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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
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2017 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 22 to June 24 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as talks, readings, and manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of James Merrill in Stonington, Connecticut....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 15th annual James River Writers Conference will be held from October 14 to October 15 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference features pitch sessions with editors and agents and panel...

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Event Date: October 14, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

Jentel Artist Residency Program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan,...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban space, at a house in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 18 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program featured readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference was held from June 9 to June 13 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, consultations with...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kapaa, HI

The 2016 Kauai Writers Conference was held from November 4 to November 6 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kapaa, Hawaii. The conference featured craft talks, publishing presentations, agent consultations, and readings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Book Fair

The 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council, was held on November 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 39th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held on September 15 and September 16 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference features workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction....

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Application Deadline: August 11, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from June 17 to June 24 and from July 8 to July 15 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A non-language-specific workshop for literary...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orlando, FL

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers four three-month residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac’s former cottage home in Orlando, Florida. Residents receive housing and a food stipend of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Poetry
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat will be held from June 21 to June 25 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat features poetry and fiction workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and a public...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Fiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 2015 LA Writers Conference was held on March 14 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, readings, and craft talks for fiction writers. The 2015 conference theme was “Imagination: The Fiction Writer’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oshkosh, WI

The 2017 Lakefly Writers Conference was held from May 12 to May 13 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference featured workshops, talks, and a bookfair for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers residencies from September 9 to September 23 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with...

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Event Date: September 9, 2017
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

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