In June 2012, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Crested Butte Writers Conference in Crested Butte, CO. I'm telling you—this cute mountain town is AWESOME. It's artsy and small and everyone knows each other and everyone bikes everywhere and it's full of fun characters. What a great town. Sunshine in the summers; skiing in the winters. The only thing I had problem with was the altitude. I set off to run one afternoon and almost passed out after going 0.5 miles. I had to turn Bon Jovi up loud on my iPod just to finish one mile!
The conference itself was fantastic. There were about 75 attendees for the intimate event, and four literary agents were in attendance along with editors and authors. There were open readings, panels, sessions, critiques, and more. If you want to plan a summer getaway in 2013, seriously consider this awesome conference. The town is great and the event was amazing.
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Check Out These Great Upcoming Writers Conferences:
- Feb. 11, 2017: Writers Conference of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)
- Feb. 16–19, 2017: San Francisco Writers Conference (San Francisco, CA)
- Feb. 24, 2017: The Alabama Writers Conference (Birmingham, AL)
- Feb. 25, 2017: Atlanta Writing Workshop (Atlanta, GA)
- March 25, 2017: Michigan Writers Conference (Detroit, MI)
- March 25, 2017: Kansas City Writing Workshop (Kansas City, MO)
- April 8, 2017: Philadelphia Writing Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)
- April 22, 2017: Get Published in Kentucky Conference (Louisville, KY)
- April 22, 2017: New Orleans Writers Conference (New Orleans, LA)
- May 6, 2017: Seattle Writers Conference (Seattle, WA)
- May 19–21, 2017: PennWriters Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
- June 24, 2017: The Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
- Aug. 18–20, 2017: Writer's Digest Conference (New York, NY)
Other writing/publishing articles and links for you:
- How To Pitch Agents at Writers Conferences.
- 10 Tips For Attending a Writers Conference, by Agent Michelle Brower.
- How to Have an Awesome Time at a Writers Conference.
- 9 Things I Learned From Reading Other Writers.
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