Retreats & Workshops

Inspiration and results require opening doors to new perspective. The experienced pros offering courses below will help you clean house of those false perceptions and give you reliable industry information to get real results in your writing career.

Our Guest Appearances

Listed below are the dates we will be offering classes or coaching at these conferences and retreats. Don’t miss them!

Life, The Universe, and Everything (LTUE)

February 15-17, 2018; Provo Marriott and Conference Center, Provo, UT

LTUE is a three-day academic symposium on all aspects of science fiction and fantasy. Comprised of panels, presentations and papers on writing, art, literature, film, gaming and other facets of speculative fiction, LTUE is a place to learn all about life, the universe, and everything else you love. Registration is open now!

Utah’s Book Marketing Conference

March 23, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Viridian Events Center in West Jordan, Utah.

Focused on book-marketing tips, strategies, and market trends, the symposium will provide you with ideas and insights to better sell your stories.

League of Utah Writers

Spring Conference: April 14, 2018; Salt Lake Community College Student Center, 4600 Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT

Quill Conference: August 24 and 25, 2018; Salt Lake City Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT


May 3-5, 2018; Provo Marriott and Conference Center, Provo, UT

Incredible writing advice, networking opportunities, and a chance to meet the agents and editors of your dreams! Registration opens on January 23rd.

SoJo Writers Conference; May 26, 2018 from 9 AM to 6 PM; South Jordan Community Center, 10778 S Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT 

Looking for a conference to jumpstart your summer writing? Look no further than the SoJo Writers Conference! Awesome speakers & guests like Lisa Magnum, Charlie Holmberg, Johnny Worthen, Gregg Luke, Dennis Gaunt, and our own Eschler editors!

Fyrecon; June 21-23, 2018; Weber State University Davis; 2750 University Park Boulevard, Layton, UT

This 3-day conference concentrates on writing science fiction and fantasy.

UVU Book Academy; September 18, 2018; Utah Valley University Sorensen Student Center, Orem, UT

The 2018 Conference guest keynote speaker is local bestselling author J. Scott Savage. Registration is open now!

Write Here in Ephraim; September 21-22, 2018 at Snow College in Ephraim, UT. Registration is open now!

Special Event Conferences

These special event conferences are ones we attended in the past and may be attending again in the future. Check back here for updated information!

The Calliope Writing Coach course is ongoing and has special events. We will let you know when we’re attending again!

The annual Calliope Writers’ Conference is January 19-21 in Salt Lake City. You can register now!


Writing for Impact with industry experts Bridget Cook-Burch and Angela Eschler help you craft your story, pitch, and online presence to attract the attention and success your work deserves.

March 26, 2016, SLCC, Sandy, UT

10 am to 3:30 pm