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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
Online

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s 16th annual Lit Fest was held online from June 4 to June 13; the festival was also held in person at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop headquarters in Denver as public health guidelines allowed. The festival...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Literary Writers Conference was held online from December 2 to December 4. The conference, which was hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, featured agent pitch sessions, pitch clinics, a query letter clinic, and...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 14th annual LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop will be held from September 24 to September 26 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop features readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty...

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Event Date: September 24, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Knoxville, TN

Loghaven offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in five rehabilitated historic log cabins and newly-built facilities on surrounding grounds in Knoxville, Tennessee. The residency is...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Santa Rose Beach, FL

The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference was held from May 10 to May 17 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference featured workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell offers residencies of up to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 450-acre estate near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room, work space...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference was held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 32nd annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference was held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, open mics,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austerlitz, NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Mineral, WA

The Mineral School offered one- and two-week residencies from mid-June to late September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Mineral, Washington, overlooking Mineral Lake and Mount Rainier. Residents were provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference was held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference featured workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Poetry, Fiction, Translation
Napa, CA

The 40th annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference was held from August 1 to August 6 on the main campus of Napa Valley College, in Napa, California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and translation, as well as craft lectures,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

The 2021 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium was held online on March 27. The symposium featured a keynote address, roundtable discussions, and dramatic readings. This year’s theme was “They Cried I Am: The Life and Work of Paule...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Greenville, NC

The 2021 North Carolina Writers’ Network (NCWN) Squire Summer Writing Workshops was held from July 22 to July 25 at Appalachian State University in Boone. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as...

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

The 2020 North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference was held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portal, AZ

The Orion in the Wilderness retreat, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, was held from March 8 to March 14 at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon in Portal, Arizona, surrounded by the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saugatuck, MI

The Ox-Bow School of Art offered two-, three-, and five-week residencies from September 7 to October 11 to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on the Ox-Bow campus in Saugatuck, Michigan, located near the shores of Lake Michigan and...

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Poetry
Online

The 2021 Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Retreat for Women will be held online from September 10 to September 12. The retreat features a poetry workshop, craft classes, and one-on-one mentoring with faculty. The faculty includes Kelli Russell...

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Event Date: September 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2020 Portland Book Festival, hosted by Literary Arts, was held online from November 5 to November 21. The festival featured events including author discussions and writing workshops. Participating authors included poets Natalie Diaz, Naomi...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lake Forest, IL

The Ragdale Foundation offers residencies of 18 and 25 days year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 50 acres of prairie in Lake Forest, Illinois, 30 miles north of Chicago. Residents are provided with a private...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sanibel Island, FL

Red Mountain Press offered two- and four-week residencies from November 14 to December 12 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in a private home on Sanibel Island, Florida. Residents were provided with private lodging,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Renaissance House Residency Program will offer an activist writers festival from September 17 to September 19 for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Participation in the festival may be limited...

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Event Date: September 17, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offered residencies of one to two weeks in July and August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...

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Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Madrid, Spain, and Havana and Trinidad, Cuba

ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of at least ten days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round in Madrid, Spain, and during the summer in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. Residents in Spain will be...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Somerset, NJ

The Rutgers-New Brunswick Writers’ Conference was held from June 2 to June 3 at the Rutgers University Continuing Education Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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