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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
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
Fiction
New York, NY

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Fiction Weekend will be held online from May 20 to May 24. The conference features workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, and readings by faculty and as well as...

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Event Date: May 20, 2021
Application Deadline: April 19, 2021
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
Online

The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop will be held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft...

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Event Date: June 13, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2021
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
Online

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, will be held online from February 18 to February 21. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, lectures, and a keynote presentation. The faculty...

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Event Date: February 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

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

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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
Montpelier, VT

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 9 to August 15, either on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier or online, as public health guidelines allow. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or...

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Event Date: August 9, 2021
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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Josefův Důl, Czech Republic

Villa Josefina offers three- and seven-day residencies in May, June, August, September, October, and November for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at a house in Josefuv Dul, a village in the Czech Republic approximately 70 miles...

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

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Charlottesville, VA

The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book was held from March 21 to March 25, 2018, in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, to celebrate books and promote literacy. The festival featured readings, panels, discussions with writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The VisArts Artist Residency Program offers a residency from August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The residency includes studio space and a...

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Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilderness areas, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part in stewardship...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ashfield, MA

Wellspring House offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, on five acres of land in Ashfield, Massachusetts. The retreat accommodates five residents at a time in a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers monthlong residencies from March through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north of the Columbia River....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 27th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held online from January 14 to January 18. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tallahassee, FL

The 2018 Word of South Festival was held from April 13 to April 15 at Cascades Park in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The festival, which celebrates the connection between music and literature, featured onstage performances and discussions with...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2020 Words and Wanderlust Writing Retreat was held from June 7 to June 13 at the boutique Communal Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The retreat featured guided writing workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers, craft talks, readings, a food and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Edmonds, WA

The 34th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference, a program of the Edmonds Arts Commission, was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Champtocé-sur-Loire, France

The 2018 Writing Getaway at Chateau du Pin was held from October 8 to October 15 at the Chateau du Pin, located outside of the village of Champtocé-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley, France. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one...

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