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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Savannah Book Festival was held from February 15 to February 18 in and around Telfair Square in Savannah. The festival featured readings, presentations, and a book fair. Participants included fiction writers T. C. Boyle, Ben...

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Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 10 biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17, 2018, to May 20, 2018, at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2019 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference was held from September 7 to September 8 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference featured workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and nonfiction...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kansas City, MO

The sixth annual SMIAH Writers Conference was held from September 21 to September 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, publishing, and book marketing, as well as manuscript consultations...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of two to five weeks from May 15 to September 15 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 23 acres of countryside near Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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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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Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The ninth annual Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference features workshops in fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Huntsville, AL

Story Tree Farm offers six-day retreats from February through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a five-acre farm outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately ninety minutes south of Nashville. Each retreat...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nérac, France
Studio Faire garden

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October, to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a small mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three residents at a time with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

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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Application Deadline: May 18, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
Taleamor Park Farmhouse_Clifford_Peterson

Taleamor Park offers two-week residencies from May through September and residencies of at least two weeks from October to April to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a scenic 350-acre working grain farm in northern...

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

The 2020 Texas Book Festival will be held online from October 31 to November 15, with adult programming from November 6 to November 15. The festival features panels and discussions with more than 125 writers. Participating authors include poets...

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Event Date: October 31, 2020
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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Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2020
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
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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Application Deadline: March 11, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 11, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 15th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 14 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

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

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Event Date: January 31, 2021
Application Deadline: November 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books was held from March 10 to March 11 on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. The festival featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, author talks, panels, and a book...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 27 to March 1 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and marketing and publicity for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

The Ucross Foundation offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from mid-August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 17th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency was held from January 9, 2020, to January 19, 2020, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a village located in the foothills of volcanoes approximately one hour from Mexico City. The conference...

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Fiction
Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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Financial Aid Deadline: April 7, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Grand Forks, ND

The 51st annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference was held from March 25 to March 27 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. The center provides residents with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: October 1, 2020

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