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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
Tempe, AZ

The 2017 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be held from February 16 to February 18 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference features lectures, panel discussions, readings, and craft...

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Event Date: February 16, 2017
Application Deadline: February 9, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Flanders, Belgium

Dickinson House offers residencies from one to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Dickinson House in East Flanders, Belgium, about 50 miles west of Brussels. Residencies of up to the three months are occasionally...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: September 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lisbon, Portugal

The seventh annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, will be held from June 25 to July 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: June 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers monthlong residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 580-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San...

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Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offers residencies from July through September and November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50-acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offered retreats for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. The retreat included workshops with a writer-in-residence as well as time to write....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Temecula, CA

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in southern California. Residents...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Columbia, TN

The 2016 Duck River Writers’ Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on April 16 on the campus of the Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, craft talks,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, KY

The 2012 Eastern Kentucky University Creative Writing Conference was held from June 11 to June 15 on the university's campus in Richmond, Kentucky. The conference featured craft lectures, manuscript evaluations, and readings. Faculty in the past...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Dennis Lehane and Anita Shreve

The 13th annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise was held from January 14 to January 21, 2017, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference featured lectures, panels, roundtable discussions...

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Financial Aid Deadline: November 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, offers a two- to three-week residency each spring to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer. The resident will be provided with a $1,000 stipend, work...

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2015
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montauk, NY

The Edward F. Albee Foundation offers four- and six-week residencies from June to mid-October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, New...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Birchwood, WI

Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga offered five-day residencies from June 16 to June 21 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Stout's Island Lodge on Red Cedar Lake in Birchwood, Wisconsin. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Livingston, MT

The 2016 Elk River Writer’s Workshop was held from August 8 to August 11 at Chico Hot Springs Resort in Paradise Valley, Montana. The conference featured workshops, seminars, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction writers,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paonia, CO

Elsewhere Studios offers residencies of one to six months year-round in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March to June 2017, to poets living in New York City. The twelve-week fellowship program includes weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and free access to guest speaker appearances and...

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Creative Nonfiction
Missoula, MT
Missoula, Montana

The 24th annual Environmental Writing Institute conference for creative nonfiction writers was held from September 22 to September 25 at the University of Montana in Missoula. The 2016 program, which was limited to 10...

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Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot, structure, or...

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

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 12 to August 25 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Themed weeks include the Annual Poetry Festival and A Celebration of Memoir:...

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Event Date: June 12, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: April 14, 2017
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 10 to July 16 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, classes, lectures, and time to write. The faculty includes poets...

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Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from July 31 to August 5 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2014 Furious Flower Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry was held from September 24 to September 27 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference featured readings, lectures, and roundtable...

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Not Genre-Specific
Rochester, NY

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside house surrounded by the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Newark, NJ
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

The 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival was held from October 11 to October 14, 2012, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and various other venues in Newark, New Jersey. The program featured readings, conversations,...

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