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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
Sanibel, FL

Red Mountain Press offers two- and four-week residencies in November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a private home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Residents are provided with private lodging, dinners, access to a shared...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 July to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pickens, SC

The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months from March through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Writers whose work is...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

 The Roads to Write Retreat was held from June 2 to June 10 on scenic byways through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. The retreat, meant to inspire “growth, community, art, and the written word,” featured tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
College Grove, TN

The Rockvale Writers’ Colony offers residencies of one to three days and residencies of one to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators on a rural 65-acre estate in College Grove, Tennessee, 35 miles...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain, and Havana and Trinidad, Cuba

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of at least ten days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round in Madrid, Spain, and during the summer in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. Residents in Spain will be...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers' Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 on 200 rural acres...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will be held from February 13 to February 17 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 46th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2019 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 26 to April 28 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bronxville, NY

The sixth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on June 22 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference featured panels and pitch sessions with agents,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 15 to February 18 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 30th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 16 to July 28 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and fiction...

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 20, 2019
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 10 biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2019 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference will be held from September 7 to September 8 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference features workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Event Date: September 7, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of two to five weeks from May 15 to September 15 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 23 acres of countryside near Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Occidental, CA
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The 2018 Sonoma County Writers Camp for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from August 1 to August 5, and from October 18 to October 22 at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in Occidental, California,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The 44th annual Southampton Writers Conference was held from July 10 to July 21 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference featured...

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Fiction
Sozopol, Bulgaria

The 2019 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, sponsored by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, was held from June 13 to June 17 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The 2019 event focused on writing about immigration. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival was held from April 19 to April 21 in venues located in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The biennial festival, which “celebrates the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The ninth annual Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference features workshops in fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Huntsville, AL

Story Tree Farm offers six-day retreats from February through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a five-acre farm outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately ninety minutes south of Nashville. Each retreat...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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