St. Louis Writers Guild

Writers Conferences 


There are writers conferences in St. Louis, the greater Midwest region, and across the country. Here is a list of conferences you may want to consider. Some are affiliated or held by St. Louis Writers Guild. Others have been attended by our members who returned with glowing endorsements. 

Why attend a writers conference?
Beyond the fact that writers conferences are a gathering place of fellow writers, they also provide access to industry professionals, and information on emerging trends. Writers conferences provide workshops, master classes, networking opportunities, and more. They are the best place to meet literary agents, publishers, established authors, editors, and writing service professionals. 

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St. Louis Writers Guild Sponsored or Affiliated Writer's Conferences

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Gateway Con - Coming in 2017! 
Held by St. Louis Writers Guild 

More information to come later this year! 

Gateway Con 
Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention 
June 16-18, 2017 
Renaissance Hotel across from Lambert International Airport 

A writers conference and readers convention! 
More information being announced soon. 
Visit the Gateway Con page on this website for more. 
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Writers in the Park 
Now in it's 7th Year! 

A free festival of the writer held in August. Workshops, Books by SLWG Members, and local authors, plus a workshop for young writers! 

More information is available on the Writers in the Park page. 
Writers in the Park 2016 information to be announced soon, but see what we did last year to get a feel for what we'll be doing this year. 
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Missouri Writers Guild's 
Annual Conference 
April 29 - May 1, 2016
Held by Missouri Writers Guild 

The annual MWG conference is an event that moves throughout the state, but always provides a faculty of Literary Agents, Publishers, Editors, Authors, and other industry professionals. Best of all, St. Louis Writers Guild is a chapter of MWG and our members get a discount on the conference! 

For more information visit missouriwritersguild.org


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Penned Con 2016
Bringing Authors and Readers Together for Charity 
September 23 & 24, 2016 

PENNED CON 2016 is gearing up to celebrate our 3rd year in St. Louis. Join is September 23/24th for a two-day book signing event with over 130+ authors, learn from industry leaders about how to publish, market and grow your brand, join us for our keynote speakers, join in with games hosted by authors, panels, a luau awards ceremony anymore!


Come to Penned Con and help support Action for Autism, a local St. Louis Charity!


For tickets and more information visit PennedCon.com

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Other Writer's Conferences, both in the region or across the country
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All Write Now! Writers Conference
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University Campus, University Center
Cape Girardeau, MO

For more information on the speakers, or to register, visit:
AllWriteNowMO.Wix.com/allwritenow


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Writer's Digest Writers Conference

August 12-14, 2016
New York City, New York
For Information on speakers, or to register, visit: writersdigestconference.com
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Killer Nashville
Killer Nashville's 11th annual Mystery Writers Conference
August 18 - 21, 2016
Franklin, TN

For information on speakers, activities, or to register, visit: www.killernashville.com