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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
Cold Spring HArbor, NY

The Celia & Wally Gilbert Artist-in-Residence Program offers six residencies of one to three weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers looking to “explore the scientific process and interact with international...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2022 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 22 to June 25 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and panel...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 11th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, was held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference featured breakout sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference was held online from January 13, 2023, to January 16, 2023. The conference featured workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with poets and editors. The faculty included Peter Covino and Joan Houlihan....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nevada City, CA

The Community of Writers offered workshops in poetry from June 18 to June 25, and in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir from July 18 to July 25 in Olympic Valley, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The program featured ...

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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
Lisbon, Portugal

The 2022 DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Centro Nacional de Cultura, was held from June 26 to July 8 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

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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

The Edith Wharton–Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program offers one-week residencies during the month of March to nine emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pray, MT

The 2022 Elk River Writers Workshop was held from August 7 to August 12 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 two weeks 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
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Delmenhorst, Germany

The Fiction Meets Science Residency offers up to two residencies of three to nine months annually to fiction and nonfiction writers at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Provincetown, MA

The Fine Arts Work Center’s annual summer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction were held from June 19 to August 19 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The faculty included poets Erin Belieu, Elizabeth Bradfield, Traci Brimhall,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Shafer, MN

Franconia Sculpture Park offers four residencies of two weeks in late January to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at an outdoor sculpture park in Saint Croix River Valley, Minnesota. Residents are provided with a private...

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Event Date: January 18, 2023
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 24th annual Get Lit! Festival was held online and in person from April 21 to April 24 at various venues in and around Spokane, Washington. The festival featured readings, craft classes, and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Gotham Writers Conference was held online from October 14 to October 16. Sponsored by the Gotham Writers Workshop, the event was open to fiction and nonfiction writers as well as graphic novelists and graphic memoirists. The first two days of...

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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 2022 GrubStreet Muse & the Marketplace conference was held virtually with optional in-person events in and around GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing in Boston’s Seaport district, as public health guidelines allowed, from April 27 to...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Guanajuato, Mexico

The 2022 Guanajuato Writing Retreat: Writing – and Living – Boldly was held from June 12 to June 19 at the Florecer Casitas in Guanajuato, the hilly capital city of Guanajuato state, in Mexico’s high plateau region. The retreat featured guided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Rabun Gap, GA

Hambidge offers approximately 12 residencies of two weeks to one month to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Each residency includes a private cottage with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sausalito, CA

Headlands Center for the Arts offers four- to six-week residencies from June to late October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Piggott, AR

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Arkansas State University will offer a one-month-long residency during June to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Piggott, Arkansas. The residency...

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Event Date: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

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