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Creative Academy for Writers: Mindmapping with Piper J. Drake (Jan 16)

University of Indianapolis, English Literature dept: Piper J. Drake on Inclusive Worldbuilding, Narrative Structure, and Characterization (Mar 24)


Writing the Other: Deep Dive into Diverse Characters – virtual (Jan 31 – Feb 29)

Mythology and Speculative Literature Panel from Carl Brandon Society – virtual (Jul 24)

WXR at Surrey International Writers Conference – virtual (Oct 17- Oct 24)


    • WXR Presents: Using Relationships to Develop Unforgettable Characters, 3 hour Master Class
    • Eating Your Way to Deep Character Development, 60 min workshop
    • Task Management and Productivity for Writers, 60 min workshop

Love in the Pacific Northwest Romance Author Panel for King County Library System – virtual (Nov 18)

Article: Marginalized people living varied and fulfilled lives in genre fiction is historically accurate for SFWA (Nov 24)

ephemera Reading series – virtual (Dec 16)


Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA (Mar 14-Mar 17)

ApollyCon in Washington, DC (Mar 21 – Mar 24)

Book Lovers Con in New Orleans (May 15 – May 19)

2019 Writing Excuses Retreat on the Liberty of the Seas in the Western Caribbean (Sep 13 – Sep 22)


    • The Dog Lives, exploring approaches to make animals amazingly nuanced as supporting  characters in a story and how to portray them in realistically expressive ways without making  them talk, unless you want them to, 2 hour workshop

Surrey International Writers’ Conference in British Columbia (Oct 25- Oct 27)


    • Incorporating Romantic Elements in Any Story, 60 min workshop
    • Powering Up Productivity – Project Management for Writers, 60 min workshop

Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL (Feb 22 – Feb 25)

RWA Annual Conference in Denver, CO (Jul 18 – Jul 21)


    • Powering Up Productivity: Project Planning for Writers, 60 minute workshop
    • Writing When Your Routine is Disrupted, 60 minute workshop

2018 Writing Excuses Retreat on the Liberty of the Seas in the Western Caribbean (Sep 22 – Sep 30)


    • Incorporating Romantic Elements in Any Story, 2 hour workshop

Emerald City Writer’s Conference in Bellevue, WA (Oct 26- Oct 28)

Fresh Fiction Readers & ‘ritas in Allen, TX (Nov 9 – Nov 11)


2017 Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh, PA (May 18 – May 21)

2017 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat in the Baltic Sea (Jul 28 – Aug 5)


Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention in Las Vegas, NV (Apr 12-17)

Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, WI  (Apr 29 – May 1)

SFWA Nebula Conference in Chicago as PJ Schnyder, IL (Saturday, May 14)

2016 Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat on The Oasis of the Seas (Sep 20 – 27)


Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon in Milwaukee, WI

Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention in Dallas, TX

Out of Excuses Writing Workshop and Retreat on the Independence of the Seas

Piper J Drake Events & Appearances

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