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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 46th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2018 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 20 to April 22 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bronxville, NY

The fifth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers will be held on June 23 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference features panels and pitch sessions with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 15 to February 18 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry, Fiction
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture offers residencies of up to three months year-round for poets and fiction writers at the Seoul Art Space_Yeonhui in Seoul, Korea. The urban-pastoral space, located on the former grounds of the City History...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 29th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 17 to July 29 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and fiction...

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Application Deadline: March 20, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Positano, Italy

The 11th annual Sirenland Writers Conference was held from April 2, 2017, to April 8, 2017, at Le Sirenuse Hotel in Positano, Italy, located 35 miles south of Naples on the Amalfi Coast. The conference featured workshops in...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 10 biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2018 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference was held from September 8 to September 9 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of two to five weeks from May 15 to September 15 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 23 acres of countryside near Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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Application Deadline: March 10, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Occidental, CA
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The 2018 Sonoma County Writers Camp for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from August 1 to August 5, and from October 18 to October 22 at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center in Occidental, California,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sioux Falls, SD

The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books was held from October 28 to October 30 in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY
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The 44th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 10 to July 21 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference features...

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Event Date: July 10, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Not Genre-Specific
Picton, Canada

Spark Box Studio offers residencies from two days to two months at a century home located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, to emerging and established writers and artists. Residents are provided with lodging and a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival was held from April 19 to April 21 in venues located in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The biennial festival, which “celebrates the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Truth or Consequences, NM

Starry Night Retreat offers residencies of two weeks to a year to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Hot Springs Historic District of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Residents are provided with private...

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

The ninth annual Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference features workshops in fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Huntsville, AL

Story Tree Farm offers six-day retreats from February through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a five-acre farm outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately ninety minutes south of Nashville. Each retreat...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offers monthlong residencies to emerging and established poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Residents are provided with private...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 31st annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 9 to July 15 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction
Nairobi, Kenya

The 2012 Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya was held from December 8 to December 22 in...

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Poetry, Fiction
Boulder, CO

The 40th annual Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, presented by the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, was held from June 2 to June 28 in Boulder, Colorado. This 2014 theme was "Anthropocene.” The program featured open genre...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2014
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sun Valley, ID

The 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference was held from August 17 to August 20 at the Sun Valley Resort in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cedarville, CA

The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference was held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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