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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
St. Helena, CA

The 37th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from July 23 to July 28 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, craft lectures,...

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

The 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held on March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s symposium was a tribute to the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Evansville, IN

The New Harmony Writers Workshop was held from June 26 to July 2 on the University of Southern Indiana campus in New Harmony, Indiana. The program featured workshops in poetry and prose, as well as readings, craft lectures,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 2, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Writers' Residency offers residencies from July 10 to August 7 to six poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers in the New Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans. Residents are provided with shared lodging in a restored nineteenth...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offers residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents are provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute was held from July 1 to July 26 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program featured two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tulsa, OK

The 2017 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held from October 20 to October 21 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Malibu, CA

The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony offers weeklong workshops from mid-June to mid-August for six poets, six fiction writers, and six nonfiction writers in Malibu, California. In addition, twelve writers will be chosen for a three-week...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference featured intensive workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlotte, NC

The 2016 North Carolina Writers' Network Squire Summer Writing Residency was held from June 23 to June 26 at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Asheville, NC

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sedro-Woolley, WA
North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades Institute offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction throughout the year at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crescent City, CA

The 17th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference will be held from September 22 to September 23 on the campus of the College of the Redwoods in Crescent City, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: September 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kingston, RI

The 2013 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference was held from June 20 to June 22 on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on May 10 at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings. Participating writers in 2013 included poets Fred Andrle,...

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Poetry
Rhinebeck, NY

The 2016 Omega Institute Authentic Writing Workshop: Reclaiming Our Stories was held from July 31 to August 5 at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York. The program featured a workshop for creative...

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Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Workshop for Writers was held from July 14 to July 19 at The Center for Fiction in Midtown, Manhattan. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The faculty included...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ajax, Canada

The 2016 Ontario Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 30 to May 1 in Ajax, Ontario, approximately 25 miles northeast of Toronto. The program featured workshops, craft talks, master...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), will be held from October 12 to October 14 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: September 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offers two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 3 to October 7 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and the...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference was held from July 19 to July 22, 2012, at the Hilton Seattle Airport.The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and workshops on publishing. Participants included keynote...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Forest Grove, OR
Seaside Pacific Residency

The Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, will be held from January 4 to January 14, 2018, in Seaside, Oregon. The conference features craft talks, workshops, panels, readings...

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Event Date: January 4, 2018
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 13th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 16, 2017, to January 21, 2017, in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel...

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Event Date: January 15, 2018
Application Deadline: November 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The 2016 Paris Writers’ Workshop was held from June 26 to July 1 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program featured daily master classes in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat was held from March 21 to March 27 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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