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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
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres...

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Application Deadline: January 2, 2017
Poetry
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The San Miguel Poetry Week was held from January 1 to January 6, 2013, at the Hotel Posada de Las Monjasin in ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2015 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival was held from February 11 to February 15 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

The 11th annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University, was held from November 3 to November 6 at the BIG ARTS center and the Sanibel Public Library on Sanibel Island, Florida. The...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 45th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference will be held from June 18 to June 23 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2017 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will be held from April 21 to April 23 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival features...

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Event Date: April 21, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 14 to February 17 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry, Fiction
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The 2017 Seaside Writers Conference will be held from May 14 to May 21, 2017, at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, lectures, sunset receptions, bonfire...

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Event Date: May 14, 2017
Application Deadline: April 22, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: March 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture offers residencies of up to three months year-round for poets and fiction writers at the Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui in Seoul, Korea. The urban-pastoral space, located on the former grounds of the City History...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 28th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 18 to July 30 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and...

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Event Date: July 18, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: April 17, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Positano, Italy

The 11th annual Sirenland Writers Conference will be held from April 2, 2017, to April 8, 2017, at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy, located 35 miles south of Naples on the Amalfi Coast. The conference features workshops in...

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Event Date: April 2, 2017
Application Deadline: October 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sitka, AK

The 2014 Sitka Symposium was held from July 20 to July 26 on the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, Alaska. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, readings, and local excursions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The seventh biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17 to May 20 at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2016 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference will be held from September 10 to September 11 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference features craft workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of three to five weeks from May 15 to September 30 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The retreat is located outside Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sioux Falls, SD

The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books was held from October 28 to October 30 in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY
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The 42nd annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 12 to July 23 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The...

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Event Date: July 12, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 9 to October 11 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee,...

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Not Genre-Specific
Picton, Canada

Spark Box Studio offers residencies from two days to two months at a century home located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, to emerging and established writers and artists. Residents are provided with lodging and a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness was held from April 14 to April 17, 2016, at various venues in Washington, D.C. The biennial festival promotes poetry and social activism through readings, workshops, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), will be held on April 22 at Poet’s House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonficiton writers, the conference features a...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Truth or Consequences, NM

Starry Night Retreat offers residencies of two weeks to a year to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Hot Springs Historic District of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Residents are provided with private...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2016 Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, was held from April 15 to April 17 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Unhinge, Resist, Transform: Poetry as Social Justice Art, taught by Diane Raptosh, was held...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 29th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 10 to July 16 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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