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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
Chautauqua, NY

The 15th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 20 to June 23 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: June 20, 2018
Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD

The 7th annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 24 to June 30 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

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

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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 through August 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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Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

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

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 17 to June 23 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. ...

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Event Date: June 17, 2018
Application Deadline: April 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in the Oregon Coast Range from August 4 to August 17, and from August 19 to...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Poetry
Whidbey Island, WA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from June 8 to June 11 at Truchas Peaks Place in Truchas, New Mexico, and from July 20 to July 23 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features evaluation and...

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Event Date: June 8, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 23 to June 30 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 8 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains....

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Application Deadline: March 28, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2018
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference will be held from May 24 to May 26 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference features craft talks, publishing discussions, agent consultations, manuscript...

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Event Date: May 24, 2018
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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program will be held from May 14 to May 22 in Havana, Cuba. The program features mixed-genre workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as lectures, cultural activities, and opportunities to meet with Cuban writers and...

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Event Date: May 14, 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cuttyhunk Island, MA
Cuttyhunk Island

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction and nonfiction writers will be held from June 25 to July 7, and from September 17 to September 24, at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The 2018 Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 9 to June 10 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops with editors, publishers,...

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Event Date: June 9, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 2018 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 22 to February 24 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and...

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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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lisbon, Portugal

The eighth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, will be held from July 1 to July 13 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: July 1, 2018
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 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San...

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Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
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 offers workshops for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. The May 27 to June 2 workshop in fiction and creative nonfiction will be led by Philip Gerard...

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

The 14th annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise was held from January 13, 2018, to January 20, 2018, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference featured lectures, panels, roundtable...

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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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