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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.

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, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Lewis County, TN

Sarasvati Creative Space offers residencies of a week to four 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 River,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

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

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Healdsburg, CA
Sonoma County Writers Camp buildings

The Fall 2022 Sonoma County Writers Camp will be held from October 24 to October 28 at Bishops Ranch Retreat Center in Healdsburg, California. The conference features workshops on scene writing in fiction and memoir, author panels, master classes...

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Event Date: October 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: August 22, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The 47th annual Southampton Writers Conference was 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 featured workshops in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2022 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be held from October 14 to October 16 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Event Date: October 14, 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
Homer, AK
Storyknife

Storyknife offers two- to four-week residencies from April to October to women poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on ten acres of land outside of Homer, Alaska. Each resident is provided with a private cabin equipped with a kitchen,...

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
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 was held from July 11 to July 17 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge on the shores of Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The weeklong conference featured generative writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
Taleamor Park Farmhouse_Clifford_Peterson

Taleamor Park offers two-week to 12-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working grain farm and nature preserve in northwestern Indiana, near Lake Michigan. Residents are provided with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2022 Texas Book Festival will be held from November 5 to November 6 in downtown Austin. The festival features panels and discussions with more than 250 authors and hosts nearly 100 exhibitors. Participating writers include poet, fiction...

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Event Date: November 5, 2022
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Norfolk, CT

The Cabins retreat was held from June 18 to June 22 in cabins on Tobey Pond in the Great Mountain Forest near Norfolk, Connecticut. The retreat offered collaborative, interdisciplinary presentations and group exercises led by and for attendees,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to six weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn in Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Residents are provided with private lodging...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
New York, NY

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Fiction Weekend was held online from May 20 to May 24. The conference featured workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, and readings by faculty and as well as conference...

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Poetry
Online

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Poetry Weekend was held online from June 10 to June 14. The conference featured generative workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, and readings by faculty and as well as conference attendees. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” Conference in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry was held virtually from June 8 to June 15. The conference featured two full manuscript readings with two sets of editorial comments offered per reading, one pre-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26.  The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop Summer Refresh Program was held online from June 10 to June 12. The conference featured manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multi-genre work. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The eighth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held online from January 31, 2021, to February 6, 2021. The workshop offered daily workshops and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Christopher...

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