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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
Stockholm, Sweden

The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at a furnished cottage in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging and a...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 23 to August 20 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 30 minutes from...

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Application Deadline: February 4, 2018
Poetry
Waco, TX

The 2018 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 21 to March 23 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2018 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from May 31 to June 4 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize

The 2018 Belize Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 23, 2018, to April 28, 2018, at a beachfront eco-lodge in Belize. The conference featured panels, workshops, master classes and critique sessions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodstock, VT

The ninth annual Bookstock Literary Festival, sponsored by Sustainable Woodstock, was held from July 28 to July 30 in Woodstock, Vermont. The festival featured workshops, readings, discussions, and a book fair for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

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

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Event Date: October 13, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 17th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival will be held from October 11 to October 14 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival features readings, panels, and special events. Participants include poets...

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Event Date: October 11, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Frost Cabin

The 2018 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 1 to June 7 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2018 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 1 to June 7 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, included translation workshops in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2018 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 15 to August 25 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference included workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft...

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Creative Nonfiction
Sperlonga, Italy
Hotel Aurora

The Breathe Free Press Essayist Retreat was held from June 3 to June 13 at an oceanfront hotel in Sperlonga, Italy, on the Lazio Coast between Rome and Naples. The retreat offered eight nonfiction writers time to complete, develop, or begin a new...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be held from September 10 to September 17 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants include poets Eve L. Ewing, Tarfia...

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Event Date: September 10, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from March through November to midcareer 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, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to six 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 will be held from October 18 to October 21 in Rhinebeck, New York. The retreat features daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, and time to write for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Event Date: October 18, 2018
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sisters, OR

Caldera offers monthlong residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Camac: Centre D'Art—Marnay Art Centre

Camac: The Centre d'Art Marnay Art Cenre offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Retreat was held from April 13 to April 16 in the Algiers Point neighborhood, a short ferry ride from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

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Application Deadline: March 20, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat was held from August 1 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France
Paris

The 2018 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Paris Writing Retreat will be held from July 25 to July 30 in the heart of the Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris, France. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, literary...

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Osterville, MA

The 56th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 2 to August 5 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2018 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from August 5 to August 9 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 2018 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 15 to July 22 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 15th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 20 to June 23 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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