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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 will be 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 features daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: June 27, 2019
Application Deadline: June 13, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 41st annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 31 to November 3 at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured panels, workshops,...

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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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Event Date: June 22, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

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

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Event Date: July 12, 2019
Application Deadline: June 12, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2019 AWP Conference and Book Fair was held from March 27 to March 30 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The conference featured more than 550 events, panel discussions, and readings; a book fair; and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 2019 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held from May 3 to May 4 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference featured publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques, and a...

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Application Deadline: April 3, 2019
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 4 to July 11 at the University of the Arts in Berlin. The program includes workshops, local excursions, and...

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Event Date: July 4, 2019
Application Deadline: June 5, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2019 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from May 31 to June 6 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: May 31, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

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

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Event Date: September 22, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2019 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from May 31 to June 6 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, features translation workshops in...

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Event Date: May 31, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2019 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 14 to August 24 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures,...

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Event Date: August 14, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

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

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Event Date: September 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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
Osterville, MA

The 56th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 2 to August 5 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 2018 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from August 5 to August 9 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 will be 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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Event Date: July 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

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

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Event Date: June 19, 2019
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD

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

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Event Date: June 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2019 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, will be 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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Event Date: June 21, 2019
Application Deadline: June 20, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2018 Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Literary Writers Conference was held from December 6 to December 7 at the New School in New York City. The conference featured workshops in professional publishing and publicity to poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

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

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Event Date: June 16, 2019
Application Deadline: March 30, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 30, 2019
Poetry
Leicester, MA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from June 28 to July 1 in Leicester, Massachusetts. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets,...

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Event Date: June 28, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers 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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Event Date: June 22, 2019
Application Deadline: March 28, 2019
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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