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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.

Creative Nonfiction
Lancaster, PA

The 2022 HippoCamp conference was held from August 12 to August 14 at the Downtown Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference featured craft talks, publishing and marketing sessions, panel discussions, a story slam, and...

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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
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reykjavík, Iceland

The 2022 Iceland Writers Retreat for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from April 27 to May 1 at the Edition Hotel in Reykjavík. The retreat featured workshops, panels, lectures, and time to write, as well as tours of...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bloomington, IN

The 2022 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 2 to June 5 in Bloomington, Indiana. Participating writers included poet Nicky Beer, fiction writers Peter Kispert and Shruti Swamy, and nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Ashley C...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cleveland, OH

The 8th annual Inkubator Writing Conference, sponsored by Literary Cleveland and joining Cleveland Book Week, was held on September 9 and September 10 at the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. The conference featured workshops, craft...

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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
Jackson Hole, WY

The 2022 Jackson Hole Writers Conference was held in person from June 23 to June 25 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with the option to attend virtually. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and...

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

The 20th annual James River Writers Conference was held online and in person from October 7 to October 9. The conference started with online master classes on October 7, followed by in-person events on October 8 and 9 at the Greater Richmond...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Banner, WY

The Jentel Foundation 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, Wyoming. Writers 25...

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Event Date: May 15, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, MA

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute will be held from June 11 to June 17 on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, manuscript...

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Event Date: June 11, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Homer, AK

The 2023 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will be held from May 13 to May 16 in Homer, Alaska, with a view of the snowcapped mountain ranges across Kachemak Bay. The conference features craft classes, as well as craft conversations, readings,...

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Event Date: May 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 28, 2023
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kauai, HI

The 2022 Kauai Writers Conference was held from November 7 to November 13 at the Royal Sonesta Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai’i. The conference featured master classes in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as agent pitch sessions...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lexington, KY

The 2022 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held October 27 and October 29 in Lexington, Kentucky. The festival included a ticketed luncheon with fiction and nonfiction writer Geraldine Brooks and biographer and...

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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 the burr oak forests of Nebraska City, Nebraska....

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Event Date: July 3, 2023
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Montegiovi, Italy

The La Baldi Residency, sponsored by Cultivate, will be offering two-week and one-month residencies from April through October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators, in Montegiovi, Italy. Residents will stay in...

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Application Deadline: May 1, 2023
Financial Aid Deadline: February 1, 2023
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Big Sur, CA

The 2022 Lit Camp was held from May 22 to May 27 at both the Bell Valley Retreat Center and the Boonville Hotel in Mendocino County, California. The conference featured workshops, panels, and craft talks for fiction writers and creative...

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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 was held from September 24 to September 26 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The faculty...

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Poetry
Tieton, WA

The 16th annual LiTFUSE UNiTE Poetry Workshop was held from September 23 to September 25 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and nearby venues in Tieton, Washington. The workshop featured readings, performances, and master classes for poets. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Knoxville, TN

Loghaven offers residencies of two- to six-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 2023 Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 13 to May 20 at the Seaside Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-one...

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Event Date: May 13, 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Peterborough, NH

MacDowell offers residencies of up to six weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on 450 wooded acres near Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Residents are provided with a private room,...

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Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
San Antonio, TX

The 2023 Macondo Writers Workshop will be held from July 25 to July 29 at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The conference features writing workshops, seminars, and free public readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers....

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Event Date: July 25, 2023
Application Deadline: February 19, 2023
Financial Aid Deadline: February 19, 2023
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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