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 Bread Loaf in Sicily
Bread Loaf in Sicily
Conference
Erice, Italy

The 2014 Bread Loaf in Sicily Conference was held from September 21 to September 27 in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. The...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference
Conference
Middlebury, VT

The 2014 Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference was held from June 9 to June 15 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference, designed for poets...

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Eventsort icon Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
Conference
Middlebury, VT

The 2014 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference was held from August 13 to August 23 in the Green Mountains of Ripton, Vermont. The conference included workshops in poetry, fiction,...

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Eventsort icon Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Book Festival
Festival
Brooklyn, NY

The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival was held on September 21 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in New York City. The festival featured readings, panels, workshops, and a book...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Spoken Word Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program
Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program
Residency
Ménerbes, France

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from March 1 through June 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 10/15/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
Festival
Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair was held on April 5 and April 6 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, New York. The event featured readings, lectures, panel...

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