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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
Portland

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in Portland Writing Retreat will be held from April 22 to April 24 in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona

The 2016 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona & South of France Writing Retreat was held from July 18 to July 26 at the Sercotel Amister Art Hotel in Barcelona, Spain, and the Hotel Novotel Narbonne Sud in...

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Application Deadline: March 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets...

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Event Date: August 2, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 54th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 4 to August 7 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: July 22, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2016 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 31 to August 4 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference offered workshops, craft lectures, and daily excursions, for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2016 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 17 to July 24 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 13th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 2 to June 5 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD
St Marys

The 6th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 18 to June 24 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

The 27th annual Chicago Humanities Festival was held from October 29 to November 12 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2016 festival was “Speed.” The annual event featured panel discussions, performances, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2016 Chicago Writers Conference was held from September 23 to September 25 at Conference Chicago. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The sixth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival was held from April 2 to April 3 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The program featured workshops on producing chapbooks for writers and publishers, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 11 to June 17 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. ...

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Event Date: June 11, 2017
Application Deadline: April 21, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek from March 4 to March 17, 2017, and March 20 to April 2, 2017, in the Oregon...

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hayden, CO

The Colorado Art Ranch offers a residency at Carpenter Ranch in Routt County, Colorado, from September 1 to September 30 for one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer whose work...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Poetry
Hatfield, MA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from March 10 to March 13 at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry...

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Event Date: March 10, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 24 to July 1 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 9 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains....

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Event Date: June 24, 2017
Application Deadline: March 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chattanooga, TN

The 17th biennial Conference on Southern Literature, presented by the Arts and Education Council, was held from April 18 to April 20, 2013, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The conference offered readings, book signings, and panel discussions by...

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Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held from May 22 to May 24 at the Wyndham University Center in Pittsburgh. The conference offered master classes, craft discussions, publishing talks, pitch sessions, and readings for creative...

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Fiction
Berlin, Germany

The CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction was held from May 21 to May 25 at COJE Berlin in the Neukölln district of Berlin, Germany. The event offered workshops and one-on-one intensives for fiction writers. The faculty included fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Macon, GA
Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival

The 2012 Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival was held from October 5 to October 7, 2012, at the Marriott City Center in Macon, Georgia. The conference featured talks, panels, readings, a book fair, and musical performances....

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 10 to May 18, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. The program featured mixed-genre workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers. Other features included lectures, cultural activities, and opportunities to meet with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cuttyhunk Island, MA
Cuttyhunk Island

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from June 7 to June 15 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. The residency offered workshops,...

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2016
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop hosted its sixth annual writers’ conference from May 4 to May 5 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 10th annual Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers will be held from May 6 to May 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels with editors,...

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Event Date: May 6, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denali National Park, AK
Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve in central Alaska offers 10-day residencies from late February through March and from June through mid-September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

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