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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, 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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bali, Indonesia

The 2014 Writer’s Journey Bali: Write, Travel, Transform retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 21 to July 5 in the towns of Candidasa, Ubud, and Munduk, Bali. The conference offered writing...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 30 to July 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The conference featured panels, talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and...

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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 15th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 9 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents...

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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 13th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 11 to June 16 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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos

The fifth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop will be held 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...

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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 will be held from January 7 to January 12, 2018, at ESAY in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The conference features workshops in poetry and translation, talks, and nightly readings. The faculty...

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Event Date: January 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

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

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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
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orvieto, Italy

The 2012 Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop was held from June 28 to July 2 in the Umbrian hill town of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

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

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Event Date: January 11, 2018
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
Wilmington, NC

The 2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington Summer Writers Conference was held from June 26 to June 28 in Wilmington. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as craft discussions and readings. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 48th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference was held from March 22 to March 24 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme was “Citizen.” The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Fe, NM

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Summer Writers’ Conference (formerly the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference) was held from July 24 to July 31 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference featured weekend and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Salt Lake City, UT

The 2012 Utah Humanities Council Book Festival was held on October 20 at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The festival featured readings, open mikes, and bookmaking and printmaking demonstrations. All events were free and open to the public....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Las Vegas, NV

The 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival was held from November 1 to November 3 at various venues in Las Vegas. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and book signings....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 22nd annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held from August 7 to August 13 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. The conference, designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, featured workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers two- to twelve-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of the northern Green...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of up to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open year-...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offers summer workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in the village of Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, will be...

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Event Date: May 28, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

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