Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Friday, February 14, 2014

List of Writing Opportunities (part 3)

This is the third and likely final list for the near future. More resources coming as I find them. List courtesy of

Title:UCLA Extension Writers' Program
Registration Due:2/6/14 (or until courses fill)
Conf. Dates:2/6/2014 - 2/9/2014
Info:Presented once a year by the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, the Writers Studio brings together a community of writing students to workshop with some of Southern California's most accomplished writers and teachers. From among the 10 offered, participants choose one workshop in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to no more than 15 people.
URL:UCLA Extension Writers' Program

Title:2014 San Francisco Writers Conference
Registration Due:Until sold out!
Conf. Dates:2/13/2014 - 2/16/2014
Info:A Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community for writers! Unsurpassed for quality interaction with 100+ literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors including Julie Kagawa, Chitra Divakaruni, Barry Eisler and NoViolet Bulawayo. SFWC Writing Contest and single-day workshops open to non-attendees.
URL:2014 San Francisco Writers Conference

Title:21st Annual Christian Writers Seminar
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:2/21/2014 - 2/22/2014
Info:Our keynoter is Susy Flory, speaking on Writing to Change the World. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Thunder Dog, and author or co-author of six other books. The Seminar will feature 40 workshops on all aspects and genres of writing. The complete Seminar is $109, a fantastic value in writing instruction. Scholarships are available by contacting the Seminar director, Jon Drury.
URL:21st Annual Christian Writers Seminar

Title:Writing for the Soul
Registration Due:2/13/14
Conf. Dates:2/13/2014 - 2/16/2014
Info:Join us in Colorado for the year's #1 conference for learning how to promote and sell your book.
URL:Writing for the Soul

Title:Unicorn Writers' Conference
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:3/22/2014 - 3/22/2014
Info:As valuable for published authors as it is for beginners! This conference covers the total story from craft to career. Meet industry shot-callers, get one-on-one feedback and learn little-known insider secrets to acing every department of a publishing company!
URL:Unicorn Writer's Conference

Title:The Peripatetic Writing Workshop
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Info:The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, Inc, is known for warm yet rigorous critiques of novels, short stories and creative nonfiction in small, intimate groups. The workshops are conducted based on Martha's and Maureen's experiences leading the Peripatetic over 20 years, as well as from years of teaching creative writing at New York University, The Writer's Voice, The New York Writers Workshop and other schools and colleges. Published authors and free-lance editors with substantial contacts in the publishing world, they've worked with many writers who have gone on to publish successfully. Ongoing dates.
URL:The Peripatetic Writing Workshop

Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:2/27/2014 - 3/2/2014
Info:Thinking Outside The Book, with Guests of Honor Laura Lippman, Ace Atkins, and Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Title:Creative Writing Institute
Registration Due:3/16/14
Conf. Dates:3/16/2014 - 3/20/2014
Info:We are pleased to announce the following authors for this year's event: John Dufresne, Ira Sukrungruang, Terri Witek, and Audrey Colombe. The cost of a 4-day lecture series is $250, with a 25% discount for seniors and students. We also have free lunch/evening coffee talk lectures, with plenty of other activities for the evenings.
URL:Creative Writing Institute

Title:Writers' Day
State:New Hampshire
Registration Due:3/22/14
Conf. Dates:3/22/2014 - 3/22/2014
Info:Writers' Day will welcome B.A. Shapiro, best-selling author of The Art Forger, as its keynote speaker and has expanded its offerings to four sessions of all-new workshops and seminars led by professional writers, editors, agents, and publishers. The conference now includes the option of face-to-face manuscript critiques and agent/publisher one-on-one pitch sessions.
URL:Writer's Day

Title:Create Something Magical Writers & Readers Conference
State:New Jersey
Registration Due:3/1/14
Conf. Dates:3/15/2014 - 3/15/2014
Info:This year our keynote speaker will be New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
URL:Create Something Magical Writers & Readers Conference

Title:Writing Workshops at The Center for Fiction
State:New York
Registration Due:Varies - depending on class
Conf. Dates:1/22/2014 - 5/22/2014
Info:Every great city needs a great home for writers. Take a writing workshop this spring with award-winning writers Fiona Maazel, Terese Svoboda, Victor LaValle, and more. Workshop dates vary through this spring; contact for more information.
URL:Writing Workshops at The Center for Fiction

Title:Raleigh Review Writers' Studio Workshops
State:North Carolina
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:1/18/2014 - 1/19/2014
Info:Workshops in Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing & Memoir. Future dates are: 3/29/14 - 3/30/14, and 4/26/14 - 4/27/14
URL:Raleigh Review Writers' Studio Workshops

Title:Northwest Independent Writers Association Symposium on Independent Publishing
Registration Due:1/31/14
Conf. Dates:2/1/2014 - 2/2/2014
Info:Get the skill sets you need for success as an independent author! Join us at the beautiful McMenamin's Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Oregon for a weekend of networking, learning, and steering the future of this new phase of the publishing world! Sponsor onsite and keynote speaker is Kobo, the premier e-reader company.
URL:Northwest Independent Writers Association Symposium on Independent Publishing

Title:Carolina Christian Writers Conference
State:South Carolina
Registration Due:2/15/14 (early bird)
Conf. Dates:3/14/2014 - 3/15/2014
Info:Carolina Christian Writers Conference combines instruction in the craft of writing with opportunities to pitch your work to editors and agents. Lots of workshops, exciting keynotes, manuscript critiques, brainstorming sessions, and more for writers of all genres. Take your writing to the next level at the Carolina Christian Writers Conference.
URL:Carolina Christian Writers Conference

Title:Write2Ignite! Conference for Christian Writers of Literature for Children and Young Adults
State:South Carolina
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:3/28/2014 - 3/29/2014
Info:We provide stimulting workshops, professional critiques, one-on-one meetings with editors and agents, inspiring keynote addresses and a wealth of information for those who desire to write for children and young adults.
URL:Write2Ignite Conference for Christian Writers

Title:Hedgebrook Writers in Residence
Registration Due:9/01/13
Conf. Dates:2/1/2014 - 10/1/2014
Info:Hedgebrook hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Residents are housed in six handcrafted cottages, where they spend their days in solitude. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories.
URL:Hedgebrook Writers in Residence

Title:Robert McKee's STORY Master Seminar
Registration Due:Until date of seminar
Conf. Dates:3/6/2014 - 3/9/2014
Info:Are you inspired by a story idea, but don't know how to realize it? True story is a question of continuous creativity – not a set of formulaic page numbers. Take advantage of one of the best story brains in the business, and let Robert McKee prompt and guide you to your best insights yet. Here is an opportunity to apply classic story design – the kind that has resulted in masterpieces of all kinds – to your own cinematic, theatrical or literary premise.
URL:Robert McKee's STORY Master Seminar

Title:Creativity Workshop
State:New York
Registration Due:Open until filled
Conf. Dates:2/21/2014 - 2/24/2014
Info:The Creativity Workshop has helped writers of all genres jumpstart and renew their imagination. We will teach you ways to keep your writing fresh and exciting to you.
URL:Creativity Workshop

State:San Miguel, Mexico
Registration Due:N/A
Conf. Dates:2/8/2014 - 2/15/2014
Info:Whether you're polishing an existing book or beginning a new project, EWT retreats will further your goals. With an acclaimed staff in breathtaking locations, we offer intimate writing workshops, paired with travel, fine food, and fun.

No comments: