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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
New York, NY

The 2012 Literary Writers Conference–New York City was held from November 8 to November 9, 2012, at the New School University. The conference featured panels on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participants...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 2016 LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 23 to September 25 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The conference featured workshops, readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty...

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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, 2017 to April 24, 2017, 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 annual 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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Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

The 2017 Louisiana Book Festival will be held on October 28 at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Museum, and the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The festival features lectures, panel discussions, book signings, and readings by...

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Shanghai, China

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bangalore, India

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony offers residencies of up to two months from October 1 to January 31 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...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Purchase, NY

The 2017 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week was held from June 19 to June 23 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry
Marfa, TX

The first annual Marfa Poetry Festival will be held from August 9 to August 13 in Marfa, Texas. The festival, organized by Canarium Books and hosted by the Marfa Book Company and Hotel Saint George, features readings, a book fair, poetry-related...

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Event Date: August 9, 2017
Poetry
Marfa, TX

The first annual Marfa Poetry Festival, organized by Canarium Books and sponsored by the Marfa Book Company and the Hotel Saint George, will be held from August 9 to August 13 in Marfa, Texas. The festival features author readings, a book fair,...

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Event Date: August 9, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marlboro, VT

The 2017 Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive, cosponsored by Words After War (a literary nonprofit for veterans and civilians), will be held at Marlboro College from July 30 to August 5 in Marlboro, Vermont. The theme of the conference was “...

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Event Date: July 30, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar was held from July 9 to July 15 and from July 16 to July 22 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference featured weeklong seminars with daily workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Tisbury, MA

The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency offered residencies of two to six weeks twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The last residency period was September...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 5 to May 7 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 2017 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will be held from July 21 to July 23 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose focus this year is “The Power of...

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Event Date: July 21, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fort Bragg, CA

The 28th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference will be held from August 3 to August 5 at the Mendocino Coast Campus of Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: August 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL
Miami Book Fair International

The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 13 to November 20 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as...

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

The Millay Colony for the Arts 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...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2017 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 19 to June 25 on the Bemidji State University campus beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Waialua, HI

The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat was held from May 3 to May 8 in Waialua, Hawaii, at Camp Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore of O‘ahu. The retreat offered workshops in fiction and nonfiction, as well as readings, one-on-one consultations, publishing...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chamonix, France

The 2017 Mont Blanc Writing Workshops was held from June 11 to June 23 in the French Alps in the town of Chamonix, France. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction
St. Helena, CA

The 37th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 23 to July 28 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, craft lectures...

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Event Date: July 23, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held on March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s symposium was a tribute to the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Evansville, IN

The New Harmony Writers Workshop was held from June 26 to July 2 on the University of Southern Indiana campus in New Harmony, Indiana. The program featured workshops in poetry and prose, as well as readings, craft lectures,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 2, 2016

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