In-Person Events

    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
    • The Montrose School, 29 North Street, Medfield, MA 02052
    • 50

    Boston & New Englandarea writers — Please join us for our 5th annual creative writing one-day conference in Medfield, MA, with four outstanding IWWG instructors.

    Narratives of the Unconscious
    Susan Tiberghien

    Women Writing Their Truth: Using Memoir to Write to the World
    Maureen Murdock

    Women Writing to the World: Visibility Through the Power of “Erasure Poetry” in 2020
    Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

    Women Writing From Page to Stage: Dramatizing Monologues of Empowerment
    Kelly DuMar

    Find nearby hotel lodging here.

    Find directions to the Montrose School here.

    • Friday, July 24, 2020
    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • Misselwood at Endicott College, Beverly, MA

    Our 43rd year of coming together!

    "This conference, with all these strong, inspiring women, served to remind me that it doesn’t matter what else is going on; I am always going to be valuable, strong, someone who writes worthwhile things, who has a voice that needs to be heard and will not be silenced."

      • Workshops ranging from three to five days in length and spanning fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, writing as performance, multi-genre, and mixed media.
      • Business and tech tracks.
      • Meet with agents.
      • Critique sessions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
      • Book fairs 
      • Nightly open readings

        ** IMPORTANT **
        New this year: All registrations are priced ala carte.

        Visit the Venue & Housing page to help you make decisions about your housing and dining options. You will be asked to add them during the registration process.

        Other details are available here.

        June 15: Last day to register for package that includes campus housing. After June 15 only commuter registration is available.

        Cancellation (in writing) on or before April 25: Conference registration will be refunded minus a 25% administrative fee. In lieu of a refund, you may substitute, by arrangement with The Guild, someone to attend in your place.

        Cancellation between April 26 and June 15: Conference registration is nonrefundable in full. Y
        ou may substitute, by arrangement with The Guild, someone to attend in your place.

        Cancellation after June 15: Conference registration is nonrefundable in full. No changes may be made to the registration details.

        The cancellation/refund policy will not be waived.

        Questions regarding the conference?
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      Saturday, October 26, 2019 Big Apple Weekend -- The Writer's Arc: From Page to Publication
      Friday, July 12, 2019 IWWG Summer Writers Conference 2019: Writing the Body: Voice, Art, and Craft in a Changing World
      Friday, May 10, 2019 4th Annual Boston Writing Conference
      Monday, May 06, 2019 Welcome Our New ED, Michelle Miller
      Thursday, April 18, 2019 Member Book Spotlight with Cynthia Manick
      Friday, July 06, 2018 IWWG Summer Writers Conference 2018: Connect, Create, Collaborate
      Saturday, April 28, 2018 Boston "Writing from Your Life" Retreat
      Sunday, April 15, 2018 Spring Big Apple 2018: Women, Creativity & Craft: Write, Pitch, Publish!
      Saturday, January 27, 2018 4th Annual California Dreaming
      Saturday, October 07, 2017 Niagara Creative Writing Conference
      Friday, July 07, 2017 40th Annual IWWG Summer Conference
      Saturday, May 06, 2017 2nd Annual Boston "Writing from Your Life" Retreat
      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
      Friday, July 15, 2016 39th Annual IWWG Summer Conference
      Saturday, April 30, 2016 Boston "Writing From Your Life" Retreat
      Saturday, April 16, 2016 Spring Big Apple 2016
      Saturday, February 27, 2016 2nd Annual California Dreaming
      Sunday, February 21, 2016 Florida in February Sunday Salon
      Friday, July 24, 2015 38th Annual Summer Conference
      Saturday, April 25, 2015 Spring Big Apple 2015
      Sunday, March 15, 2015 California Dreaming: West Coast Regional Conference