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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, Creative Nonfiction
Little Rock, AR

The 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 26 to April 29 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 43rd annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 16 to June 21 at the Gant, a resort in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, panels, and readings, as...

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Poetry
Austin, TX

The 2018 Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 5 to April 8. The festival featured readings, workshops, open mics, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Roja Chamankar, Robin...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2018 Boston Book Festival was held on October 13 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Most events were free and open to the public. Visit the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 18th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival will be held from October 17 to October 20 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival features readings, panels, and special events. Participants include poets Richard Blanco,...

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Event Date: October 17, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word, Cross-Genre
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 14th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held from September 16 to September 23 at various venues in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Jericho Brown, Tina Chang, Rigoberto...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler

The 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival was held on September 22nd on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival, which celebrated Florida’s culture and heritage by honoring authors who lived in or wrote about the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spokane, WA

The Get Lit! Festival was held from April 22 to April 28 at various venues in Spokane, Washington. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, craft classes, poetry slams, happy hours, and a book fair for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2019 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, will be held from November 10 to November 16 at various venues in Lexington. The Kentucky Book Fair, the convention-style event that is the festival’s cornerstone, will be held on...

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Event Date: November 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by more than a hundred poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 4 to May 6 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 36th annual Miami Book Fair will be held from November 17 to November 24 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival features readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than 500 authors...

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Event Date: November 17, 2019
Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included...

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Not Genre-Specific
New York, NY

The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 16 to May 22 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2019 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, will be held on November 9 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival features writing workshops, panel discussions, a book fair, and pop-...

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Event Date: November 9, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 9 to June 10 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings, a poetry slam, and a book fair. All events were...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels,...

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Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2019 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 26 to April 28 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured workshops...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 10 biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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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
Washington, DC

The 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival was held from April 19 to April 21 in venues located in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The biennial festival, which “celebrates the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2019 Texas Book Festival will be held from October 26 to October 27 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival features panels, book signings, and discussions with more than 300 nationally and critically recognized authors,...

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Event Date: October 26, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books was held from March 10 to March 11 on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The festival featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, author talks, panels, and a book...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 21 to March 25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival featured readings, panels, discussions with writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL

The 2018 Word of South Festival was held from April 13 to April 15 at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The festival, which celebrates the connection between music and literature, featured onstage performances and discussions with...

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