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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.

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, will be held from July 28 to July 30 in Woodstock, Vermont. The festival features workshops, readings, discussions, and a book fair for poets,...

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Event Date: July 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2017 Boston Book Festival will be held on October 28 at various venues in Boston. The festival features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Participating writers will be announced in June....

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Event Date: October 28, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 15th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 13 to October 16 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
Frost Cabin

The 2017 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference will be 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...

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Event Date: June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: June 3, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2017 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, includes translation workshops in...

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Event Date: June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middlebury, VT
Bread Loafers

The 2017 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 16 to August 26 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference includes workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures,...

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Event Date: August 16, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

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 July 1 to November 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 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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Application Deadline: June 16, 2017
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 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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Application Deadline: February 25, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR
Portland

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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Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
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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Event Date: August 2, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hyannis, MA

The 54th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 4 to August 7 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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Application Deadline: July 22, 2016
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
Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2017 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be 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...

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Event Date: July 16, 2017
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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Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Mary's City, MD
St Marys

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

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2016 Chicago Writers Conference was held from September 23 to September 25 at Conference Chicago. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and pitch sessions with agents and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fall Creek, WI
Cirenaica resident

The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild offers five, three-day residencies from June 8 to July 24 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at Cirenaica, a secluded lodge located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, near the village of Fall Creek....

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hamilton, NY

The Colgate Writers’ Conference will be held from June 11 to June 17 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The conference features workshops, readings, craft talks, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. ...

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Event Date: June 11, 2017
Application Deadline: April 21, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers from August 5 to August 18 and from August 21 to September 3 in the Oregon Coast Range. The residency is...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

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