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 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Conference
Middlebury, VT

The 2014 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 9 to June 15 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline
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Event Bread Loaf in Sicily
Bread Loaf in Sicily
Conference
Erice, Italy

The 2014 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference was held from September 21 to September 27 in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadlinesort icon
Event Virginia Center for the Creative Arts–France
Conference
Auvillar, France

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts offered workshops at Le Moulin à Nef, its studio center in Auvillar, France. The poetry workshop O Taste and See: Writing the Senses...

Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadlinesort icon 2/14/14
Event River Teeth Nonfiction Conference
Conference
Ashland, OH

The second annual River Teeth Nonfiction Conference was held from May 30 to June 1 at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The conference offered individual manuscript consultations as...

Genre Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 5/9/14 Financial Aid Deadlinesort icon 3/1/14
Event Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Residency
Woodstock, NY

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild offers monthlong residencies from June through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a historic 250-acre campus in the Catskill...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 3/15/14 Financial Aid Deadlinesort icon 3/15/14
Event Wesleyan Writers Conference
Conference
Middletown, CT

The 58th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference was held from June 11 to June 15 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offered seminars and workshops in poetry,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline
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