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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
Gambier, OH

Kenyon Review offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from June 17 to June 24 and from July 8 to July 15 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A non-language-specific workshop for literary translators...

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Event Date: June 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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
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
Camporsevoli, Italy

The Lemon Tree House offers residencies from September 9 to September 23 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a private estate in the Cetona foothills of Tuscany, Italy. Residents are provided with...

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Event Date: September 9, 2017
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Paul Auster,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Denver, CO

The tenth annual Lighthouse Lit Fest was held from June 5 to June 19 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, one-on-one...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Calistoga, CA

Lit Camp, sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Grotto, was held from May 14 to May 17, 2015, at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, California. The conference featured workshops, panels, and yoga for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The 2012 Literary Writers Conference–New York City was held from November 8 to November 9, 2012, at the New School University. The conference featured panels on publishing for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participants...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 2016 LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop was held from September 23 to September 25 at the Mighty Tieton arts center in Tieton, Washington. The conference featured workshops, readings, performances, and meditation for poets. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
St. Petersburg, FL
Craftsman House St. Pete

Keep St. Pete Lit offers a two-week residency from April 8, 2017 to April 24, 2017, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Crafstman House in St. Petersburg, Florida. The resident is provided with a private room, work space, and a...

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Not Genre-Specific
Granada, Spain

The annual Lorca’s Granada Retreat was held from May 14 to May 28 in Granada, Spain. The retreat offered time to write, one-on-one consultations, and local excursions for published poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers writing in any...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was held on April 20 and April 21 on the campus of the University of Southern California. The festival included readings, seminars, and panels featuring, in 2012, poets Henri Cole, Dana Gioia, Douglas...

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Fiction
Baton Rouge, LA

The ninth annual Louisiana Book Festival was held on October 27, 2012, at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Museum, and the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The festival featured lectures, panel discussions, book signings, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Decorah, IA

The 2013 Luther College Writers Festival was held on September 27 to September 28 at the Luther College Campus in Decorah, Iowa. The festival featured keynote presentations, readings, panel discussions, and a literary magazine roundtable....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Shanghai, China

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bangalore, India

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell Colony offers residencies of up to two months from October 1 to January 31 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a...

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Event Date: October 1, 2017
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Purchase, NY

The 2015 Manhattanville College Summer Writers’ Week was held from June 19 to June 21 at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, 30 miles north of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as panels and...

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Poetry
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Mariposa Poetry Retreat

The 2013 Mariposa Poetry Retreat was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Capital Retreat Center, located on 260 acres in the Catoctin Mountains of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, approximately 90 miles north of Washington, D.C....

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