MCM Manchester Comic Con, 29-30 July 2017: one of the biggest comic cons in the north-west, http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/manchester/
London Film and Comic Con, 28-30 July 2017: with guests from scifi/fantasy movies and TV series, http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/
EDGE-LIT 6, 15 July 2017, Derby: scifi, fantasy and horror writing, http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/edge-lit-6.aspx
Flash Festival, 15 July 2017, Broadstairs: RPG, cosplay, art exhibition, steampunk designers, book signings, and literally everything else, http://draconis.uk/info.html
Horror Con Swansea, 1-2 July 2017: guests from tv and film, writers, etc,
Sexy and Sassy Signing
July 7–8, 2017; Baltimore, MD, USA
for romance readers
How to Read a Dress – hosted by Bloomsbury Publishing
July 11, 2017; London, ENGLAND
this talk on dress fashion spanning five centuries will be especially interesting for historical romance authors
3rd annual A Weekend with the Authors
July 14–16, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA
for romance readers
annual Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference
July 14–16, 2017; Newport, Shropshire, ENGLAND
for romance writers
Formerly known as the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, this year it is being held in New Mexico. The UNM’s conference offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. This year’s on Sunday, the conference is featuring a keynote reading by Sandra Cisneros! There are numerous scholarships and awards that provide assistance to talented writers, and they also offer a winter online conference.
- Weeklong Workshops $700
- Weekend Workshops $400
July 19-31, 2016
This conference provides instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in poetry, fiction, and play writing. Every participant needs to apply and have manuscripts attached. Unfortunately applications for this year have been closed, but the dates for 2017 will be announced soon. The cost to attend is a bit pricey, but every recipient receives assistance to pay for two-thirds of the cost.
- Contributors – $1,800 ($1,100 for tuition and $700 for room and board)
- Scholars – $700 (Conference covers tuition)
- Fellowships – Conference covers tuition, room, and board
July 25- August 1, 2016
These workshops are geared toward very serious writers in exploring the craft, as well as the business of writing. Participant’s manuscripts can be reviewed in a one-on-one session. There are afternoon and evening craft talks, panels, staff readings, and panel discussions on publishing and editing. There is also a nature guided hike toward the end of your stay!
- Tuition is 1,100, and financial aid is available (many applicants get significant financial aid — I would recommend applying)
July 10-17, 2016
Tin House’s writing workshops are quite the rage to those in the literary world. In order to be able to attend the conference, one must submit an application and writing sample. Admission is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample. Tin House is also offering scholarships (full and partial) for admission to the conference. There is also an opportunity for auditors who purchase a pass. A full auditor’s pass gives you access to all craft lectures, agent/editor meetings, and the evening faculty readings. There will also be an opportunity for a select number of you to exchange manuscripts will your fellow auditors.
- $1700. Scholarships are quite rare, with an acceptance rate hovering around 5%.
- You can buy an auditor’s pass for $350, which allows you access to all the readings and panels, but does not get you feedback in a workshop.
Writing Day Workshops
Each of these day-long workshops offers a crash course on how to get your book published, with classes and presentations on everything from writing queries to working with an agent to marketing your book.
When: Annually in July
Where: Muncie, IN
“This is widely regarded as being one of the Midwest’s premiere events,” says Chuck Sambuchino, who spoke at the event in 2012.
The Midwest Writers Workshop gives writers the opportunity improve their craft, mingle with industry experts and successful writers, and network and socialize with peers and colleagues.
When: Annually in July
Where: Location varies
Romance writers gather at this annual genre conference to learn more about the business of being an author. Get an opportunity to meet and mingle with budding and successful romance authors, as well as workshops and events to boost your author career.