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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banff, Canada

The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Leighton Studios in Banff, Canada. Residents are provided with separate lodging and work space. The cost of...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 24 to August 21 for poets and fiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 20 miles from Marseille. Residents are...

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Event Date: July 24, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
Poetry
Waco, TX

The 19th annual Beall Poetry Festival was held from April 3 to April 6 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2017 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, will be held from June 1 to June 5 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: June 1, 2017
Application Deadline: March 13, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Great Barrington, MA

The Berkshire Writing Workshop was held from July 14 to July 19, 2013, on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The 2015 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference was held from January 4 to January 10, 2015, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Flat Rock, NC

The 2013 Blue Ridge Bookfest was held from May 17 to May 18 on the Blue Ridge Community College campus in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The festival featured readings by poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as well as panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, VT

The eighth annual Bookstock Literary Festival, sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, was held from July 29 to July 31 in Woodstock, Vermont. The festival featured workshops, readings, discussions, and a book fair for poets,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2012 Boston Book Festival was held on October 26 and October 27 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Participating writers included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 2012 Boston Summer Writers Conference was held from June 24 to June 30, 2012, on the campus of at Emerson College in Boston. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, panel discussions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 15th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 13 to October 16 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2016 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 18 to September 24 in Erice, an ancient hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The conference features intensive six-person workshops in poetry, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2017 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment...

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Event Date: June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: June 3, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2017 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, includes translation workshops in...

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Event Date: June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 16 to August 26 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures,...

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Event Date: August 16, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Guidel, France

The Brittany Postgrad Workshop, sponsored by the Swannanoa Group, was held from June 28 to July 4 and from July 19 to July 25 in a nineteenth-century chateau in Guidel, France, in southern...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 18 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Tina Chang, Yusef...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from February 1 through June 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France....

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair was held on April 18 and April 19 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, New York. The event featured readings, lectures, panel discussions, and a bookfair. All events were free and open to the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sisters, OR

Caldera offers monthlong residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides...

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Application Deadline: June 17, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Camac: Centre D'Art—Marnay Art Centre

Camac: The Centre d'Art Marnay Art Cenre offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Retreat will be held from March 23 to March 26 in the Algiers Point neighborhood, a short ferry ride from the French Quarter. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to...

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Event Date: March 23, 2017
Application Deadline: February 25, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in Portland Writing Retreat will be held from April 22 to April 24 in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets...

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Event Date: August 2, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

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