Presently, I'm gearing up for an upcoming conference where I'll be on some panels. This is always an interesting experience and I highly recommend it. "But I don't know much about conferences," you say. Never fear! The Shaw Guides' Writers Conferences & Workshops are here! This is exactly what you'd think: a guide of writers' conferencs and workshops around the world. Among other things, they have listings by geographic regions. The conferences and workshops here are quite varied, so choose carefully.