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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
Paducah, KY

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town arts district of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private apartment, studio space,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eyeries, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers residencies of one month in August to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red Wing, Minnesota. Emerging writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a residency from October 2 to October 16 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents are provided with a...

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Event Date: October 2, 2021
Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Ghent, NY

Residencies of one week to two months are offered to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators from late March through early June and from early September through early November at Omi International Arts Center,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bogliasco, Italy
Bogliasco

The Bogliasco Foundation offers monthlong residencies from January to May and from September to December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal fishing village of Bogliasco, Italy, located seven miles southeast...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offered residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents were provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic town of Messejana, Portugal. Residents are provided with private lodging and shared work...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Cuttyhunk, MA

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction writers was held from September 16 to 23 and October 2 to 9 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. The residency offered ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offere four- and five-week residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

Two- or three-week residencies during the month of March are offered to three women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided with a $1...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a private cottage with a bedroom,...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to ten-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Petaluma, CA

In Cahoots offers residencies of one, two, or four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators in Petaluma, California, in scenic Sonoma County. Residents are provided with individual cottages with a private...

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan, Wyoming. Each...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Knoxville, TN

Loghaven offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in five rehabilitated historic log cabins and newly-built facilities on surrounding grounds in Knoxville, Tennessee. The residency is...

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell offers residencies of up to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work space...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offered one- and two-week residencies from mid-June to late September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, overlooking Mineral Lake and Mount Rainier. Residents were provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offered two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 7 to October 11 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

Red Mountain Press offered two- and four-week residencies from November 14 to December 12 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a private home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Residents were provided with private lodging,...

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