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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.

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 19th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from June 27 to July 1 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest eight miles northeast of Rutland. The...

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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 May 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, 2015
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 2016 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference will be held from August 12 to August 14 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference features craft and query workshops, panel discussions, lectures, open...

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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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Spartanburg, SC

The 2012 Hub City Writing in Place conference was held from July 13 to July 15 on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as a lecture,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The 2014 Hunter College Writers’ Conference and Intensives was held from June 4 to June 7 at Hunter College in New York City. The program included workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, lectures, and readings. Kitty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
East Haddam, CT

I-Park offered residencies of four weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from May to mid-November on 450 acres of woodlands and wetlands in East Haddam, Connecticut. Residents were provided a private room, work space,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2017 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from April 5 to April 9 in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura in Reykjavík, Iceland. The retreat offers workshops, panels,...

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Application Deadline: March 5, 2017
Not Genre-Specific
Idyllwild, CA

The Idyllwild Arts Summer Writers Week will be held from July 3 to July 7 on the Idyllwild Arts campus in the Strawberry Valley of the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California. The program features workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on...

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Event Date: July 3, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cleveland, OH

The Imagination Writers Workshop and Conference was held from June 26 to June 30 at Cleveland State University. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, craft classes, and readings. The 2012...

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Poetry, Fiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2016 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 4 to June 8 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as craft classes, readings, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Interlochen, MI

The 11th annual Interlochen Writer’s Retreat was held from June 13 to June 16 on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan, 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. The retreat featured workshops in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Toronto, Canada

The 36th International Festival of Authors was held from October 22 to November 1 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The festival featured readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, and book signings for poets, fiction writers,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word
Berlin, Germany

The 12th annual International Literature Festival Berlin was held from September 9 to September 15, 2012, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The 2011 festival focused on literature of Asia and the Pacific Islands, and featured presentations on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madison, NJ

The 2013 International Women's Writing Guild Summer Conference was held from August 8 to August 12 on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. The conference featured seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as a...

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