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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.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

The 2019 Las Vegas Writers Conference was held from May 2 to May 4 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 agents....

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cetona, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers residencies from September 21 to October 5, 2019, and May 16 to May 30, 2020, to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private medieval hamlet in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany...

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Event Date: September 21, 2019
Application Deadline: July 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 was held from May 12 to May 17 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. The conference featured workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty included fiction writers...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seaside, FL

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

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Not Genre-Specific
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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

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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 2019 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will be held from July 19 to July 21 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme this year is “Justice in America.” The conference...

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Event Date: July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mendocino, CA

The 30th annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference will be held from August 1 to August 3 at Mendocino Middle School in Mendocino, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: August 1, 2019
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

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

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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
Financial Aid Deadline: April 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

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

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offered residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents were provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 27 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference featured intensive workshops...

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