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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
Lansing, MI

The 34th annual A Rally of Writers conference was held on April 9 at the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, panel discussions, and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) 2022 Agents & Editors Conference was held from June 24 to June 26 at the Hyatt Regency on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. The conference featured presentations, panels, authors in conversation, a keynote...

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Event Date: June 24, 2022
Translation
Tucson, AZ

The 44th annual American Literary Translators Association Conference was held online and in person throughout the months of September, October, and November. Programming included online pitch sessions from September 8 to September 24 and online...

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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 28 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty...

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Event Date: June 28, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 46th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant, a resort in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, including a workshop with a focus on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Philadelphia, PA

The 2022 AWP Conference and Bookfair was held from March 23 to March 26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and also included a virtual component comprising prerecorded and livestreamed events. The conference featured panel...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 2022 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held online and in person from May 6 to May 7 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference featured presentations on the craft and business of writing,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 13 to May 15. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussions on building suspense, getting...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 13 to June 19 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 2022 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 13 to June 19 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 2022 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 17 to August 27 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 17, 2022
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 2022 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference will be held online from August 4 to August 6. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, an agent panel, and mentoring sessions with faculty. The faculty includes poet Rebecca Rolland;...

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Event Date: August 4, 2022
Application Deadline: July 29, 2022
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 5 to August 8. 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 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nevada City, CA

The Community of Writers offered workshops in poetry from June 18 to June 25, and in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir from July 18 to July 25 in Olympic Valley, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The program featured ...

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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
Lisbon, Portugal

The 2022 DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Centro Nacional de Cultura, will be held from June 26 to July 8 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: June 26, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pray, MT

The 2022 Elk River Writers Workshop will be held from August 7 to August 12 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 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 19 to August 19 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty includes poets Erin Belieu, Elizabeth Bradfield, Traci Brimhall,...

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Event Date: June 19, 2022
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 15 to October 17. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event was open to fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as graphic novelists and graphic memoirists. The first two days...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brandon, VT

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

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

The 2022 GrubStreet Muse & the Marketplace conference was held virtually with optional in-person events in and around GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing in Boston’s Seaport district, as public health guidelines allowed, from April 27 to...

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