Conferences & 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.

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Eventsort icon A Room of Her Own Retreat for Women Writers
Conference
Abiquiu, NM

The A Room of Her Own Retreat for Women Writers was held from August 12, 2013, to August 18, 2013, at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline
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Eventsort icon Alabama Book Festival
Festival
Montgomery, AL

The 2014 Alabama Book Festival was held on April 19 in Montgomery at Old Alabama Town. The festival featured discussions, readings, book signings, and a book fair. Participating writers included...

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Eventsort icon Algonkian Novel Retreat
Conference
Sterling, VA

The Algonkian Novel Retreat was held from September 17 to September 21 at Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, Virginia, approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The conference offered workshops...

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Eventsort icon Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch
Conference
New York, NY

The Algonkian Writer Conference–New York City Pitch for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from December 11 to December 14 at the Ripley-Grier Studios in New York...

Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 12/11/14 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Algonkian Writer Conference–Write to Market
Conference
Corte Madera, CA

The Algonkian Writer Conference–Write to Market for fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers will be held from November 6 to November 9 at the Corte Madera Best Western...

Genre Fiction Free? No Event Date 11/6/14 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon ALTA Conference
Conference
Richardson, TX

The 35th annual American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference was held from October 3 to October 6, 2012, at the Memorial Art Gallery and the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, New...

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