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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
Keene, NY

Craigardan offers two-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Craigardan, a nonprofit arts and agricultural academic center in Keene, located on Hurricane Mountain in the Adirondack...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Cuttyhunk, MA

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency for fiction writers was held from September 16 to 23 and October 2 to 9 at the Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk Island, seven nautical miles off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. The residency offered ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference was held online from February 18 to February 20. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, discussions on publishing and the...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Woodside, CA

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offere four- and five-week residencies from mid-March through mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 583-acre ranch located approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lenox, MA

Two- or three-week residencies during the month of March are offered to three women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided with a $1...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pray, MT

The 2021 Elk River Writers Workshop was held from August 15 to August 20 at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat in Pray, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. The program featured workshops, craft talks, outings, lectures, panel discussions...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Crete, Greece
Event Horizon Amphitheatre

Event Horizon offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on five acres of olive groves in Crete, Greece. Residents are provided with lodging on site or in nearby affiliate...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Franconia, NH

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar was held from August 2 to August 8 at Robert Frost’s former homestead in Franconia, New Hampshire. The seminar featured poetry workshops, craft talks, readings, and one-on-one meetings with faculty. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Get Lit! Festival was held online from April 12 to April 18. The festival featured readings, craft classes, panel discussions, cocktail hours, and an annual Pie & Whiskey event for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Conference will be held online from October 15 to October 17. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event is open to fiction and nonfiction writers, as well as graphic novelists and graphic memoirists. The first two...

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Event Date: October 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brandon, VT

The 23rd annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from August 2 to August 6 at the historic Brandon Inn in Brandon, Vermont, a walkable Vermont village. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace conference was held online from April 21 to May 2. The event featured more than 65 craft classes, discussions, workshops, and meetings with agents and editors for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Guanajuato, Mexico

The 2021 Guanajuato Writing Retreat: Writing From Our Depth will be held from November 14 to November 21 at the Florecer Casitas in Guanajuato, the hilly capital city of the Guanajuato state in Mexico’s high plateau region. The retreat features...

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Event Date: November 14, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months mid-February to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to ten-week residencies from March to mid-November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are...

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Fiction
Online

The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured presentations, panels, pitch sessions with agents and editors, query critiques, and social events for historical...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held online from June 3 to June 6. The conference featured workshops, craft classes, panel discussions, and readings for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lubec, ME

The 2018 Iota Short Prose Conference was held from August 15 to August 19 at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada, located just off the coast of Lubec, Maine. The conference...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held online from June 23 to June 27. The conference featured workshops in genres including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, readings, and manuscript critiques. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 19th annual James River Writers Conference will be held online from October 8 to October 10. The conference will feature pitch sessions with agents and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The...

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Event Date: October 8, 2021
Application Deadline: October 4, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles southeast of Sheridan,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was held online from May 15 to May 18. The conference featured craft classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft conversations, panels, manuscript reviews, readings, networking...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held online from November 9 to November 14, with additional online programming on Thursday evenings from September 17 to November 5. The festival featured live and prerecorded...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nebraska City, NE

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers two- to eight-week residencies year-round to writers of all genres, including poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Residents are provided with...

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