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 Bernheim Writing Residency
Residency
Louisville, KY

Sarabande Books, the Baltic Writing Residency, and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest offer a two- to six-week residency during the summer at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Louisville,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 5/31/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference
Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers' Conference
Conference
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The 2015 Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference will be held from January 4 to January 10, 2015, at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida....

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/4/15 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Blue Ridge Bookfest
Festival
Flat Rock, NC

The 2013 Blue Ridge Bookfest was held from May 17 to May 18 on the Blue Ridge Community College campus in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The festival featured readings by...

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Eventsort icon Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival
Festival
Cambridge, MA

The 2012 Boston Book Festival was held on October 26 and October 27 at various venues in Boston. The festival featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Boston Summer Writers Conference
Conference
Boston, MA

The 2012 Boston Summer Writers Conference was held from June 24 to June 30, 2012, on the campus of at Emerson College in Boston. The conference featured workshops in poetry,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Brattleboro Literary Festival
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Festival
Brattleboro, VT

The 13th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 2 to October 5 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline

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