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 Yale Writers' Conference
Conference
New Haven, CT

The second annual Yale Writers' Conference was held from June 10 to June 19, and June 21 to June 23 on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut....

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Eventsort icon Yaddo
Residency
Saratoga Springs, NY

Yaddo offers residencies of two weeks to two months from May through February to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York....

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Eventsort icon Wyoming Writers Annual Conference
Conference
Casper, WY

The Wyoming Writers Annual Conference was held from June 7 to June 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie, Wyoming. The conference featured workshops in...

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Eventsort icon Writing Workshops LA: The Conference
Conference
Los Angeles, CA

Writing Workshops LA: The Conference was held on June 28 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The conference offered workshops, craft discussions, and publishing presentations for fiction and...

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Eventsort icon Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference
Conference
Austin, TX

The 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 27 to June 29 at the Hyatt Regency...

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Eventsort icon Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat
Conference
Alpine, TX

The 2014 Writers' League of Texas (WLT) Summer Writing Retreat was held from August 2 to August 7 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The retreat offered workshops...

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