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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
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2018 Iota Short Prose Conference will be held from August 15 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The...

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Event Date: August 15, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Iowa City, IA

The 31st annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival will be held in June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels over the age of 18, features more than 120 weeklong and weekend-long workshops...

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Fiction
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours Retreats will be held from June 24 to July 1 and from July 8 to July 15 in Galway, Ireland. The retreats feature workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and tours of local attractions for fiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2017 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 22 to June 24 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as talks, readings, and manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of James Merrill in Stonington, Connecticut....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 15th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 14 to October 15 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured pitch sessions with editors and agents and panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan, Wyoming...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban space, at a house in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain...

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

The 15th annual Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 17 to June 24 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, craft...

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Event Date: June 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 11, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference will be held from June 8 to June 12 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, panels,...

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Event Date: June 8, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lihue, HI

The 2018 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 5 to November 11 at the Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai'i. The conference features master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as keynotes and...

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Event Date: November 5, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY

The 36th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held on November 18 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 39th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 15 and September 16, 2017 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offers workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translation, spiritual writing, and hybrid writing from June 10 to June 16 and from July 7 to July 14 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A nature...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orlando, FL

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers four three-month residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac’s former cottage home in Orlando, Florida. Residents receive housing and a food stipend of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat will be held from June 20 to June 24 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat features poetry and fiction workshops, one-on-one mentoring, manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oshkosh, WI

The 2018 Lakefly Writers Conference will be held from May 11 to May 12 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference features workshops, talks, and a book fair for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: May 11, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offers two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

The 2018 Las Vegas Writers Conference will be held from April 19 to April 21 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference features workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as pitch sessions...

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Event Date: April 19, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offered residencies from September 9 to September 23 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents were provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program features readings and presentations by more than a hundred poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: September 1, 2018
Not Genre-Specific, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Barn

The 2017 Life Writing/Memoir: A Weekend Retreat for Writers was held from October 6 to October 9 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily workshops in memoir,...

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Application Deadline: September 27, 2017

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