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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
St. George, UT

The 2018 Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 3 at the St. George Community Building in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National Park. The seminar featured classes and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in Palm Springs, California, to poets, fiction writers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pickens, SC

The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months from March to August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ridgefield, CT

The sixth annual Ridgefield Writers Conference was held on September 21 at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, panels, author readings, opportunities to query...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

 The Roads to Write Retreat was held from June 2 to June 10 on scenic byways through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. The retreat, meant to inspire “growth, community, art, and the written word,” featured tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
College Grove, TN

The Rockvale Writers’ Colony offers residencies of one to three days and residencies of one to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators on a rural 65-acre estate in College Grove, Tennessee, 35 miles...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain, and Havana and Trinidad, Cuba

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of at least ten days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round in Madrid, Spain, and during the summer in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. Residents in Spain will be...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers' Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres...

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Application Deadline: January 2, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will be held from February 13 to February 17 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

The 13th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 8 to November 11 at the BIG ARTS center on Sanibel Island, Florida. The conference featured workshops in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 46th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2019 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held from April 26 to April 28 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival features...

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Event Date: April 26, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bronxville, NY

The fifth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers will be held on June 23 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference features panels and pitch sessions with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 15 to February 18 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 30th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 16 to July 28 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and...

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Event Date: July 16, 2019
Application Deadline: March 20, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 20, 2019
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 10 biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2018 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference was held from September 8 to September 9 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of two to five weeks from May 15 to September 15 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 23 acres of countryside near Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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Application Deadline: March 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Occidental, CA
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The 2018 Sonoma County Writers Camp for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from August 1 to August 5, and from October 18 to October 22 at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in Occidental, California,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The 44th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 10 to July 21 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference features...

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Event Date: July 10, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Fiction
Sozopol, Bulgaria

The 2019 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, sponsored by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, will be held from June 13 to June 17 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The 2019 event will focus on writing about immigration. The conference features workshops, lectures,...

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Event Date: June 13, 2019
Application Deadline: February 25, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival was held from April 19 to April 21 in venues located in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The biennial festival, which “celebrates the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social...

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