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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, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offered workshops to poets and fiction writers from June 30 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty included poet Biswamit...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 AWP Conference and Bookfair was held online from March 3 to March 6. The conference featured events, panel discussions, readings, and a bookfair. The keynote speaker was poet Joy Harjo. The cost of the conference was $180 for nonmembers...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held online and by phone from May 7 to May 9. The conference featured presentations on publishing, including a workshop offering critiques of book titles, book...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 14 to May 16. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussion of the topics of interviewing,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, featured translation workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 11 to August 21 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes;...

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Event Date: August 11, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2020 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat was held from March 19 to March 22 at the Pelham Hotel, a five-minute walk from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference will be held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in...

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Event Date: August 5, 2021
Application Deadline: August 2, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2021 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 25 to July 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference also offered virtual enrollment for remote participants. The conference featured workshops,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 11th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured breakout sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held online from August 6 to August 9. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty...

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Event Date: August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Community of Writers will offer online workshops in poetry from June 19 to June 26, in fiction from July 11 to July 17, and in creative nonfiction from August 1 to August 6. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels,...

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Event Date: June 19, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held online from February 18 to February 20. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, discussions on publishing and the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pray, MT

The 2021 Elk River Writers Workshop will be held from August 15 to August 20 at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat in Pray, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. The program features workshops, craft talks, outings, lectures, panel...

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Event Date: August 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar was held from August 2 to August 8 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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Conference was held online from October 16 to October 18. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event was open to fiction and nonfiction writers. The first two days of the conference featured panels, presentations, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brandon, VT

The 23rd annual Green Mountain Writers Conference will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the historic Brandon Inn in Brandon, Vermont, a walkable Vermont village. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: August 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace conference was held online from April 21 to May 2. The event featured more than 65 craft classes, discussions, workshops, and meetings with agents and editors for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Fiction
Online

The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured presentations, panels, pitch sessions with agents and editors, query critiques, and social events for historical...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held online from June 3 to June 6. The conference featured workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, and readings for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2018 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 15 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held online from June 23 to June 27. The conference featured workshops in genres including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, readings, and manuscript critiques. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual James River Writers Conference was held online from October 9 to October 11. The conference featured pitch sessions with agents and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The conference also...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was held online from May 15 to May 18. The conference featured craft classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft conversations, panels, manuscript reviews, readings, networking...

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