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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
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offered two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 7 to October 11 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and...

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Poetry
Cannon Beach, OR

The 2020 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women was held from September 11 to September 13 at the Hallmark Inn in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The retreat featured a poetry workshop, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held online from November 5 to November 21. The festival featured events including author discussions and writing workshops. Participating authors included poets Natalie Diaz, Naomi...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

Red Mountain Press offered two- and four-week residencies from November 14 to December 12 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a private home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Residents were provided with private lodging,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Palm Springs, CA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to two weeks during February 2021 in Palm Springs, California, to poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain, and Havana and Trinidad, Cuba

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of at least ten days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round in Madrid, Spain, and during the summer in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. Residents in Spain will be...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers’ Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 20 to August 1 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: July 20, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: July 14, 2021
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week collaborative residencies in August and September to pairs of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in the Oregon Coast Range. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nérac, France
Studio Faire garden

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October to artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offers monthlong residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Old Town campus in the Duval Street neighborhood in Key West, Florida. Residents are provided with private lodging and work...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
Taleamor Park Farmhouse_Clifford_Peterson

Taleamor Park offers two-week residencies from May through September and residencies of at least two weeks from October to April to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a scenic 350-acre working grain farm in northern...

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

The 2020 Texas Book Festival was held online from October 31 to November 15, with adult programming from November 6 to November 15. The festival featured panels and discussions with more than 125 writers. Participating authors included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Norfolk, CT

The Cabins retreat was held from June 18 to June 22 in cabins on Tobey Pond in the Great Mountain Forest near Norfolk, Connecticut. The retreat offered collaborative, interdisciplinary presentations and group exercises led by and for attendees,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to six weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn in Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Residents are provided with private lodging...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
New York, NY

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Fiction Weekend will be held online from May 20 to May 24. The conference features workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, and readings by faculty and as well as...

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Event Date: May 20, 2021
Application Deadline: April 19, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26.  The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop will be held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The eighth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held online from January 31, 2021, to February 6, 2021. The workshop offered daily workshops and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Christopher...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held online from February 18 to February 21. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, lectures, and a keynote presentation. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

Ucross offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from 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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Fiction
Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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