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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
Huntsville, AL

Story Tree Farm offers six-day retreats from February through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a five-acre farm outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately ninety minutes south of Nashville. Each retreat...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offers monthlong residencies to emerging and established poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Residents are provided with private...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 31st annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 9 to July 15 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
LaPorte, IN
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Taleamor Park offers two-week residencies from May through October and residencies of at least two weeks from November to April to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a scenic 375-acre working grain farm in northern Indiana...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2018 Texas Book Festival was held from October 27 to October 28 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival featured approximately three hundred nationally and critically recognized authors, panels, book signings, discussions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Norfolk, CT
2018 Winter Group

The Cabins Collaborative Retreat will be held from September 13 to September 17 in the scenic town of Norfolk in Northwest Connecticut. The retreat features social activities and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: July 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The 2019 Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference will be held from June 5 to June 11 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Roger Smith Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Casablanca Hotel, and the Algonquin Hotel. The conference features...

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Event Date: June 5, 2019
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 17th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop will be held from July 7 to July 14 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as seminars,...

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Event Date: July 7, 2019
Application Deadline: April 7, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 15th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 9 to June 14 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos

The sixth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop will be held from February 2, 2019, to February 9, 2019, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in Todos Santos, Mexico. The retreat offers daily workshops and seminars in...

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Event Date: February 2, 2019
Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books was held from March 10 to March 11 on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The festival featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, author talks, panels, and a book...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, will be held from February 7, 2019, to February 10, 2019, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative...

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Event Date: February 7, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from mid-August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 16th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 10, 2019, to January 20, 2019, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 50th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference will be held from March 20 to March 22 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: March 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 24th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 12 to August 18 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference features...

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Event Date: August 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers two- to twelve-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of the northern Green...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered summer workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in the village of Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, was...

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Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 21 to March 25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival featured readings, panels, discussions with writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilderness areas, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middletown, CT

The 63rd annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 12 to June 16 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions,...

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Event Date: June 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2019
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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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 will be held on April 27 at Butte College in Oroville, California, 75 miles north of Sacramento. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Event Date: April 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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