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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, Translation
Lewis County, TN

Sarasvati Creative Space offers residencies from five days to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators at Camp Wonder Wander in the rural, rolling hills of Lewis County, Tennessee, near the Buffalo...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 20 to August 1 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference was held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2018 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 12 to October 14 at the War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, the...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Corvallis, OR
Cabin at Shotpouch Creek

The Spring Creek Project offers two-week collaborative residencies in August and September to pairs of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek in the Oregon Coast Range. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nérac, France
Studio Faire garden

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October to artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Key West, FL
Potluck at the Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West offers monthlong residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Old Town campus in the Duval Street neighborhood in Key West, Florida. Residents are provided with private lodging and work...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wallowa Lake, OR

The 34th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 12 to July 18 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
La Porte, IN
Taleamor Park Farmhouse_Clifford_Peterson

Taleamor Park offers two-week residencies from May through September and residencies of at least two weeks from October to April to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a scenic 350-acre working grain farm in northern...

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

The 2020 Texas Book Festival was held online from October 31 to November 15, with adult programming from November 6 to November 15. The festival featured panels and discussions with more than 125 writers. Participating authors included poets...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Norfolk, CT

The Cabins retreat was held from June 18 to June 22 in cabins on Tobey Pond in the Great Mountain Forest near Norfolk, Connecticut. The retreat offered collaborative, interdisciplinary presentations and group exercises led by and for attendees,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cavan, Ireland

The Moth offers residencies of one to six 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
Fiction
New York, NY

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Fiction Weekend was held online from May 20 to May 24. The conference featured workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, one-on-one pitch sessions with agents, and readings by faculty and as well as conference...

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Poetry
Online

The 2021 Writer’s Hotel Virtual Poetry Weekend was held online from June 10 to June 14. The conference featured generative workshops, lectures on craft and publishing, and readings by faculty and as well as conference attendees. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26.  The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop was held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference featured manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft seminars...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The eighth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop was held online from January 31, 2021, to February 6, 2021. The workshop offered daily workshops and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty included poet Christopher...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Leland, MI

The Tusen Takk Foundation offers residencies of three to eight weeks from March to December to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the modern Tusen Takk guesthouse on an isolated peninsula on Lake Michigan, approximately 25 miles...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, was held online from February 18 to February 21. The conference featured workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, lectures, and a keynote presentation. The faculty...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

Ucross offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles southeast of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 19th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Residency will be held from January 7, 2022, to January 28, 2022, in a hybrid program held online and in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a legendary village located approximately one hour from Mexico City...

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Event Date: January 7, 2022
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Financial Aid Deadline: October 15, 2021
Fiction
Portland, OR

The Underground Workshop was held from June 8 to June 15 in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The workshop, which was open to fiction writers, included workshops, individual manuscript consultations, local excursions, readings, and an...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Montpelier, VT

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held online from August 9 to August 15. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Johnson, VT

The Vermont Studio Center offers 2- to 12-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the northern Green Mountains. The center provides residents with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are...

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