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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.

The 2021 SMIAH Writers Conference will be held August 26-28, 2021 at the Courtyard Marriott Blue Springs, Missouri.

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Two Days of Powerful Classes and 90-day access to class video library
27-28 August 2021
Pre-Conference Thursday Workshops
In-Person or Virtual
26 August 2021

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 will continue to bring 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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2018 SMIAH Writers Conference


8th annual

SMIAH Writers Conference

Keynote Speaker

Heather B. Moore

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2017 SMIAH Writers Conference


7th annual

SMIAH Writers Conference 

Keynote Speaker

Elana Johnson

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2016 SMIAH Writers Conference


6th Annual Conference SMIAH Writers Conference

Joint conference with 

Johnson County Library

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