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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.

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...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Sunny

A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation, and Creativity, was held from July 5 to July 9 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily...

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Application Deadline: June 21, 2018
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...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat was held from March 7 to March 11 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The retreat featured faculty consultations and time to write for fiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from March 22 to March 25 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. The conference featured workshops on writing and selling...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
St. Augustine, FL
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference was held on July 15 at the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 are provided with airfare, housing, some meals, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 41st annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 31 to November 3 at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured panels, workshops,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 Bay and the mountains and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Anaphora Writing Residency, designed exclusively for writers of color, was held from May 31 to June 9 at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blue River, OR

The Spring Creek Project offers one- to two-week residencies in October and November at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, 50 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open to poets, fiction writers, and...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers six two-week residencies from October 6 to October 20 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Little Rock, AR

The 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 26 to April 29 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 Marquette, Nebraska, approximately 80 miles west of Lincoln....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ghent, NY

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

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Application Deadline: October 20, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2018 Art Workshop International Workshops will be held from July 20 to August 16 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with...

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Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Arteles offers monthlong residences in November in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offered up to five weeklong residencies from January 2, 2018, to January 9, 2018, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 42nd annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, panels, and readings, as well as opportunities...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tampa, FL

The 50th annual AWP Conference and Book Fair was held from March 7 to March 10 at the Tampa Convention Center and the Marriott Tampa Waterside in Tampa. The conference featured 550 panel discussions and readings, a book fair,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists was held from November 2 to November 3 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured publishing panels, pitch sessions,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Atlantic Center for the Arts

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 provided with studio space...

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Application Deadline: May 13, 2018
Poetry
Austin, TX

The 2018 Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 5 to April 8. The festival featured readings, workshops, open mics, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Roja Chamankar, Robin...

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