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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers monthlong residencies from March through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north of the Columbia River....

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL

The 2018 Word of South Festival was held from April 13 to April 15 at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The festival, which celebrates the connection between music and literature, featured onstage performances and discussions with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oroville, CA

The eighth annual WordSpring creative writing conference was held on April 27 at Butte College in Oroville, California, 75 miles north of Sacramento. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 33rd annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference, a program of the Edmonds Arts Commission, was held from October 5 to October 7 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Camden, NC

Writeaways offers weekend workshops and retreats in May and August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Whitehall, located on the Pasquotank River in Camden, North Carolina. The program features daily workshops, one-...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Champtocé-sur-Loire, France

The 2018 Writing Getaway at Chateau du Pin was held from October 8 to October 15 at the Chateau du Pin, located outside of the village of Champtocé-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley, France. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chianti, Italy

The 2018 Writing Getaway in Tuscany was held from October 17 to October 24 at Villa Cini & Villa Casanova, located in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, time to...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

A residency of two weeks or one month in September is offered to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer at a private apartment in Brooklyn, New York. There is no residency fee, and the resident is provided with some meals. Writers over...

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas 2019 Agents & Editors Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 28 to June 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The conference featured panel discussions, lectures, pitch...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gunnison, CO
Writing the Rockies

The 2018 Writing the Rockies Conference was held from July 18 to July 22 on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laramie, WY

The 2019 Wyoming Writers Conference was held from June 7 to June 9 at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in Laramie, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and self-publishing, as well as agent...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Residents are provided with a private bedroom, work space,...

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2019

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