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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
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 are provided with...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2020
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by more than a hundred poets, fiction writers, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s 16th annual Lit Fest will be held online from June 4 to June 13; the festival will also be held in person at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop headquarters in Denver as public health guidelines allow. The festival...

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Event Date: June 4, 2021
Application Deadline: March 13, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: March 13, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Literary Writers Conference was held online from December 2 to December 4. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured agent pitch sessions, pitch clinics, a query letter clinic, and...

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Poetry
Online

The 14th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held online from September 25 to September 27. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty included Ching-In Chen, Christopher Howell, Brooke Matson, Diana...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offered a two-week residency from April 8, 2018 to April 22, 2018, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Crafstman House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resident was provided with a private room, work space, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Rose Beach, FL

The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 10 to May 17 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire...

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Event Date: May 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific
Granada, Spain

The 2018 Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers writing in any...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell offers residencies of up to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work space...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference will be held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard...

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Event Date: June 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 2021
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from May 4 to May 6 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines. Participating...

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Creative Nonfiction
Grapevine, TX

The 2019 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 19 to July 21 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme this year was “Justice in America.” The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mendocino, CA

The 31st annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference was be held online from July 30 to August 1. The virtual conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL

The 36th annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 17 to November 24 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival featured readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than 500 authors from...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bend , OR

The Mill House Residency, hosted by Writing By Writers, offers residencies from November 2 to November 16 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Bend, Oregon. Up to six are provided with private lodging in a one- or two-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offers one- and two-week residencies from mid-June to late September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, overlooking Mineral Lake and Mount Rainier. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Event Date: June 21, 2021
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2021 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held online on March 27. The symposium features a keynote address, roundtable discussions, and dramatic readings. This year’s theme is “They Cried I Am: The Life and Work of...

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Event Date: March 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York Mills, MN

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offered residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents were provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

The 27th annual New York State Summer Writers Institute will be held from July 2 to July 27 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program features two- and four-week workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tulsa, OK

The 2019 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 18 to October 19 at the Tulsa Historical Society and the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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