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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
Eyeries, Ireland

Anam Cara offers weeklong workshop retreats to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers from June to September near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. “Fact Into...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2019 Art Workshop International Workshops was held from July 12 to August 8 at the Hotel Giotto in Assisi, Italy. The program featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with faculty. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

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

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Event Date: March 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Writers Conference was held from November 6 to November 8 online and at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured online craft and marketing workshops, editing consultations via e-mail, and in-person pitch...

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Application Deadline: November 5, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2018 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from May 31 to June 4 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be 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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Event Date: June 3, 2021
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

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

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Event Date: June 3, 2021
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2021
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
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The fourth annual Broadleaf Writers Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The conference featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as panels and individual...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Rhinebeck, NY

The Cagibi Fall 2018 Hudson Valley Writing Retreat was held from October 18 to October 21 in Rhinebeck, New York. The retreat featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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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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Application Deadline: March 10, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 2019 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 1 to August 4 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2020 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 26 to July 30 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, readings, and literary-themed excursions for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2019 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference was held from July 14 to July 21 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2019 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, was held on June 21 and June 22 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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Poetry
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference was held online from November 13 to November 16 and January 15, 2021, to January 18, 2021. The conference featured workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with editors and publishers. The faculty for...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference was held from May 24 to May 26 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference featured craft talks, publishing discussions, agent consultations, manuscript reviews,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 2 to May 10 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as lectures on Cuban history and culture, cultural activities, and opportunities to...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The 2018 Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 10 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops with editors, publishers, and...

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

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

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Event Date: February 18, 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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Application Deadline: June 28, 2020
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
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Conference was be 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,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Manhattan, NV

Ike’s Canyon Ranch offers weeklong workshops for fiction and creative nonfiction writers on a 67-acre ranch in the foothills of Toquima Range, surrounded by national forest in the high plains desert of central Nevada. “Silk Gowns and Cowboy Hats...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2019 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 1 to June 5 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, and readings for poets,...

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