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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
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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saint Augustine, FL

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
Franconia, NH

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

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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
Reisterstown, MD

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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Conference will be held online from October 16 to October 18. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event is open to fiction and nonfiction writers. The first two days of the conference feature panels, presentations,...

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Event Date: October 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a private cottage that...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to ten-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are...

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Event Date: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: June 26, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Piggott, AR

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center offers a monthlong residency in June to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer in Piggott, Arkansas. The resident will receive a $1,000 stipend, lodging in a private loft apartment, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents were provided a private room, work space,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Manhattan, NV

Ike’s Canyon Ranch offers residencies from June 16 to June 29, July 7 to July 20, and September 1 to September 21 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 67-acre ranch in the foothills of Toquima Range, surrounded by...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Manhattan, NV

Ike’s Canyon Ranch offers weeklong workshops for fiction and creative nonfiction writers on a 67-acre ranch in the foothills of Toquima Range, surrounded by national forest in the high plains desert of central Nevada. “Silk Gowns and Cowboy Hats...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2019 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 1 to June 5 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, and readings for poets,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Interlochen, MI

The 14th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 10 to June 13 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. The retreat featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well...

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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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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Iowa City, IA

The 33rd annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival will be held in June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels over the age of 18, features more than 125 weeklong and weekend-long workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual James River Writers Conference will be held online from October 9 to October 11. The conference will feature pitch sessions with agents and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Event Date: October 9, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

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

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference was held from June 8 to June 12 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, panels,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kauai, HI

The 2019 Kauai Writers Conference was held from November 4 to November 10 at the Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai’i. The conference featured master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as agent pitch sessions,...

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Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The Kaz Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference was held from November 7 to November 10 at the Southampton Inn in Southampton, New York. The conference featured workshops, author roundtables, publishing panels, and readings for nonfiction writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2019 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held from November 10 to November 16 at various venues in Lexington. The Kentucky Book Fair, the convention-style event that is the festival’s cornerstone, was held on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offers weeklong workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation in June and July at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The faculty includes poets David Baker, Rodger Kamenetz, Carl...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

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