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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
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
North Cascades National Park

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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Poetry
Moraga, CA

The 2020 Omnidawn Poetry Writing Conference, cosponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing program at Saint Mary’s College, will be held from June 11 to June 14 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, fifteen miles east of San Francisco. The...

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Event Date: June 11, 2020
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 29, 2020
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
Seaside Pacific Residency

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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pahoa, HI

The Pele’s Fire Writing Retreat was held from February 28 to March 6 at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, located on 120 acres of secluded rainforest in Pahoa, Hawaii. The retreat featured workshops for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction...

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Not Genre-Specific
New York, NY

The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held from April 16 to May 22 at various venues in New York City. The festival features readings, performances, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry
Round Top, TX

The 19th annual Poetry at Round Top Festival will be held from April 24 to April 26 at the Round Top Festival Institute campus in Round Top, Texas. The program features workshops, readings, lectures, craft talks, and panel discussions. The...

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Event Date: April 24, 2020
Poetry
Springdale, UT

The ninth annual Poetry in the Park Workshop, sponsored by the Utah State Poetry Society, the Zion Park Forever Project, and the Zion Canyon Field Institute, was held on March 2 at Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. The...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
La Conner, WA

The 2019 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women was held from September 6 to September 8 at the Country Inn in the historic river town of La Conner, Washington. The retreat included a poetry workshop, craft...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2019 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held on November 9 at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival featured writing workshops, panel discussions, a book fair, and pop-up...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Plainfield, VT

The 15th annual Power of Words Conference was held from October 12 to October 14 on the Goddard College campus in Plainfield, Vermont. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as performances, talks,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chicago, IL

The 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest was held from June 9 to June 10 in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago. The festival featured readings, author conversations, book signings, a poetry slam, and a book fair. All events were...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eau Claire, WI

The 2019 Priory Writers’ Retreat was held from July 18 to July 21 at the Priory, a former monastery for Benedictine nuns in Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley. The retreat featured workshops, lectures, craft talks, open mics, and excursions into...

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Poetry
Chesterfield, NJ

The Radar Retreat for Women Poets was held from November 13 to November 15 at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, New Jersey. The retreat featured workshops, craft lectures, and time to write for women poets. Poets and Radar Poetry...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private...

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Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: May 15, 2020

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