Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops offer a nurturing environment in which writers learn more about the craft of writing. These classes are typically taught by widely published and award-winning authors. Workshop coordinators may list their guidelines at Submit Your Announcement.

  • The Shadow Hunters Book Club

    Winter 2014
    $50 per month fee

    The Shadow Hunters Book Club is a book club for young adults, ages 13-17, conducted by Mahala Church. The new book club discusses and fusses over YA and adult books appropriate to age.

    Classes meet at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6100 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile. To register and for more information, contact:

    Mahala Church

  • Monte Sano Writers Conference

    April 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $55 in advance; $65 day of event

    Meet and learn from this year’s special guests – bestselling author Milam McGraw Propst (among her many wonderful books is A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street which was adapted into the award-winning family film The Adventures of Ociee Nash) and Ami McConnell, Senior Editor at Harper Collins. Our MC is author Homer Hickam, probably best known for his memoir Rocket Boys which was made into the film October Sky. Milam, Ami, and Homer will be available to you all day to answer your questions and offer advice on how to be published and how to make your writing the best it can be.

    Workshops led by our other published guest authors will let you pick from topics of special interest: Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Historical Writing, Children’s Books, Self--publishing and Kindle Singles, Christian Books, and Romance writing. Our authors and editors will present these, with handouts, and give you advice on finding an agent, working with publishers, and marketing strategy for this changing book world. There will also be a delicious, hot lunch provided with time to network with your fellow writers and guest authors! Venue: Monte Sano United Methodist Church, 601 Monte Sano Blvd., Huntsville, AL 35801. See website for registration & more information.


    Homer & Linda Hickam


  • Writing Workshop: Children’s Literature

    Daytime Session, April 14-16, 1-3pm, $75
    Evening Session, April 14-16, 6-9pm, $100

    If your dream is to publish a children's book, then you've come to the "write" place. From Picture Books to Young Adult, this nuts and bolts approach will teach you the necessary components to writing for children and tips on publishing. Taught by award winning author Diane Z. Shore, come paint pictures with words, wow the editors and get yourself well on your way to getting your first book on the shelf!

    Pelham Public Library
    3160 Pelham Parkway
    Pelham, AL 35124


    Sandra Annonio
    Shelby County Arts Council

  • On Reading and Writing with Students: A workshop for teachers

    April 18, 2014; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Spend the day in workshop with two outstanding Alabama Book Festival authors the day before the 9th annual Festival, held in Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. Alabama teachers in grades 7-12 are invited to join Kelly Norman Ellis and Donald Anderson for an exciting day of writing workshops free of charge. These workshops are designed to introduce teachers to new strategies for integrating creative writing into language arts and English curricula. Teachers have the opportunity to write in both sessions. See website for more information.


    The Alabama Writers' Forum


  • AUM National Poetry Month: Poetry Workshop

    AUM National Poetry Month: Poetry Workshop

    April 21, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Auburn University Montgomery
    A poetry workshop conducted by Barbara Wiedemann, professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at AUM and author of three chapbooks. Workshop will be limited to ten participants. For more information, send an email to bwiedema@aum.edu.


    Barbara Wiedemann

  • Odyssey Writing Workshop

    June 9-July 18, 2014; admission deadline is April 8, 2014.

    Odyssey is an internationally known, six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Held every summer at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, Odyssey offers developing writers intensive, professional critiques and lectures on the major elements of genre writing.

    Odyssey is the only program of its kind run by an editor. Jeanne Cavelos, the director and primary instructor, is a best-selling author and former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, where she won the World Fantasy Award for her work. See website for more information.


    Zoe Zygmunt
    Odyssey Workshop Graduate, Class of 2010
    Workshop Publicist


    June 12-17, 2014

    The Writer's Hotel & The New Guard literary review are hosting a Writer's Workshop Master Class in Fiction & Nonfiction in the NYC Midtown area from June 12-17. Our workshops are getting full. If you are interested in being a part of this upcoming event, please contact us soon. See website for more information.


    P.O. Box 866
    Wells, ME 04090

  • Highlights Foundation workshops


    The Highlights Foundation offers workshops for children’s writers year round. See website for specific workshops & dates. http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/upcoming-workshops/



    Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located at 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168. ACA organizes many programs for artists of all ages and professional levels. See website for more information.


    Jim Frost, Co-Director / Residency
    386-427-6975, x16