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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: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation, and Creativity, was held from July 5 to July 9 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily...

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Application Deadline: June 21, 2018
Fiction
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat was held from March 7 to March 11 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 22 to March 25 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
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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2018 Art Workshop International Workshops will be held from July 20 to August 16 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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Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tampa, FL

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

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists was held from November 2 to November 3 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured publishing panels, pitch sessions,...

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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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2018 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was 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 the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

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

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Creative Nonfiction
Sperlonga, Italy
Hotel Aurora

The Breathe Free Press Essayist Retreat was held from June 3 to June 13 at an oceanfront hotel in Sperlonga, Italy, on the Lazio Coast between Rome and Naples. The retreat offered eight nonfiction writers time to complete, develop, or begin a new...

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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 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Retreat was held from April 13 to April 16 in the Algiers Point neighborhood, a short ferry ride from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

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Application Deadline: March 20, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat was held from August 1 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France
Paris

The 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will be held from July 25 to July 30 in the heart of the Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris, France. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, literary...

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
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 2018 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 15 to July 22 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...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 15th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 20 to June 23 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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

The 7th annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference was held from June 24 to June 30 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 2018 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, was held on June 22 and June 23 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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