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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
Wayne, NJ

The 2017 William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference will be held on April 8 the WPU campus in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles northwest of New York City. The conference features readings and workshops in poetry, fiction...

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Event Date: April 8, 2017
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Galloway, NJ

The 24th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 13 to January 16, 2017, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: November 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Madison, WI

The 11th annual Wisconsin Book Festival was held from November 7 to November 11, 2012, at various venues in downtown Madison. The festival featured readings; panels; open mikes; conversations with authors, editors, and publishers; and an...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival was held on November 5 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival featured author discussions, readings, a book fair, and pop-up events....

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Fiction
Edale, England

The 2016 WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat was held from June 24 to July 1 in Edale, England, a farming valley located in the region’s peak district. The retreat offered a weeklong fiction workshop led by Pamela Painter,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Thomas, WV

Workshops in Thomas was held from October 17 to October 19 in Thomas, West Virginia, a rural mountain town on the edge of Canaan Valley and the Monongahela National Forest. Workshops were offered to poets and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Literary Bohemian’s Write Away Writers Retreat was held from August 31 to September 4 at the Krumlov House in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. The retreat offered workshops, private mentoring sessions, local excursions, and time to write...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 31st annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference was held from September 30 to October 2 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

Writefest: A Festival For Emerging Writers was held from February 22 to February 28 at Silver Street Studios in Houston, Texas. The festival featured workshops in short prose and poetry, presentations, critique sessions, editor panels, author...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Alta, UT

The 32nd annual Writers at Work Conference was held from June 15 to June 19 at the Alta Lodge in Alta, Utah. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft lectures, panel...

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Application Deadline: June 3, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2013 Writers in New York conference was held from May 28 to June 20 on the campus of New York University in New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, panels, field...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Omi, NY

Residencies of two weeks to two months are offered from late March to early June and from mid-September through early November at Ledig House, a writers residency situated on 300 acres in the Hudson River Valley town of Ghent,...

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Application Deadline: October 20, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Residents are provided with a...

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

The 2016 Writers’ League of Texas  Agents & Editors Conference for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 24 to June 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. The conference featured...

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Poetry, Fiction, Spoken Word
Alpine, TX

The 2014 Writers' League of Texas (WLT) Summer Writing Retreat was held from August 2 to August 7 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The retreat offered workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dawson, GA
WHR17

The Writer’s High Retreat was held from March 17 to March 19 at the Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge in Dawsonville, Georgia. The retreat featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as...

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Event Date: March 17, 2017
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

The fourth annual Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop for poets and creative nonfiction writers will be held from May 25 to June 3 at Jiwar, a heritage house in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. The workshop is taught by...

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Event Date: May 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tahoe City, CA

The Writing by Writers Manuscript Boot Camp for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from November 11 to November 14 at the Granlibakken Resort: Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, California. The program featured workshops for book-length manuscripts,...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marshall, CA

The Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Workshop was held from October 19 to October 23 at the Marconi Conference Center in Marshall, California. The program featured daily workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels,...

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gunnison, CO
Writing the Rockies

The 2017 Writing the Rockies Conference will be held from July 19 to July 23 on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well...

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Event Date: July 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

Writing Workshops LA: The Conference was held on June 28 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, and publishing presentations for fiction and nonfiction writers. Participating writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Casper, WY

The Wyoming Writers Annual Conference was held from June 7 to June 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks from May through February to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writers are provided with a...

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Application Deadline: January 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Haven, CT

The 2017 Yale Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 13 and from June 15 to June 18 on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The first session features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Event Date: June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

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