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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
Online

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held online from August 4 to August 8. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, and faculty readings. The faculty includes poets Patrick Donnelly, Janice N. Harrington, and Jane Huffman. The cost...

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Event Date: August 4, 2024
Application Deadline: July 1, 2024
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Literary/Commercial Fiction Conference was held online from November 18 to November 19. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event was open to fiction and nonfiction writers as well as graphic novelists and graphic...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Virginia Beach, VA

The 15th annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference was held from November 9 to November 11 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center. The conference featured 10-minute agent pitches, critique sessions, and craft and...

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Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2022 HippoCamp conference was held from August 12 to August 14 at the Downtown Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference featured craft talks, publishing and marketing sessions, panel discussions, a story slam, and...

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Fiction
San Antonio, TX

The biennial Historical Novel Society (HNS) North America Conference was held from June 8 to June 10 at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel in San Antonio, Texas, as well as online. The conference featured presentations, panels, pitch sessions with...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2023 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from April 26 to April 30 at the Fosshotel in Reykjavík. The retreat featured workshops, panels, lectures, and time to write, as well as tours of Iceland. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2024 Indiana University Writers’ Conference will be held from June 6 to June 9 in Bloomington, Indiana. The conference features workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, and readings for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: June 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cleveland, OH

The ninth annual Inkubator Writing Conference, sponsored by Literary Cleveland and kicking off Cleveland Book Week 2023, was held on September 22 and September 23 at the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. The conference featured...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Trescott, ME

The eighth annual Iota Short Forms Conference was held from October 12 to October 15 at the Cobscook Institute in Trescott, Maine, and its surrounding fifty acres of forest and former farmland. The conference featured writing classes, readings,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2023 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 22 to June 24 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with the option to attend virtually. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 21st annual James River Writers Conference was held online and in person from October 6 to October 8 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference began with online and in-person master classes on October 6;...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 9 to June 15 at the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript...

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Event Date: June 9, 2024
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2024 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will be held from May 18 to May 21 at the Kenai Peninsula College campus in Homer, Alaska, with views of the snowcapped mountain ranges across Kachemak Bay. The conference features craft classes, as well...

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Event Date: May 18, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 28, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kauai, HI

The 2023 Kauai Writers Conference was held from November 6 to November 12 at the Royal Sonesta Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai’i. The event featured a three-day conference and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mendocino County, CA

The spring 2023 Lit Camp was held from June 4 to June 9 at the Bell Valley Retreat Center in Mendocino County, California. The conference included craft talks and writing time for fiction and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Literary Writers Conference was held online from December 2 to December 4. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured agent pitch sessions, pitch clinics, a query letter clinic, and...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 14th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 24 to September 26 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 17th annual LiTFUSE UNiTE Poetry Workshop was held from September 22 to September 24 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, craft talks, and master classes for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Rose Beach, FL

The 2024 Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 11 to May 18 at the Seaside Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-one...

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Event Date: May 11, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Antonio, TX

The 2024 Macondo Writers Workshop will be held from July 23 to July 28 at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The program features writing workshops, seminars, and free public readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who...

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Event Date: July 23, 2024
Application Deadline: February 18, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline: February 18, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference was 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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mendocino, CA
Waves along the rocky Mendocino Coast shoreline.

The 2024 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference will be held from August 1 to August 3 on the Mendocino Coast in California. The conference features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as well as craft seminars,...

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Event Date: August 1, 2024
Application Deadline: June 30, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2023 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference was held from June 20 to June 25 in Minnesota’s Northwoods at Bemidji State University. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript...

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