Conferences & Residencies Contact Form

Help us keep this database current. If you know about a conference or residency that is not currently listed, please let us know. Be sure to include the name and email address of an appropriate contact person.

Conferences and Residencies Database

Looking to meet up with agents and editors? To join a supportive writing community? Or to find the perfect environment to fuel your writing practice? The Conferences & Residencies database includes details about over two hundred writing conferences, writers residencies, and literary festivals.

ALERT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some literary events are being canceled or postponed. Be sure to check with the event sponsor before making plans.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paducah, KY

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private apartment, Wi-Fi, studio...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas 2021 Agents & Editors Conference was held from September 17 to September 19 at the Hyatt Regency on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. The conference featured presentations, panels, receptions, a keynote address,...

read more
Translation
Tucson, AZ

The 44th annual American Literary Translators Association Conference was held online and in person throughout the months of September, October, and November. Programming included online pitch sessions from September 8 to September 24 and online...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offered workshops to poets and fiction writers from June 30 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty included poet Biswamit...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eyeries, 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 Bay. Residents are provided with...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The 2022 General Artist Residency Program offers residencies of two weeks or one month during May, September, and October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red...

read more
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offered a residency from October 2 to October 16 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents were provided with a...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Ghent, NY

Residencies of one week to two months are offered to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators from late March through early June and from early September through early November at Omi International Arts Center,...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 46th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant, a resort in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, including a workshop with a focus...

read more
Event Date: June 19, 2022
Application Deadline: February 28, 2022
Financial Aid Deadline: February 28, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 AWP Conference and Bookfair was held online from March 3 to March 6. The conference featured events, panel discussions, readings, and a bookfair. The keynote speaker was poet Joy Harjo. The cost of the conference was $180 for nonmembers...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference was held from November 5 to November 6 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured pitch sessions, a workshop on making money as a writer, and manuscript and query letter critiques...

read more
Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 14 to May 16. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussion of the topics of interviewing,...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bogliasco, Italy
Bogliasco

The Bogliasco Foundation offers monthlong residencies from January to May and from September to December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal fishing village of Bogliasco, Italy, located seven miles southeast...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT

The 20th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held online and in person in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, from October 14 to October 17. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Joshua Brandon...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 13 to June 19 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world...

read more
Event Date: June 13, 2022
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 13 to June 19 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, features translation workshops in poetry, fiction...

read more
Event Date: June 13, 2022
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 17 to August 27 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes;...

read more
Event Date: August 17, 2022
Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offered residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents were provided...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic town of Messejana, Portugal. Residents are provided with private lodging and shared work...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2020 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat was held from March 19 to March 22 at the Pelham Hotel, a five-minute walk from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in publishing....

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2021 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 25 to July 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference also offered virtual enrollment for remote participants. The conference featured workshops,...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2021 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 23 to June 26 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panel...

read more
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 11th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured breakout sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative...

read more
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held online from January 14, 2022, to January 17, 2022. The conference features workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with poets and editors. The faculty includes Peter Covino and Brian Koemi...

read more
Event Date: January 14, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Pages