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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
Richmond, VA

The VisArts Artist Residency Program offered a residency from August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. The residency included studio space and a...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Wilderness areas, AK
Voices of the Wilderness

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part in stewardship...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tuscany, Italy

The 2021 Wide Open Writing: A Retreat for the Senses retreat was held from September 5 to September 10 for poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators, at a family-owned farmhouse in the hills of Tuscany, Italy. Writers were...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Online

The 2021 Willamette Writers Conference was held online from July 29 to August 1. The conference featured workshops, panels, pitch sessions, critiques, and Zoom games for poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers monthlong residencies from April through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north of the mouth of the Columbia River. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 27th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held online from January 14 to January 18. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one...

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

The 2021 Wordplay festival was held online from May 2 to May 8. The festival featured three sessions each day: a morning session of programming for children and young adults, an afternoon session on international literature and writing in...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tbilisi, Georgia

The 2020 Words and Wanderlust Writing Retreat was held from June 7 to June 13 at the boutique Communal Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The retreat featured guided writing workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers, craft talks, readings, a food and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 36th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference will be held online from October 1 to October 3. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript consultations, a writing contest, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brooklyn, NY

A residency of two weeks or one month in November is offered to a poet, a fiction writer, or a nonfiction writer at a private apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The resident is provided with some meals. Writers over the age of 24 who are not...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the heart of the Ozarks....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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