Get Lit! Festival

The 2021 Get Lit! Festival will be held online from April 12 to April 18. The festival features readings, craft classes, panel discussions, cocktail hours, and an annual Pie & Whiskey event for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participating writers include poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil; fiction writers Esi Edugyan, R. O. Kwon, and Jess Walter; and nonfiction writer Robin Wall Kimmerer. Most events are free; select events, including craft classes and cocktail events, start at $25 and require advance registration. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
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Event Date: 
April 12, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Get Lit! Festival, Get Lit! Programs,  668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 258, Spokane, WA 99202. Kate Peterson, Director.

Kate Peterson
Director
Contact City: 
Online

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

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. Residents are provided with a private room, work space, and meals. The cost of the residency is $85 per day. An additional $25 flat-rate cleaning fee is charged. Submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages, a one-page project description, and a résumé with a $35 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
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yes
Event Date: 
April 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR, 72632. (479) 253-7444. 

Contact City: 
Eureka Springs
Contact State: 
AR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
72632
Country: 
US

Studio Faire

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October to artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at a time. Residents are provided with a private work space and bedroom, and use of a shared kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and multiple gardens. The space is a ten-minute walk to shops, cafés, and bars, as well as a weekly farmer’s market, library, theater, music hall, cinema, and the Château de Nérac castle and riverside walk.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
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yes
Event Date: 
April 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Studio Faire, 58 Avenue Georges, Clemenceau, 47600, Nérac, France. Julia Douglas, Cofounder and Residency Coordinator.

Julia Douglas
Cofounder and Residency Coordinator
Contact City: 
Nérac
Country: 
FR
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Studio Faire garden

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

The 2021 Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held online from June 21 to June 26. The conference features workshops, craft talks, panels, an evening reading series, and manuscript consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Jennifer Elise Foerster and John Murillo, fiction writer Danielle Evans, and creative nonfiction writers Faith Adiele and J. Drew Lanham. The 2021 Distinguished Visiting Writer is poet Nikky Finney.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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no
Event Date: 
June 21, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE #4, Bemidji, MN 56601. (218) 755-2068. Mathew Hawthorne, Conference Coordinator.

Mat Hawthorne
Conference Coordinator

Hambidge Creative Residency Program

Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. Residents are provided with a private cottage with a bedroom, studio space, kitchen, and bathroom. The cost of the residency is $250 per week, which includes some meals. Scholarships are available.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
April 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Hambidge Creative Residency Program, P.O. Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. (706) 746-7324. Christine Jason, Operations Manager. 

Christine Jason
Operations Manager
Contact City: 
Rabun Gap
Contact State: 
GA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
30568
Country: 
US

Longleaf Writers Conference

The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference will be held from May 10 to May 17 at the Seaside Assembly Hall and Academic Village in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The conference features workshops, craft seminars, sunset receptions, bonfire readings, and one-on-one consultations with agents for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Rose McLarney, Seth Brady Tucker, and Adam Vines, and fiction writers Julianna Baggott and Matt Bondurant.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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no
Event Date: 
May 10, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Longleaf Writers Conference, 168 Smolian Circle, Seaside, FL 32459. Seth Tucker, Executive Director.

Seth Tucker
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Santa Rose Beach
Contact State: 
FL
Country: 
US
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GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace

The 2021 GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace conference will be held online from April 21 to May 2. The event features more than 65 craft classes, discussions, workshops, and meetings with agents and editors for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. Participating writers include poets Nick Flynn and Vievee Francis; fiction writers Alexander Chee, Alex Espinoza, Nancy Johnson, Rebecca Makkai, and Jenny Offill; and nonfiction writers Reyna Grande, Candace McDuffie, and Jess Row.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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no
Event Date: 
April 21, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
April 20, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace, P.O. Box 418, Arlington, MA 02476. (617) 695-0075. Hanna Katz, Manager.

Hanna Katz
Manager
Contact City: 
Online

Atlanta Writers Conference

The 2021 Atlanta Writers Conference, sponsored by the Atlanta Writers Club, will be held online and by phone from May 7 to May 9. The conference features presentations on publishing, including a workshop offering critiques of book titles, book jackets, and jacket copy, as well as agent and editor pitch sessions, manuscript critiques, and query letter critiques conducted by phone for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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no
Event Date: 
May 7, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Atlanta Writers Conference, 8080 Jett Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30350. George Weinstein, Conference Director.

George Weinstein
Conference Director
Contact City: 
Online
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
30354

Catamaran Writing Conference

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 workshops, craft talks, and daily excursions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Susan Browne and Joseph Millar; fiction writers Karen Joy Fowler, Lisa Fugard, Elizabeth McKenzie, and Josip Novakovich; and creative nonfiction writers Charles Hood and Dan White.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 25, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 14, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Catamaran Writing Conference, Catamaran, 1050 River Street, Studio 118, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 

Photo Credit: Brad Sharek

Contact City: 
Pebble Beach
Contact State: 
CA
Country: 
US
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Disquiet Prize Accepting Submissions

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Disquiet Prize. Sponsored by the Disquiet International Literary Program, an annual writers workshop held in Lisbon, the prize awards three fellowships for tuition to writers working in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; a grand prize winner will additionally receive a travel stipend and housing in Lisbon for the duration of the workshop. In the event that public health conditions prohibit the conference from being held in 2021, winners will be offered the option to defer their fellowships to a future year or to accept an alternative cash prize of $1,000. All three fellows will also receive publication. The winning poet’s work will appear in the Common, and the work of the winning fiction writer and nonfiction writer will be published on the Granta and Ninth Letter websites respectively.

Submit up to six poems, totaling up 10 pages, or one story, novel excerpt, or essay of up to 25 pages with a $15 entry fee by January 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Established in 2010, the Disquiet International Literary Program “aims to deepen mutual understanding among writers from North America and writers from Portugal” and takes its name from Lisbon poet Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet. A decision about whether or not the conference will proceed in 2021 will be announced on the workshop’s website in February.

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