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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 will be held from April 26 to April 29 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival features readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops, as...

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Event Date: April 26, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 42nd annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 17 to June 22 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, and readings, as well as...

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Event Date: June 17, 2018
Application Deadline: February 27, 2018
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
Waco, TX

The 2018 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 21 to March 23 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, VT

The ninth annual Bookstock Literary Festival, sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, was held from July 28 to July 30 in Woodstock, Vermont. The festival featured workshops, readings, discussions, and a book fair for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

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

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Event Date: October 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 16th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 12 to October 15 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 18 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Tina Chang, Yusef...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY

The 36th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held on November 18 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

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

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Event Date: September 1, 2018
Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

The 2017 Louisiana Book Festival was held on October 28 at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Museum, and the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The festival featured lectures, panel discussions, book signings, and readings by authors...

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Poetry
Marfa, TX

The inaugural Marfa Poetry Festival was held from August 9 to August 13 in Marfa, Texas. The festival, organized by Canarium Books and hosted by the Marfa Book Company and Hotel Saint George, featured readings, a book fair, poetry-related film...

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Poetry
Salem, MA

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

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Event Date: May 4, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mesa, AZ

The 2017 Mesa Book Festival was held on December 9 in downtown Mesa, Arizona. The conferences features presentations, readings, visits with authors, and a poetry open mic. Participating authors includes fiction writers Marcia Fine, Marsha Ward,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 34th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 12 to November 19 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival featured readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than...

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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
Chicago, IL

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

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Event Date: June 9, 2018
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 2018 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 20 to April 22 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 will be from May 17 to May 20 at various venues in...

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Event Date: May 17, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sioux Falls, SD

The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books was held from October 28 to October 30 in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 9 to October 11 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee,...

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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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Not Genre-Specific
New Orleans, LA

The 30th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held from March 30 to April 3 at various venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The festival featured panels, master classes, a book fair, musical events...

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