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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
Online

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

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Event Date: December 2, 2020
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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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 Colony 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...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2020
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 offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2020
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
Brooklyn, NY

The 2020 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held from March 26 to March 29 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. The symposium featured panel discussions, a townhall meeting, writing workshops, film screenings, and...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Norman Mailer Center and Wilkes University offer weeklong workshops from July 29 to August 6 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Wilkes University campus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Participants will be provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greenville, NC

The 2019 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 18 to July 21 at East Carolina University in Greenville. 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 will be held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference features classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions...

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Event Date: November 10, 2020
Application Deadline: November 9, 2020
Poetry, Fiction
Columbus, OH

The Ohioana Book Festival was held on April 14 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. The program featured readings, panels, a book fair, and book signings with more than 120 Ohio authors. Participating writers included...

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Fiction
Brooklyn, NY

The One Story Summer Writers Conference was held from July 22 to July 27 at the Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops in fiction; craft lectures; and panels with authors, editors, and agents. The...

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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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Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tampa, FL

The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), was held from October 24 to October 26 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) Conference was held from September 13 to September 16 at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel. The conference featured lectures, pitch sessions with agents, and publishing workshops. Fiction writer...

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