Writers Groups and Conferences

Writers Conferences and Links

(in alphabetical order)

A Bridge to Publication, Lake Charles, LA

AJC Decatur Writers Festival, Decatur, GA

Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, AL

AWC (Alabama Writers Conclave), varies

American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, varies

Atlanta Writers Conference, Atlanta, GA

Berries, Bridges & Books Writers Conference, Ponchatoula, LA

Blue Ridge Writers Conference, Blue Ridge, GA

Books Along the Tech, New Iberia, LA

Bouchercon, varies

Christian Communicators, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

CrimeCon, varies

East Texas Writers Guild Conference, Tyler, TX

Fay B. Kaigler Book Festival, Hattiesburg, MS

Gulf Coast Children's Book Festival, Mobile, AL

Heather Graham's Writers for New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Jambalaya Writers Conference, Houma, LA

Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN

Left Coast Crime, varies

Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

Malice Domestic, Washington, DC area

Midsouth Christians Writers Conference, Memphis, TN area

Mississippi Book Festival, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Conference, varies across Mississippi

Mississippi Writers Guild State Conference, varies across Mississippi

Mystery Writers Conference, Metairie, LA

Nonfiction Writers Conference, online

Picayune Writers Group Annual Free Writers Symposium, Picayune, MS

Six Bridges Book Festival, Little Rock, AR

Southern Christian Writers Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL

Sunshine State Book Festival, Gainesville, FL

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA

ThrillerFest, New York City, NY

Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, MO

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA and Albemarle County

Words & Music Literary Feast, New Orleans, LA

Write to Publish, Wheaton, IL

Did I miss your conference? If so, please email me the name and link. I'll be glad to add it to the list. Check the link for the latest information.

No dates on the list, because the dates change each year.

Writers Groups - Deep South

(in alphabetical order)

Bayou Writers Club, Mandeville, LA

Bayou Writers Group, Lake Charles, LA

Creative Minds Writers Group, Ponchatoula, LA

East Texas Writers Guild, Tyler, TX

Gulf Coast Writers Association, Gulfport, MS

Mississippi Poetry Society, Branches across Mississippi

Mississippi Writers Guild, Branches across Mississippi

Northshore Literary Society, Mandeville, LA

Picayune Writers Group, Picayune, MS

Sisters in Crime-NOLA, New Orleans, LA

Southern Christian Writers Guild, Westbank Chapter, Gretna, LA

Southern Christian Writers Guild, Northshore Chapter, Mandeville, LA

TX Gulf Coast Writers, Beaumont, TX

Writers Alliance of Gainesville, Gainesville, FL

Writers Guild of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA

Writers Groups - National or International

American Christian Fiction Writers

International Thriller Writers

Mystery Writers of America

National Federation of State Poetry Societies

Nonfiction Authors Association

Romance Writers of America

Sisters in Crime

Western Writers of America

If I missed your group, please let me know. Email me the name, meeting place and website link and I'll be glad to add it to the list.

Please note: The presence of a listing does not constitute an endorsement of the group or event. These are groups and events of which I am aware. I belong to some of the groups, have attended some of the events, but not all. The information was accurate at the time I entered it, but urge you to to do your own due diligence before joining or paying for an event.