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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 of a week to four 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 River,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction
Sewanee, TN

The 32nd annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 19 to July 31 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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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Healdsburg, CA
Sonoma County Writers Camp buildings

The Spring 2023 Sonoma County Writers Camp will be held from April 17 to April 21 at Bishops Ranch Retreat Center in Healdsburg, California. The retreat features generative workshops in fiction and memoir, panels by authors and agents, master...

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Event Date: April 17, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: February 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Southampton, NY

The 47th annual Southampton Writers Conference was held from July 6 to July 10 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Nashville, TN

The 2022 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word was held from October 14 to October 16 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
Homer, AK
Storyknife

Storyknife offers two- to four-week residencies from April to October to women poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers on ten acres of land outside of Homer, Alaska. Each resident is provided with a private cabin equipped with a kitchen,...

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

Studio Faire offers two- or four-week residencies between April and October to artists and writers, including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators, at an early 19th-century house in Nérac, France. The residency...

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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 35th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 11 to July 17 at the Wallowa Lake Lodge on the shores of Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The weeklong conference featured generative writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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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 to 12-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working grain farm and nature preserve in northwestern Indiana, near Lake Michigan. Residents are provided with a...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Austin, TX

The 2022 Texas Book Festival was held from November 5 to November 6 in downtown Austin. The festival featured panels and discussions with more than 250 authors and hosted nearly 100 exhibitors. Participating writers included poet, fiction writer...

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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 2022 Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” Conference in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry was held virtually from June 8 to June 15. The conference featured two full manuscript readings with two sets of editorial comments offered per reading, one pre-...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reisterstown, MD
Barn apt

Good Contrivance Farm, an educational nonprofit, offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore....

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Portland, OR

The 20th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 8 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (limited to 8 to 10 members per class), as well as one-...

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Event Date: July 8, 2023
Application Deadline: January 29, 2023
Financial Aid Deadline: January 29, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Roanoke, VA

The annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 11 to June 15 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative...

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Event Date: June 11, 2023
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline: March 6, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The 2023 Todos Santos Writers Workshop Winter Session will be held from January 28, 2023, to February 4, 2023, in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The workshop offers daily classes and craft seminars in poetry, fiction, and memoir; one-...

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Event Date: January 28, 2023
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Anchorage, AK

The 12th annual Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, sponsored by 49 Writers, was held from September 23 to September 25 at Tutka Bay Lodge near Homer, Alaska. The retreat offered an intimate workshop, capped at 15 participants, open to poets, fiction...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, will be held from February 23 to February 26 on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction as well as a literary agent...

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Event Date: February 23, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ucross, WY

Ucross offers two-, four-, and six-week residencies from February through early June and from August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 20,000-acre ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles...

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

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