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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, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 19th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held online from October 15 to October 18. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Andrea Cohen, Chard...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2021 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 23 to June 26 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and...

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Event Date: June 23, 2021
Application Deadline: May 31, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Get Lit! Festival will be held online from April 12 to April 18. The festival features readings, craft classes, panel discussions, cocktail hours, and an annual Pie & Whiskey event for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: April 12, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held online from November 9 to November 14, with additional online programming on Thursday evenings from September 17 to November 5. The festival featured live and prerecorded...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s 16th annual Lit Fest will be held online from June 4 to June 13; the festival will also be held in person at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop headquarters in Denver as public health guidelines allow. The festival...

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Event Date: June 4, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held online from November 5 to November 21. The festival featured events including author discussions and writing workshops. Participating authors included poets Natalie Diaz, Naomi...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Texas Book Festival was held online from October 31 to November 15, with adult programming from November 6 to November 15. The festival featured panels and discussions with more than 125 writers. Participating authors included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Online

The 2021 Wordplay festival will be held online from May 2 to May 8. The festival features three sessions each day: a morning session of programming for children and young adults, an afternoon session on international literature and writing in...

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Event Date: May 2, 2021