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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
Lansing, MI

The 30th annual Rally of Writers Conference will be held on April 8 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference features workshops, craft and publishing talks, and author readings in...

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Event Date: April 8, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paducah, KY

A.I.R Studio Paducah offers residencies from two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private...

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Fiction
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat will be held from March 22 to March 26 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The retreat features faculty consultations and time to write for...

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Event Date: March 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from March 16 to March 19 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. The conference features workshops on writing and selling...

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Event Date: March 16, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
St. Augustine, FL
Event Date: February 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference was held on July 16 at the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild, the...

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Application Deadline: June 27, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richardson, TX

The 35th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 3 to October 6, 2012, at the Memorial Art Gallery and the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, New York. The conference featured panels, lectures, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Berlin, Germany

The American Academy in Berlin offers residencies of five months to ten months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin, Germany. Residents are provides with airfare, housing, some meals, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oakland, CA

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 6 to October 9 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland. The annual conference featured panels, workshops, readings, a book fair,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Cork, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center at Tower View offers two- to four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 330-acre estate in Red Wing, Minnesota. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blue River, OR

The Spring Creek Project offers one- to two-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in March, April, and May at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of...

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offered six two-week residencies from October 8 to October 24 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Residents were...

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Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Antioch, OH

The 29th annual Antioch Writers’ Workshop was held from July 12 to July 18 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Little Rock, AR

The 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 14 to April 17 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival included readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops featuring...

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Financial Aid Deadline: January 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marquette, NE

Art Farm offers residencies of two weeks to five months from June 1 to November 1 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working farm in Marquette, Nebraska, approximately 80 miles west of Lincoln....

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

Art Kibbutz offers two-week to monthlong summer residencies from May 26 to September 10 in a former army officer’s mansion in Governor’s Island in New York City for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists who “...

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2015
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 35th annual Art Workshop International was held from July 15 to August 4 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with faculty. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Arteles offers monthlong residences in October and November in Hämeenkyrö,...

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Application Deadline: February 28, 2015
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offered up to five weeklong residencies from January 4 to January 11, 2015, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas Island...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 41st annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 18 to June 23 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, readings, and a readers retreat,...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 50th annual AWP Conference and Bookfair will be held from February 8 to February 11 at the Washington Convention Center and Washington Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference features 550 panel discussions...

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Event Date: February 8, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 15th Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from November 4 to November 5 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter...

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Application Deadline: November 2, 2016
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 16th Atlanta Writers Conference for fiction and nonfiction writers will be held from May 12 to May 13 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter...

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Event Date: May 12, 2017
Poetry
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are provided with studio space...

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