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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
Chester, NH

The third annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference will be held from June 16 to June 18 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conferences features workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets. The 2017 faculty...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The third annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 9 to July 15 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. The faculty includes...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from July 30 to August 4 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: June 29, 2017
Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2014 Furious Flower Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry was held from September 24 to September 27 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference featured readings, lectures, and roundtable...

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Not Genre-Specific
Rochester, NY

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside house surrounded by the...

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

The 20th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference will be held from June 24 to July 28 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program features workshops in...

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Event Date: July 24, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 16th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference was held from May 5 to May 7 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The conference, designed for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, featured craft classes, interactive discussions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a private cottage...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to eight-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

The Hedgebrook VORTEXT weekend salon was held from May 29 to May 31 at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The retreat offered workshops, panel discussions, lectures, open mics, and time to write in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Jordan, MI

The Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology offers year-round residencies of two to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hill House, located near the Mackinaw State Forest in East Jordan,...

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Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2017 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference will be held from September 8 to September 10 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft and query workshops, panel discussions, lectures,...

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Event Date: September 8, 2017
Fiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The seventh annual Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be held from June 22 to June 24, 2017, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference features presentations, panels, preconference workshops, pitch sessions with agents and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

The 2015 Houston Writers Guild Agents & Editors Conference was held from April 24 to April 26 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. The conference offered talks, panels, agent pitches, and manuscript consultations for fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Writers Project offers three ten- or fifteen-week residencies each year at the Writers House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for emerging poets and prose writers who are pursuing a graduate degree in creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents were provided a private room, work space,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2017 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 5 to April 9 in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland. The retreat offered workshops, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week will be held from July 3 to July 7 on the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California. The program features workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on...

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Event Date: July 3, 2017
Poetry, Fiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2017 Indiana University Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 7 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 12th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 12 to June 15 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), was held from April 12 to April 13 at the Scandinavia House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2016 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 16 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 31st 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 120 weeklong and weekend-long workshops...

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Fiction
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours was held from August 16 to August 23 and from September 6 to September 13 in Galway, Ireland. The tours offered workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and tours of local attractions for fiction writers. The...

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