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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.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Chapala boats

360 Xochi Quetzal offers monthlong residencies from December 14, 2017, to January 13, 2018, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, on the shores of Lake Chapala. Two writers will receive lodging in a...

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Event Date: December 14, 2017
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Lansing, MI

The 30th annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 8 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, craft and publishing talks, and author readings in poetry,...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Park Writer Retreat was held from March 22 to March 26 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The retreat featured faculty consultations and time to write for fiction...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers was held from March 16 to March 19 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York City. The conference featured workshops on writing and selling...

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Fiction
St. Augustine, FL
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cape Girardeau, MO

The third annual All Write Now! Writers’ Conference will be held on July 15 at the Southeast Missouri State University Campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Sponsored by the Heartland Writers Guild and the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild, the...

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Event Date: July 15, 2017
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Berlin, Germany

The American Academy in Berlin offers residencies of five months to ten months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin, Germany. Residents are provided with airfare, housing, some meals, and...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Oakland, CA

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 6 to October 9 at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel in Oakland. The annual conference featured panels, workshops, readings, a book fair,...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
West Cork, 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 and the mountains and...

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Event Date: June 10, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center at Tower View offers two- to four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 330-acre estate in Red Wing, Minnesota. Residents are provided with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Blue River, OR

The H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest offers one- to two-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in October and November in the Oregon Cascades, 40 miles east of Eugene. The residency is open...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Twitchell Lake, NY

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers six two-week residencies from October 7 to October 21 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Residents are...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Little Rock, AR

The 2017 Arkansas Literary Festival was held from April 27 to April 30 at the Central Arkansas Library system’s Main Library and other venues in Little Rock. The festival featured readings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops, as well...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Marquette, NE

Art Farm offers residencies of two weeks to five months from June 1 to November 1 to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working farm in Marquette, Nebraska, approximately 80 miles west of Lincoln....

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Assisi, Italy

The 2017 Art Workshop International Workshops will be held from July 14 to August 10 at the Giotto Hotel in Assisi, Italy. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as individual consultations with...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Arteles offers monthlong residences in November in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, for...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Orcas Island, WA

Artsmith offeres up to five weeklong residencies from January 2 to January 9, 2018, to poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas Island...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Aspen, CO

The 41st annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Conference and Literary Festival was held from June 18 to June 23 at the Gant Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. The conference featured workshops, panels, readings, and a readers retreat, as...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Los Angeles, CA

The 50th annual AWP Conference and Bookfair was held from February 8 to February 11 at the Washington Convention Center and Washington Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference featured 550 panel discussions and...

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Poetry
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are provided with studio space...

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Poetry
Austin, TX

The 23rd annual Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 9 to April 12. The festival offered readings, workshops, open mikes, and poetry slams in various venues throughout Austin, Texas. Participating poets included Carolyn Adams...

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Poetry, Fiction
Stockholm, Sweden

The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at a furnished cottage in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging and a...

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Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Cassis, France

The BAU Institute offers residencies from July 24 to August 21 for poets and fiction writers at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 20 miles from Marseille. Residents are...

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Poetry
Waco, TX

The 2017 Beall Poetry Festival was held from March 15 to March 17 at Baylor University in...

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Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Petoskey, MI
Bear River Writers’ Conference

The 2017 Bear River Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the University of Michigan, was held from June 1 to June 5 at Camp Michigania on Walloon Lake, near Petoskey, Michigan. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative...

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