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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.

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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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
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
San Antonio, TX

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

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Event Date: March 4, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Writers Conference was held from October 25 to October 26 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured craft workshops, publishing panels, pitch sessions, and manuscript and query letter critiques for...

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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” was held from July 4 to July 11 at the University of the Arts in Berlin. The program included workshops, local excursions, and time...

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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: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2019 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference was held from September 22 to September 28 in the ancient hilltop town of Erice, on the western coast of Sicily. The conference included workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation,...

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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
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
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
Chautauqua, NY

The 2019 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 19 to June 22 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD

The eighth annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference was held from June 23 to June 29 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference featured lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily...

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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, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference was held from June 16 to June 22 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference featured workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers....

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 30, 2019
Poetry
Greenfield, MA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from January 17, 2020, to January 20, 2020, at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with poets and editors...

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Event Date: January 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offered workshops in poetry from June 22 to June 29 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The...

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 28, 2019
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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