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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, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and other artists on a 450-acre estate at the foothills of the Blue Ridge...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses in Deep France, taught by Marilyn Kallet, was held from May 12 to May...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 14, 2014
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 19th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 20 to March 24, 2013, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival offered readings, panels, and discussions with writers and publishing...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 16 at the Boar’s Head Inn just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The conference offered workshops, craft lectures, readings, and panels for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Anchorage, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of seven to nine days from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

The 2013 Voices Summer Writing Workshops for writers of color, presented by the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, was held from June 23 to June 29 on the University of California campus in Berkeley. The program offered workshops in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Coral Gables, FL

The VONA/Voices Summer Workshops and Residencies was held from June 21 to June 27 and from June 28 to July 4 at the University of Miami at Coral Gables for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers of color. The workshops offered workshops,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Louis, MO

The 2012 Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Seminar was held from July 13 to July 21 on the university's campus in St. Louis. The conference featured lectures and for-credit workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bethesda, MD

The 2015 Books Alive! Washington Writers Conference was held on April 25 at the Bethesda Marriot at Pook’s Hill in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered panels and talks for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as one-on-...

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Poetry
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Residency was offered from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in in Santee, South Carolina. Residents were provided with a private or shared cabin that included a full kitchen, and access to the Watering...

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2016
Not Genre-Specific
Santee, SC

The 2016 Watering Hole Poetry Retreat was held from December 26 to December 30 at Santee State Park in Santee, South Carolina. The conference, which was dedicated to poets of color, featured salon style daily workshops, craft talks, and readings...

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Northfield, MN

The Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop, sponsored by Hamline University's MFA in Creative Writing program, was held from July 24 to July 29 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ashfield, MA

Wellspring House offers residencies of one week to one month, with longer stays available, year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a renovated carriage house in the village of Ashfield,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Middletown, CT

The 61st annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 14 to June 18 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as master classes, craft...

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Event Date: June 14, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 18, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charleston, WV

The 2012 West Virginia Book Festival was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Charleston Civic Center in downtown Charleston. The festival featured readings, author signings, and a book fair. Past participating writers included fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers monthlong residencies from March through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north of the Columbia River....

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wayne, NJ

The 2017 William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference was held on April 8 at the WPU campus in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles northwest of New York City. The conference featured readings and workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Galloway, NJ

The 24th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 13 to January 16, 2017, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: November 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Madison, WI

The 11th annual Wisconsin Book Festival was held from November 7 to November 11, 2012, at various venues in downtown Madison. The festival featured readings; panels; open mikes; conversations with authors, editors, and publishers; and an...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival was held on November 5 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival featured author discussions, readings, a book fair, and pop-up events....

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Fiction
Edale, England

The 2016 WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat was held from June 24 to July 1 in Edale, England, a farming valley located in the region’s peak district. The retreat offered a weeklong fiction workshop led by Pamela Painter,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Thomas, WV

Workshops in Thomas was held from October 17 to October 19 in Thomas, West Virginia, a rural mountain town on the edge of Canaan Valley and the Monongahela National Forest. Workshops were offered to poets and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Literary Bohemian’s Write Away Writers Retreat was held from August 31 to September 4 at the Krumlov House in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. The retreat offered workshops, private mentoring sessions, local excursions, and time to write...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 31st annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference was held from September 30 to October 2 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

Writefest: A Festival For Emerging Writers was held from February 22 to February 28 at Silver Street Studios in Houston, Texas. The festival featured workshops in short prose and poetry, presentations, critique sessions, editor panels, author...

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