If you’re in need of a little inspiration, head to one of these fall conferences and festivals where you can connect with those in your tribe.
Tenth Annual Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference
November 5-8, 2015
Sanibel Island, Florida
Keynote Speaker: Edwidge Danticat, National Book Award finalist
Participants at all stages of development—from notebook scribblers to published novelists—are invited to attend a variety of workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, children’s literature, journalism, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction; panels on publishing & editing; and readings, keynote addresses, & concerts.
Wild Writers Literary Festival
November 6-8, 2015
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Here’s to the wild ones—the unbridled lovers of the written word, embarking on a journey of discovery and experimentation.
Here’s to the fearless readers and writers who open up new worlds. Who revel in a well-turned phrase and a well-worn page.
Here’s to the wild ones. Confronting convention and dismissing pretension, they bravely explore how words can transform and transcend our lives.
YALLFEST – Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
November 13-14, 2015
Charleston, South Carolina
Keynote Speakers: R.L. Stine and Richelle Mead
60 of the world’s biggest Y.A. authors. 29 New York Times bestsellers. 22 panels, presentations and talks. 15 author visits, 1 weekend on historic Upper King St.
Toowoomba Writers’ Festival
November 14, 2015
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Toowoomba is full of writers ranging from published professionals through to those who write for fun, blog online or just like to splash their thoughts onto a page. The Toowoomba Writers’ Festival aims to celebrate our unique blend of different writers while bringing them together in a celebration of creativity and learning.