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 Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Conference
Roanoke, VA

The 2014 Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 8 to June 13 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference featured workshops in...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Tin House Summer Writers Workshop
Conference
Portland, OR

The 12th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 13 to July 20 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Thurber House John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program
Conference
Columbus, OH

Thurber House offers a four-week residency in September and October to a nonfiction writer (including creative nonfiction) in the boyhood home of James Thurber in Columbus, Ohio. Writers who have...

Genre Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon The Writer's Journey Summer Retreat
Conference
Bolinas, CA

The ninth annual Writer’s Journey Summer Retreat: Writing as a Path to Transformation for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from July 16 to July 22 in...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon The Writer's Journey Bali
Conference
Bali, Indonesia

The 2014 Writer’s Journey Bali: Write, Travel, Transform retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers was held from June 21 to July 5 in the towns of Candidasa,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon The Writer's Hotel Master Class
Conference
New York City, NY

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry will be held from June 10 to June 16 in New York City at The Bryant Park Hotel, Library Hotel,...

Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 6/10/15 Application Deadline 3/7/15 Financial Aid Deadline

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