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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
St. George, UT

The 20th annual Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 5 at the Pioneer Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National Park. The seminar featured classes and readings in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in Palm Springs, California, to poets, fiction writers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Napanoch, NY

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks from June to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pickens, SC

The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Residents are provided with lodging and work space...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ridgefield, CT

The fifth annual Ridgefield Writers Conference was held from September 22 to September 23 at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, panel discussions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Moraine Park, CO
Moraine Park

Rocky Mountain National Park offered two-week residencies from June through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic cabin of the late author and editor William Allen White, situated among the Rocky...

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Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of one month to one year to English- and Spanish-language poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the barrio de Salamanca neighborhood of central Madrid. Writers will...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Camden, NJ

The 31st annual Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 27 to July 7 at the Rutgers University campus in Camden, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Creative Nonfiction
Sag Harbor, NY

The 2017 Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference was held from November 2 to November 5 in Sag Harbor, New York. The conference featured workshops in essay, biography, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, as well as talks by agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction
Lumsden, Canada

Sage Hill Writing Experience offers summer programs in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2012 conference was held from July 23 to August 2, at St. Michael’s Retreat in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
, France
Baldwin

Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin offers a thirty-day residency between late March and early May to an emerging poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at James Baldwin’s former home in Saint-Paul de Vence, France. The resident is...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2013 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 26 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival featured readings, panels, and master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction. Participating writers in 2013 included...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Salem, NY

Salem Art Works offered a two-week residency from July 7 to July 20 for fiction writers in Salem, New York. Fiction and creative nonfiction writers working on novels or memoirs were eligible. The residency included workshops on outlining a novel...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Salt Cay, Bahamas

The 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat will be held from May 23 to May 28 in Salt Cay, Bahamas. The retreat features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; craft discussions; readings; lectures; one-on-one manuscript consultations with editors...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres...

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Application Deadline: January 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2015 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival was held from February 11 to February 15 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

The 12th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 2 to November 5 at the BIG ARTS center and the Sanibel Public Library on Sanibel Island, Florida. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 45th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 18 to June 23 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2017 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 21 to April 23 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured readings,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 14 to February 17 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry, Fiction
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The 2017 Seaside Writers Conference was held from May 14 to May 21, 2017, at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops, craft seminars, lectures, sunset receptions, bonfire...

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture offers residencies of up to three months year-round for poets and fiction writers at the Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui in Seoul, Korea. The urban-pastoral space, located on the former grounds of the City History...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 28th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 18 to July 30 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and fiction...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 17, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Positano, Italy

The 11th annual Sirenland Writers Conference was held from April 2, 2017, to April 8, 2017, at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy, located 35 miles south of Naples on the Amalfi Coast. The conference featured workshops in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sitka, AK

The 2014 Sitka Symposium was held from July 20 to July 26 on the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, readings, and local excursions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The...

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