative Writers – 48th Annual Conference
October 8-10, 2015
Eureka Springs, AR
Contact Marcia Gaye: 636-284-7754
www.ozarkcreativewriters.com

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Missouri Writers Hall of Fame Workshop
October 10, 2015
Cost: $50
Randy Bacon Studio and Art Gallery (600 West College St., Springfield, MO)
http://www.mowritershalloffame.org/2015-writers-workshop/

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Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry Awards Dinner and Conference
October 16-17, 2015
Allen Chapman Student Union, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
http://utulsa.edu/nimrod/conference.html

Iowa Summer Writing Festival
A whole list of workshops throughout June and July, 2015
Iowa City, IA
http://iowasummerwritingfestival.org/

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Washington University Summer Writers Institute
July 10-24, 2015
St. Louis, MO
http://summerschool.wustl.edu/swi

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All Write Now! Writer’s Conference
July 11, 2015
Cape Girardeau, MO
Put on by the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild
http://allwritenowmo.wix.com/allwritenow

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Arrow Rock Writing Workshop
September 11-12, 2015
Arrow Rock, MO
http://friendsofarrowrock.org/writingworkshop

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Ozarks Fiction Writers Conference
also called
ORAcon2015
September 19, 2015
Springfield, MO
http://ozarks-romance-authors.com/conference-2014/oracon-2015/

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