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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.

Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot, structure, or...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 10 to August 24 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty includes poets Sophie Cabot Black, Traci Brimhall, Gabrielle...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marquette, MI

The 2017 Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conference was held from July 20 to July 23 on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, near the shores of Lake Superior. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Derry, NH

The fourth annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference will be held from June 15 to June 17 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conferences features workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets...

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Event Date: June 15, 2018
Application Deadline: June 4, 2018
Poetry
Chester, NH

The third annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference will be held from June 16 to June 18 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conferences features workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets. The 2017 faculty...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The fourth annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 8 to July 14 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. Participating poets...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from July 30 to August 4 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2018 Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries will be held from March 22 to March 24 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference, open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or...

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Event Date: March 22, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific
Rochester, NY

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside house surrounded by the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with private...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Good Hart, MI

The Good Hart Residency Program offers two- to three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Good Hart, Michigan, a rural town on the scenic route known as the "Tunnel of Trees," within walking distance to...

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Event Date: September 21, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chittenden, VT

The 20th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from June 24 to July 28 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program featured workshops in poetry...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 17th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference will be held from April 6 to April 8 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The conference, designed for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers, features craft classes, discussions, and...

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Event Date: April 6, 2018
Application Deadline: April 2, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blairmore, Canada

The University of Lethbridge Gushul Residency Program offers residencies from one week to four months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a cottage in the Rocky Mountains, located in the town of Blairmore,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. The residency includes a private cottage with...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to eight-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2017 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference was held from September 8 to September 10 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference featured craft and query workshops, panel discussions, lectures, open...

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Fiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The seventh biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held from June 22 to June 24, 2017, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference featured presentations, panels, preconference workshops, pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Writers Project offers three ten- or fifteen-week residencies each year at the Writers House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for emerging poets and prose writers who are pursuing a graduate degree in creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents were provided a private room, work space,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2018 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from April 11 to April 15 at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland. The retreat offers workshops, panels,...

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Event Date: April 11, 2018
Application Deadline: March 11, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week will be held from July 2 to July 6 on the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California. The program features workshops, craft talks, and readings in...

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Event Date: July 2, 2018
Financial Aid Deadline: April 17, 2018
Poetry, Fiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2017 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 7 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as craft classes, readings, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Interlochen, MI

The 12th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 12 to June 15 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. The retreat featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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