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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.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2016 Chicago Writers Conference was held from September 23 to September 25 at Conference Chicago. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2018 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, will be held from June 22, 2018, to June 23, 2018, on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington....

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Event Date: June 22, 2018
Application Deadline: June 21, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fall Creek, WI
Cirenaica resident

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild offers five, three-day residencies from June 8 to July 24 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at Cirenaica, a secluded lodge located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, near the village of Fall Creek....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2017 Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Literary Writers Conference will be held from December 7 to December 8 at the New School in New York City. The conference features workshops in professional publishing and publicity to...

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Event Date: December 7, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference was held from June 11 to June 17 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference featured workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers from August 5 to August 18 and from August 21 to September 3 in the Oregon Coast Range. The residency is...

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Poetry
Whidbey Island, WA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from October 6 to October 9 at the Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island, Washington, and from November 10 to November 13 at the Brandt House in Greenfield, Massachusetts....

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Event Date: October 6, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offered summer workshops in poetry from June 24 to July 1 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 9 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains....

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Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference was held from May 26 to May 27 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference featured master classes, craft discussions, publishing talks, pitch sessions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bainbridge Island, WA
Bloedel

Residencies of three and four weeks are offered year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington. The residency...

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Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The 2017 Cuba Writers Program will be held from April 27 to May 5 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured mixed-genre workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers. Other features include lectures, cultural activities, and opportunities to meet with...

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

The Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop hosted its sixth annual writers’ conference from May 4 to May 5 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops...

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

The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Workshop offered a paid residency from April 22 to May 7 in Dallas, Texas to one fiction or nonfiction writer who has not traditionally published a book. The winning resident was provided with admission to the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denali National Park, AK
Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve in central Alaska offers 10-day residencies from late February through March and from June through mid-September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tempe, AZ

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

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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, was held from June 25 to July 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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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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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
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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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 woman poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. The resident will be provided with a $1,000...

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2017
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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