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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, Fiction, Translation
Napa, CA

The 2023 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from July 30 to August 4 on the main campus of Napa Valley College in Napa, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft talks and evening...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 17th National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) was held from March 20 to March 23 at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. This year’s conference was themed “All That We Carry: Where Do We Go From Here?” and drew its name from the...

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Event Date: March 20, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2023 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held from March 31 to April 1 in the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at Medgar Evers College, as well as online. The symposium will featured scholarly presentations, roundtable...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 37th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute will be held from June 23 to July 20 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program will feature two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for in-person...

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Event Date: June 23, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wrightsville Beach, NC

The 2022 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 18 to November 20 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Winston-Salem, NC

The 2023 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 3 to November 5 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The 2022 North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 23, both in person at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and online. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Winston-Salem, NC

The 2023 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 20 to July 23 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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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
Rhinebeck, NY

The Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 16 to June 21 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. The program features workshops (limited to 12 participants each), faculty readings, panels on publishing, and...

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Event Date: June 16, 2024
Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
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
Madison, CT

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference will be held from May 21 to May 24 at Mercy by the Sea, a retreat center and private beach in Madison, Connecticut. The conference features workshops, seminars, readings, and panels. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: May 21, 2024
Application Deadline: May 10, 2024
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 2023 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women was held from September 8 to September 10 at the Country Inn in La Conner, Washington. The retreat featured poetry workshops, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kennesaw, GA

The 2024 Red Clay Writers Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, will be held on April 20 at Kennesaw State University. The conference features writing workshops and panels on literary journals and publishing for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: April 20, 2024
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 11, 2024
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, Creative Nonfiction
Sewanee, TN

The 34th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 16 to July 28 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, special topics classes, lectures, one-on-one meetings with...

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Event Date: July 16, 2024
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The 49th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 10 to July 14 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, New York, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference features workshops in...

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Event Date: July 10, 2024
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2024
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Holderness, NH

Squam Writes offered a retreat from June 8 to June 11 to fiction and creative nonfiction writers at Rockywold Deephaven Camps, a historic resort campsite in Holderness, New Hampshire. Residents were provided lodging in cottages, cabins, and lodge...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 36th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 10 to July 16 at Wallowa Lake Lodge on the shores of Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The weeklong conference featured generative writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry
Huntington, VT

The Sundog Poetry Retreat at Fielder Farm was held from November 3 to November 5 at the 230-acre Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont. The retreat featured workshops, craft talks, and readings for poets. The faculty included poets Alison Prine and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Taos, NM

The eighth annual Taos Writers Conference will be held from July 19 to July 21 at Society of the Muse of the Southwest, a literary organization in Taos, New Mexico. The conference features workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: July 19, 2024
Application Deadline: July 11, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boothbay Harbor, ME

The 2024 Writer’s Hotel Maine “Mini MFA” All-Genre Writers Conference will be held from June 5 to June 11 at the Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The conference features a full-manuscript pre-conference reading with two sets of...

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Event Date: June 5, 2024
Application Deadline: March 22, 2024
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” Conference in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry was held virtually from June 8 to June 15. The conference featured two full manuscript readings with two sets of editorial comments offered per reading, one pre-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 20th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held from July 8 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (limited to 8 to 10 members per class), as well as one-on-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Roanoke, VA

The annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 9 to June 13 at the Hollins University campus in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features generative manuscript workshops and tutorials in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: June 9, 2024
Financial Aid Deadline: March 4, 2024

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