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 Writers at Work Conference
Conference
Alta, UT

The 2014 Writers at Work Conference was held from June 4 to June 8 at Alta Lodge in Alta, Utah. The conference featured workshops, manuscript consultations, and readings for poets,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 5/28/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Writers in New York
Conference
New York, NY

The 2013 Writers in New York conference was held from May 28 to June 20 on the campus of New York University in New York City. The conference featured workshops...

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Eventsort icon Writers Omi International Residency at Ledig House
Writers Omi International Residency at Ledig House
Residency
Omi, NY

Residencies of two weeks to two months are offered from March through June and September through November at Ledig House, a writers colony situated on 300 acres in the Hudson...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 10/20/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Residency
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in

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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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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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