Jentel Artist Residency Program

The Jentel Foundation offers four-week residencies from mid-January to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley, 20 miles east of Sheridan, Wyoming. Each residency includes a private room, a separate work space, access to a common living area, and a $400 stipend. For residencies from May 15 to December 13, using only the online application system submit 10 pages of poetry or up to 20 pages of prose and contact information for three references with a $30 application fee by January 15.

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RESIDENCY
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Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
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Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Jentel Artist Residency Program, 130 Lower Piney Creek Road, Banner, WY 82832. (307) 737-2311. Mary Jane Edwards, Executive Director.

Mary Jane Edwards
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Banner
Contact State: 
WY
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
82832
Country: 
US
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North Cascades Institute Creative Residency

The North Cascades Institute offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, ficiton writers, and nonfiction writers at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in Washington’s North Cascades National Park. Residents are provided with a private room, work space, and meals.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

North Cascades Institute, 810 State Road 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-1239. (360) 854-2599.

Contact City: 
Sedro-Woolley
Contact State: 
WA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
98284
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North Cascades National Park

Write on the Sound

The 34th annual Write on the Sound Writers Conference, a program of the Edmonds Arts Commission, was held from October 4 to October 6 at the Frances Anderson Center in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript consultations and information sessions on publishing and marketing.

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CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
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Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Write on the Sound, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020. (425) 771-0228. 

Contact City: 
Edmonds
Contact State: 
WA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
98020
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Texas Book Festival

The 2019 Texas Book Festival was held from October 26 to October 27 on the State Capitol grounds in Austin, Texas. The festival featured panels, book signings, and discussions with more than 300 nationally and critically recognized authors, as well as a book fair, music performances, and a Saturday night Lit Crawl. Participating authors included poets Lauren Alleyne, Jericho Brown, and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal; fiction writers Kristen Arnett, Jamie Attenberg, John Grisham, and Rion Amilcar Scott; and nonfiction writers Sarah M. Broom, Jaquira Díaz, Saeed Jones, and Tim O’Brien.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Texas Book Festival, 1023 Springdale Road, Building 14, Unit B, Austin, TX 78721. (512) 477-4055.

Contact City: 
Austin
Contact State: 
TX
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
78701
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Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

The 2019 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers was held from October 18 to October 19 at the Tulsa Historical Society and the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, master classes, panel discussions, and individual manuscript consultations with faculty.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104. (918) 631-3080. Eilis O’Neal, Editor in Chief.

Eilis O’Neal
Editor in Chief
Contact City: 
Tulsa
Contact State: 
OK
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
74104

Millay Colony

The Millay Colony offers two- and four-week residencies from April through November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency includes a private room, studio, and meals. For residencies from August through November, using only the online application system submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 30 pages of prose, along with a brief bio, a personal statement, and a $40 application fee by March 1. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Millay Colony, 454 East Hill Road, P.O. Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017. (518) 392-3103. Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director.

Calliope Nicholas
Residency Director
Contact City: 
Austerlitz
Contact State: 
NY
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
12017
Country: 
US
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Millay Colony for the Arts

Kentucky Book Festival

The 2019 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, was held from November 10 to November 16 at various venues in Lexington. The Kentucky Book Fair, the convention-style event that is the festival’s cornerstone, was held on November 16 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. The festival featured panel discussions, readings, and book signings. Participating authors included poets Wendell Berry and Adrian Matejka, fiction writer Elliot Ackerman, and nonfiction writer Casey Cep. Most events were free and open to the public.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Kentucky Book Festival, Kentucky Humanities, 206 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508. (859) 257-4317. 
Sara Volpi, Director.

Sara Volpi
Director
Contact City: 
Lexington
Contact State: 
KY
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
40508
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James River Writers Conference

The 17th annual James River Writers Conference was held from October 11 to October 13 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. The conference featured pitch sessions with agents and editors and panel discussions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The conference also offered preconference master classes on October 11.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
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yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

James River Writers Conference, 231 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223. (804) 433-3790. Annette Marquis, Program Director.

Annette Marquis
Program Director
Contact City: 
Richmond
Contact State: 
VA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
23224

New York Mills Arts Retreat

The New York Mills Arts Retreat offered residencies of two to six weeks to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in New York Mills, Minnesota. Residents were provided with private lodging and studio space. For residencies from January through June 2019, using the online submission system writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a brief work sample description, a résumé or curriculum vitae, a project description, an artists statement, and two letters of recommendation by October 1. There was no application fee.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

New York Mills Arts Retreat, 24 North Main Avenue, P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567. (218) 385-3339. Betsy Roder, Arts Retreat Coordinator.

Betsy Roder
Arts Retreat Coordinator
Contact City: 
New York Mills
Contact State: 
MN
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
56567

Library of Congress National Book Festival

The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on September 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by more than a hundred poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers.  All events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
February 24, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 24, 2020
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Library of Congress National Book Festival, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20540. (202) 707-1940. Jennifer Gavin, Contact.

Jennifer Gavin
Contact
Contact City: 
Washington
Contact State: 
DC
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
20540-1400
Country: 
US

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