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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.

Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Sunny

A Summer Retreat for Writers was held from June 27 to July 1 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas 2020 Agents & Editors Conference will be held from June 26 to June 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The conference features presentations, panels, receptions, a keynote address, and one-on-one...

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Event Date: June 26, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rochester, NY

The 42nd annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from November 7 to November 10 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester & Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offers workshops to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from June 30 to July 22 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty...

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Event Date: June 30, 2020
Application Deadline: June 15, 2020
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
Aspen, CO

The 44th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 21 to June 26 at the Gant, a resort in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, and readings, as well as...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 27, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Antonio, TX

The 2020 AWP Conference and Book Fair was held from March 4 to March 7 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The conference featured more than 550 events, panel discussions, and readings; and a book fair. The keynote...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 2020 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held from May 8 to May 9 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques,...

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Event Date: May 8, 2020
Application Deadline: May 7, 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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Creative Nonfiction
Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Summer University of the Arts “Your Berlin Story: An Alternative Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop” will be held from July 10 to July 17 at the University of the Arts in Berlin. The program includes workshops, local excursions, and...

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Event Date: July 10, 2020
Application Deadline: June 11, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2020 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 10 to June 16 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 10, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2020 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 20 to September 26 at the Hotel Villa San Giovanni in the ancient hilltop town of Erice, on the western coast of Sicily. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Event Date: September 20, 2020
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2020 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 10 to June 16 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 10, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2020 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 12 to August 22 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 12, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
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 2019 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from August 4 to August 8 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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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
St. Mary’s City, MD

The ninth annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 21 to June 27 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, panel discussions, and daily workshops in...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 10th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, will be held on June 26 and June 27 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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Event Date: June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: June 26, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 21 to June 27 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features manuscript workshops, generative workshops, readings, and craft lectures for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: May 28, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 28, 2020

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