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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
Bloomington, IN

The 2018 Indiana University Writers’ Conference will be held from June 2 to June 6 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as craft classes, readings,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Interlochen, MI

The 13th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat will be held from June 11 to June 14 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. The retreat features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2018 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 15 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The conference...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Iowa City, IA

The 32nd annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival will be held in June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels over the age of 18, features more than 135 weeklong and weekend-long workshops...

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Fiction
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours Retreats will be held from June 24 to July 1 and from July 8 to July 15 in Galway, Ireland. The retreats feature workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and tours of local attractions for fiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2018 Jackson Hole Writers Conference will be held from June 28 to June 30 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as talks, readings, and manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of James Merrill in Stonington, Connecticut....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 16th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured pitch sessions with agents and editors and panel...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montricher, Switzerland
Treehouse

The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature offers residencies of two weeks to five months to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Montricher, Switzerland. Residents are provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban space, at a house in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The 15th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 17 to June 24 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, craft...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference was held from June 8 to June 12 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lihue, HI

The 2018 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 5 to November 11 at the Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai'i. The conference features master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as keynotes and...

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Event Date: November 5, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2018 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, will be held from November 12 to November 17 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The festival, which promotes literacy and a love of...

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Event Date: November 12, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 40th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 13 to September 16 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offers weeklong workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation in June and July at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The faculty includes poets David Baker, Kimiko Hahn, Rodger Kamenetz...

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

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers four three-month residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac’s former cottage home in Orlando, Florida. Residents receive housing and a food stipend of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat will be held from June 20 to June 24 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat features poetry and fiction workshops, one-on-one mentoring, manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oshkosh, WI

The 2018 Lakefly Writers Conference was held from May 11 to May 12 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference featured workshops, talks, and a book fair for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offers two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

The 2018 Las Vegas Writers Conference was held from April 19 to April 21 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as pitch sessions with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kansas City, MO

The sixth annual LDStorymakers & Indie Author Hub Midwest Writers Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, publishing, and book...

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