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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.

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 to April 24 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 $1,400...

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Event Date: April 8, 2017
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marlboro, VT

The second annual Marlboro Summer Writing Intensive, cosponsored by Words After War (a literary nonprofit for veterans and civilians), was held at Marlboro College from August 2 to August 8 in Marlboro, Vermont. The theme of the conference was “...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Seminar will be held from July 9 to July 15 and from July 16 to July 22 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong seminars with daily...

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Event Date: July 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: May 11, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Tisbury, MA

The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency offered residencies of two to six weeks twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The last residency period was September...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Salem, MA

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival was held from April 29 to May 1 in downtown Salem. The festival featured workshops, panels, readings, music, visual arts presentations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines....

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Creative Nonfiction
Grapevine, TX

The 2016 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was held from July 22 to July 24 at the Hilton Dallas/Fort Worth Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. The conference, whose focus this year was “Pulitzer—A...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Miami, FL
Miami Book Fair International

The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 13 to November 20 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY
Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bemidji, MN

The 2017 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from June 19 to June 25 on the Bemidji State University campus beside Lake Bemidji, 220 miles north of Minneapolis. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: June 19, 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Waialua, HI

The Mokulē‘ia Writers Retreat was held from May 3 to May 8 in Waialua, Hawaii, at Camp Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore of O‘ahu. The retreat offered workshops in fiction and nonfiction, as well as readings, one-on-one consultations, publishing...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chamonix, France

The Mont Blanc Writing Workshops were held from June 4 to June 24 in the French Alps in Chamonix, France. The program featured a weeklong generative workshop with several faculty members (June 4 to June 10) followed by a two-...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
St. Helena, CA

The 37th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference will be held from July 23 to July 28 at Napa Valley College, situated among the hills and vineyards of St. Helena, California. The conference features workshops in poetry and fiction, craft lectures...

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Event Date: July 23, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 31, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2017 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium will be held on March 25 at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. This year’s symposium is a tribute to the legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks....

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Event Date: March 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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