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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.

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, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2020 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 22 to June 28 on the Bemidji State University campus, located beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops, daily craft talks,...

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Event Date: June 22, 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: May 1, 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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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
Asheville, NC

The 2019 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference was held from November 8 to November 10 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore in North Carolina. The conference featured workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and...

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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
Sedro-Woolley, WA

The North Cascades Institute offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, ficiton writers, and nonfiction writers at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s...

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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 offers 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 the...

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Event Date: September 7, 2020
Application Deadline: May 2, 2020
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Forest Grove, OR

The Residency Writers Conference, sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Pacific University, will be held from January 10 to January 20, 2019 in Seaside, Oregon, and from June 13 to June 23, 2019 in Forest Grove, Oregon. The...

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Poetry
Delray Beach, FL

The 16th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 20, 2020, to January 25, 2020, at the Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The 2018 Paris Writers’ Workshop was held from June 24 to June 30 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. The program featured daily master classes in poetry,...

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