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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.

ALERT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some literary events are being canceled or postponed. Be sure to check with the event sponsor before making plans.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2018 Boston Book Festival was held on October 13 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Most events were free and open to the public. Visit the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The Boston Literary District and Emerson College offered a monthlong residency from July 15 to August 15 in downtown Boston to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer from New England. The resident was provided with a private apartment and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 18th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 17 to October 20 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Richard Blanco,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2020 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 10 to June 16 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world...

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Event Date: June 10, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2020 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 20 to September 26 at the Hotel Villa San Giovanni in the ancient hilltop town of Erice, on the western coast of Sicily. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Event Date: September 20, 2020
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2020 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 10 to June 16 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, features translation workshops in poetry, fiction...

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Event Date: June 10, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2020 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 12 to August 22 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes,...

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Event Date: August 12, 2020
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The fourth annual Broadleaf Writers Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The conference featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as panels and individual...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word, Cross-Genre
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 14th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held from September 16 to September 23 at various venues in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Jericho Brown, Tina Chang, Rigoberto...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic town of Messejana, Portugal. Residents are provided with private lodging and shared work...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Rhinebeck, NY

The Cagibi Fall 2018 Hudson Valley Writing Retreat was held from October 18 to October 21 in Rhinebeck, New York. The retreat featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2020 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat was held from March 19 to March 22 at the Pelham Hotel, a five-minute walk from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

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Application Deadline: March 10, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will be held from July 16 to July 21 at the Hôtel du Midi Paris Montparnasse and museums and other cultural sites throughout Paris. The retreat features writing and publishing...

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Event Date: July 16, 2020
Application Deadline: May 30, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 2019 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 1 to August 4 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2019 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from August 4 to August 8 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2019 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference was held from July 14 to July 21 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2020 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 24 to June 27 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and...

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Event Date: June 24, 2020
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: April 30, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary’s City, MD

The ninth annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference will be held from June 21 to June 27 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference features lectures, craft talks, readings, panel discussions, and daily workshops in...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 2019 Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, was held on June 21 and June 22 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the scenic coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham, WA

The 10th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books, will be held on June 26 and June 27 on the campus of Whatcom Community College in the coastal city of Bellingham, Washington. The conference...

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Event Date: June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: June 26, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 21 to June 27 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features manuscript workshops, generative workshops, readings, and craft lectures for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: May 28, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 28, 2020
Poetry
Arlington, VT

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from May 1 to May 4 at the Arlington Inn in Arlington, Vermont. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets, editors, and...

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Event Date: May 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Greenfield, MA

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from July 17 to July 20 at the Brandt House in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets,...

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Event Date: July 17, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Acton, MA

A one-day Colrain Poetry Manuscript Retreat was held on March 14 at the Barred Owl Retreat in Leicester, Massachusetts. The faculty included poets and editors Joan Houlihan and Ellen Doré Watson. The cost of the retreat was $475, which included ...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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