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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
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers residencies from September 21 to October 5 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with private...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by more than a hundred poets, fiction writers, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Big Sur, CA

The 2019 Lit Camp will be held from May 12 to May 17 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. The conference features workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes fiction writers...

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Event Date: May 12, 2019
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019
Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 12th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 28 to September 30 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offered a two-week residency from April 8, 2018 to April 22, 2018, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Crafstman House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resident was provided with a private room, work space, and...

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seaside, FL

The 2019 Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 11 to May 18 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, lectures, sunset receptions, bonfire...

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Event Date: May 11, 2019
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Granada, Spain

The 2018 Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers writing in any...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony 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...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Purchase, NY

The 2018 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week was held from June 18 to June 22 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Summer Writers’ Conference will be held from June 9 to June 15 and from June 16 to June 22 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry and...

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Event Date: June 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 1, 2019
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 4 to May 6 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating...

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Creative Nonfiction
Grapevine, TX

The 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 20 to July 22 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose theme this year was “Are You Not Entertained? Real...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fort Bragg, CA

The 29th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference was held from August 2 to August 4 at Mendocino Middle School in Mendocino, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 35th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 11 to November 18 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival featured readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bend , OR

The Mill House Residency, hosted by Writing By Writers, offers residencies from November 2 to November 16 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Bend, Oregon. Up to six are provided with private lodging in a one- or two-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY
Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony 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....

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offers two-week residencies from June 17 to July 1, from July 15 to July 29, and from August 19 to September 2 to eight poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, near Mount Rainier....

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2019 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 17 to June 23 on the Bemidji State University campus, located beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: June 17, 2019
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
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 39th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 28 to August 2 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation...

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Event Date: July 28, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: April 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2019 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held on March 23 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The symposium features panel discussions, a townhall meeting, and readings for Black writers. This year’s theme...

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Event Date: March 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 was held from October 19 to October 20 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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