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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
Tepoztlán, Mexico
Under the Volcano

The 20th annual Under the Volcano Master Classes and Guided Residency will be held from January 6, 2023, to January 29, 2023, in Tepoztlán, Mexico, a village located one hour from Mexico City in the foothills of snow-capped volcanoes. The...

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Event Date: January 6, 2023
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 27th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference was held from August 8 to August 14 on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference featured workshops...

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

The Vermont Studio Center offers two-, three-, and four-week residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Johnson, Vermont, a village located in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. The...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Amherst, VA

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of varying lengths (up 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....

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Richmond, VA

The Annual Artist Residency offered an 11-month residency from September 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023, to a poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Writers who have not yet published 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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Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Tenants Harbor, ME

The 2022 Lighthouse Sessions Men’s Retreat was held from August 14 to August 19 for poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators at the Whitehead Light Station, a lighthouse in Tenants Harbor, Maine. The retreat featured daily...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Portland, OR

The 2022 Willamette Writers Conference was held online and in person at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Portland, Oregon, from August 5 to August 7. The conference featured workshops, panels, pitch sessions, and critiques for poets, fiction...

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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. Residents are provided with a private cottage with living and work...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlantic City, NJ

The 29th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway was held from January 13 to January 16 at the Seaview Hotel near Atlantic City. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offered small, intensive workshops in poetry,...

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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 37th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference was held online from October 7 to October 9. The conference featured craft sessions, one-on-one manuscript consultations, a writing contest, and information sessions on publishing and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oklahoma City, OK

The 2022 WriterCon was held from September 2 to September 5 at the Renaissance Waterford Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The conference featured over 70 presentations from authors, editors, agents, and publishers, opportunities for pitching 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
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Sheridan, WY

The 47th annual Wyoming Writers Conference was held from June 3 to June 5 at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in craft, marketing, and productivity for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Residents are provided with a private bedroom, work space, and meals. Writers...

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