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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
Paonia, CO

Elsewhere Studios offers residencies of one to six months year-round in...

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Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March 2018 to June 2018 to poets living in New York City. The twelve-week fellowship program includes weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and free access to guest speaker appearances and...

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
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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Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
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 10 to August 24 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty includes poets Sophie Cabot Black, Traci Brimhall, Gabrielle...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 13, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler

The 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival will be held on September 22nd on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival, which celebrates Florida’s culture and heritage by honoring authors who live in or write about the...

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Event Date: September 22, 2018
Poetry
Derry, NH

The fourth annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference was held from June 15 to June 17 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conferences featured workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets....

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The fourth annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry was held from July 8 to July 14 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference featured poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. The faculty included...

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar was held from July 29 to August 3 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar featured poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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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
Not Genre-Specific
Rochester, NY

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside house surrounded by the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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, 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with private...

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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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Event Date: September 21, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chittenden, VT

The 21st annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from June 16 to July 20 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 17th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference was held from April 6 to April 8 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The conference, designed for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers, featured craft classes, discussions, and...

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Application Deadline: April 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blairmore, Canada

The University of Lethbridge Gushul Residency Program offers residencies from one week to four months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a cottage in the Rocky Mountains, located in the town of Blairmore,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months 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 private cottage...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
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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Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2018 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference will be held from August 24 to August 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft, publishing, and marketing sessions, panel discussions...

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Event Date: August 24, 2018
Fiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The seventh biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held from June 22 to June 24, 2017, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference featured presentations, panels, preconference workshops, pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Writers Project offers three ten- or fifteen-week residencies each year at the Writers House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for emerging poets and prose writers who are pursuing a graduate degree in creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents were provided a private room, work space,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2018 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 11 to April 15 at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland. The retreat offered workshops, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week was held from July 2 to July 6 on the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California. The program featured workshops, craft talks, and readings in poetry,...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 17, 2018

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