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The Storymakers & Indie Author Hub Writing Conference combines the best of in-person and virtual instruction for Traditional, Indie, and Hybrid authors.

We had a great 2021 SMIAH Writers Conference August 26-28, 2021 at the Courtyard Marriott Blue Springs, Missouri.  Keep an eye out for October 2022 for the next conference!

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Both in-person and virtual attendees can access the

SMIAH Video Library for 90 days after the conference.

This includes:

  •  Recordings of all classes and panels

  •  Jennifer Nielsen's keynote address

  •  Bonus pre-recorded virtual classes

The SMIAH Writers Conference is a writing event sponsored by both the Storymakers Author Guild and Indie Author Hub Guild. This conference is on it's tenth year of inspiring authors from across the country and around the world, giving them the tools they need to take their writing to the next level!

The 2021 conference brought a unique spin to the traditional writers conference, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options. With a distinctly Indie flavor and all the traditional building blocks, this is the conference you need to step out of the ruts and see your writing and career clearly.

Whatever you're seeing in your future the SMIAH Writers Conference can help you see it clearly! Whether you're an author seeking a traditional path, a hybrid author, a professional author, an author just beginning the journey, or a self-published author, you can find your vision here.

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Get info for our next event. See you soon!