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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.

Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2019 HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers will be held from August 23 to August 25 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft talks, publishing and marketing sessions...

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Event Date: August 23, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Oxon Hill, MD

The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be 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 features...

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Event Date: June 20, 2019
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 will be 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 features workshops, craft talks, and readings in...

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Event Date: July 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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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Event Date: July 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 will be held from June 27 to June 29 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Event Date: June 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 16th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured pitch sessions with agents and editors and panel...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montricher, Switzerland
Treehouse

The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature offers residencies of two weeks to five months to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Montricher, Switzerland. Residents are provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan...

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Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The 2019 Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 16 to June 22 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 16, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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 will be held from November 4 to November 10 at the Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai’i. The conference features master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as agent pitch sessions,...

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Event Date: November 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The Kaz Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference will be held from November 7 to November 10 at the Southampton Inn in Southampton, New York. The conference features workshops, author roundtables, publishing panels, and readings for nonfiction...

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Event Date: November 7, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2018 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held from November 12 to November 17 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The festival, which promoted literacy and a love of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

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

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Event Date: September 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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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Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
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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Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

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