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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.

Poetry
La Conner, WA

The seventh biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival was held from May 17 to May 20 at various venues in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2016 Slice Literary Writers’ Conference will be held from September 10 to September 11 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn, New York. The conference features craft workshops, panels, and one-on-one agent meetings for fiction and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Laceyville, PA

The Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat offers residencies of three to five weeks from May 15 to September 30 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The retreat is located outside Laceyville, Pennsylvania,...

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Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sioux Falls, SD

The 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books was held from October 28 to October 30 in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY
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The 42nd annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 12 to July 23 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The...

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Event Date: July 12, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 9 to October 11 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee,...

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Not Genre-Specific
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), will be held on April 22 at Poet’s House in New York City. Open to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonficiton writers, the conference features a...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
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 will be held from July 10 to July 16 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Event Date: July 10, 2017
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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Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
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, will be held on April 22 on the Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville, Oregon. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Event Date: April 22, 2017
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 March 13 to April 26, 2017, and from May 9 to June 20, 2017 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on Fishers Island, New York. Residents are provided with a private room, work...

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Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
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 private lodging...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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