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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
Charlotte, NC

The 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 2 to November 4 at the Hilton University Charlotte in North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greenville, NC

The 2019 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 18 to July 21 at East Carolina University in Greenville. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sedro-Woolley, WA
North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades Institute offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, ficiton writers, and nonfiction writers at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included...

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Poetry
Moraga, CA

The 2019 Omnidawn Poetry Writing Conference was held from June 6 to June 9 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, fifteen miles east of San Francisco. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, and readings for poets. The faculty...

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Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Summer Writers Conference was held from July 22 to July 27 at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rhinebeck, NY

The Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, was held from June 23 to June 28 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. The conference featured workshops, readings, lectures, publishing panels, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tampa, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), will be held from October 24 to October 26 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: October 24, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offers two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 1 to October 5 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and the...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) Conference was held from September 13 to September 16 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel. The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and publishing workshops. Fiction writer...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Forest Grove, OR
Seaside Pacific Residency

The Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, will be held from January 10 to January 20, 2019 in Seaside, Oregon, and from June 13 to June 23, 2019 in Forest Grove, Oregon. The...

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Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 16th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held from January 20, 2020, to January 25, 2020, at the Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival features workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations,...

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Event Date: January 20, 2020
Application Deadline: November 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The 2018 Paris Writers’ Workshop was held from June 24 to June 30 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program featured daily master classes in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat was held from February 28 to March 6 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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Not Genre-Specific
New York, NY

The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 16 to May 22 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry
Round Top, TX

The 18th annual Poetry at Round Top Festival was held from April 12 to April 14 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program featured workshops, readings, lectures, craft talks, and panel...

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Poetry
Springdale, UT

The ninth annual Poetry in the Park Workshop, sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society, the Zion Park Forever Project, and the Zion Canyon Field Institute, was held on March 2 at Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. The...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 2019 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women was held from September 6 to September 8 at the Country Inn in the historic river town of La Conner, Washington. The retreat included a poetry workshop, craft...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2019 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, will be held on November 9 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival features writing workshops, panel discussions, a book fair, and pop-...

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Event Date: November 9, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Plainfield, VT

The 15th annual Power of Words Conference was held from October 12 to October 14 on the Goddard College campus in Plainfield, Vermont. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as performances, talks,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 9 to June 10 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings, a poetry slam, and a book fair. All events were...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eau Claire, WI

The 2019 Priory Writers’ Retreat was held from July 18 to July 21 at the Priory, a former monastery for Benedictine nuns in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. The retreat featured workshops, lectures, craft talks, open mics, and excursions into...

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Poetry
Chesterfield, NJ

The Radar Retreat for Women Poets will be held from November 13 to November 15 at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, New Jersey. The retreat features workshops, craft lectures, and time to write for women poets. Poets and Radar...

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Event Date: November 13, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lansing, MI

The 32nd annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 6 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, panel discussions, and readings in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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