Mar 4-7 AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) 2020 Conference & Bookfair – San Antonio – an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year there are more than 12,000 attendees. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosts over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. BOOK EARLY. (NOTE: This conference will be in Kansas City in 2021.)

Mar 12-15 Left Coast Crime 2020: Murder’s a Beach – San Diego

Mar 29-Apr 5 Surrey International Writers Conference, Retreat at Sea – out of Galveston, TX

Apr 17-19 Pikes Peak Writers Conference – Colorado Springs, CO

Apr 30-May 2 Northern Colorado Writers Conference – Ft. Collins, CO

May 1-2 Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc Conference, Oklahoma City, OK

May 13-16 Colorado Christian Writers Conference – Estes Park, CO

Jul 29-Aug 1 Romance Writers of America Conference – San Francisco, CA

Aug (date TBD) Writers’ Police Academy Murdercon – Raleigh, NC

Aug 20-23 Killer Nashville Annual Writers’ Conference – Nashville, TN