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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Event International Festival of Authors
Festival
Toronto, Canada

The 35th International Festival of Authors will be held from October 23 to November 2 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The festival includes readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

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Event Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
Conference
Wilmington, VT

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from October 24 to October 27 at the White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont, and from November 21 to November 24, and...

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Event Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival
Festival
Chicago, IL

The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival will be held from October 25 to November 9 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2014 festival is “Journeys.” The conference features...

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Event Hedgebrook
Residency
Whidbey Island, WA

Hedgebrook offers the Master Class Retreat Series of weeklong sessions, limited to six to eight women writers each, on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. The program includes...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Datesort icon 10/27/14 Application Deadline
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Event U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference
U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference
Conference
Oaxaca, Mexico

The 2014 U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference will be held from October 27 to October 31 at the Becari Language School in Oaxaca, Mexico. The conference features workshops...

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Event 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...

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