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 Wordstock
Festival
Portland, OR

The ninth annual Wordstock festival was held on October 5 and October 6 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction,...

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Eventsort icon WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat
Conference
Edale, England

The 2014 WordTheatre Writers Workshop and Retreat was held from July 4 to July 11 in Edale, England, a farming valley nestled below Dark Peak and Kinder Scout, a plateau...

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Eventsort icon Workshops in Thomas
Conference
Thomas, WV

Workshops in Thomas was held from October 17 to October 19 in Thomas, West Virginia, a rural mountain town on the edge of Canaan Valley and the Monongahela National Forest....

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Eventsort icon Write Away Writers Retreat
Write Away Writers Retreat
Conference
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Literary Bohemian’s Write Away Writers Retreat was held from August 31 to September 4 at the Krumlov House in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. The retreat offered workshops, private mentoring...

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Eventsort icon Write on the Sound
Write on the Sound
Conference
Edmonds, WA

The 29th annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference was held from October 3 to October 5 in the waterfront town of Edmonds, Washington. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

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Eventsort icon Writers & Books Gell Center
Writers & Books Gell Center
Residency
Rochester, NY

Writers & Books’ Gell Center offers residencies of up to ten days from April through November to poets, fiction, and creative nonfiction writers at the Gell House, a furnished hillside...

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