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One of the most complete websites for different types of writer’s conferences is Shaw Guides. You can check this search engine out at:

The Shaw Guide to Writers Conferences and Workshops

Over the last twenty years, Terry Whalin has attended a number of conferences as a participant and on the faculty. Below are some of his favorite conferences and the links to them.

Each spring in New York City, the ASJA, the leading nonfiction writers group in the nation, holds their annual conference. It is a professional conference for writers with excellent faculty and information.

The American Society of Journalists and Authors conference

Author 101 University has been a writer conference institution for over 10 years. This excellent event is held in the spring AND the fall. Check the website below for the details.

Author 101 University

One of the oldest and top Christian writers conferences in the U.S. is Mt. Hermon located south of San Jose, CA and held each spring over the Palm Sunday weekend. This conference has been one of the outstanding ones in terms of faculty, material and conference facility. Terry highly recommends it.

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The Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference

Another spring conference to consider is the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this conference has a world-class conference center and staff. Check out the details at:

The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

If you are looking to attend a Christian writer’s conference in June then consider the Write to Publish Conference held in the Billy Graham Center on the Wheaton College Campus outside of Chicago, IL, this conference has excellent facilities, well-known editors on staff and is one to consider attending:

The Write To Publish Conference

Each August, the Oregon Christian Writers have a well-attended conference that is worth your consideration:

The Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference

Marlene Bagnull runs two excellent Christian conferences that you should also conider attending in Colorado and Philadelphia. To learn the specific details use these links:

Colorado Christian Writers Conference


Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference

Here are some other conferences to consider which may be closer in location or a more time convenient for you to attend:

The Florida Christian Writer’s Conference