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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.

Not Genre-Specific
New Orleans, LA

The 30th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held from March 30 to April 3 at various venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The festival featured panels, master classes, a book fair, musical events...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
McMinnville, OR

The 2017 Terroir Creative Writing Festival, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, was held on April 22 on the Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2017 Texas Book Festival was held from November 4 to November 5 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival featured approximately three hundred nationally and critically recognized authors, panels, book signings, discussions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Norfolk, CT

The Cabins Collaborative Retreat was held from January 25 to January 29 in the scenic town of Norfolk in Northwest Connecticut. The retreat featured master classes, social activities, and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Application Deadline: December 26, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Plume, PA

The 2016 Gathering will be held from July 15 to July 17 at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. The conference features lectures and performances for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The theme this year is “...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fishers Island, NY

The Lighthouse Works offers residencies from January 23 to March 6, 2018, from March 20 to May 1, 2018, and from May 15 to June 29, 2018 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on Fishers Island, New York, an island in the Long...

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Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland
Moth Residencies

The Moth offers one and two-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn on a country lane near Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Both emerging and published...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
County Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to two weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn in Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Residents are provided with lodging in a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific
Bethesda, MD

The Writer’s Center Publish Now: Find Your Path to Publication Conference was held on June 13 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with agents and editors for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The 2018 Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference will be held from June 6 to June 12 in New York City at the Roger Smith Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Casablanca Hotel, and the Algonquin Hotel. The conference features workshops...

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Application Deadline: March 9, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bolinas, CA

Writing as a Pathway through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change, for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, was held from October 7 to October 13 at the Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas, California. The conference offered daily workshops...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas 2018 Agents & Editors Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers will be held from June 29 to July 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The conference features panels, talks, pitch sessions,...

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Event Date: June 29, 2018
Creative Nonfiction
Columbus, OH

Thurber House offers a four-week residency in September and October to a nonfiction writer (including creative nonfiction) in the boyhood home of James Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. Writers who have published a book within the past three years or...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 16th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop will be held from July 8 to July 15 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings...

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Application Deadline: May 6, 2018
Financial Aid Deadline: March 18, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Newport, OR

The Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop was held from January 30 to February 2 for fiction writers and from February 6 to February 9 for creative nonfiction writers at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in the Nye Beach district near Newport, Oregon. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 14th annual Tinker Mountain 
Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 10 to June 15 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 10, 2018
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos

The fifth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was from January 27, 2018, to February 3, 2018, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in the “Pueblo Mágico” village of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The retreat...

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Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books will be held from March 10, 2018 to March 11, 2018, on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The festival features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, author talks,...

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Event Date: March 10, 2018
Poetry
San Francisco, CA

The fifth annual Tupelo Press Writing Conference was held on March 23 and March 24 in San Francisco, and on March 25 and March 26 in Berkeley. Each session included a two-day poetry workshop, led by poet and Tupelo editor...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Mérida, Mexico

The 2018 U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference was held from January 7 to January 12, 2018, at ESAY in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The conference featured workshops in poetry and translation, talks, and nightly readings. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 8, 2018, to February 11, 2018, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from mid-August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 15th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 11, 2018, to January 21, 2018, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Inside the guest cottage at University of Arizona Poetry Center.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson offered a residency of two to four weeks between June 1 and August 31 to a poet. The resident was provided with an apartment located near the University of Arizona Poetry Center...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 49th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference will be held from March 21 to March 23 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme is “Truth and Lies.” The conference features workshops...

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Event Date: March 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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