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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
North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA offers two retreats of three to six days in June and October for poets. The summer retreat will take place from May 31 to June 6 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The retreat includes daily prompts,...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1, 2023
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY

Millay Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency includes...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2023 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 20 to June 25 in Minnesota’s Northwoods at Bemidji State University. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript...

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Event Date: June 20, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 10, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Translation
Napa, CA

The 2023 Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 30 to August 4 on the main campus of Napa Valley College in Napa, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft talks and...

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Event Date: July 30, 2023
Application Deadline: April 17, 2023
Financial Aid Deadline: April 17, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 16th National Black Writers Conference, “The Beautiful Struggle: Black Writers Lighting the Way,” was held virtually, as a series of webinars, from March 30 to April 2. The 2022 NBWC examined “the ways that texts by Black writers document...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2023 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held from March 31 to April 1 in the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at Medgar Evers College, as well as online. The symposium will feature scholarly presentations, roundtable...

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Event Date: March 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wrightsville Beach, NC

The 2022 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 18 to November 20 at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greensboro, NC

The 2022 North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference was held on April 23, both in person at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and online. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greenville, NC

The 2021 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 22 to July 25 at Appalachian State University in Boone. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference was held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rhinebeck, NY

The Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 18 to June 23 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. The program features workshops (limited to 12 participants each), faculty readings and lectures, panels on publishing,...

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Event Date: June 18, 2023
Application Deadline: May 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portal, AZ

The Orion in the Wilderness retreat, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, was held from March 8 to March 14 at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon in Portal, Arizona, surrounded by the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada

The Ou Gallery’s Ou-telier program offers one- to four-week residencies starting on the 1st and 16th of every month year-round to up to 12 emerging and established poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on Gabriola...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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
Madison, CT

Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference will be held from May 23 to May 26 at Mercy by the Sea, a retreat center and private beach in Madison, Connecticut. The conference features workshops, seminars, readings, and panels. Participating poets...

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Event Date: May 23, 2023
Application Deadline: May 13, 2023
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 2022 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women was held from September 9 to September 11 at the Country Inn in La Conner, Washington. The retreat featured a poetry workshop, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2022 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held November 5 at the Portland Art Museum, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, and surrounding venues. A new addition to the festival, the Portland Book Festival Cover to Cover, was held...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 or 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
Kennesaw, GA

The 2023 Red Clay Writers Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, will be held on April 15 at Kennesaw State University (KSU), as well as online. The conference features writing workshops and panels on literary journals and...

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Event Date: April 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Renaissance House Residency Program offered an activist writers festival from September 17 to September 19 for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Participation in the festival may have been ...

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

The Renaissance House Residency Program offers residencies of one to two weeks in July and August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The residencies include workshops, lectures, and...

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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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