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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
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours was held from August 16 to August 23 and from September 6 to September 13 in Galway, Ireland. The tours offered workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and tours of local attractions for fiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2017 Jackson Hole Writers Conference will be held from June 22 to June 24 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as talks, readings, and manuscript...

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Event Date: June 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of James Merrill in Stonington, Connecticut....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 14th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 14 to October 16 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured master classes, meetings with agents, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-May to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan, Wyoming....

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban space, at a house in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain...

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

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 18 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference will be held from June 9 to June 13 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, consultations...

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Event Date: June 9, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kapaa, HI

The 2016 Kauai Writers Conference was held from November 4 to November 6 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kapaa, Hawaii. The conference featured craft talks, publishing presentations, agent consultations, and readings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Book Fair

The 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council, was held on November 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 38th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 16 and September 17 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The...

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Application Deadline: August 12, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from June 17 to June 24 and from July 8 to July 15 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A non-language-specific workshop for literary translators...

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Event Date: June 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orlando, FL

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers four three-month residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac’s former cottage home in Orlando, Florida. Residents receive housing and a food stipend of...

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Application Deadline: March 12, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2016
Poetry
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat will be held from June 21 to June 25 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat features poetry and fiction workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and a public...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Fiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 2015 LA Writers Conference was held on March 14 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, readings, and craft talks for fiction writers. The 2015 conference theme was “Imagination: The Fiction Writer’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oshkosh, WI

The 2017 Lakefly Writers Conference was held from May 12 to May 13 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference featured workshops, talks, and a bookfair for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers residencies from September 9 to September 23 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with...

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Event Date: September 9, 2017
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Paul Auster,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denver, CO

The tenth annual Lighthouse Lit Fest was held from June 5 to June 19 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, one-on-one...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Calistoga, CA

Lit Camp, sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Grotto, will be held from May 18 to May 21, at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, California. The conference feature workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2012 Literary Writers Conference–New York City was held from November 8 to November 9, 2012, at the New School University. The conference featured panels on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participants...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 2016 LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 23 to September 25 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The conference featured workshops, readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty...

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