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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
St. Helena, CA

The 38th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 29 to August 3 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, craft...

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Event Date: July 29, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2018 National Black Writers Conference will be held from March 22 to March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features panels, roundtable discussions, readings, film screenings...

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Event Date: March 22, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Evansville, IN

The New Harmony Writers Workshop was held from June 26 to July 2 on the University of Southern Indiana campus in New Harmony, Indiana. The program featured workshops in poetry and prose, as well as readings, craft lectures,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 2, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Writers' Residency offers residencies from July 10 to August 7 to six poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers in the New Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans. Residents are provided with shared lodging in a restored nineteenth...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offers residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents are provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute will be held from July 2 to July 27 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program features two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tulsa, OK

The 2017 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 20 to October 21 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Norman Mailer Center and Wilkes University offer weeklong workshops from July 29 to August 6 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Wilkes University campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Participants will be provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 21 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive...

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Event Date: April 21, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlotte, NC

The 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops will be held from July 19 to July 22 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: July 19, 2018
Poetry, Fiction
Wrightsville Beach, NC

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 3 to November 5 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sedro-Woolley, WA
North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades Institute offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, ficiton writers, and nonfiction writers at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crescent City, CA

The 17th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference was held from September 22 to September 23 on the campus of the College of the Redwoods in Crescent City, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival will be held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program features readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers include...

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Event Date: April 14, 2018
Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Summer Writers Conference will be held from July 22 to July 27 at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, New York. The conference features workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The...

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Event Date: July 22, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), was held from October 12 to October 14 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offers residencies of two, three, and five week residencies from September 2 to October 6 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake...

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) Conference will be held from September 13 to September 16 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel. The conference features lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and publishing workshops. Fiction...

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Event Date: September 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Forest Grove, OR
Seaside Pacific Residency

The Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, was held from January 4 to January 14, 2018, in Seaside, Oregon. The conference featured craft talks, workshops, panels, readings,...

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Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 14th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 15, 2018, to January 20, 2018, in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel...

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Application Deadline: November 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The 2018 Paris Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 24 to June 30 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program features daily master classes in poetry,...

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Event Date: June 24, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat will be held from February 28 to March 6 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat features workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, NY

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop and Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from August 22 to September 5 in Woodstock, New York, two hours north of New York City. The first week of the conference featured daily...

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Poetry
Round Top, TX

The 17th annual Poetry at Round Top Festival will be held from April 20 to April 22 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program features workshops, readings, lectures, craft talks, and panel...

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Event Date: April 20, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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