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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
Lincoln, NE

The 2012 Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 9 to June 15 on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln. The program features panels, workshops, and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty in...

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Poetry, Fiction
Evansville, IN

The New Harmony Writers Workshop was held from June 26 to July 2 on the University of Southern Indiana campus in New Harmony, Indiana. The program featured workshops in poetry and prose, as well as readings, craft lectures,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 2, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offers residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents are provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute was held from July 1 to July 26 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program featured two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tulsa, OK

The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 14 to October 15 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Malibu, CA

The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony offers weeklong workshops from mid-June to mid-August for six poets, six fiction writers, and six nonfiction writers in Malibu, California. In addition, twelve writers will be chosen for a three-week...

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Application Deadline: April 18, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference will be held on April 22 at the Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. The conference features intensive...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlotte, NC

The 2016 North Carolina Writers' Network Squire Summer Writing Residency was held from June 23 to June 26 at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Asheville, NC

The 2016 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 4 to November 6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sedro-Woolley, WA
North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades Institute offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction throughout the year at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crescent City, CA

The 12th annual North Coast Redwoods Writers' Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 on the campus of the College of the Redwoods in Crescent City, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kingston, RI

The 2013 Ocean State Summer Writing Conference was held from June 20 to June 22 on the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on May 10 at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings. Participating writers in 2013 included poets Fred Andrle,...

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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 will be held from March 21 to March 27 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat features workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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Event Date: March 27, 2017
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

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