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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
Portland, OR

The 15th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 9 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Newport, OR

The Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop was held from January 30 to February 2 for fiction writers and from February 6 to February 9 for creative nonfiction writers at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in the Nye Beach district near Newport, Oregon. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 13th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 11 to June 16 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico

The fourth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held from February 5 to February 11, 2017, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in the “Pueblo Mágico” village of Todos Santos, Mexico. The retreat offered daily...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books will be held from March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018, on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The festival features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, author talks,...

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Poetry
San Francisco, CA

The fifth annual Tupelo Press Writing Conference was held on March 23 and March 24 in San Francisco, and on March 25 and March 26 in Berkeley. Each session included a two-day poetry workshop, led by poet and Tupelo editor...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Mérida, Mexico

The 2018 U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference will be held from January 7 to January 12, 2018, at ESAY in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The conference features workshops in poetry and translation, talks, and nightly readings. The faculty...

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Event Date: January 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 9 to February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as writing for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers residencies of two to six weeks 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 are...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orvieto, Italy

The 2012 Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop was held from June 28 to July 2 in the Umbrian hill town of...

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

The 15th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency will be held from January 11, 2018, to January 21, 2018, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour...

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Event Date: January 11, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Inside the guest cottage at University of Arizona Poetry Center.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson offered a residency of two to four weeks between June 1 and August 31 to a poet. The resident was provided with an apartment located near the University of Arizona Poetry Center...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilmington, NC

The 2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington Summer Writers Conference was held from June 26 to June 28 in Wilmington. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as craft discussions and readings. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 48th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference was held from March 22 to March 24 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme was “Citizen.” The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Fe, NM

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Summer Writers’ Conference (formerly the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference) was held from July 24 to July 31 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference featured weekend and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Salt Lake City, UT

The 2012 Utah Humanities Council Book Festival was held on October 20 at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The festival featured readings, open mikes, and bookmaking and printmaking demonstrations. All events were free and open to the public....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Las Vegas, NV

The 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival was held from November 1 to November 3 at various venues in Las Vegas. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and book signings....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 22nd annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held from August 7 to August 13 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. The conference, designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, featured workshops...

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

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

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of up to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open year-...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, was held from May 12 to May...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 14, 2014
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held from March 21 to March 25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival features readings, panels, discussions with...

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Event Date: March 21, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 16 at the Boar’s Head Inn just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The conference offered workshops, craft lectures, readings, and panels for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Anchorage, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of seven to nine days from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University of California campus in Berkeley. The program offered workshops in poetry,...

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