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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.

Poetry
Manchester, VT

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from June 9 to June 12 at Truchas Peaks Place in Truchas, New Mexico. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts with...

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Event Date: June 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Tahoe, CA

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley offers summer workshops in poetry from June 24 to July 1 and in fiction and creative nonfiction from July 9 to July 15 in Squaw Valley, near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains....

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Event Date: June 24, 2017
Application Deadline: March 28, 2017
Creative Nonfiction
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference will be held from May 26 to May 27 on the campus of Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference features master classes, craft discussions, publishing talks, pitch sessions, and...

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Event Date: May 26, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Havana, Cuba
Cuba

The 2017 Cuba Writers Program will be held from April 27 to May 5 in Havana, Cuba. The program featured mixed-genre workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers. Other features include lectures, cultural activities, and opportunities to meet with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dallas, TX

The Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop hosted its sixth annual writers’ conference from May 4 to May 5 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels and workshops...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 10th annual Dallas Fort-Worth Writers’ Workshop for fiction and nonfiction writers was held from May 6 to May 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction; panels with editors,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Euless, TX

The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Workshop offered a paid residency from April 22 to May 7 in Dallas, Texas to one fiction or nonfiction writer who has not traditionally published a book. The winning resident was provided with admission to the...

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Application Deadline: March 22, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denali National Park, AK
Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve in central Alaska offers 10-day residencies from late February through March and from June through mid-September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tempe, AZ

The 2017 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held from February 16 to February 18 on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The conference featured lectures, panel discussions, readings, and craft classes...

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Application Deadline: February 9, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Flanders, Belgium

Dickinson House offers residencies from one to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Dickinson House in East Flanders, Belgium, about 50 miles west of Brussels. Residencies of up to the three months are occasionally...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: September 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lisbon, Portugal

The seventh annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, will be held from June 25 to July 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: June 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers monthlong residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 580-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San...

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Application Deadline: March 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offers residencies from July through September and November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50-acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marshall, NC

Doe Branch Ink offered retreats for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Marshall, North Carolina. The retreat included workshops with a writer-in-residence as well as time to write....

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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...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Columbia, TN

The 2016 Duck River Writers’ Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on April 16 on the campus of the Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, craft talks,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Dennis Lehane and Anita Shreve

The 13th annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise was held from January 14 to January 21, 2017, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference featured lectures, panels, roundtable discussions...

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
Financial Aid Deadline: November 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, offered a two- to three-week residency to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer. The resident was provided with a $1,000 stipend, work space, and lodging...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montauk, NY

The Edward F. Albee Foundation offers four- and six-week residencies from June to mid-October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in Montauk, New...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Birchwood, WI

Elephant Rock Summer Solstice Retreat for Writing and Yoga offered five-day residencies from June 16 to June 21 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Stout's Island Lodge on Red Cedar Lake in Birchwood, Wisconsin. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Livingston, MT

The 2016 Elk River Writer’s Workshop was held from August 8 to August 11 at Chico Hot Springs Resort in Paradise Valley, Montana. The conference featured workshops, seminars, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction writers,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paonia, CO

Elsewhere Studios offers residencies of one to six months year-round in...

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
Poetry
New York, NY

Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March to June 2017, to poets living in New York City. The twelve-week fellowship program includes weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and free access to guest speaker appearances and...

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot, structure, or...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 12 to August 25 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Themed weeks include the Annual Poetry Festival and A Celebration of Memoir:...

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Event Date: June 12, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: April 14, 2017

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