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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
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

Orion Magazine’s Environmental Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 19 to June 24 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. The program features workshops, faculty readings and lectures, panels on publishing, and one-on-one...

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Event Date: June 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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
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
Online

The 2021 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women was held online from September 10 to September 12. The retreat featured a poetry workshop, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty. The faculty included Kelli Russell Agodon,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2021 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held online from November 8 to November 12 and culminated with an in-person festival at the Portland Art Museum and the Portland’5 arts event center on November 13. The festival...

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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
Online

The 2021 Red Clay Writers Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, was held online from November 13 to November 14. The conference featured writing workshops and panels on literary journals and publishing for poets, fiction...

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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. The festival featured workshops, musical...

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

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offered residencies of one to two weeks in July and August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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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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Poetry
Bronxville, NY

The 2022 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival was held from April 8 to April 10 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, located 30 minutes by train from New York City. The festival features workshops, readings, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Lewis County, TN

Sarasvati Creative Space offers residencies from five days to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators at Camp Wonder Wander in the rural, rolling hills of Lewis County, Tennessee, near the Buffalo...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 32nd annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 19 to July 31 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: July 19, 2022
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Healdsburg, CA
Sonoma County Writers Camp buildings

The first 2022 Sonoma County Writers Camp was held virtually from March 9 to March 13. The conference featured generative workshops in fiction and memoir, panels by authors and agents, master classes, meditative dream writing, and student...

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

The 47th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 6 to July 10 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference features workshops in poetry,...

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Event Date: July 6, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week collaborative residencies in August and September to pairs of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in the Oregon Coast Range. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nérac, France
Studio Faire garden

Studio Faire offers two- to four-week residencies between April and October to artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a small mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL
Potluck at the Studios of Key West

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 35th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 11 to July 17 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge on the shores of Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The weeklong conference features generative writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: July 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
Taleamor Park Farmhouse_Clifford_Peterson

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

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