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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
Lansing, MI

The 34th annual A Rally of Writers conference was held on April 9 at the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, panel discussions, and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction...

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

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private apartment, Wi-...

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

The Writers’ League of Texas (WLT) 2022 Agents & Editors Conference was held from June 24 to June 26 at the Hyatt Regency on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. The conference featured presentations, panels, authors in conversation, a keynote...

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Creative Nonfiction
Columbia County, NY

The 2022 All Write Creative Nonfiction Conference was held from October 19 to October 23 at the Spencertown Academy in Columbia County, New York. The conference featured one-hour workshops to discuss 15 to 20 pages of each writer’s work, an...

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Translation
Tucson, AZ

The 44th annual American Literary Translators Association Conference was held online and in person throughout the months of September, October, and November. Programming included online pitch sessions from September 8 to September 24 and online...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Paris, France

The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offered workshops to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from June 28 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Eyeries, Ireland

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay. Residents are provided with...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The 2022 General Artist Residency Program offered residencies of two weeks or one month during May, September, and October to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offered a residency from September 25 to October 9 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Three of the residents were ...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Ghent, NY

Residencies of one week to two months are offered to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators from late March through early June and from early September through early November at Omi International Arts Center,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 46th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 19 to June 24 at the Gant, a resort in the mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, including a workshop with a focus on...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Philadelphia, PA

The 2022 AWP Conference and Bookfair was held from March 23 to March 26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and also included a virtual component comprising prerecorded and livestreamed events. The conference featured panel...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Atlanta, GA

The 27th annual Atlanta Writers Conference was held from November 4 to November 5 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference featured pitch sessions, a workshop offering first-page critiques, and manuscript and query letter...

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Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 13 to May 15. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussions on building suspense, getting...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Bogliasco, Italy
Bogliasco

The Bogliasco Foundation offers monthlong residencies from January to May and from September to December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal fishing village of Bogliasco, Italy, located seven miles southeast...

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Event Date: January 1, 2023
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Brattleboro, VT

The 21st annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held online and in person in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, from October 13 to October 16. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Andrea Cohen,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 13 to June 19 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets and prose writers whose work deals with the environment and the natural world,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 13 to June 19 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for both emerging and established translators, featured translation workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2022 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 17 to August 27 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes; meetings...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Dunwoody, GA

The 7th annual Broadleaf Writers Conference was held from October 8 to October 9 at the Perimeter Doubletree Hotel in Dunwoody, Georgia. The conference featured panels and workshops for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, as well as...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offered residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents were provided...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Messejana, Portugal

Buinho Creative Hub offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the historic town of Messejana, Portugal. Residents are provided with private lodging and shared work...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New Orleans, LA

The 2020 Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans Writing Retreat was held from March 19 to March 22 at the Pelham Hotel, a five-minute walk from the French Quarter. The retreat featured multi-genre and publishing workshops, craft...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2022 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held online from August 4 to August 6. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, an agent panel, and mentoring sessions with faculty. The faculty included poet Rebecca Rolland;...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2021 Catamaran Writing Conference was held from July 25 to July 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference also offered virtual enrollment for remote participants. The conference featured workshops,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

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