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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 2017 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 27 to April 30 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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 41st annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 18 to June 23 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, readings, and a readers retreat,...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Poetry
Austin, TX

The 23rd annual Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 9 to April 12. The festival offered readings, workshops, open mikes, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Carolyn Adams...

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Poetry
Waco, TX

The 2017 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 15 to March 17 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, VT

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

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Event Date: July 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2017 Boston Book Festival will be held on October 28 at various venues in Boston. The festival features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Participating writers will be announced in June....

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 15th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 13 to October 16 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
Chicago, IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

The 27th annual Chicago Humanities Festival was held from October 29 to November 12 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2016 festival was “Speed.” The annual event featured panel discussions, performances, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Book Fair

The 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council, was held on November 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Paul Auster,...

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Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 5 to May 7 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
Miami Book Fair International

The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 13 to November 20 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on May 10 at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings. Participating writers in 2013 included poets Fred Andrle,...

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Not Genre-Specific
New York, NY

The 12th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 25 to May 1 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 8 to June 9 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 free...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2013 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 26 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival featured readings, panels, and master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction. Participating writers in 2013 included...

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Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2017 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 21 to April 23 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured readings,...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The seventh biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17 to May 20 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 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 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness was held from April 14 to April 17, 2016, at various venues in Washington, D.C. The biennial festival promotes poetry and social activism through readings, workshops, panel...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
McMinnville, OR

The 2017 Terroir Creative Writing Festival, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, was held on April 22 on the Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative...

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