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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
La Conner, WA

The eighth annual Poets on the Coast weekend writing retreat for women poets will be held from September 7 to September 9 at the Country Inn in the historic river town of La Conner, Washington. The retreat includes a poetry...

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Event Date: September 7, 2018
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Plainfield, VT

The 15th annual Power of Words Conference will be held from October 12 to October 14 on the Goddard College campus in Plainfield, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as performances,...

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Event Date: October 12, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peoria, IL

Prairie Center of the Arts offered residencies from July through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 9 to June 10 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings, a poetry slam, and a book fair. All events were...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bronxville, NY

The fifth annual Publish and Promote Your Book Conference for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held on June 23 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference features panels on book publishing and...

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Event Date: June 23, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lansing, MI

The 31st annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 14 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, craft and publishing talks, and readings in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Quincy, MA

Readercon 29 will be held from July 12 to July 15 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy, Massachusetts. The conference, devoted to “imaginative literature,” features panel discussions, talks, author readings, author signings, and a book fair....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Beijing, China

The Red Gate Residency Program offers residencies of one month to six months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in loft spaces and apartments in Beijing. Residents are provided with housing and work space. The residency...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. George, UT

The 2018 Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 3 at the St. George Community Building in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National Park. The seminar featured classes and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks from July to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the...

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

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks from June to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pickens, SC

The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Residents are provided with lodging and work space...

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

The sixth annual Ridgefield Writers Conference will be held on September 21 at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, panels, author readings, opportunities to...

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Event Date: September 21, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

 The Roads to Write Retreat was held from June 2 to June 10 on scenic byways through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. The retreat, meant to inspire “growth, community, art, and the written word,” featured tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Moraine Park, CO
Moraine Park

Rocky Mountain National Park offered two-week residencies from June through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic cabin of the late author and editor William Allen White, situated among the Rocky...

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Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of one month to one year to English- and Spanish-language poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the barrio de Salamanca neighborhood of central Madrid. Writers will...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers' Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Creative Nonfiction
Sag Harbor, NY

The 2017 Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference was held from November 2 to November 5 in Sag Harbor, New York. The conference featured workshops in essay, biography, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, as well as talks by agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Paul de Vence, France
Baldwin

Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin offered a thirty-day residency between late March, 2018, and early May, 2018, to an emerging poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at James Baldwin’s former home in Saint-Paul de Vence, France. The...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Salem, NY

Salem Art Works offered a two-week residency from July 7 to July 20 for fiction writers in Salem, New York. Fiction and creative nonfiction writers working on novels or memoirs were eligible. The residency included workshops on outlining a novel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres...

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Application Deadline: January 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will be held from February 13 to February 17 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

The 12th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 2 to November 5 at the BIG ARTS center and the Sanibel Public Library on Sanibel Island, Florida. The...

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