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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
Las Vegas, NV

 The Roads to Write Retreat was held from June 2 to June 10 on scenic byways through Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. The retreat, meant to inspire “growth, community, art, and the written word,” featured tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
College Grove, TN

The Rockvale Writers’ Colony offers residencies of one to three days and residencies of one to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators on a rural 65-acre estate in College Grove, Tennessee, 35 miles...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 15th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held from May 23 to May 25 in various venues in New Orleans. The festival, which "brings the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts," featured readings, panels,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ithaca, NY

The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will be held from February 13 to February 17 at the Hotel Real de Minas in...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Barbara, CA

The 46th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 17 to June 22 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bronxville, NY

The sixth annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers was held on June 22 at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. The conference featured panels and pitch sessions with agents,...

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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, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 20 to August 1 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction...

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Event Date: July 20, 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2021
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
Online

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes...

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Event Date: July 14, 2021
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2021
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 artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at 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 was held online from October 31 to November 15, with adult programming from November 6 to November 15. The festival featured panels and discussions with more than 125 writers. Participating authors included poets...

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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

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