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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
Online

The 14th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held online from September 25 to September 27. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty included Ching-In Chen, Christopher Howell, Brooke Matson, Diana...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Rose Beach, FL

The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 10 to May 17 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire...

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Event Date: May 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference will be held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard...

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Event Date: June 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 32nd annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference will be held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, open...

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Event Date: August 5, 2021
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Event Date: June 21, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Translation
Napa, CA

The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from August 1 to August 6 on the main campus of Napa Valley College, in Napa, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft...

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Event Date: August 1, 2021
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: May 3, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2021 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held online on March 27. The symposium featured a keynote address, roundtable discussions, and dramatic readings. This year’s theme was “They Cried I Am: The Life and Work of Paule...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference was held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portal, AZ

The Orion in the Wilderness retreat, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, was held from March 8 to March 14 at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon in Portal, Arizona, surrounded by the...

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Poetry
Cannon Beach, OR

The 2020 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women was held from September 11 to September 13 at the Hallmark Inn in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The retreat featured a poetry workshop, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers’ Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 20 to August 1 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: July 20, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: July 14, 2021
Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 34th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 12 to July 18 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. In the event that the workshop cannot safely convene in person, the gathering will pivot to a virtual...

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Event Date: July 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
New York, NY

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Fiction Weekend will be held online from May 20 to May 24. The conference features workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, and readings by faculty and as well as...

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Event Date: May 20, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26.  The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop will be held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The eighth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held online from January 31, 2021, to February 6, 2021. The workshop offered daily workshops and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Christopher...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held online from February 18 to February 21. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, lectures, and a keynote presentation. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 9 to August 15, either on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier or online, as public health guidelines allow. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or...

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Event Date: August 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 27th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held online from January 14 to January 18. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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