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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
New York, NY

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), was held from April 12 to April 13 at the Scandinavia House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2016 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 16 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The conference...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Iowa City, IA

The 29th annual Iowa Summer Writing Festival was held during June and July on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The festival, open to writers of all levels, offered 138 weeklong, weekend-long, and two-week intensive workshops in poetry...

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Fiction
Galway, Ireland

The Ireland Writers Tours was held from August 16 to August 23 and from September 6 to September 13 in Galway, Ireland. The tours offered workshops, individual manuscript consultations, and tours of local attractions for fiction writers. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2016 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held from June 23 to June 25 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as talks, readings, and manuscript...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stonington, CT

The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program offers one eighteen-week residency and three residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the former home of James Merrill in Stonington, Connecticut....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The 14th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 14 to October 16 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured master classes, meetings with agents, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-May to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan, Wyoming....

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

Jiwar Creation and Society offers residencies from two weeks to three months for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as other artists whose work is inspired by urban space, at a house in the Gracia district of Barcelona, Spain...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 18 to June 25 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features readings, craft seminars, manuscript consultations, and workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Event Date: June 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference was held from June 14 to June 18 at the Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript reviews, consultations with...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kapaa, HI

The 2016 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 4 to November 6 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kapaa, Hawaii. The conference features craft talks, publishing presentations, agent consultations, and readings for fiction and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Book Fair

The 35th annual Kentucky Book Fair, presented by the Kentucky Humanities Council, was held on November 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The book fair, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 38th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference was held on September 16 and September 17 at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. The conference featured workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The...

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Application Deadline: August 12, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from June 18 to June 25 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. An art of text workshop for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, was also held...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orlando, FL

The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project offers four three-month residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Jack Kerouac’s former cottage home in Orlando, Florida. Residents receive housing and a food stipend of...

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Application Deadline: March 12, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Key West Literary Seminar and Writers’ Workshop program was held from January 7 to January 15, 2016, in Key West, Florida. The seminar, which was held from January 7 to January 10, offered readings, lectures, and conversations with poets,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: June 30, 2015
Fiction
Taos, NM

The 2016 Kimbilio Retreat was held from July 17 to July 23 on the Fort Burgwin campus of Southern Methodist University in Taos, New Mexico. The retreat featured workshops, classes, and time to write for black fiction writers. The faculty included...

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Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, located in the Missouri River town of Nebraska City, offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: September 1, 2016
Poetry
Bronx, NY

The Kundiman Asian American Workshop Retreat was held from June 24 to June 28 at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in New York City. The retreat featured poetry and fiction workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and a public reading....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Languedoc, France

La Muse Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat offers one-week and three-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a 12th century manor house in the mountains of Languedoc, in southern France. Residents are...

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Fiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 2015 LA Writers Conference was held on March 14 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, readings, and craft talks for fiction writers. The 2015 conference theme was “Imagination: The Fiction Writer’s...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oshkosh, WI

The 2015 Lakefly Writers Conference was held from May 8 to May 9 at the Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The conference offered workshops, talks, and a bookfair for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lanesboro, MN

The Lanesboro Arts Center offers up to four two- or four-week residencies from November through May to artists, including poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, in...

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2014

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