The Fifth Annual

Hollihock Writers

Conference 2020

Oct 23-25, 2020
VIRTUAL! (New Bedford, MA)

The Conference

Theme: Words Without Action.
Oct 23-25, 2020

2020 Featured Presenters:

Keynote speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding (TinkersElon), New York Times best-selling authors Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing, Wandering in Strange Lands), and Lily King (Euphoria, Writers & Lovers, The Pleasing Hour). 


Featured readers include award-winning science fiction author P. Djéli Clark (The Black God's Drums, Ring Shout) and debut novelist Miranda Popkey (Topics of Conversation).











Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get your hands dirty in workshops and master classes; and hear professional writers share their work.


Hollihock welcomes writers in any phase of their literary life, from beginners intimidated by the blank page, to published professionals looking for a network of fellow creative thinkers to share ideas.


Immerse yourself in the creative world for a wonderful weekend of education and inspiration surrounded by a community of New Englanders with a passion for writing.

2019 Featured Speakers/Readers:​


About Hollihock

What is Hollihock?

We are about growing a strong writing community one year at a time. Hollihock is a three-day writers conference held in New Bedford, MA. All of our authors and presenters have a strong connection to the New England area because we believe that strengthening our community is the best way to improve personal growth.









2020 Virtual Tickets

Honing your writing craft shouldn't cost you a fortune.
Hollihock's mission is to provide high-quality educational sessions taught by industry professionals from top colleges and universities at an affordable price.
Only 3-day passes are offered for our 2020 virtual event.
3-Day Pass
Student Pass
1-Day Pass

Receive a 3-day pass to the event that includes the keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, readings, & classes.

Students receive a 3-day pass to the event that includes the panel discussions, workshops, readings, classes & open mic.

Receive a 1-day pass to the event that includes the panel discussions, workshops, readings, classes, & open mic.

Scholarships Available! Email for more info.

Star Store Campus

715 Purchase Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

Tel: (508) 817-1378‬

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