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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
Rhinebeck, NY

The 2016 Omega Institute Authentic Writing Workshop: Reclaiming Our Stories was held from July 31 to August 5 at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York. The program featured a workshop for creative...

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Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Workshop for Writers was held from July 14 to July 19 at The Center for Fiction in Midtown, Manhattan. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The faculty included...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ajax, Canada

The 2016 Ontario Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 30 to May 1 in Ajax, Ontario, approximately 25 miles northeast of Toronto. The program featured workshops, craft talks, master...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, sponsored by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), was held from November 3 to November 5 on the campus of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction...

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offers two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 3 to October 7 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and the...

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Event Date: September 3, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference was held from July 19 to July 22, 2012, at the Hilton Seattle Airport.The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and workshops on publishing. Participants included keynote...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR
Seaside Canal

The 2016 Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, was held from June 16 to June 26 on Pacific University’s 165-year-old campus in Forest Grove, Oregon. The conference featured...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 13th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 16, 2017, to January 21, 2017, in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel...

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Application Deadline: November 14, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The 2016 Paris Writers’ Workshop was held from June 26 to July 1 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program featured daily master classes in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat was held from March 21 to March 27 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2016
Not Genre-Specific
New York, NY

The 12th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 25 to May 1 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, NY

The Peripatetic Writing Workshop and Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from August 22 to September 5 in Woodstock, New York, two hours north of New York City. The first week of the conference featured daily...

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Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
Poetry
Round Top, TX

The 16th annual Poetry at Round Top Festival will be held from April 21 to April 23 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program features readings, lectures, craft talks, panel discussions, and...

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Event Date: April 21, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Derry, NH

The Poetry at the Frost Farm: Writing in Meter and Form Conference was held from June 17 to June 19 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The retreat featured workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for...

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Poetry
Springdale, UT

The seventh annual Poetry in the Park Workshop, sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society, the Zion Natural History Association, and the Zion Canyon Field Institute, will be held on March 4 at Zion National Park near Springdale...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Tucson, AZ

The 2012 Poetry Off the Page conference was held from May 18 to May 20 at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tuscon. The conference featured classes, panels, exhibitions, and performances on poetry in film, theater, visual arts, and other...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
San Francisco, CA

Poets & Writers Live: Inspiration was held from January 14, 2017, to January 15, 2017, at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco. The conference featured publishing panels, craft talks, readings, multimedia...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The sixth annual Poets on the Coast weekend writing retreat for women was held from September 9 to September 11 at the Country Inn in the historic river town of La Conner, Washington. The retreat offered a workshop, one-on-one...

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Plainfield, VT

The 2012 Power of Words Conference was held from October 26 to October 29 at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia. The biennial conference featured readings and workshops in poetry and fiction. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Prague, Czech Republic

The 2013 Prague Summer Program was held from June 30 to July 27 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. The conferences offered two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as classes in literature,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peoria, IL

Prairie Center of the Arts offered residencies from July through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2013 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 8 to June 9 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings, a poetry slam, and a book fair. All events were free...

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Not Genre-Specific
Charleston, SC

The PubSense Summit was held from March 22 to March 24 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference offered master classes, panel discussions, and presentations on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Fiction
Burlington, MA

Readercon 24 was held from July 11 to July 14 at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Massachusetts. The conference, devoted to “imaginative literature” included literary science fiction and slipstream fiction, featured panels, discussions,...

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