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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
Lansing, MI

The 30th annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 8 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, craft and publishing talks, and author readings in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat was held from March 22 to March 26 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The retreat featured faculty consultations and time to write for fiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from March 16 to March 19 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. The conference featured workshops on writing and selling...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
St. Augustine, FL
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference was held on July 15 at the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oakland, CA

The 40th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 5 to October 8 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The conference featured panels, workshops, readings, a book fair...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2017 Art Workshop International Workshops will be held from July 14 to August 10 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tampa, FL

The 50th annual AWP Conference and Book Fair will be held from March 7 to March 10 at the Tampa Convention Center and the Marriott Tampa Waterside in Tampa. The conference features 550 panel discussions and readings, a book fair...

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Event Date: March 7, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 17th Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from November 3 to November 4 at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2017 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from June 1 to June 5 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize

The 2018 Belize Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers will be held from April 23, 2018, to April 28, 2018, at a beachfront eco-lodge in Belize. The conference features panels, workshops, master classes and critique...

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Event Date: April 23, 2018
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The 2016 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference was held from November 9 to November 13, 2016, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2018 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 1 to June 7 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and...

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Event Date: June 1, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2018 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 1 to June 7 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, includes translation workshops in...

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Event Date: June 1, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2018 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 15 to August 25 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures,...

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Event Date: August 15, 2018
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Retreat was held from March 23 to March 26 in the Algiers Point neighborhood, a short ferry ride from the French Quarter. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in Portland Writing Retreat was held from April 22 to April 24 in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 55th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 3 to August 6 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2017 Catamaran Writing Conference will be held from August 6 to August 10 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference features 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 2017 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference was held from July 16 to July 23 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 14th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 15 to June 18 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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

The 6th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference was held from June 18 to June 24 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 workshops in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2016 Chicago Writers Conference was held from September 23 to September 25 at Conference Chicago. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2018 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, will be held from June 22, 2018, to June 23, 2018, on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington....

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Event Date: June 22, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2018

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