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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
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
Atlantic City, NJ

The 26th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 17 to January 20 at Seaview Hotel, a resort near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry,...

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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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Minneapolis, MN

The 2020 Wordplay festival will be held on May 9 in the Loft Literary Center and adjacent outdoor spaces in Minneapolis. The festival features on-stage conversations, panel discussions, workshops, and a book fair with book signings. Participating...

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Event Date: May 9, 2020
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tbilisi, Georgia

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

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Event Date: June 7, 2020
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chianti, Italy

The 2018 Writing Getaway in Tuscany was held from October 17 to October 24 at Villa Cini & Villa Casanova, located in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. The program featured daily workshops, one-on-one consultations, readings, time to...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the heart of the Ozarks....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Barcelona, Spain

The 2020 Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop will be held from June 1 to June 8 at the Hotel Casa del Sol, a small boutique hotel in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain. Open to poets and nonfiction writers, the workshop includes...

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Event Date: June 1, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Gunnison, CO
Writing the Rockies

The 2018 Writing the Rockies Conference was held from July 18 to July 22 on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, Colorado. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing, as well as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks from May through February to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writers are provided with a private bedroom, work...

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