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Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference 2021

Virtual Event

This is the 32nd year of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference (MCWC). MCWC 2021 will be held virtually through Zoom. General registration is open from March 1 to June 30. The conference offers morning workshops in a wide range of genres. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, panels, one-on-one consultations,

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2021

Virtual Event

The Bread Loaf Workshop Series is a two-week-long session made up of two separate one-week workshops. During the workshop series participants will work under the guidance of notable writers, including MacArthur Fellows, U.S. poets laureate, and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Overview The 2021 edition of

James River Writers Conference 2021

Virtual Event

The 19th annual James River Writers Conference takes place from October 8-10, 2021. This annual gathering, usually in Richmond, Virginia, attracts prize-winning authors, highly regarded editors, and literary agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. Established in 2003, this event attracts 350 to 400


Please note:

The Valley of Writers team scours the web looking for the most inspiring, elevating, and accessible events that we can share as a service to our readers.
The big idea is that in a virtual arena, more people can participate. Geographical boundaries matter less.
The events we list are virtual and can be attended by writers from wherever they are in the world.
Unless otherwise stated, we are not affiliated with and do not benefit financially from the events we post. Listing is not an endorsement of the content, opinions, or products promoted by the event organizers we feature here.
Please verify all dates, times and other event details as these are subject to change and are beyond our control.

What qualifies an event as ‘lit’? Any event that we think would teach writers of fiction, memoir, and poetry useful skills, inspire them to produce great work, remind them of the power of this work we do and build stronger, mutually beneficial ties between writers and other creatives.

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