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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.

Fiction
Oxon Hill, MD

The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held from June 20 to June 22 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, across the river from Washington, D.C. The conference featured workshops...

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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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 3 to April 7 at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland. The retreat offered workshops, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week was held from July 1 to July 5 on the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California. The program featured workshops, craft talks, and readings in poetry,...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 16, 2019
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
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2019 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 27 to June 29 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 17th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 11 to October 13 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured pitch sessions with agents and editors and panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-December 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 residency...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 14 to June 20 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript...

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Event Date: June 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: January 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
Lexington, KY

The 2019 Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held from September 19 to September 22 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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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...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

Lanesboro Arts offers two- or four-week residencies from January to May and August to December to emerging poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers whose work is “place-based and community-engaged” in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Writers who are...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Las Vegas, NV

The 2019 Las Vegas Writers Conference was held from May 2 to May 4 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as pitch sessions with agents....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kansas City, MO

The sixth annual LDStorymakers & Indie Author Hub Midwest Writers Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, publishing, and book...

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