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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.

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 2020 Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held from September 17 to September 20 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 17, 2020
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
Cetona, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers two-week residencies in October 2020 and in June 2021 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private medieval hamlet in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with...

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Event Date: October 3, 2020
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020
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
Tieton, WA

The 13th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 27 to September 29 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty included poets Susan...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL

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
New York, NY

The 2019 LWC}NYC Literary Writers Conference was held from December 5 to December 6 at the New School in New York City. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured workshops on professional...

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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 will be held online from July 30 to August 1. The virtual conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations,...

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Event Date: July 30, 2020
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
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: March 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
St. Helena, CA

The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 26 to July 31 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation,...

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Event Date: July 26, 2020
Application Deadline: April 13, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: April 13, 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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