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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.

Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 13th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 27 to September 29 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty included poets Susan...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offered a two-week residency from April 8, 2018 to April 22, 2018, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Crafstman House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resident was provided with a private room, work space, and...

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Not Genre-Specific
Granada, Spain

The 2018 Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers writing in any...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2019 LWC}NYC Literary Writers Conference was held from December 5 to December 6 at the New School in New York City. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured workshops on professional...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony offers residencies of up to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 4 to May 6 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating...

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Creative Nonfiction
Grapevine, TX

The 2019 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 19 to July 21 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme this year was “Justice in America.” The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mendocino, CA

The 31st annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference will be held from July 30 to August 1 at Mendocino Middle School in Mendocino, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks,...

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Event Date: July 30, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 36th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 17 to November 24 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival featured readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than 500 authors from...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bend , OR

The Mill House Residency, hosted by Writing By Writers, offers residencies from November 2 to November 16 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Bend, Oregon. Up to six are provided with private lodging in a one- or two-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY
Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offers one- and two-week residencies from mid-June to late September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, overlooking Mineral Lake and Mount Rainier. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2020 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 22 to June 28 on the Bemidji State University campus, located beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops, daily craft talks,...

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Event Date: June 22, 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction
St. Helena, CA

The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 26 to July 31 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation,...

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Event Date: July 26, 2020
Application Deadline: April 13, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: April 13, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2020 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held from March 26 to March 29 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The symposium featured panel discussions, a townhall meeting, writing workshops, film screenings, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offered residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents were provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute will be held from July 2 to July 27 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program features two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tulsa, OK

The 2019 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 18 to October 19 at the Tulsa Historical Society and the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Norman Mailer Center and Wilkes University offer weeklong workshops from July 29 to August 6 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Wilkes University campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Participants will be provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Asheville, NC

The 2019 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 8 to November 10 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore in North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greenville, NC

The 2019 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 18 to July 21 at East Carolina University in Greenville. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sedro-Woolley, WA
North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades Institute offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, ficiton writers, and nonfiction writers at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included...

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Poetry
Moraga, CA

The 2020 Omnidawn Poetry Writing Conference, cosponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing program at Saint Mary’s College, will be held from June 11 to June 14 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, fifteen miles east of San Francisco. The...

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Event Date: June 11, 2020
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 29, 2020
Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Summer Writers Conference was held from July 22 to July 27 at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The...

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