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.
Get Lit! Festival, Get Lit! Programs, 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 258, Spokane, WA 99202. Kate Peterson, Director.
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.
Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR, 72632. (479) 253-7444.
The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 9 to August 15, either on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier or online, as public health guidelines allow. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, craft classes, and individual consultations with faculty members. Each workshop is limited to five or six participants. The faculty includes poets Chen Chen, Eduardo C. Corral, Kathleen Graber, Tomás Q.
Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Ellen Lesser, Director.
The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop will be held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft seminars, individual conferences with faculty members, readings, and opportunities to socialize. The faculty includes poet Thorpe Moeckel, fiction writers Fred G. Leebron and Daniel Mueller, nonfiction writer James McKean, and multi-genre writers Cade Leebron, M. Randal O’Wain, Jon Pineda, and Maxine Swann.
Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020. (540) 362-6225. Christine Powell, Contact.
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.
Studio Faire, 58 Avenue Georges, Clemenceau, 47600, Nérac, France. Julia Douglas, Cofounder and Residency Coordinator.
The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes poets Billy Collins and Major Jackson; fiction writers Julia Phillips, Paul Tremblay, and Frederic Tuten; nonfiction writer Roger Rosenblatt; and fiction and nonfiction writers Melissa Bank and Matthew Klam. The cost to attend the full conference, including workshops, is $950; the cost to attend the lecture series is $150.
Southampton Writers Conference, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Contact.