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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.

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Picton, Canada

Spark Box Studio offers residencies from two days to two months at a century home located just outside Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada, to emerging and established writers and artists. Residents are provided with lodging and a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Washington, DC

The Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness was held from April 14 to April 17, 2016, at various venues in Washington, D.C. The biennial festival promotes poetry and social activism through readings, workshops, panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Spring Big Apple conference, sponsored by the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), was held on April 22 at Poet’s House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonficiton writers, the conference featured a poetry...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Truth or Consequences, NM

Starry Night Retreat offers residencies of two weeks to a year to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Hot Springs Historic District of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Residents are provided with private...

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

The 2016 Stories From the Heart Women Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Story Circle Network, was held from April 15 to April 17 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference featured workshops in fiction and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL

The Studios of Key West offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on the Old Town campus at the historic Armory in Key West, Florida. Unhinge, Resist, Transform: Poetry as Social Justice Art, taught by Diane Raptosh, was held...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 30th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 10 to July 16 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction
Nairobi, Kenya

The 2012 Summer Literary Seminars–Kenya was held from December 8 to December 22 in...

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Poetry, Fiction
Boulder, CO

The 40th annual Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, presented by the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, was held from June 2 to June 28 in Boulder, Colorado. This 2014 theme was "Anthropocene.” The program featured open genre...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: April 1, 2014
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sun Valley, ID

The 2011 Sun Valley Writers' Conference was held from August 17 to August 20 at the Sun Valley Resort in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cedarville, CA

The 2016 Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference was held from September 14 to September 18 at various venues in the high desert of Cedarville, California. The 2016 conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
LaPorte, IN
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Taleamor Park offers two- or three-week residencies from May 6 through October 28, and residencies of at least ten days from November to April to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Taleamor Park, located on LaPrairie Farms...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tatamagouche, Canada

The 2012 Tatamagouche Center Independent Writer's Retreat was held from August 5 to August 10 at the Tatamagouche Center in...

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Not Genre-Specific
New Orleans, LA

The 30th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival was held from March 30 to April 3 at various venues in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The festival featured panels, master classes, a book fair, musical events...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
McMinnville, OR

The 2017 Terroir Creative Writing Festival, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, was held on April 22 on the Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2014 Texas Book Festival was held from October 25 to October 26 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin. The festival featured panels, book signings, discussions, and a book fair. All events were free and open to the public. Call, e-mail, or...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Plume, PA

The 2016 Gathering will be held from July 15 to July 17 at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. The conference features lectures and performances for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The theme this year is “...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Fishers Island, NY

The Lighthouse Works offers residencies from January 23 to March 6, 2018, from March 20 to May 1, 2018, and from May 15 to June 29, 2018 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on Fishers Island, New York, an island in the Long...

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Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland
Moth Residencies

The Moth offers one and two-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in a converted barn on a country lane near Cavan, Ireland, approximately two hours northwest of Dublin. Both emerging and published...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
County 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 lodging in a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Not Genre-Specific
Bethesda, MD

The Writer’s Center Publish Now: Find Your Path to Publication Conference was held on June 13 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference offered lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with agents and editors for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York City, NY

The Writer’s Hotel 2017 NYC Writer's Conference will be held from June 7 to June 13 in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Algonquin Hotel, and the Cassa Hotel. The master class offers workshops,...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bolinas, CA

Writing as a Pathway through Grief, Loss, Uncertainty and Change, for fiction and creative nonfiction writers, was held from October 7 to October 13 at the Commonweal Retreat Center in Bolinas, California. The conference offered daily workshops...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bali, Indonesia

The 2014 Writer’s Journey Bali: Write, Travel, Transform retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 21 to July 5 in the towns of Candidasa, Ubud, and Munduk, Bali. The conference offered writing...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 30 to July 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The conference featured panels, talks, pitch sessions, receptions, and...

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