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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
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 17th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 11 to October 14 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Wyn...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2019 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from May 31 to June 6 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2019 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 22 to September 28 in the ancient hilltop town of Erice, on the western coast of Sicily. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and...

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Event Date: September 22, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2019 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from May 31 to June 6 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, featured translation workshops in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2019 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 14 to August 24 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures,...

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Event Date: August 14, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The fourth annual Broadleaf Writers Conference will be held from September 21 to September 22 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The conference features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as panels and individual...

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Event Date: September 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held from September 10 to September 17 at various venues in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Eve L. Ewing, Tarfia...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic town of Messejana, Portugal. Residents are provided with private lodging and shared work...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Rhinebeck, NY

The Cagibi Fall 2018 Hudson Valley Writing Retreat was held from October 18 to October 21 in Rhinebeck, New York. The retreat featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 2019 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference will be held from August 1 to August 4 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference features workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: August 1, 2019
Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2019 Catamaran Writing Conference will be held from August 4 to August 8 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference features workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: August 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2019 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 14 to July 21 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The...

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Event Date: July 14, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2019 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 19 to June 22 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD

The eighth annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 23 to June 29 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily...

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Event Date: June 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2019 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, was held on June 21 and June 22 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2018 Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Literary Writers Conference was held from December 6 to December 7 at the New School in New York City. The conference featured workshops in professional publishing and publicity to poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference was held from June 16 to June 22 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference featured workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers....

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 30, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week collaborative residencies in August and September to pairs of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in the Oregon Coast Range. The...

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Poetry
Greenfield, MA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from August 9 to August 12 at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Poets who have previously attended a Colrain conference, or whose manuscripts are under...

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Event Date: August 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers workshops in poetry from June 22 to June 29 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The...

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Event Date: June 22, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 28, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2018
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference was held from May 24 to May 26 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference featured craft talks, publishing discussions, agent consultations, manuscript reviews,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bainbridge Island, WA
Bloedel

Residencies of three and four weeks are offered year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington. The residency...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 2 to May 10 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as lectures on Cuban history and culture, cultural activities, and opportunities to...

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