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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
Bogliasco, Italy
Bogliasco

The Bogliasco Foundation offers monthlong residencies from January to May and from September to December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal fishing village of Bogliasco, Italy, located seven miles southeast...

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Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ossining, NY
Mariandale Sunny

A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation, and Creativity, was held from July 5 to July 9 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. The retreat featured daily...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paducah, KY

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 41st annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 31 to November 3 at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured panels, workshops,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Cork, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers monthlong residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red Wing, Minnesota....

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blue River, OR

The Spring Creek Project offers one- to two-week residencies in October and November at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the Oregon Cascades, 50 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open to poets, fiction writers, and...

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers six two-week residencies from October 6 to October 20 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Residents are...

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Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Little Rock, AR

The 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 26 to April 29 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marquette, NE

Art Farm offers residencies of one week to five months from June 1 to November 1 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working farm in Marquette, Nebraska, approximately 80 miles west of Lincoln....

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ghent, NY

Residencies of one week to two months are offered to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators from late March to early June and from mid-September through early November at Omi International Arts...

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Application Deadline: October 20, 2018
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2018 Art Workshop International Workshops will be held from July 20 to August 16 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with...

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Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offered up to five weeklong residencies from January 2, 2018, to January 9, 2018, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 43rd annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival will be held from June 16 to June 21 at the Gant, a resort in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. The conference features workshops, panels, and readings...

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Event Date: June 16, 2019
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 2019 AWP Conference and Book Fair will be held from March 27 to March 30 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The conference features more than 550 events, panel discussions, and readings; a book fair; and...

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Event Date: March 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 2019 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held from May 3 to May 4 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel. The conference features publishing panels, pitch sessions, manuscript and query letter critiques,...

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Event Date: May 3, 2019
Application Deadline: April 3, 2019
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are provided with studio space...

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Application Deadline: May 13, 2018
Poetry
Austin, TX

The 2018 Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 5 to April 8. The festival featured readings, workshops, open mics, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Roja Chamankar, Robin...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Stockholm, Sweden

The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a three- to four-week residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging in a furnished cottage...

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2018
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 24 to August 21 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 30 minutes from...

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Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
Poetry
Waco, TX

The 2018 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 21 to March 23 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2018 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from May 31 to June 4 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Belize

The 2018 Belize Writers’ Conference for fiction and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 23, 2018, to April 28, 2018, at a beachfront eco-lodge in Belize. The conference featured panels, workshops, master classes and critique sessions...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cambridge, MA

The 2018 Boston Book Festival was held on October 13 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panels. Most events were free and open to the public. Visit the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 17th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 11 to October 14 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Wyn...

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