The International Women's Writing Guild


For registration and more information, click on the conference name below.

Our conference is truly, consistently, a place where women find, remember, (re)locate themselves as women and writers.

~2016 Summer Conference participant

Fri.-Fri., July 7-14
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    FREE to Members and Nonmembers as a Digital Village Introductory Perk!

    Register HERE even if you may not be able to attend "live," so that you can receive the webinar recording.

    7:00–8:30 PM (Eastern) / 4:00–5:30 PM (Pacific) // Check your time-zone HERE.

    This intensive writing workshop deals with the yin and yang of a writers’ life— the intuitive, interior creative side and the logical, external marketing side. We will cover both the WHY-TO and the HOW-TO of our craft, since it is their fusion that leads to creative combustion and commercial success. Some of the areas we’ll cover: 

    1. How to get the words from your brain to the page.
    2. How to make the proper time and space to support your work.
    3. How to sharpen your focus, voice, proposal, and pitch.
    4. How to excite others about your creative project.
    5. How to create a book proposal that really works.
    6. How to decide whether to self-publish or to find a publisher (the advantages and disadvantages of both).
    7. How to promote and market your book once it's published.

    Jan Phillips is a writer, teacher, photographer and activist. She has made a one-woman peace pilgrimage around the world, traveled across country as a photojournalist, co-founded Syracuse Cultural Workers (publishers of artwork for peace and justice), and founded Livingkindness Foundation which has built a computerized learning center in a Nigerian village. Jan is the author of 10 award-winning books and publisher of the photo-memoir Born Gay. Her books include No Ordinary Time, Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path, The Art of Original Thinking-The Making of a Thought Leader, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God is at Eye Level, Making Peace, and A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind. /

    • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Wherever you fire up your computer!

    Always FREE to Members and Nonmembers!

    READERS must be current IWWG members. (Join or renew HERE.)

    Register HERE to participate, whether as listener or reader (further instructions at link).

    8:30–9:30 PM (Eastern) / 5:30–6:30 PM (Pacific) // Check your time-zone HERE.

    Three-minute reading slots open to current IWWG members only (15 max). All listeners (members & nonmembers) welcome!

    Reading guidelines and recommendations for timing yourself will be included in your registration-confirmation email.

    Moderated by Marj Hahne.

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
    • Metrowest Boston (Medfield, MA)

    Stay tuned for more info!   (Registration is NOT OPEN yet.)

    Here's the teaser:

    THREE writing workshops with outstanding Guild faculty:

    Susan Tiberghien / Nonfiction

    Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published four memoirsLooking for Gold: A Year in Jungian Analysis; Circling to the Center: One Woman's Encounter with Silent Prayer; Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story; and Footsteps: In Love with a Frenchman and a highly appreciated writing book, One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and CraftShe has been an instructor for The Guild since 1990, always impressed by its stature and vision. She also teaches at C.G. Jung Institutes and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe, where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of over 250 English-language writers.

    Maureen Murdock / Memoir

    Maureen Murdock, Ph.D., is a Jungian-orientedpsychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. Since 1990, she has taught memoir writing in the UCLA Extensions Writers’ Program, where she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 1995. Her bestselling book, The Heroine’s Journey, explores the rich territory of the feminine psyche and delineates the feminine psycho-spiritual journey. Maureen is also the author of Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and MemoryFathers’ Daughters: Breaking the Ties that BindSpinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine’s Journey Workbook. She is the editor of an anthology of memoir writing entitled Monday Morning Memoirs: Women in the Second Half of Life and has published a Kindle short entitled The Emergence of Bipolar Disorder: A Mother’s Perspective. Maureen has written pieces for The Huffington Post on criminal justice and mental illness and has presented short memoir pieces at Center Theater in Santa Barbara and Spark Theater in Los Angeles about the men in prison she works with. Her blog is on her website:

    Kelly DuMar / Drama

    Kelly DuMar is a playwright and poet from the Boston area whose recent workshop presentations include the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, the Power of Words Conference, True Story Theater, Berkshire Women Writers, Playback North America, and the New England Theatre Conference. She is the author of a nonfiction book, Before You Forget: The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your Children, and won the Lit House Press Poetry Chapbook Award for All These Cures. Her newest poetry and prose chapbook, Tree of the Apple, has been published this year by Two of Cups Press. Kelly’s award-winning plays and monologues are produced around the U.S. and Canada. Her award-winning one-act play for youth, The Adventures of Rocky & Skye, was published by Youth Plays. Kelly is a past president of Playwrights’ Platform, Boston, where she led play development activities for many years. She founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College.

Past events

Saturday, November 04, 2017 All Voices Open Mic: November
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Memoirists and the Hazards & Rewards of Revealing Family Members: A Webinar with Maureen Murdock
Saturday, October 14, 2017 DIGITAL VILLAGE Open House
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Niagara Creative Writing Conference
Thursday, October 05, 2017 LEARN to ZOOM Tea Party with Kelly, Marj, & Dixie
Friday, July 07, 2017 40th Annual IWWG Summer Conference
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Boston "Writing from Your Life" Retreat 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Spring Big Apple 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 California Dreaming 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Florida Fling 2017
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Flagship City Creative Writing and Poetry Conference
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Writing From Your Life Retreat
Saturday, April 16, 2016 2016 Spring Big Apple
Saturday, February 27, 2016 2016 California Dreaming
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Florida in February Sunday Salon
Friday, July 24, 2015 2015 Summer Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015 2015 Spring Big Apple
Sunday, March 15, 2015 California Dreaming: The IWWG West Coast Regional Conference

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