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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers workshops in poetry from June 20 to June 27 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 6 to July 13 in Squaw Valley, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The program features...

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Event Date: June 20, 2020
Application Deadline: March 28, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 28, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2018
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference was held from May 24 to May 26 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference featured craft talks, publishing discussions, agent consultations, manuscript reviews,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bainbridge Island, WA
Bloedel
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The Cuba Writers Program was held from May 2 to May 10 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as lectures on Cuban history and culture, cultural activities, and opportunities to...

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Fiction
Cuttyhunk, MA

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction writers will be held from September 16 to 23 and October 2 to 9 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. The residency offers...

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Event Date: September 16, 2020
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The 2018 Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 10 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops with editors, publishers, and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tempe, AZ

The 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 21 to February 22 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

The third annual DISQUIET Azores Residency, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, was held from July 7 to July 16 at the Hotel do Colégio in Ponta Delgada on Portugal’s São Miguel Island. The residency featured time to write,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lisbon, Portugal

The 2020 DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Centro Nacional de Cultura, will be held from June 21 to July 3 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: June 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: January 3, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers four- and five-week residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco...

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Application Deadline: March 16, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Temecula, CA

The Dorland Mountain Arts Colony offers residencies of up to 12 weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the secluded hills overlooking the Temecula Valley in southern California. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

Two-week residencies during the month of March are offered to two women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided...

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Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March 2019 to June 2019 to emerging poets living in New York City. Each fellow receives a $500 honorarium, a $100 travel stipend, and access to weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crete, Greece
Event Horizon

Event Horizon offers residencies of up to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The Fiction Meets Science Program in Northwest Germany offers up to three three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel, short story collection, memoir, or narrative nonfiction work in which science is...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 7 to August 21 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty and presenters include poets Erin Belieu, Traci Brimhall, Mahogany L...

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Event Date: June 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 10, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler

The 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival was held on September 22nd on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. The festival, which celebrated Florida’s culture and heritage by honoring authors who lived in or wrote about the...

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Poetry
Derry, NH

The sixth annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference will be held from June 19 to June 21 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conference features workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets. The faculty...

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Event Date: June 19, 2020
Application Deadline: June 4, 2020
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The sixth annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 5 to July 11 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: July 5, 2020
Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from August 2 to August 8 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Event Date: August 2, 2020
Application Deadline: June 28, 2020
Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2018 Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries was held from March 22 to March 24 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference, open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spokane, WA

The 2020 Get Lit! Festival will be held from April 16 to April 19 at various venues in and around Spokane, Washington, and in the neighboring towns of Cheney, Washington, and Couer d’Alene, Idaho. Many events will take place at the Montvale Event...

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Event Date: April 16, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Good Hart, MI

The Good Hart Residency Program offers two- to three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Good Hart, Michigan, a rural town on the scenic route known as the "Tunnel of Trees," within walking distance to...

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