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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
Plainfield, VT

The 2012 Power of Words Conference was held from October 26 to October 29 at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. The biennial conference featured readings and workshops in poetry and fiction. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Prague, Czech Republic

The 2013 Prague Summer Program was held from June 30 to July 27 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The conferences offered two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as classes in literature,...

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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 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 8 to June 9 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 free...

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Not Genre-Specific
Charleston, SC

The PubSense Summit was held from March 22 to March 24 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference offered master classes, panel discussions, and presentations on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days 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 with a...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Fiction
Burlington, MA

Readercon 24 was held from July 11 to July 14 at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Massachusetts. The conference, devoted to “imaginative literature” included literary science fiction and slipstream fiction, featured panels, discussions,...

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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 20th annual Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 5 at the Pioneer Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National Park. The seminar featured classes and readings in poetry, fiction, and...

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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
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in Palm Springs, California, to poets,...

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

The third annual Ridgefield Writers Conference was held from September 25 to September 26 at the Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, panel discussions on publishing...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sewanee, TN

The Rivendell Writers’ Colony offers mini-residencies from three to twelve days and residencies of two weeks to one month in Sewanee, Tennessee, for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The cost of a regular residency is $250...

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

The 31st annual Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 27 to July 7 at the Rutgers University campus in Camden, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Poetry, Fiction
Lumsden, Canada

Sage Hill Writing Experience offers summer programs in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 2012 conference was held from July 23 to August 2, at St. Michael’s Retreat in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2013 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 26 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival featured readings, panels, and master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction. Participating writers in 2013 included...

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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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Salt Cay, Bahamas

The 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat will be held from May 23 to May 28 in Salt Cay, Bahamas. The retreat features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; craft discussions; readings; lectures; one-on-one manuscript consultations with editors...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2015 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival was held from February 11 to February 15 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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

The 11th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 3 to November 6 at the BIG ARTS center and the Sanibel Public Library on Sanibel Island, Florida. The...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 45th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference will be held from June 18 to June 23 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2017 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 21 to April 23 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured readings,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 14 to February 17 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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