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A.I.R. Studio Paducah
Residency
Paducah, KY

A.I.R Studio Paducah offers residencies from two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/7/15
Algonkian Park Writer Retreat
Conference
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat was held from June 8 to June 12 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The retreat offered...

Fiction No
Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch
Conference
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 16 to June 19 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City....

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Algonkian Writer Conference–Write to Market
Conference
Corte Madera, CA

The Algonkian Writer Conference–Write to Market for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from November 12 to November 15 at the Corte Madera Inn, approximately 25...

Fiction No
All Write Now! Writers' Conference
Conference
Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference was held on July 16 at the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 6/27/16
ALTA Conference
Conference
Richardson, TX

The 35th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 3 to October 6, 2012, at the Memorial Art Gallery and the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, New...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
American Academy in Berlin
Residency
Berlin, Germany

The American Academy in Berlin offers residencies of five months to ten months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin, Germany. Residents...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
American Literary Translators Association Conference
Conference
Tucson, AZ

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 28 to October 31 at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. The annual conference featured panels,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat
Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat
Residency
West Cork, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Anderson Center Residency Program
Anderson Center Residency Program
Residency
Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center at Tower View offers two- to four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 330-acre estate in Red...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 3/1/16
Andrews Forest Writers' Residency
Andrews Forest Writers' Residency
Residency
Blue River, OR

he H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest offers one- to two-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in October, November, and December in the Oregon Cascades, 40...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 5/15/16
Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer Residency
Anne LaBastille Memorial Writer Residency
Residency
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers six two-week residencies from October 8 to October 24 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/8/16 5/20/16
Antioch Writers’ Workshop
Antioch Writers’ Workshop
Conference
Antioch, OH

The 29th annual Antioch Writers’ Workshop was held from July 12 to July 18 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Arkansas Literary Festival
Festival
Little Rock, AR

The 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 14 to April 17 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival included...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Art Farm Writers Residency Program
Residency
Marquette, NE

Art Farm offers residencies of two weeks to five months from June 1 to November 1 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working farm in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 3/1/16
Art Kibbutz Summer Residency
Art Kibbutz Summer Residency
Residency
New York City, NY

Art Kibbutz offers two-week to monthlong summer residencies from May 26 to September 10 in a former army officer’s mansion in Governor’s Island in New York City for poets, fiction...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/1/15 5/1/15
Art Workshop International
Art Workshop International
Conference
Assisi, Italy

The 35th annual Art Workshop International was held from July 15 to August 4 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Arteles Creative Residency Program
Residency
Hämeenkyrö, Finland,

Arteles offers monthlong residences in October and November in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents will be provided with a private bedroom, workspace,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 2/28/15
Artsmith Artist Residency
Artsmith Artist Residency
Residency
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offered up to five weeklong residencies from January 4 to January 11, 2015, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat
Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat
Festival
Aspen, CO

The 40th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival will be held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The retreat features...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Conference
Los Angeles, CA

The annual AWP Conference and Bookfair will be held from March 30 to April 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and JW Marriott Los Angeles Hotel. The conference...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Atlanta Writers Conference
Conference
Atlanta, GA

The 15th Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction and nonfiction writers will be held from November 4 to November 5 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/4/16 11/2/16
Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program
Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are...

Poetry No
Austin International Poetry Festival
Austin International Poetry Festival
Festival
Austin, TX

The 23rd annual Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 9 to April 12. The festival offered readings, workshops, open mikes, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin,...

Poetry No
Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia
Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia
Residency
Riga, Latvia

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia. The resident is...

Poetry, Fiction Yes 12/15/15
Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony
Residency
Banff, Canada

The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Leighton Studios in Banff, Canada. Residents are provided with separate lodging and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
BAU at Camargo Foundation Summer Arts Residency
BAU at Camargo Foundation Summer Arts Residency
Residency
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from August 1 to August 22 for poets and fiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 8/1/16 3/15/16
Beall Poetry Festival
Festival
Waco, TX

The 19th annual Beall Poetry Festival was held from April 3 to April 6 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, and the Virginia...

Poetry Yes
Bear River Writers’ Conference
Bear River Writers’ Conference
Conference
Petoskey, MI

The 2016 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from June 2 to June 6 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/29/16
Berkshire Writing Workshop
Berkshire Writing Workshop
Conference
Great Barrington, MA

The Berkshire Writing Workshop was held from July 14 to July 19, 2013, on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The conference featured...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference
Conference
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The 2015 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference was held from January 4 to January 10, 2015, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Blue Ridge Bookfest
Festival
Flat Rock, NC

The 2013 Blue Ridge Bookfest was held from May 17 to May 18 on the Blue Ridge Community College campus in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The festival featured readings by...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Bookstock Literary Festival
Festival
Woodstock, VT

The eighth annual Bookstock Literary Festival, sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, will be held from July 29 to July 31 in Woodstock, Vermont. The festival features workshops, readings, discussions, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 7/29/16
Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival
Festival
Cambridge, MA

The 2012 Boston Book Festival was held on October 26 and October 27 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Boston Summer Writers Conference
Conference
Boston, MA

The 2012 Boston Summer Writers Conference was held from June 24 to June 30, 2012, on the campus of at Emerson College in Boston. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Festival
Brattleboro, VT

The 13th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 1 to October 4 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference
Conference
Erice, Italy

The 2016 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 18 to September 24 in Erice, an ancient hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Conference
Middlebury, VT

The 2016 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
Conference
Ripton, VT

The 2016 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Conference
Middlebury, VT

The 2016 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 10 to August 20 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Brittany Postgrad Workshop
Brittany Postgrad Workshop
Conference
Guidel, France

The Brittany Postgrad Workshop, sponsored by the Swannanoa Group, was held from June 28 to July 4 and from July 19 to July 25 in a nineteenth-century chateau in

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival
Festival
Brooklyn, NY

The tenth annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 20 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, workshops, and a book...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Yes
Brown Foundation Fellows Program
Residency
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from February 1 through June 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/15/15
Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program
Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program
Residency
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to December 15 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 2/15/15
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
Festival
Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair was held on April 18 and April 19 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, New York. The event featured readings, lectures, panel...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Caldera
Caldera
Residency
Sisters, OR

Caldera offers monthlong residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 6/17/16
Camac: Centre D'Art—Marnay Art Centre
Camac: Centre D'Art—Marnay Art Centre
Residency
Marnay-sur-Seine, France

Camac: The Centre d'Art Marnay Art Cenre offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. Residents are provided with lodging and work space....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Newport Writing Retreat
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Newport Writing Retreat
Conference
Newport, RI

The 2016 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Newport Writing Retreat was held from April 22 to April 24 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, time to write,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/15/16
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona & South of France Retreat
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona & South of France Retreat
Conference
Barcelona, Spain

The 2016 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona & South of France Writing Retreat was held from July 18 to July 26 at the Sercotel Amister Art Hotel in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/15/16
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat
Conference
Granada, Spain

The 2016 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada, Andalucía Writing Retreat will be held from July 28 to August 5 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 7/28/16 3/15/16
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference
Conference
Hyannis, MA

The 54th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference will be held from August 4 to August 7 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference features...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/4/16 7/22/16
Catamaran Writing Conference
Catamaran Writing Conference
Conference
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2016 Catamaran Writing Conference will be held from July 31 to August 4 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference offers workshops, craft lectures,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 7/31/16
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference
Conference
Port Townsend, WA

The 2016 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 17 to July 24 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Chautauqua Writers’ Festival
Chautauqua Writers’ Festival
Conference
Chautauqua, NY

The 13th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 2 to June 5 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/31/16
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival
Festival
Chicago, IL

The 26th annual Chicago Humanities Festival was held from October 24 to November 8 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2015 festival was “Citizens.” The annual event featured...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Chicago Writers Conference
Conference
Chicago, IL

The 2015 Chicago Writers Conference was held from September 25 to September 27 at the University Center in Chicago. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
City University of New York Chapbook Festival
City University of New York Chapbook Festival
Festival
New York, NY

The sixth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival was held from April 2 to April 3 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The program...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Colgate Writers’ Conference
Colgate Writers’ Conference
Conference
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference was held from June 12 to June 18 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference featured workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/1/16 5/1/16
Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
Residency
Corvallis, OR

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers from August 13 to August 26 and from August 28 to September...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 5/15/16
Colorado Art Ranch Residency Program
Colorado Art Ranch Residency Program
Residency
Hayden, CO

The Colorado Art Ranch offers a residency at Carpenter Ranch in Routt County, Colorado, from September 1 to September 30 for one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 5/15/14
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Conference
Naples, ME

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference was held from from June 10 to June 13 at Truchas Peaks Place in Truchas, New Mexico. The conference featured evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length...

Poetry No
Rolling Admissions
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
Conference
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 18 to June 25 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 25 to August...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 6/18/16 4/12/16
Conference on Southern Literature
Conference
Chattanooga, TN

The 17th biennial Conference on Southern Literature, presented by the Arts and Education Council, was held from April 18 to April 20, 2013, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The conference offered readings,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference
Conference
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held from May 22 to May 24 at the Wyndham University Center in Pittsburgh. The conference offered master classes, craft discussions, publishing talks,...

Creative Nonfiction No
CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction
Conference
Berlin, Germany

The CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction was held from May 21 to May 25 at COJE Berlin in the Neukölln district of Berlin, Germany. The event offered workshops and...

Fiction No
Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival
Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival
Conference
Macon, GA

The 2012 Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival was held from October 5 to October 7, 2012, at the Marriott City Center in Macon, Georgia. The conference featured talks, panels,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word No
Cuba Writers Program
Cuba Writers Program
Conference
Havana, Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 10 to May 18, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. The program featured mixed-genre workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers. Other features included lectures,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency
Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency
Residency
Cuttyhunk Island, MA

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from June 7 to June 15 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 2/1/16
Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Conference
Conference
Dallas, TX

The Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop hosted its sixth annual writers’ conference from May 4 to May 5 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency
Denali National Park, AK

Denali National Park and Preserve in central Alaska offers 10-day residencies from late February through March and from June through mid-September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 9/30/15
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
Conference
Tempe, AZ

The 2016 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 18 to February 20 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured lectures, panel...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 2/12/16
Dickinson House Residency
Dickinson House Residency
Residency
East Flanders, Belgium

Dickinson House offers residencies from one to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Dickinson House in East Flanders, Belgium, about 50 miles west of Brussels....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
9/15/16
DISQUIET International Literary Program
Conference
Lisbon, Portugal

The sixth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, will be held from July 3 to July 15 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Residency
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers monthlong residencies from mid-April through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 580-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 3/15/16
Doe Branch Ink
Doe Branch Ink
Residency
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offers residencies from July through September and November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50-acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Doe Branch Ink Writers' Retreat
Conference
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offered retreats for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. The retreat included workshops with...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
Residency
Temecula, CA

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Duck River Writers' Conference
Conference
Columbia, TN

The 2016 Duck River Writers’ Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on April 16 on the campus of the Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee....

Poetry, Fiction No
Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing Conference
Conference
Richmond, KY

The 2012 Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing Conference was held from June 11 to June 15 on the university's campus in Richmond, Kentucky. The conference featured craft lectures, manuscript evaluations,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Eckerd College Writers’ Conference
Eckerd College Writers’ Conference
Conference
St. Petersburg, FL

The 12th annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise was held from January 16 to January 23, 2016, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference offered lectures,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/15/15 11/15/15
Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program
Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program
Residency
Lenox, MA

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, offers a two- to three-week residency each spring to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer. The resident...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 8/31/15
Edward F. Albee Foundation
Edward F. Albee Foundation
Residency
Montauk, NY

The Edward F. Albee Foundation offers four- and six-week residencies from June to mid-October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/1/16
Elephant Rock Retreat for Writing and Yoga
Residency
Birchwood, WI

Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga offered five-day residencies from June 16 to June 21 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Stout's Island Lodge...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Elk River Writer’s Workshop
Conference
Livingston, MT

The 2016 Elk River Writer’s Workshop will be held from August 8 to August 11 at Chico Hot Springs Resort in Paradise Valley, Montana. The conference features workshops, seminars,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/8/16
Elsewhere Studios
Residency
Paonia, CO

Elsewhere Studios offers residencies of one to six months year-round in Paonia, Colorado, approximately 230 miles southwest of Denver. Residents are provided with partially subsidized housing and work space....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Emerging Poets Fellowship Program at Poets House
Residency
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March to June 2016, to poets living in New York City. The twelve-week fellowship program includes weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and free access to...

Poetry Yes 12/18/15
Environmental Writing Institute
Environmental Writing Institute
Conference
Missoula, MT

The 24th annual Environmental Writing Institute conference for creative nonfiction writers will be held from September 22 to September 25 at the University of Montana in Missoula. The 2016...

Creative Nonfiction No 9/22/16
Fiction Meets Science Residency
Conference
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which...

Fiction Yes
Rolling Admissions
Fiction Meets Science Residency
Residency
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in...

Fiction Yes
Rolling Admissions
Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop Program
Conference
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 12 to August 26 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty includes...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 6/12/16 4/19/16
Frost Place
Frost Place
Conference
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 10 to July 16 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, classes,...

Poetry No
Frost Place Poetry Seminar
Frost Place Poetry Seminar
Conference
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from July 31 to August 5 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks,...

Poetry No
Furious Flower Conference
Conference
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2014 Furious Flower Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry was held from September 24 to September 27 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference featured...

Poetry No
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Festival
Newark, NJ

The 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival was held from October 11 to October 14, 2012, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and various other venues...

Poetry No
Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival
Conference
Abiquiu, NM

The 2013 Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival was held from October 7 to October 13 at Ghost Ranch, a retreat center located in Abiquiu, New Mexico, approximately 65...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Green Mountain Writer’s Conference
Green Mountain Writer’s Conference
Conference
Chittenden, VT

The 19th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from June 27 to July 1 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Grub Street Muse and the Marketplace Conference
Conference
Boston, MA

The 15th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference was held from April 29 to May 1 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The conference, designed for fiction and...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/25/16
Hambidge Creative Residency Program
Residency
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/15/16
Headlands Center for the Arts
Residency
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to eight-week residencies from May to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 6/5/15
Healing Art of Writing Conference
Conference
San Rafael, CA

The seventh annual Healing Art of Writing Conference was held from July 8 to July 14, 2012, at the Dominican University of California in San Rafael. The conference offers...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series
Residency
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Hedgebrook VORTEXT
Conference
Whidbey Island, WA

The Hedgebrook VORTEXT weekend salon was held from May 29 to May 31 at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The retreat offered workshops,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Hill House Artist Residencies
Residency
East Jordan, MI

The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) offers year-round residencies of two to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hill House,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/1/16
HippoCamp
Conference
Lancaster, PA

The 2016 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference will be held from August 12 to August 14 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft and query...

Creative Nonfiction No
Historical Novel Society North American Conference
Historical Novel Society North American Conference
Conference
Portland, OR

The 7th Historical Novel Society (HNS) North American Conference will be held from June 22 to June 24, 2017, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference features presentations, panels, pre-conference workshops,...

Fiction No 6/22/17 5/18/17
House of Two Urns Chicago Winter Writer's Residency
Residency
Chicago, IL

The House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast offered weeklong residencies from January 9 to January 15 and January 30 to February 5 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Houston Writers Guild Agents & Editors Conference
Conference
Houston, TX

The 2015 Houston Writers Guild Agents & Editors Conference was held from April 24 to April 26 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. The conference offered talks, panels,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Hub City Writers Project
Residency
Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Writers Project offers three ten- or fifteen-week residencies each year at the Writers House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for emerging poets and prose writers who are...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/15/16
Hub City Writing in Place Conference
Conference
Spartanburg, SC

The 2012 Hub City Writing in Place conference was held from July 13 to July 15 on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The conference featured workshops...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Hunter College Writers' Conference and Intensives
Conference
New York City, NY

The 2014 Hunter College Writers’ Conference and Intensives was held from June 4 to June 7 at Hunter College in New York City. The program included workshops in fiction and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
I-Park Residency Program
Residency
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Iceland Writers Retreat
Conference
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 13 to April 17 in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland....

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/11/16
Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week
Conference
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week was held from July 11 to July 15 at the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Imagination Writers Workshop and Conference
Conference
Cleveland, OH

The Imagination Writers Workshop and Conference was held from June 26 to June 30 at Cleveland State University. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Indiana University Writers’ Conference
Conference
Bloomington, IN

The 2016 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 4 to June 8 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops in poetry and...

Poetry, Fiction No
Interlochen Writer’s Retreat
Conference
Interlochen, MI

The 11th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 13 to June 16 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan, 15 miles southwest...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
International Festival of Authors
Festival
Toronto, Canada

The 36th International Festival of Authors was held from October 22 to November 1 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The festival featured readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, and book...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
International Literature Festival Berlin
Festival
Berlin, Germany

The 12th annual International Literature Festival Berlin was held from September 9 to September 15, 2012, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The 2011 festival focused on literature of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word No
International Women's Writing Guild: Summer Conference
Conference
Madison, NJ

The 2013 International Women's Writing Guild Summer Conference was held from August 8 to August 12 on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. The conference featured seminars...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
International Women’s Writing Guild Spring Big Apple Conference
Conference
New York, NY

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), was held from April 12 to April 13 at the Scandinavia House in New York City. Open...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Iota Short Prose Conference
Conference
Lubec, ME

The 2016 Iota Short Prose Conference will be held from August 16 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/16/16
Rolling Admissions
Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Conference
Iowa City, IA

The 29th annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival was held during June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Ireland Writers Tours
Conference
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours was held from August 16 to August 23 and from September 6 to September 13 in Galway, Ireland. The tours offered workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and...

Fiction No
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
Conference
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2016 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 23 to June 25 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program
James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program
Residency
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
James River Writers Conference
Conference
Richmond, VA

The 13th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 16 to October 18 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured master classes, meetings...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Jentel Artist Residency Program
Jentel Artist Residency Program
Residency
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-May to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 1/15/16
Jiwar Creation and Society Residencies
Conference
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Juniper Summer Writing Institute
Conference
Amherst, MA

The 12th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 19 to June 26, 2016, on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program offered readings, craft seminars,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
3/15/16
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference
Conference
Homer, AK

The 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference was held from June 14 to June 18 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Kauai Writers Conference
Conference
Kapaa, HI

The 2016 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kapaa, Hawaii. The conference features craft talks, publishing presentations, agent...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Kentucky Book Fair
Kentucky Book Fair
Festival
Frankfort, KY

The 34th annual Kentucky Book Fair was held on November 14 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Conference
Lexington, KY

The 38th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held on September 16 and September 17 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference features workshops and craft talks...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/16/16 8/12/16
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
Residency
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from June 18 to June 25 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. An art of text workshop for poets,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
Residency
Orlando, FL

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers residencies of three months to poets, fiction writers, playwrites, screenwriters, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac's former cottage home in Orlando,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Key West Literary Seminar
Key West Literary Seminar
Conference
Key West, FL

The Key West Literary Seminar and Writers’ Workshop program was held from January 7 to January 15, 2016, in Key West, Florida. The seminar, which was held from January 7...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
6/30/15
Kimbilio Retreat
Conference
Taos, NM

The 2016 Kimbilio Retreat was held from July 17 to July 23 on the Fort Burgwin campus of Southern Methodist University in Taos, New Mexico. The retreat featured workshops, classes,...

Fiction Yes 4/15/16
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Residency
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 1/4/17 9/1/16
Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat
Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat
Conference
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat was held from June 24 to June 28 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat featured...

Poetry No
La Muse Writers' and Artists' Retreat
La Muse Writers' and Artists' Retreat
Residency
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
LA Writers Conference
Conference
Los Angeles, CA

The 2015 LA Writers Conference was held on March 14 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, readings, and craft talks for fiction writers. The...

Fiction No
Lakefly Writers Conference
Conference
Oshkosh, WI

The 2015 Lakefly Writers Conference was held from May 8 to May 9 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference offered workshops, talks, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Lanesboro Art Center
Residency
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Lanesboro, Minnesota, approximately 120 miles southeast of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Lanesboro Residency Program
Lanesboro Residency Program
Residency
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Arts Center offers up to four two- or four-week residencies from November through May to artists, including poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, in Lanesboro,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 6/30/14
Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers
Lemon Tree House Residency for Writers
Residency
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers two-week residencies for emerging and established writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with private lodging,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 7/1/16 6/15/15
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Festival
Washington, DC

The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Lighthouse Lit Fest
Conference
Denver, CO

The tenth annual Lighthouse Lit Fest was held from June 5 to June 19 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Lit Camp
Conference
Calistoga, CA

Lit Camp, sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Grotto, was held from May 14 to May 17, 2015, at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, California. The conference featured workshops, panels, and...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Literary Writers Conference–New York City
Conference
New York, NY

The 2012 Literary Writers Conference–New York City was held from November 8 to November 9, 2012, at the New School University. The conference featured panels on publishing for poets, fiction...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
LiTFUSE Poets' Workshop
Conference
Tieton, WA

The 2015 LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 25 to September 27 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The conference offered workshops, readings, performances, and meditation...

Poetry No
Lorca’s Granada Writers’ Retreat & Colloquia
Conference
Granada, Spain

The annual Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets,...

Not Genre-Specific No
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Festival
Los Angeles, CA

The 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was held on April 20 and April 21 on the campus of the University of Southern California. The festival included readings, seminars,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Louisiana Book Festival
Festival
Baton Rouge, LA

The ninth annual Louisiana Book Festival was held on October 27, 2012, at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Museum, and the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The...

Fiction Yes
Luther College Writers Festival
Conference
Decorah, IA

The 2013 Luther College Writers Festival was held on September 27 to September 28 at the Luther College Campus in Decorah, Iowa. The festival featured keynote presentations, readings, panel discussions,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
M Literary Residency–China
Residency
Shanghai, China

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in Shanghai, China, to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The residency may take place at...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
M Literary Residency–India
Residency
Bangalore, India

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in Bangalore, India, to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The residency must take place between...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
MacDowell Colony
Residency
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony offers residencies of up to two months from October 1 to January 31 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/1/16 4/15/16
Manhattanville College Summer Writers' Week
Conference
Purchase, NY

The 2015 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week was held from June 19 to June 21 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Mariposa Poetry Retreat
Mariposa Poetry Retreat
Conference
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania,

The 2013 Mariposa Poetry Retreat was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Capital Retreat Center, located on 260 acres in the Catoctin Mountains of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania,...

Poetry No
Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive
Conference
Marlboro, VT

The second annual Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive, cosponsored by Words After War (a literary nonprofit for veterans and civilians), was held at Marlboro College from August 2 to August 8...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing
Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing
Conference
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar was held from July 10 to July 23 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference featured weeklong...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/11/16
Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency
Residency
West Tisbury, MA

The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency offers residencies of two to six weeks twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/17/16
Rolling Admissions
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Festival
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from April 29 to May 1 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring...

Poetry No
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Conference
Grapevine, TX

The 2016 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 22 to July 24 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose...

Creative Nonfiction No
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
Conference
Fort Bragg, CA

The 27th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference will be held from August 4 to August 7 at the Mendocino Coast Campus of Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, California. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/4/16 5/15/16
Miami Book Fair International
Miami Book Fair International
Festival
Miami, FL

The 32nd annual Miami Book Fair International was held from November 15 to November 22 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Millay Colony for the Arts
Millay Colony for the Arts
Residency
Austerlitz, NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/1/16
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Conference
Bemidji, MN

The 2016 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference was held from June 20 to June 26 on the Bemidji State University campus on Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/10/16
Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat
Conference
Waialua, HI

The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat was held from May 3 to May 8 in Waialua, Hawaii, at Camp Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore of O‘ahu. The retreat offered workshops in fiction...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Mont Blanc Writing Workshops
Mont Blanc Writing Workshops
Conference
Chamonix, France

The Mont Blanc Writing Workshops were held from June 4 to June 24 in the French Alps in Chamonix, France. The program featured a weeklong generative workshop with several...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Napa Valley Writers’ Conference
Conference
St. Helena, CA

The 36th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 24 to July 29 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena,...

Poetry, Fiction No 7/24/16
Rolling Admissions
4/4/16
National Black Writers Conference
Conference
Brooklyn, NY

The 2016 National Black Writers Conference was held from March 31 to April 3 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured readings, panels, and roundtable discussions...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference
Conference
Lincoln, NE

The 2012 Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 9 to June 15 on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln. The program features panels, workshops, and master classes...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
New Harmony Writers Workshop
Conference
Evansville, IN

The New Harmony Writers Workshop was held from June 26 to July 2 on the University of Southern Indiana campus in New Harmony, Indiana. The program featured workshops in...

Poetry, Fiction No
Rolling Admissions
5/2/16
New York Mills Arts Retreat
Residency
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offers residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents are provided with...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 4/1/16
New York State Summer Writers Institute
Conference
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute was held from July 1 to July 26 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program featured two- and four-week workshops...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers
Conference
Tulsa, OK

The 2015 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 16 to October 17 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Norman Mailer Writers Colony
Residency
Palm Springs, CA

The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony offers weeklong workshops from mid-July to mid-August for six poets, six fiction writers, and six nonfiction writers in Palm Springs, California. In...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/18/16
North Carolina Writers Network Spring Conference
Conference
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 23 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
North Carolina Writers' Network Squire Summer Writing Residency
Conference
Charlotte, NC

The 2016 North Carolina Writers' Network Squire Summer Writing Residency was held from June 23 to June 26 at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference featured...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference
Conference
Asheville, NC

The 2015 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 20 to November 22 at the Doubletree Asheville–Biltmore Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and...

Poetry, Fiction No
Rolling Admissions
North Cascades Institute
North Cascades Institute
Conference
Sedro-Woolley, WA

The North Cascades Institute offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction throughout the year at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s North Cascades National Park....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference
Conference
Crescent City, CA

The 12th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 on the campus of the College of the Redwoods in Crescent City, California. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference
Conference
Kingston, RI

The 2013 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference was held from June 20 to June 22 on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The conference featured...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Ohioana Book Festival
Festival
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on May 10 at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings....

Poetry, Fiction Yes
Omega Institute Poetry Festival
Conference
Rhinebeck, NY

The 2016 Omega Institute Authentic Writing Workshop: Reclaiming Our Stories will be held from July 31 to August 5 at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New...

Poetry No 7/31/16
One Story Workshop for Writers
One Story Workshop for Writers
Conference
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Workshop for Writers was held from July 14 to July 19 at The Center for Fiction in Midtown, Manhattan. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures;...

Fiction No
Ontario Writers' Conference
Conference
Ajax, Canada

The 2016 Ontario Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 30 to May 1 in Ajax, Ontario, approximately 25 miles northeast of Toronto. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Other Words Literary Conference
Conference
Saint Augustine, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, sponsored by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), will be held from November 3 to November 5 on the campus of Flagler College in St....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/3/16 10/15/16
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference
Conference
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference was held from July 19 to July 22, 2012, at the Hilton Seattle Airport.The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and workshops on...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Pacific University Residency Writers Conference
Pacific University Residency Writers Conference
Conference
Portland, OR

The 2016 Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, was held from June 16 to June 26 on Pacific University’s 165-year-old...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Conference
Delray Beach, FL

The 12th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 18 to January 23, 2016, in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations,...

Poetry No 11/9/15
Paris Writers’ Workshop
Conference
Paris, France

The 2016 Paris Writers’ Workshop was held from June 26 to July 1 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program featured...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 5/31/16
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Festival
New York, NY

The 12th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 25 to May 1 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings,...

Not Genre-Specific Yes
Peripatetic Writing Workshop and Retreat
Conference
Woodstock, NY

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop and Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from August 22 to September 5 in Woodstock, New York, two hours north of...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/22/16 7/15/16
Playa Fellowship Residency
Playa Fellowship Residency
Residency
Summer Lake, OR

Playa offers residencies from two to eight weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from January to June on the edge of the Great Basin near

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/1/14
Poetry at Round Top Festival
Conference
Round Top, TX

The 15th annual Poetry at Round Top Festival was held from April 15 to April 17 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program...

Poetry No
Poetry at the Frost Farm
Conference
Derry, NH

The Poetry at the Frost Farm: Writing in Meter and Form Conference was held from June 17 to June 19 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire....

Poetry No
Poetry in the Park Workshop
Conference
Springdale, UT

The seventh annual Poetry in the Park Workshop, sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society, the Zion Natural History Association, and the Zion Canyon Field Institute, will be held...

Poetry No
Rolling Admissions
Poetry Off the Page
Conference
Tucson, AZ

The 2012 Poetry Off the Page conference was held from May 18 to May 20 at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tuscon. The conference featured classes, panels, exhibitions,...

Poetry No
Poets on the Coast
Conference
La Conner, WA

The sixth annual Poets on the Coast weekend writing retreat for women will be held from September 9 to September 11 at the Country Inn in the historic river...

Poetry No 9/9/16 7/31/16
Power of Words Conference
Conference
Plainfield, VT

The 2012 Power of Words Conference was held from October 26 to October 29 at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. The biennial conference featured...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Prague Summer Program
Conference
Prague, Czech Republic

The 2013 Prague Summer Program was held from June 30 to July 27 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The conferences offered two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Prairie Center of the Arts
Residency
Peoria, IL

Prairie Center of the Arts offered residencies from July through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Peoria, Illinois, in the Illinois River Valley. Residents were...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Printers Row Lit Fest
Festival
Chicago, IL

The 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 8 to June 9 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
PubSense Summit
Conference
Charleston, SC

The PubSense Summit was held from March 22 to March 24 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference offered master classes, panel discussions, and presentations on...

Not Genre-Specific No
Ragdale
Residency
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/15/16
Rally of Writers Conference
Conference
Lansing, MI

The 29th annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 9 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, craft talks,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Readercon
Conference
Burlington, MA

Readercon 24 was held from July 11 to July 14 at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Massachusetts. The conference, devoted to “imaginative literature” included literary science fiction and slipstream fiction,...

Fiction No
Red Gate Residency Program
Red Gate Residency Program
Residency
Beijing, China

The Red Gate Residency Program offers residencies of one month to six months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in loft spaces and apartments in Beijing. Residents are...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Redrock Creative Writing Seminar
Conference
St. George, UT

The 20th annual Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 5 at the Pioneer Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Renaissance House Residency Program in Oak Bluffs
Residency
Napanoch, NY

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks from June to September to...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Renaissance House Residency Program in Palm Springs
Residency
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Ridgefield Writers Conference
Conference
Ridgefield, CT

The third annual Ridgefield Writers Conference was held from September 25 to September 26 at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rivendell Writers’ Colony
Rivendell Writers’ Colony
Residency
Sewanee, TN

The Rivendell Writers’ Colony offers residencies from two weeks to one month in Sewanee, Tennessee, for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. Writers who have already published at least a...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
River Teeth Nonfiction Conference
Conference
Ashland, OH

The fifth annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference will be held from June 3 to June 5 at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The conference offers individual manuscript consultations as...

Creative Nonfiction No 5/8/16
Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency
Moraine Park, CO

Rocky Mountain National Park offered two-week residencies from June through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic cabin of the late author and editor William...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers' Conference
Conference
Camden, NJ

The 31st annual Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 27 to July 7 at the Rutgers University campus in Camden, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Sage Hill Writing Experience
Conference
Lumsden, Canada

Sage Hill Writing Experience offers summer programs in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2012 conference was held from July 23 to August 2, at St. Michael’s Retreat in

Poetry, Fiction No
Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
Festival
New Orleans, LA

The 2013 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 26 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival featured readings, panels, and master classes in...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Salem Art Works Residency
Residency
Salem, NY

Salem Art Works offered a two-week residency from July 7 to July 20 for fiction writers in Salem, New York. Fiction and creative nonfiction writers working on novels or memoirs...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Salt Cay Writers Retreat
Conference
Salt Cay, Bahamas

The 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat will be held from May 23 to May 28 in Salt Cay, Bahamas. The retreat features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; craft discussions;...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Saltonstall Arts Colony
Saltonstall Arts Colony
Residency
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 1/2/16
San Miguel Poetry Week
San Miguel Poetry Week
Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The San Miguel Poetry Week was held from January 1 to January 6, 2013, at the Hotel Posada de Las Monjasin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The program offered...

Poetry No
San Miguel Writers’ Conference
Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2015 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival was held from February 11 to February 15 at the Hotel Real de Minas in San Miguel de Allende,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Conference
Sanibel Island, FL

The 10th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 5 to November 8 at the BIG ARTS center and the Sanibel Public...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/30/15
Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Conference
Santa Barbara, CA

The 44th Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 5 to June 10 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival
Festival
Bronxville, NY

The 2016 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 15 to April 17 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 15 miles...

Poetry Yes
Savannah Book Festival
Conference
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 14 to February 17 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Seaside Writers Conference
Seaside Writers Conference
Conference
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The 2016 Seaside Writers Conference was held from May 14 to May 21, 2016, at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference featured...

Poetry, Fiction No 4/22/16 3/10/16
Seedling Writers’ Retreat and Conference
Conference
Malibu, CA

The Seedling Writers’ Retreat and Conference was held from December 11 to December 13 at the Serra Retreat in Malibu, California. The conference offered workshops, lectures, time to write, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/15/15
Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui
Residency
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture offers residencies of up to three months year-round for poets and fiction writers at the Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui in Seoul, Korea. The urban-pastoral space,...

Poetry, Fiction Yes
Rolling Admissions
Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Conference
Sewanee, TN

The 27th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 19 to July 31 on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The...

Poetry, Fiction No 7/19/16 4/15/16
Sirenland Writers Conference
Conference
Positano, Italy

The 10th annual Sirenland Writers Conference was held from March 13 to March 19, 2016, at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy, located 35 miles south of Naples on the...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/31/15
Sitka Symposium
Conference
Sitka, AK

The 2014 Sitka Symposium was held from July 20 to July 26 on the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, readings, and local excursions...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Skagit River Poetry Festival
Festival
La Conner, WA

The seventh biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17 to May 20 at various venues in La Conner, Washington. The festival included workshops in poetry,...

Poetry No
Slice Literary Writers Conference
Conference
Brooklyn, NY

The 2016 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference will be held from September 10 to September 11 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference features craft workshops, panels,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat
Residency
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of three to five weeks from May 15 to September 30 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The retreat is...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/10/16
South Dakota Festival of Books
Festival
Sioux Falls, SD

The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books was held from October 28 to October 30 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The festival featured lectures, panels, readings, and an...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Southampton Writers Conference
Southampton Writers Conference
Conference
Southampton, NY

The 41st annual Southampton Writers Conference was held from July 6 to July 17 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island, located on...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Southern Festival of Books
Festival
Nashville, TN

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 9 to October 11 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Spark Box Studio Residencies
Residency
Picton, Canada

Spark Box Studio offers residencies from two days to two months at a century home located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, to emerging and established writers...

Not Genre-Specific No
Rolling Admissions
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Festival
Washington, DC

The Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness was held from April 14 to April 17, 2016, at various venues in Washington, D.C. The biennial festival promotes...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Starry Night Retreat
Residency
Truth or Consequences, NM

Starry Night Retreat offers residencies of two weeks to a year to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Hot Springs Historic District of Truth or Consequences,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Stone Court Writer-in-Residence
Residency
Stockbridge, MA

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Berkshire Waldorf High School offer two residencies of 8 to 12 weeks in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to fiction writers whose work is...

Fiction Yes 5/30/15
Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference
Conference
Austin, TX

The 2016 Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, was held from April 15 to April 17 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Storyknife Writers Retreat
Storyknife Writers Retreat
Residency
Homer, AK

Storyknife offers a two- to four- week residency during the month of September to a woman poet, fiction, or nonfiction writer on ten acres of land outside of Homer, Alaska....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 5/15/16
Studios of Key West
Conference
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Unhinge, Resist, Transform: Poetry...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers
Conference
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 29th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 10 to July 16 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya
Conference
Nairobi, Kenya

The 2012 Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya was held from December 8 to December 22 in Nairobi and on Lamu Island. The conference included readings, lectures, roundtable discussions,...

Poetry, Fiction No
Summer Writing Program at Naropa University
Summer Writing Program at Naropa University
Conference
Boulder, CO

The 40th annual Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, presented by the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, was held from June 2 to June 28 in Boulder, Colorado. This...

Poetry, Fiction No
Rolling Admissions
4/1/14
Sun Valley Writers' Conference
Conference
Sun Valley, ID

The 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference was held from August 17 to August 20 at the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho. The conference featured discussions, readings, film...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference
Conference
Cedarville, CA

The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference features...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/14/16 6/1/16
Tatamagouche Center Independent Writer's Retreat
Conference
Tatamagouche, Canada

The 2012 Tatamagouche Center Independent Writer's Retreat was held from August 5 to August 10 at the Tatamagouche Center in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Residents were provided with a...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Festival
New Orleans, LA

The 30th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held from March 30 to April 3 at various venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The festival featured...

Not Genre-Specific No
Texas Book Festival
Texas Book Festival
Festival
Austin, TX

The 2014 Texas Book Festival was held from October 25 to October 26 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin. The festival featured panels, book signings, discussions, and a book...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
The Gathering
The Gathering
Conference
La Plume, PA

The 2016 Gathering will be held from July 15 to July 17 at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. The conference features lectures and performances for poets, fiction writers, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
The Writer's Center Publish Now Conference
Conference
Bethesda, MD

The Writer’s Center Publish Now: Find Your Path to Publication Conference was held on June 13 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered lectures, panel discussions, and...

Not Genre-Specific No
The Writer's Hotel Writers Conference
Conference
New York City, NY

The 2016 Writer’s Hotel Writers Conference was held from June 1 to June 7 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Library Hotel, and the Algonquin...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 4/22/16
The Writer's Journey
Conference
Bolinas, CA

Writing as a Pathway through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change, for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, was held from October 7 to October 13 at the Commonweal Retreat Center in...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
The Writer's Journey Bali
Conference
Bali, Indonesia

The 2014 Writer’s Journey Bali: Write, Travel, Transform retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 21 to July 5 in the towns of Candidasa,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Thurber House John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program
Conference
Columbus, OH

Thurber House offers a four-week residency in September and October to a nonfiction writer (including creative nonfiction) in the boyhood home of James Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. Writers who have...

Creative Nonfiction Yes
Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop
Conference
Portland, OR

The 14th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 10 to July 17 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop
Conference
Newport, OR

The Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop was held from January 30 to February 2 for fiction writers and from February 6 to February 9 for creative nonfiction writers at the...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Conference
Roanoke, VA

The 11th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 12 to June 17 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Todos Santos Writers Workshop
Conference
Todos Santos, Mexico

The third annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held from January 24 to January 30, 2016, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in the “Pueblo Mágico” village of Todos...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/30/15
Tupelo Press Writing Conference
Conference
San Francisco, CA

The fourth annual Tupelo Press Writing Conference was held on February 6 and February 7 in Portola Valley, California. The conference featured a poetry workshop. The faculty included poet...

Poetry No
U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference
U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference
Conference
Oaxaca, Mexico

The 2016 U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference was held from January 3 to January 8, 2016 at the Becari Language School in Oaxaca, Mexico. The conference offered workshops in poetry...

Poetry No
Rolling Admissions
UCLA Extension Writers Studio
UCLA Extension Writers Studio
Conference
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 11 to February 14, 2016, in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops in fiction and creative...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Ucross Foundation Residency Program
Residency
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/1/16
Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop
Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop
Conference
Orvieto, Italy

The 2012 Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop was held from June 28 to July 2 in the Umbrian hill town of Orvieto, Italy. The conference featured workshops in fiction...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Under the Volcano Master Classes and Retreat
Under the Volcano Master Classes and Retreat
Conference
Tepoztlán, Mexico

The 13th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 14 to January 24, 2016, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village at the foothills of volcanoes...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/15/15
University of Arizona Poetry Center
University of Arizona Poetry Center
Residency
Tucson, AZ

The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson offered a residency of two to four weeks between June 1 and August 31 to a poet. The resident was provided...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
University of North Carolina Wilmington Summer Writers Conference
Conference
Wilmington, NC

The 2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington Summer Writers Conference was held from June 26 to June 28 in Wilmington. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
University of North Dakota Writers Conference
Conference
Grand Forks, ND

The 47th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference was held from April 6 to April 8 on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Rolling Admissions
UNM Summer Writers' Conference
Conference
Santa Fe, NM

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Summer Writers’ Conference (formerly the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference) will be held from July 24 to July 31 at the Drury Plaza Hotel...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 7/24/16 7/24/16
Utah Humanities Council Book Festival
Festival
Salt Lake City, UT

The 2012 Utah Humanities Council Book Festival was held on October 20 at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The festival featured readings, open mikes, and bookmaking and printmaking...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Yes
Vegas Valley Book Festival
Festival
Las Vegas, NV

The 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival was held from November 1 to November 3 at various venues in Las Vegas. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Yes
Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference
Conference
Montpelier, VT

The 21st annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 8 to August 14 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. The conference, designed for...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 8/8/16
Rolling Admissions
Vermont Studio Center
Residency
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
2/15/16
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Residency
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of up to two months from February through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 9/15/15
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts–France
Conference
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
2/14/14
Virginia Festival of the Book
Festival
Charlottesville, VA

The 19th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 20 to March 24, 2013, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival offered readings,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference
Conference
Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 16 at the Boar’s Head Inn just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The conference offered workshops, craft lectures,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Voices of the Wilderness Residency
Voices of the Wilderness Residency
Residency
Anchorage, AK

The United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of seven to nine days from June through August to poets,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 3/1/16
Voices Summer Writing Workshops
Conference
Houston, TX

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
VONA/Voices Summer Workshops and Residencies
Conference
Coral Gables, FL

The VONA/Voices Summer Workshops and Residencies was held from June 21 to June 27 and from June 28 to July 4 at the University of Miami at Coral Gables for...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Institute
Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Institute
Conference
St. Louis, MO

The 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Seminar was held from July 13 to July 21 on the university's campus in St. Louis. The conference featured lectures and...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Washington Writers Conference
Conference
Bethesda, MD

The 2015 Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference was held on April 25 at the Bethesda Marriot at Pook’s Hill in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered panels and talks for poets,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Watering Hole Poetry Residency
Residency
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Residency is offered from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in in Santee, South Carolina. Residents are provided with a private or...

Poetry No 12/26/16 8/1/16
Watering Hole Poetry Retreat
Conference
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Retreat will be held from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in Santee, South Carolina. The conference, which is dedicated to...

Poetry No 12/26/16 8/1/16
Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop
Conference
Northfield, MN

The Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop, sponsored by Hamline University's MFA in Creative Writing program, will be held from July 24 to July 29 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 7/24/16
Wellspring House
Residency
Ashfield, MA

Wellspring House offers residencies of one week to one month, with longer stays available, year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a renovated carriage house in the...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Wesleyan Writers Conference
Conference
Middletown, CT

The 60th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference was held from June 15 to June 19 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
3/18/16
West Virginia Book Festival
Festival
Charleston, WV

The 2012 West Virginia Book Festival was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Charleston Civic Center in downtown Charleston. The festival featured readings, author signings, and a...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes
Willapa Bay AiR
Residency
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers monthlong residencies from March through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north of...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 7/31/16
William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference
Conference
Wayne, NJ

The 2016 William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference was held on March 5 on the WPU campus in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles northwest of New York City. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 3/1/16
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Conference
Galloway, NJ

The 23rd annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 15 to January 18, 2016, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Wisconsin Book Festival
Festival
Madison, WI

The 11th annual Wisconsin Book Festival was held from November 7 to November 11, 2012, at various venues in downtown Madison. The festival featured readings; panels; open mikes; conversations with...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Yes
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Residency
Woodstock, NY

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild offers month-long residencies from June through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a historic 250-acre campus in the Catskill Mountains outside Woodstock,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 2/15/16
Wordstock Book Festival
Festival
Portland, OR

The 2015 Wordstock Book Festival was held on November 7 at the Portland Art Museum in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival featured author discussions, readings, a book fair, and concerts....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat
Conference
Edale, England

The 2016 WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat was held from June 24 to July 1 in Edale, England, a farming valley located in the region’s peak district. The retreat...

Fiction No
Rolling Admissions
Workshops in Thomas
Conference
Thomas, WV

Workshops in Thomas was held from October 17 to October 19 in Thomas, West Virginia, a rural mountain town on the edge of Canaan Valley and the Monongahela National Forest....

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction No
Write Away Writers Retreat
Write Away Writers Retreat
Conference
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Literary Bohemian’s Write Away Writers Retreat was held from August 31 to September 4 at the Krumlov House in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. The retreat offered workshops, private mentoring...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Write on the Sound
Write on the Sound
Conference
Edmonds, WA

The 30th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference was held from October 2 to October 4 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Writefest: A Festival For Emerging Writers
Writefest: A Festival For Emerging Writers
Festival
Houston, TX

Writefest: A Festival For Emerging Writers was held from February 22 to February 28 at Silver Street Studios in Houston, Texas. The festival featured workshops in short prose and poetry,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Writers & Books Gell Center
Writers & Books Gell Center
Residency
Rochester, NY

Writers & Books Gell Center offers residencies of up to 10 days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Writers at Work Conference
Conference
Alta, UT

The 32nd annual Writers at Work Conference was held from June 15 to June 19 at the Alta Lodge in Alta, Utah. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction,...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 6/3/16
Writers in New York
Conference
New York, NY

The 2013 Writers in New York conference was held from May 28 to June 20 on the campus of New York University in New York City. The conference featured workshops...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Writers Omi International Residency at Ledig House
Writers Omi International Residency at Ledig House
Residency
Omi, NY

Residencies of one week to two months are offered from March 18 to June 3 and from September 9 through November 4, 2016, at Ledig House, a writers colony situated...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 10/20/15
Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Residency
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference
Conference
Austin, TX

The 2016 Writers’ League of Texas  Agents & Editors Conference for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 24 to June 26 at the Hyatt Regency...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat
Conference
Alpine, TX

The 2014 Writers' League of Texas (WLT) Summer Writing Retreat was held from August 2 to August 7 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The retreat offered workshops...

Poetry, Fiction, Spoken Word No
Writer’s High Retreat
Conference
Young Harris, GA

The Writer’s High Retreat will be held from September 9 to September 11 at the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris, Georgia. The retreat features workshops for...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 9/9/16 8/10/16
Writing About Art in Barcelona
Writing About Art in Barcelona
Conference
Barcelona, Spain

The third annual Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop for poets and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 1 to June 10 at Jiwar, a heritage house in...

Poetry, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions
Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp
Conference
Tahoe City, CA

The Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp for fiction and nonfiction writers will be held from November 11 to November 14 at the Granlibakken Resort: Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City,...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 11/11/16 9/15/16
Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop
Conference
Marshall, CA

The Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop will be held from October 19 to October 23 at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, California. The program features daily workshops in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No 10/19/16 10/15/16
Writing Workshops LA: The Conference
Conference
Los Angeles, CA

Writing Workshops LA: The Conference was held on June 28 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, and publishing presentations for fiction and...

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Wyoming Writers Annual Conference
Conference
Casper, WY

The Wyoming Writers Annual Conference was held from June 7 to June 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Yaddo
Residency
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two weeks to two months from May through February to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York....

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Yes 1/1/16
Yale Writers' Conference
Conference
New Haven, CT

The 2016 Yale Writers’ Conference will be held from June 4 to June 14 and from June 16 to June 19 on the campus of Yale University in New...

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction No
Rolling Admissions

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