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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, Wi-Fi, studio...

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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 2022 General Artist Residency Program offers residencies of two weeks or one month during May, September, and October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a residency from September 25 to October 9 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Three of the residents will...

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Event Date: September 25, 2022
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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Event Date: January 1, 2023
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
Cold Spring HArbor, NY

The Celia & Wally Gilbert Artist-in-Residence Program offers six residencies of one to three weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers looking to “explore the scientific process and interact with international...

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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
Crete, Greece
Event Horizon Amphitheatre

Event Horizon offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in nearby affiliate...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The Fiction Meets Science Residency offers up to two residencies of three to nine months annually to fiction and nonfiction writers at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Shafer, MN

Franconia Sculpture Park offers four residencies of two weeks in late January to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at an outdoor sculpture park in Saint Croix River Valley, Minnesota. Residents are provided with a private...

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Event Date: January 18, 2023
Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
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, Translation
Guanajuato, Mexico

The 2022 Guanajuato Writing Retreat: Writing – and Living – Boldly will be held from June 12 to June 19 at the Florecer Casitas in Guanajuato, the hilly capital city of Guanajuato state, in Mexico’s high plateau region. The retreat features...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to six weeks from mid-February to mid-December 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...

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Event Date: February 15, 2023
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
Financial Aid Deadline: September 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to six-week residencies from June to late October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

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

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Event Date: January 15, 2023
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round to writers of all genres, including poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Burr Oak forests of Nebraska City, Nebraska....

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Event Date: January 2, 2023
Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Knoxville, TN

Loghaven offers residencies of two- to six-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, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

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

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Application Deadline: September 10, 2022
Poetry
North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA Assets for Artists offers two retreats of three to six days in June and October for poets. The 2022 summer retreat took place from June 7 to June 14 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The retreat included ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY

Millay Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency includes...

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