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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
Paducah, KY

A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Lower Town arts district of Paducah, Kentucky. Residents are provided with a private apartment, studio space,...

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

The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offers workshops to poets and fiction writers from June 30 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty includes poet Biswamit Dwibedy...

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Event Date: June 30, 2021
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
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 Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies offers residencies of one month in August to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at Tower View, a 350-acre historic estate in Red Wing, Minnesota. Emerging writers...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a residency from October 2 to October 16 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents are provided with a...

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Event Date: October 2, 2021
Application Deadline: July 15, 2021
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
Online

The 2021 AWP Conference and Bookfair was held online from March 3 to March 6. The conference featured events, panel discussions, readings, and a bookfair. The keynote speaker was poet Joy Harjo. The cost of the conference was $180 for nonmembers...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, was held online and by phone from May 7 to May 9. The conference featured presentations on publishing, including a workshop offering critiques of book titles, book...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 2021 Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference was held online from May 14 to May 16. The conference featured panels on current issues in biography and the craft of biography, including discussion of the topics of interviewing,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The 19th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held online from October 15 to October 18. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Andrea Cohen, Chard...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will be held from June 3 to June 9 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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Event Date: June 3, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Ripton, VT

The 2021 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 9 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 2021 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will be held from August 11 to August 21 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures; craft classes;...

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Event Date: August 11, 2021
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 2021 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference will be held online from August 5 to August 7. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with faculty and a talk on trends in...

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Event Date: August 5, 2021
Application Deadline: August 2, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Pebble Beach, CA

The 2021 Catamaran Writing Conference will be held from July 25 to July 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California. The conference will also offer virtual enrollment for remote participants. The conference features...

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Event Date: July 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chautauqua, NY

The 2021 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be held from June 23 to June 26 at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and...

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Event Date: June 23, 2021
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

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

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Event Date: June 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry
Online

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held online from August 6 to August 9. The conference features evaluation and discussion of book-length and chapbook-length poetry manuscripts with poets, editors, and publishers. The faculty...

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Event Date: August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Online

The Community of Writers will offer online workshops in poetry from June 19 to June 26, in fiction from July 11 to July 17, and in creative nonfiction from August 1 to August 6. The program features workshops, craft talks, publishing panels,...

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Event Date: June 19, 2021
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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