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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
Boulder, CO

The 40th annual Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, presented by the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, was held from June 2 to June 28 in Boulder, Colorado. This 2014 theme was "Anthropocene.” The program featured open genre...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2014
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sun Valley, ID

The 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference was held from August 17 to August 20 at the Sun Valley Resort in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cedarville, CA

The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference was held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
LaPorte, IN
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Taleamor Park offers two and three-week residencies from May 6 through October 28 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Taleamor Park, located on LaPrairie Farm in northern Indiana, near Chicago and Lake Michigan. Writers...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tatamagouche, Canada

The 2012 Tatamagouche Center Independent Writer's Retreat was held from August 5 to August 10 at the Tatamagouche Center in...

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Not Genre-Specific
New Orleans, LA

The 30th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held from March 30 to April 3 at various venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The festival featured panels, master classes, a book fair, musical events...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
McMinnville, OR

The 2017 Terroir Creative Writing Festival, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, will be held on April 22 on the Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2014 Texas Book Festival was held from October 25 to October 26 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin. The festival featured panels, book signings, discussions, and a book fair. All events were free and open to the public. Call, e-mail, or...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Plume, PA

The 2016 Gathering will be held from July 15 to July 17 at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. The conference features lectures and performances for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The theme this year is “...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fishers Island, NY

The Lighthouse Works offers residencies from March 13 to April 26, 2017, and from May 9 to June 20, 2017 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on Fishers Island, New York. Residents are provided with a private room, work...

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Event Date: March 13, 2017
Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland
Moth Residencies

The Moth offers one and two-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn on a country lane near Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Both emerging and published...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific
Bethesda, MD

The Writer’s Center Publish Now: Find Your Path to Publication Conference was held on June 13 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with agents and editors for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The Writer’s Hotel 2017 NYC Writer's Conference will be held from June 7 to June 13 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Algonquin Hotel, and the Cassa Hotel. The master class offers workshops,...

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Event Date: June 7, 2017
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bolinas, CA

Writing as a Pathway through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change, for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, was held from October 7 to October 13 at the Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas, California. The conference offered daily workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bali, Indonesia

The 2014 Writer’s Journey Bali: Write, Travel, Transform retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 21 to July 5 in the towns of Candidasa, Ubud, and Munduk, Bali. The conference offered writing...

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Creative Nonfiction
Columbus, OH

Thurber House offers a four-week residency in September and October to a nonfiction writer (including creative nonfiction) in the boyhood home of James Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. Writers who have published a book within the past three years or...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 15th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 9 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents...

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Event Date: July 9, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: March 27, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Newport, OR

The Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop was held from January 30 to February 2 for fiction writers and from February 6 to February 9 for creative nonfiction writers at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in the Nye Beach district near Newport, Oregon. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 13th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 11 to June 16 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 11, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico

The fourth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held from February 5 to February 11, 2017, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in the “Pueblo Mágico” village of Todos Santos, Mexico. The retreat offered daily...

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Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
Poetry
San Francisco, CA

The fifth annual Tupelo Press Writing Conference was held on March 23 and March 24 in San Francisco, and on March 25 and March 26 in Berkeley. Each session included a two-day poetry workshop, led by poet and Tupelo editor...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Oaxaca, Mexico

The 2016 U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference was held from October 31 to November 4 at the Becari Language School in Oaxaca, Mexico. The conference featured workshops in poetry and translation, as well as panel discussions, readings...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 9 to February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as writing for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from mid-August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles southeast of...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orvieto, Italy

The 2012 Umbria Writing and Publishing Workshop was held from June 28 to July 2 in the Umbrian hill town of...

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