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R. Leo Olson from Grand Rapids MI is reading The Business of Being a Writer - Jane Friedman November 22, 2018 - 8:34am

So I would like to go to a couple writer conferences next year and am looking for a couple suggestions. I've been to trade conventions. Is it like those?

It seems every conference is the greatest and will change your life.

How do I go about figuring out what conference would give me a broad experience / exposure?

Do I look for genre, fav authors, is there one that is a perennial mega one?


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helpfulsnowman from Colorado is reading But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman November 26, 2018 - 4:31pm

Hey Friend!

I haven't been to many, although I've been to Book Expo America and wouldn't recommend it from a writing perspective. 

The ones I've wanted to go to include Clarion (depending on the teachers): http://clarion.ucsd.edu/2019-faculty/

And for funsies, I always thought Bizarro Con looks awesome. It's relatively cheap too! https://bizarrocon.com/

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Max from Texas is reading goosebumps November 28, 2018 - 3:52pm

Hi! I just published an article on the site covering exactly this topic. Hope it helps!