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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.

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 will be 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 offers daily...

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Event Date: February 5, 2017
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
Poetry
San Francisco, CA

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

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Event Date: March 23, 2017
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, will be held from February 9 to February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The conference offers workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as writing for...

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Event Date: February 9, 2017
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 14th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 12, 2017, to January 22, 2017, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a traditional village at the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from Mexico...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Inside the guest cottage at University of Arizona Poetry Center.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson offered a residency of two to four weeks between June 1 and August 31 to a poet. The resident was provided with an apartment located near the University of Arizona Poetry Center...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilmington, NC

The 2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington Summer Writers Conference was held from June 26 to June 28 in Wilmington. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as craft discussions and readings. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 48th annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference will be held from March 22 to March 24 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This year’s theme is “Citizen.” The conference features workshops in...

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Event Date: March 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Fe, NM

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Summer Writers’ Conference (formerly the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference) was held from July 24 to July 31 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The conference featured weekend and...

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Application Deadline: July 24, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Salt Lake City, UT

The 2012 Utah Humanities Council Book Festival was held on October 20 at the City Library in Salt Lake City. The festival featured readings, open mikes, and bookmaking and printmaking demonstrations. All events were free and open to the public....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Las Vegas, NV

The 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival was held from November 1 to November 3 at various venues in Las Vegas. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and book signings....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 22nd annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 7 to August 13 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. The conference, designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, features...

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Event Date: August 7, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers two- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of the northern Green Mountains...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

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

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
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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