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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
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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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
Forest Grove, OR
Seaside Pacific Residency

The Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, will be held from January 4 to January 14, 2018, in Seaside, Oregon. The conference features craft talks, workshops, panels, readings...

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Event Date: January 4, 2018
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 14th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held from January 15, 2018, to January 20, 2018, in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel...

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Event Date: January 15, 2018
Application Deadline: November 10, 2017
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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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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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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Poetry
Round Top, TX

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

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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, 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 seventh annual Poets on the Coast weekend writing retreat for women poets was held from September 8 to September 10 at the Country Inn in the historic river town of La Conner, Washington. The retreat included a poetry...

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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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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Beijing, China

The Red Gate Residency Program offers residencies of one month to six months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in loft spaces and apartments in Beijing. Residents are provided with housing and work space. The residency...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. George, UT

The 20th annual Redrock Creative Writing Seminar was held on March 5 at the Pioneer Center for the Arts in St. George, Utah, approximately 40 miles west of Zion National Park. The seminar featured classes and readings in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in Palm Springs, California, to poets, fiction writers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Napanoch, NY

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks from June to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pickens, SC

The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Residents are provided with lodging and work space...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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