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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.

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
Tieton, WA

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offered a two-week residency from April 8, 2018 to April 22, 2018, 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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Application Deadline: December 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction
Seaside, FL

The 2018 Longleaf Writers Conference, formerly the Seaside Writers Confernece, will be held from May 13 to May 20 in Seaside, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, lectures, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
Not Genre-Specific
Granada, Spain

The 2018 Lorca’s Granada Retreat will be held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offers 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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Event Date: May 14, 2018
Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

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

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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 residencies of up to two months year-round 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, work...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Purchase, NY

The 2018 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week will be held from June 18 to June 22 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: June 18, 2018
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
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar will be held from June 10 to June 16 and from June 17 to June 23 at Summercamp Hotel on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong...

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Event Date: June 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2018
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 4 to May 6 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 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose theme...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fort Bragg, CA

The 29th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference will be held from August 2 to August 4 at Mendocino Middle School in Mendocino, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: August 2, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mesa, AZ

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 34th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 12 to November 19 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival featured readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bend , OR

The Mill House Residency, hosted by Writing By Writers, offers residencies from November 2 to November 16 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Bend, Oregon. Up to six are provided with private lodging in a one- or two-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY
Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York....

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offers two-week residencies from June 17 to July 1, from July 15 to July 29, and from August 19 to September 2 to eight poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, near Mount Rainier....

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2018 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 18 to June 24 on the Bemidji State University campus beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Waialua, HI

The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat was held from May 6 to May 11 in Waialua, Hawaii, at Camp Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore of O‘ahu. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, one-on-one...

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Poetry, Fiction
St. Helena, CA

The 38th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 29 to August 3 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, craft...

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Event Date: July 29, 2018
Application Deadline: April 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2018 National Black Writers Conference was held from March 22 to March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured panels, roundtable discussions, readings, film screenings, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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