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Conferences and Residencies Database

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
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 offered 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 were provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Paul Auster,...

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Not Genre-Specific, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Barn

The 2017 Life Writing/Memoir: A Weekend Retreat for Writers will be held from October 6 to October 9 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat features daily workshops in...

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Event Date: October 6, 2017
Application Deadline: September 27, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denver, CO

The tenth annual Lighthouse Lit Fest was held from June 5 to June 19 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, one-on-one...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Calistoga, CA

Lit Camp, sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Grotto, will be held from May 18 to May 21, at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, California. The conference feature workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2012 Literary Writers Conference–New York City was held from November 8 to November 9, 2012, at the New School University. The conference featured panels on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participants...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 11th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop will be held from September 22 to September 24 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The conference features workshops, readings, performances, and meditation for poets....

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Event Date: September 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offered a two-week residency from April 8, 2017 to April 24, 2017, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Crafstman House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resident was provided with a private room, work space, and...

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Not Genre-Specific
Granada, Spain

The annual Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers writing in any...

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Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

The 2017 Louisiana Book Festival will be held on October 28 at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Museum, and the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The festival features lectures, panel discussions, book signings, and readings by...

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Shanghai, China

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bangalore, India

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony offers year-round residencies of up to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room,...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Purchase, NY

The 2017 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week was held from June 19 to June 23 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry
Marfa, TX

The inaugural Marfa Poetry Festival was held from August 9 to August 13 in Marfa, Texas. The festival, organized by Canarium Books and hosted by the Marfa Book Company and Hotel Saint George, featured readings, a book fair, poetry-related film...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marlboro, VT

The 2017 Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive, cosponsored by Words After War (a literary nonprofit for veterans and civilians), will be held at Marlboro College from July 30 to August 5 in Marlboro, Vermont. The theme of the conference is “...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar was held from July 9 to July 15 and from July 16 to July 22 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference featured weeklong seminars with daily workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Tisbury, MA

The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency offered residencies of two to six weeks twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The last residency period was September...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 5 to May 7 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating...

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Creative Nonfiction
Grapevine, TX

The 2017 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 21 to July 23 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose focus this year was “The Power of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fort Bragg, CA

The 28th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference was held from August 3 to August 5 at the Mendocino Coast Campus of Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mesa, AZ

The 2017 Mesa Book Festival will be held on December 9 in downtown Mesa, Arizona. The conferences features presentations, readings, visits with authors, and a poetry open mic. Participating authors include fiction writers Marcia Fine, Marsha Ward...

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Event Date: December 9, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL
Miami Book Fair International

The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 13 to November 20 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bend , OR
Mill House

The Mill House Residency, hosted by Writing By Writers, offers residencies from November 3 to November 17 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Bend, Oregon. Up to six writers are provided with private lodging in a one- or...

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Event Date: November 3, 2017
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

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