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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
Brattleboro, VT

The 20th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held online and in person in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, from October 14 to October 17. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Joshua Brandon...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2022 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 22 to June 25 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 24th annual Get Lit! Festival was held online and in person from April 21 to April 24 at various venues in and around Spokane, Washington. The festival featured readings, craft classes, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2021 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held online and in person from November 1 to November 6 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and nearby venues in Lexington, Kentucky. The festival included online and in-person author...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2021 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held online from November 8 to November 12 and culminated with an in-person festival at the Portland Art Museum and the Portland’5 arts event center on November 13. The festival...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Renaissance House Residency Program will offer an activist writers festival from September 17 to September 19 for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Participation in the festival may be limited...

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Event Date: September 17, 2022
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2022 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 8 to April 10 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival features workshops, readings, panel...

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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 was held online from May 2 to May 8. The festival featured 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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