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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.

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 24 to August 21 for poets and fiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 20 miles from Marseille. Residents are...

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Poetry
Waco, TX

The 2017 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 15 to March 17 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI

The 2017 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from June 1 to June 5 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

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

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Event Date: April 23, 2018
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The 2016 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference was held from November 9 to November 13, 2016, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

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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 2017 Boston Book Festival was on October 28 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
Brattleboro, VT

The 16th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 12 to October 15 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Erice, Italy

The 2016 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference will be held from September 18 to September 24 in Erice, an ancient hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The conference features intensive six-person workshops in poetry, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT

The 2017 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2017 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 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

The 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 16 to August 26 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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY

The 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 18 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, and a book fair. Participants included poets Tina Chang, Yusef...

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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 March 1 through June 30, 2018, to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
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: 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 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Retreat was held from March 23 to March 26 in the Algiers Point neighborhood, a short ferry ride from the French Quarter. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in Portland Writing Retreat was held from April 22 to April 24 in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. The retreat featured workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Granada, Spain

The 2017 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Granada Writing Retreat will be held from August 2 to August 6 at the Hotel Guadalupe in Granada, Spain. The retreat features workshops, craft seminars, and time to write for poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 55th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 3 to August 6 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 2017 Catamaran Writing Conference will be held from August 6 to August 10 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference features workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Port Townsend, WA

The 2017 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference was held from July 16 to July 23 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 conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 14th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 15 to June 18 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD

The 6th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference was held from June 18 to June 24 on the St. Mary’s College campus in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. The conference featured lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 27th annual Chicago Humanities Festival was held from October 29 to November 12 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2016 festival was “Speed.” The annual event featured panel discussions, performances, and...

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