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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
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 32nd annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 8 to July 14 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel...

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

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

The 2019 Texas Book Festival will be held from October 26 to October 27 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival features panels, book signings, and discussions with more than 300 nationally and critically recognized authors,...

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Event Date: October 26, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to two weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn in Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Residents are provided with private lodging...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The 2019 Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference was 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 featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

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

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos

The seventh annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop will be held from February 1, 2020, to February 8, 2020, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in Todos Santos, Mexico. An optional second week, open to first week participants only, will be...

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Event Date: February 1, 2020
Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
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, was held from February 7, 2019, to February 10, 2019, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers residencies of two to six weeks during the spring and fall to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 20,000-acre working cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. Residents...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 17th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency will be held from January 9, 2020, to January 19, 2020, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from Mexico City. The conference...

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Event Date: January 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 7, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

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

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 24th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was 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 featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. The center provides residents with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: October 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Josefův Důl, Czech Republic

Villa Josefina offers three- and seven-day residencies in May, June, August, September, October, and November for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at a house in Josefuv Dul, a village in the Czech Republic approximately 70 miles...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. VCCA accommodates up to 13 writers at a time...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middletown, CT

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

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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 was held on April 27 at Butte College in Oroville, California, 75 miles north of Sacramento. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 34th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference, a program of the Edmonds Arts Commission, was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops...

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