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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.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The 2018 Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 10 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops with editors, publishers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tempe, AZ

The 2019 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 22 to February 23 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

The third annual DISQUIET Azores Residency, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, was held from July 7 to July 16 at the Hotel do Colégio in Ponta Delgada on Portugal’s São Miguel Island. The residency featured time to write,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lisbon, Portugal

The 2019 DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Centro Nacional de Cultura, was held from June 23 to July 5 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Financial Aid Deadline: January 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers four- and five-week residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Temecula, CA

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in southern California. Residents...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

Two-week residencies during the month of March are offered to two women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided...

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March 2019 to June 2019 to emerging poets living in New York City. Each fellow receives a $500 honorarium, a $100 travel stipend, and access to weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crete, Greece
Event Horizon

Event Horizon offers residencies of up to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The Fiction Meets Science Program in Northwest Germany offers up to three three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel, short story collection, memoir, or narrative nonfiction work in which science is...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 9 to August 23 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty and presenters include poets David Baker, Samiya Bashir, Jill...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 12, 2019
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler

The 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival was held on September 22nd on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival, which celebrated Florida’s culture and heritage by honoring authors who lived in or wrote about the...

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Poetry
Derry, NH

The fifth annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference was held from June 14 to June 16 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conference featured workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets. The...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The fifth annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry was held from July 6 to July 12 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference featured poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. The faculty included Oliver...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from August 4 to August 9 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Event Date: August 4, 2019
Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2018 Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries was held from March 22 to March 24 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference, open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spokane, WA

The Get Lit! Festival was held from April 22 to April 28 at various venues in Spokane, Washington. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, craft classes, poetry slams, happy hours, and a book fair for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Good Hart, MI

The Good Hart Residency Program offers two- to three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Good Hart, Michigan, a rural town on the scenic route known as the "Tunnel of Trees," within walking distance to...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The Gotham Writers Conference will be held from October 25 to October 26 at the Ace Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. The first day of the conference features...

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Event Date: October 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chittenden, VT

The 22nd annual Green Mountain Writers Conference will be held from July 29 to August 2 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: July 29, 2019
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 18th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference was held from April 5 to April 7 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. Designed for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers, the conference featured more than 130 craft classes, discussions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: September 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to ten-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Piggott, AR

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center offers a monthlong residency in June to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer in Piggott, Arkansas. The resident will receive a $1,000 stipend, lodging in a private loft apartment, and...

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