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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
Waialua, HI

The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat was held from May 6 to May 11 in Waialua, Hawaii, at Camp Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore of O‘ahu. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, one-on-one...

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Poetry, Fiction
St. Helena, CA

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

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

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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, 2018
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 2018 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held from October 19 to October 20 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Event Date: October 19, 2018
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 was 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 featured intensive workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Raleigh, NC

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlotte, NC

The 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 2 to November 4 at the Hilton University Charlotte in North Carolina. The conference features workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction,...

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Event Date: November 2, 2018
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 was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included...

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Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), was held from October 11 to October 13 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
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 was held from September 13 to September 16 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel. The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and publishing workshops. Fiction writer...

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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, will be held from January 10 to January 20, 2019 in Seaside, Oregon, and from June 13 to June 23, 2019 in Forest Grove, Oregon. The...

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Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 15th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held from January 21, 2019, to January 26, 2019, at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival features workshops, readings, craft...

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Event Date: January 21, 2019
Application Deadline: November 12, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat was held from February 28 to March 6 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat featured 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 was held from April 20 to April 22 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program featured workshops, readings, lectures, craft talks, and panel...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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