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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
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
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 34th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 12 to July 18 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. In the event that the workshop cannot safely convene in person, the gathering will pivot to a virtual...

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Event Date: July 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
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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
Poetry
Online

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Poetry Weekend will be held online from June 10 to June 14. The conference features generative workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, and readings by faculty and as well as conference attendees. The faculty...

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Event Date: June 10, 2021
Application Deadline: May 24, 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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 9 to August 15, either on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier or online, as public health guidelines allow. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or...

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Event Date: August 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. The center provides residents with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The VisArts Artist Residency Program offered a residency from August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The residency included studio space and a...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilderness areas, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part in stewardship...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 27th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held online from January 14 to January 18. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one...

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

The 2021 Wordplay festival was held online from May 2 to May 8. The festival featured three sessions each day: a morning session of programming for children and young adults, an afternoon session on international literature and writing in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2020 Words and Wanderlust Writing Retreat was held from June 7 to June 13 at the boutique Communal Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The retreat featured guided writing workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers, craft talks, readings, a food and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

A residency of two weeks or one month in November is offered to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer at a private apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The resident is provided with some meals. Writers over the age of 24 who are not...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the heart of the Ozarks....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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