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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
Missoula, MT
Missoula, Montana

The 24th annual Environmental Writing Institute conference for creative nonfiction writers was held from September 22 to September 25 at the University of Montana in Missoula. The 2016 program, which was limited to 10...

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Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The University of Bremen offers up to two three- to nine-month residencies each year to fiction writers who are working on a novel or a short story collection in which science is an “essential feature of the book’s themes, plot, structure, or...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will be held from June 12 to August 25 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Themed weeks include the Annual Poetry Festival and A Celebration of Memoir:...

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Event Date: June 12, 2017
Financial Aid Deadline: April 14, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marquette, MI

The 2017 Fresh Water, Fresh Voices Writing Conference will be held from July 20 to July 23 on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, near the shores of Lake Superior. The conference features workshops in poetry,...

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Event Date: July 20, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 5, 2017
Poetry
Chester, NH

The third annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference will be held from June 16 to June 18 at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. The conferences features workshops, readings, and one-on-one consultations for formalist poets. The 2017 faculty...

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Event Date: June 16, 2017
Application Deadline: June 2, 2017
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The third annual Frost Place Conference on Poetry will be held from July 9 to July 15 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The conference features poetry workshops, lectures, and time to write. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: July 9, 2017
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar will be held from July 30 to August 4 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar features poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: June 29, 2017
Poetry
Harrisonburg, VA

The 2014 Furious Flower Conference: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry was held from September 24 to September 27 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The conference featured readings, lectures, and roundtable...

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Not Genre-Specific
Rochester, NY

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside house surrounded by the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Newark, NJ
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

The 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival was held from October 11 to October 14, 2012, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and various other venues in Newark, New Jersey. The program featured readings, conversations,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Abiquiu, NM

The 2013 Ghost Ranch Fall Writing Festival was held from October 7 to October 13 at Ghost Ranch, a retreat center located in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chittenden, VT

The 20th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference will be held from June 24 to July 28 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program features workshops in...

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Event Date: July 24, 2017
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Boston, MA

The 16th annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference will be held from May 5 to May 7 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. The conference, designed for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, features craft classes, interactive discussions, and...

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Event Date: May 5, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. The residency includes a private cottage with...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to eight-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco....

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Application Deadline: June 5, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Rafael, CA

The seventh annual Healing Art of Writing Conference was held from July 8 to July 14, 2012, at the Dominican University of California in San Rafael. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program features workshops for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Whidbey Island, WA

The Hedgebrook VORTEXT weekend salon was held from May 29 to May 31 at the Whidbey Institute on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The retreat offered workshops, panel discussions, lectures, open mics, and time to write in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Jordan, MI

The Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology offers year-round residencies of two to four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hill House, located near the Mackinaw State Forest in East Jordan,...

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2016
Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2017 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference will be held from September 8 to September 10 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft and query workshops, panel discussions, lectures,...

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Event Date: September 8, 2017
Fiction
Portland, OR
Portland

The seventh annual Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be held from June 22 to June 24, 2017, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The conference features presentations, panels, preconference workshops, pitch sessions with agents and...

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Event Date: June 22, 2017
Application Deadline: May 18, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast offered weeklong residencies from January 9 to January 15 and January 30 to February 5 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at an inn in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago....

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Houston, TX

The 2015 Houston Writers Guild Agents & Editors Conference was held from April 24 to April 26 at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. The conference offered talks, panels, agent pitches, and manuscript consultations for fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Writers Project offers three ten- or fifteen-week residencies each year at the Writers House in Spartanburg, South Carolina, for emerging poets and prose writers who are pursuing a graduate degree in creative...

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Event Date: June 5, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

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