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 Aspen Summer Words
Aspen Summer Words
Festival
Aspen, CO

The 38th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival was held from June 13 to June 18 in Aspen, Colorado. The retreat offered workshops in poetry,...

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Eventsort icon Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Conference
Seattle, WA

The annual AWP Conference & Bookfair was held from February 26 to March 1 at the Sheraton Seattle and Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The conference offered over 500...

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Eventsort icon Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program
Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program
Residency
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve of pine forests and palmettos in New Smyrna...

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Eventsort icon Attic Institute Creative Renewal Weekend
Attic Institute Creative Renewal Weekend
Conference
Dufur, OR

The third annual Attic Institute Creative Renewal Weekend was held from March 15 to March 17, 2013, at the Balch Hotel in Dufur, Oregon. The program featured craft talks with...

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Eventsort icon Austin International Poetry Festival
Austin International Poetry Festival
Festival
Austin, TX

The 21st annual Austin International Poetry Festival was held from April 18 to April 21, 2013. The festival featured readings, workshops, open mikes, poetry slams, and a poetry symposium in...

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Eventsort icon Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia
Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia
Residency
Riga, Latvia

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia. The resident is...

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