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 West Virginia Book Festival
Festival
Charleston, WV

The 2012 West Virginia Book Festival was held from October 13 to October 14 at the Charleston Civic Center in downtown Charleston. The festival featured readings, author signings, and a...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Willapa Bay AiR
Conference
Oysterville, WA

Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long residencies from March through September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 16 wooded acres near Oysterville, Washington, 30 miles north...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 7/31/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference
Conference
Wayne, NJ

The 2014 William Paterson University Spring Writer’s Conference was held on April 12 on the WPU campus in Wayne, New Jersey, 20 miles northwest of New York City. The conference...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Conference
Galloway, NJ

The 22nd annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway will be held from January 16 to January 19, 2015, at Stockton Seaview Hotel, a resort located near Atlantic City, New Jersey....

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/16/15 Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Deadline 11/15/14
Eventsort icon Wisconsin Book Festival
Festival
Madison, WI

The 11th annual Wisconsin Book Festival was held from November 7 to November 11, 2012, at various venues in downtown Madison. The festival featured readings; panels; open mikes; conversations with...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon 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 Deadline 3/15/14

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