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 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival
Chautauqua Writers’ Festival
Conference
Chautauqua, NY

The 11th annual Chautauqua Writers’ Festival was held from June 12 to June 15, 2014, at the historic Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. The conference offered workshops in poetry,...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival
Festival
Chicago, IL

The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival will be held from October 25 to November 9 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2014 festival is “Journeys.” The conference features...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 10/25/14 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Chicago Writers Conference
Conference
Chicago, IL

The 2014 Chicago Writers Conference will be held from October 24 to October 26 at the University Center in Chicago. The conference offers workshops, panels, readings, and pitch sessions for...

Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? No Event Date 10/24/14 Application Deadline 10/15/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon City University of New York Chapbook Festival
City University of New York Chapbook Festival
Festival
New York, NY

The sixth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival was held from April 2 to April 3 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The program...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
Collaborative Retreat at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek
Residency
Corvallis, OR

The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek offers two-week residencies to pairs of poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers from March 7 to March 20, 2015, and March 29 to April...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 12/1/14 Financial Aid Deadline
Eventsort icon Colorado Art Ranch Residency Program
Colorado Art Ranch Residency Program
Residency
Hayden, CO

The Colorado Art Ranch offers a residency at Carpenter Ranch in Routt County, Colorado, from September 1 to September 30 for one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction...

Genre Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction Free? Yes Event Date 1/1/99 Application Deadline 5/15/14 Financial Aid Deadline

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

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November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

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November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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