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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.

Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Sunny

A Summer Retreat for Writers was held from June 27 to July 1 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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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 and studio...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rochester, NY

The 42nd annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from November 7 to November 10 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester & Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eyeries, Ireland

Anam Cara offers weeklong workshop retreats to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers from June to September near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. “Fact Into...

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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 and the mountains and...

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

The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers residencies of two to four weeks from May through October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red Wing,...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency from October 5 to October 19 to six poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents...

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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 one week 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 through early June and from early September through early November at Omi International Arts Center,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2019 Art Workshop International Workshops was held from July 12 to August 8 at the Hotel Giotto in Assisi, Italy. The program featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with faculty. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offers weeklong residencies in January to up to five poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas Island in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Residents are provided with private...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 44th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 21 to June 26 at the Gant, a resort in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, and readings, as well as...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 27, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Antonio, TX

The 2020 AWP Conference and Book Fair will be held from March 4 to March 7 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The conference features more than 550 events, panel discussions, and readings; and a book fair. The...

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Event Date: March 4, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Writers Conference was held from October 25 to October 26 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured craft workshops, publishing panels, pitch sessions, and manuscript and query letter critiques for...

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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 interdisciplinary residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are provided...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stockholm, Sweden

The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a three- to four-week residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging in a furnished cottage and a $1,000 stipend...

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Application Deadline: January 21, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 24 to August 21 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 30 minutes from...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2018 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from May 31 to June 4 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Creative Nonfiction
Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Summer University of the Arts “Your Berlin Story: An Alternative Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop” was held from July 4 to July 11 at the University of the Arts in Berlin. The program included workshops, local excursions, and time...

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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, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2018 Boston Book Festival was held on October 13 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Most events were free and open to the public. Visit the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The Boston Literary District and Emerson College offered a monthlong residency from July 15 to August 15 in downtown Boston to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer from New England. The resident was provided with a private apartment and...

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