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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 will be held from June 16 to June 21 at the Gant, a resort in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, and readings...

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Event Date: June 16, 2019
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
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 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 17th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 11 to October 14 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Wyn...

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

The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held from September 10 to September 17 at various venues in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Eve L. Ewing, Tarfia...

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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
Lexington, KY

The 2018 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held from November 12 to November 17 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The festival, which promoted literacy and a love of...

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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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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 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
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 35th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 11 to November 18 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
Portland, OR

The 2018 Literary Arts’ Portland Book Festival, formerly known as Wordstock, was held on November 10 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival featured writing workshops, author...

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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 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 was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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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 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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