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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Fiction
Sozopol, Bulgaria

The 2019 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, sponsored by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, was held from June 13 to June 17 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The 2019 event focused on writing about immigration. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The 2018 Split This Rock Poetry Festival was held from April 19 to April 21 in venues located in the Farragut Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The biennial festival, which “celebrates the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The ninth annual Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference features workshops in fiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Huntsville, AL

Story Tree Farm offers six-day retreats from February through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a five-acre farm outside of Huntsville, Alabama, approximately ninety minutes south of Nashville. Each retreat...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nérac, France

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
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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
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
New York City, NY

The 2019 Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference was held from June 5 to June 11 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Roger Smith Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Casablanca Hotel, and the Algonquin Hotel. The conference featured workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 17th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 7 to July 14 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as seminars, readings,...

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Financial Aid Deadline: March 10, 2019
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 will be 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...

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Event Date: February 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
Los Angeles, CA

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

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Event Date: February 27, 2020
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 will be held from March 25 to March 27 on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: March 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 24th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held from August 12 to August 18 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference featured workshops...

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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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