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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
Nérac, France
Studio Faire garden

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October, to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a small mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three residents at a time with 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 emerging and established poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Residents are provided with private...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 32nd annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 8 to July 14 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel...

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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 375-acre working grain farm in northern...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2019 Texas Book Festival was held from October 26 to October 27 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival featured panels, book signings, and discussions with more than 300 nationally and critically recognized authors, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Norfolk, CT

The Cabins retreat will be held from June 18 to June 22 in cabins on Tobey Pond in the Great Mountain Forest near Norfolk, Connecticut. The retreat offers collaborative, interdisciplinary presentations and group exercises led by and for attendees...

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Event Date: June 18, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 15, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to two 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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 12 to July 19 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as lectures, panels,...

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Event Date: July 12, 2020
Application Deadline: March 11, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: March 11, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Roanoke, VA

The 15th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 9 to June 14 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Mexico
Todos Santos

The seventh annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held from February 1, 2020, to February 8, 2020, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in Todos Santos, Mexico. An optional second week, open to first week participants only, will be held...

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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
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held from February 27 to March 1 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference featured workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and marketing and publicity for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

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

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
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 25th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 10 to August 16 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference features...

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Event Date: August 10, 2020
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 located in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. The center provides...

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Financial Aid Deadline: February 15, 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 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. VCCA accommodates up to 13 writers at a time...

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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, 2020
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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