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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
Grand Forks, ND

The 49th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference will be held from March 21 to March 23 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme is “Truth and Lies.” The conference features workshops...

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Event Date: March 21, 2018
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 23rd annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 13 to August 19 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. The conference, designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, features...

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Event Date: August 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers two- to twelve-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of the northern Green...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2018
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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offers summer workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in the village of Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, will be...

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Event Date: May 28, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
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 U.S. 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 take...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Coral Gables, FL

The VONA/Voices Summer Workshops and Residencies was held from June 21 to June 27 and from June 28 to July 4 at the University of Miami at Coral Gables for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers of color. The workshops offered workshops,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Louis, MO

The 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Seminar was held from July 13 to July 21 on the university's campus in St. Louis. The conference featured lectures and for-credit workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bethesda, MD

The 2015 Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference was held on April 25 at the Bethesda Marriot at Pook’s Hill in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered panels and talks for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as one-on-...

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Poetry
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Residency was offered from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in in Santee, South Carolina. Residents were provided with a private or shared cabin that included a full kitchen, and access to the Watering...

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Poetry
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Retreat was held from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in Santee, South Carolina. The conference, which was dedicated to poets of color, featured salon style daily workshops, craft talks, and readings...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Northfield, MN

The Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop, sponsored by Hamline University's MFA in Creative Writing program, was held from July 24 to July 29 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ashfield, MA

Wellspring House offers residencies of one week to one month, with longer stays available, year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a renovated carriage house in the village of Ashfield,...

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

The 62nd annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 13 to June 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as master classes, craft...

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Event Date: June 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charleston, WV

The 2012 West Virginia Book Festival was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Charleston Civic Center in downtown Charleston. The festival featured readings, author signings, and a book fair. Past participating writers included fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frostburg, MD
9th Annual lit fest

The 11th Annual Western Maryland Independent Lit Festival was held from October 13 to October 14 in downtown Frostburg, Maryland. The festival, cosponsored by the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts and the Allegany County Library...

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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
Wayne, NJ

The 2017 William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference was held on April 8 at the WPU campus in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles northwest of New York City. The conference featured readings and workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Galloway, NJ

The 24th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 13 to January 16, 2017, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: November 15, 2016

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