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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.

ALERT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some literary events are being canceled or postponed. Be sure to check with the event sponsor before making plans.

Fiction
Online

The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured presentations, panels, pitch sessions with agents and editors, query critiques, and social events for historical...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2022 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 27 to May 1 at the Edition Hotel in Reykjavík. The retreat featured workshops, panels, lectures, and time to write, as well as tours of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2022 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 2 to June 5 in Bloomington, Indiana. Participating writers included poet Nicky Beer, fiction writers Peter Kispert and Shruti Swamy, and nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Ashley C...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cleveland, OH

The 8th annual Inkubator Writing Conference, sponsored by Literary Cleveland and joining Cleveland Book Week, was held on September 9 and September 10 at the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. The conference featured workshops, craft...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2018 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 15 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2022 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held in person from June 23 to June 25 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with the option to attend virtually. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 20th annual James River Writers Conference will be held online and in person from October 7 to October 9. The conference will start with online master classes on October 7, followed by in-person events on October 8 and 9 at the Greater...

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Event Date: October 7, 2022
Application Deadline: October 3, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Artist Residency program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles southeast of Sheridan,...

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Event Date: January 15, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute was held from June 19 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2022 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was held from May 14 to May 17 in Homer, Alaska, with a view of the snow-capped mountain ranges across Kachemak Bay. The conference featured craft classes, as well as craft conversations, readings, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kauai, HI

The 2022 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 7 to November 13 at the Royal Sonesta Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai’i. The conference features master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as agent pitch...

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Event Date: November 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2022 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, will be held October 27 and October 29 in Lexington, Kentucky. The festival will include a ticketed luncheon with fiction and nonfiction writer Geraldine Brooks and biographer and...

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Event Date: October 27, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round to writers of all genres, including poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Burr Oak forests of Nebraska City, Nebraska....

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Event Date: January 2, 2023
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Big Sur, CA

The 2022 Lit Camp was held from May 22 to May 27 at both the Bell Valley Retreat Center and the Boonville Hotel in Mendocino County, California. The conference featured workshops, panels, and craft talks for fiction writers and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s 16th annual Lit Fest was held online from June 4 to June 13; the festival was also held in person at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop headquarters in Denver as public health guidelines allowed. The festival...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Literary Writers Conference was held online from December 2 to December 4. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured agent pitch sessions, pitch clinics, a query letter clinic, and...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 14th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 24 to September 26 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 16th annual LiTFUSE UNiTE Poetry Workshop was held from September 23 to September 25 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Knoxville, TN

Loghaven offers residencies of two- to six-weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in five rehabilitated historic log cabins and newly-built facilities on surrounding grounds in Knoxville, Tennessee. The residency is...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Rose Beach, FL

The 2022 Longleaf Writers Conference was held from May 14 to May 21 at the Seaside Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-one consultations...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell offers residencies of up to six weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 450 acres near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work space, and all...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Macondo Writers Workshop, sponsored by Trinity University, was held online from July 26 to July 30. The conference featured writing workshops, seminars, and free public readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard,...

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Poetry
North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA Assets for Artists offers two retreats of three to six days in June and October for poets. The 2022 summer retreat took place from June 7 to June 14 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The retreat included ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ft. Bragg, CA

The 2022 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference was held from August 4 to August 6 on the Mendocino Coast in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, panels, one-on-one...

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