The 2016 Top Writing Related Events I’m Adding to my Calendar

With 2016 just around the corner, this is the time that I write down my yearly goals, some are realistic and some are on the contingent that I win the lottery.  I always make a list of any and all writing related events and see if my wallet can get me there.

Attending conferences is important to me because during and right after leaving a writing event, I feel rejuvenated and I believe that I can accomplish any writing goal. This is how I refill my creative well. At these events, I get inspired by panelists, get the latest industry news and feel the collective energy of being around other people who understand that daydreaming complex stories with characters that feel as real as your family members is a socially acceptable hobby. This hobby leads to writing completed books, which could get published and then readers could enjoy your tales. Rinse and Repeat.


For my 2016 list, here is the list I have started —


National Conferences:

The National Romance Writers of America

July 13–16, 2016; San Diego CA

Romantic Times Booklovers Conventions

April 12-17, 2016: Las Vegas Nevada


Local Pacific Northwest Conferences:

Emerald City Writing Conference

October 14-16, 2016; Bellevue, WA

Willamette Writers Conference

August 12-14, 2016; Portland, OR


New Experiences

Historical Romance Retreat

September 22-25, 2016; Spokane, Washington

Rose City Romance Writers wRomance Weekend

February 20-21, 2016; Portland, OR


What should I add to my list?


About Jessie Smith

Health Care Worker by Day, Aspiring Author by Night and 24/7 Staff for Riley (Corgie/Tibetan Spaniel Mix)

Posted on December 28, 2015, in General. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The documentary on the 21st sounds great


  2. Oh! I didn’t know about the Romance Weekend in Portland! I’m going to see if I can attend. It would be so much fun to catch up with the Rose City writers again.


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