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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
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

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
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 2020 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 26 to July 30 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, readings, and literary-themed excursions for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA

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
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
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held online from October 9 to October 12 and from November 13 to November 16. The conference features workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with editors and publishers. The faculty for the...

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Event Date: October 9, 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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2018
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference was held from May 24 to May 26 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference featured craft talks, publishing discussions, agent consultations, manuscript reviews,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bainbridge Island, WA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 2 to May 10 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as lectures on Cuban history and culture, cultural activities, and opportunities to...

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Fiction
Cuttyhunk, MA

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction writers will be held from September 16 to 23 and October 2 to 9 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. The residency offers...

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Event Date: September 16, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The 2018 Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 10 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops with editors, publishers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tempe, AZ

The 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 21 to February 22 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

The third annual DISQUIET Azores Residency, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, was held from July 7 to July 16 at the Hotel do Colégio in Ponta Delgada on Portugal’s São Miguel Island. The residency featured time to write,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers four- and five-week residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco...

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Application Deadline: March 16, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Temecula, CA

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in southern California. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

Two- or three-week residencies during the month of March are offered to three women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided with a $1...

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Application Deadline: September 7, 2020
Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March 2019 to June 2019 to emerging poets living in New York City. Each fellow receives a $500 honorarium, a $100 travel stipend, and access to weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crete, Greece

Event Horizon offers residencies of up to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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