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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.

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.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 27 to March 1 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and marketing and publicity for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from mid-August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 17th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 9, 2020, to January 19, 2020, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from Mexico City. The conference...

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Fiction
Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 7, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 51st annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference was held from March 25 to March 27 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 25th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 10 to August 16 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference features...

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Event Date: August 10, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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, a village located in the northern Green Mountains. Residents are provided with a private...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: June 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Josefův Důl, Czech Republic

Villa Josefina offers three- and seven-day residencies in May, June, August, September, October, and November for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at a house in Josefuv Dul, a village in the Czech Republic approximately 70 miles...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are...

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Event Date: October 1, 2020
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 21 to March 25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival featured readings, panels, discussions with writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The VisArts Artist Residency Program offers a residency from August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The residency includes studio space and a...

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Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilderness areas, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part in stewardship...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ashfield, MA

Wellspring House offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, on five acres of land in Ashfield, Massachusetts. The retreat accommodates five residents at a time in a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 the Columbia River....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlantic City, NJ

The 26th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 17 to January 20 at Seaview Hotel, a resort near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL

The 2018 Word of South Festival was held from April 13 to April 15 at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The festival, which celebrates the connection between music and literature, featured onstage performances and discussions with...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2020 Words and Wanderlust Writing Retreat will be held from June 7 to June 13 at the boutique Communal Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The retreat features guided writing workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers, craft talks, readings, a food...

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Event Date: June 7, 2020
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 34th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference, a program of the Edmonds Arts Commission, was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Champtocé-sur-Loire, France

The 2018 Writing Getaway at Chateau du Pin was held from October 8 to October 15 at the Chateau du Pin, located outside of the village of Champtocé-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley, France. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chianti, Italy

The 2018 Writing Getaway in Tuscany was held from October 17 to October 24 at Villa Cini & Villa Casanova, located in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, time to...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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 Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the heart of the Ozarks....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

The 2020 Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop will be held from June 1 to June 8 at the Hotel Casa del Sol, a small boutique hotel in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain. Open to poets and nonfiction writers, the workshop includes...

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Event Date: June 1, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gunnison, CO
Writing the Rockies

The 2018 Writing the Rockies Conference was held from July 18 to July 22 on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks from May through February to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writers are provided with a private bedroom, work...

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