Directory of Conferences & Centers

Search our WC&C directory to discover the conferences, centers, festivals, residencies, and retreats that best fit your writing needs. The directory lists over 300 programs in North America and abroad, including nearly 150 member programs that participate in our Kurt Brown Prizes. You can also browse specific events in a calendar view.

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Now Displaying 247 Writers' Conferences and Centers
Writing Conference/Center Name Location WC&C Member? Event Date

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops Andros Greece

Greece

Member

June 27, 2018

Learning to Listen to Your Story

New Mexico

Member

May 14, 2018

Old Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

New Mexico

Member

May 14, 2018

Researching and Crafting a Compelling Biography

New Mexico

Member

September 21, 2018

Secret Ingredients for Cookbook Success

New Mexico

Member

September 17, 2018

The True Secret of Writing: A Sit, Walk, Write Retreat

New Mexico

Member

October 1, 2018

The World of Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Writing

New Mexico

Member

May 18, 2018

Travel Writing as Memoir

New Mexico

Member

September 17, 2018

Words + Images: Photography and Storytelling

New Mexico

Member

May 14, 2018

14th Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

Florida

Member

January 13, 2018

14th annual Mayborn Literary Conference, July 20-22, 2018

Texas

July 20, 2018

14th National Black Writers Conference: “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature”

New York

Member

March 22, 2018

15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Florida

January 21, 2019

19th Annual Taos Writing and Wellness Retreat for Health Professionals

Member

2018 Agents & Editors Conference / Writers' League of Texas / Austin, TX

Texas

Member

June 29, 2018

2018 Call for Writers - The Millay Colony for the Arts

New York

Member

2018 Granada, Spain Writing Retreat (August 1-6, 2018) feat. award-winning writers Tim Horvath, Rita Banerjee, & Diana Norma Szokolyai - Cambridge Writers' Workshop

Spain

August 1, 2018

2018 New Orleans Writing Retreat (April 13-16, 2018) feat. literary agent Natalie Kimber, and award-winning writers Rita Banerjee & Diana Norma Szokolyai - Cambridge Writers' Workshop

Louisiana

April 13, 2018

2018 Paris Writing Retreat (July 25-30, 2018) feat. award-winning writers Katheen Spivack, Rita Banerjee & Diana Norma Szokolyai - Cambridge Writers' Workshop

France

July 25, 2018

2018 Summer Creative Writing Institute at the American University of Paris

France

July 2, 2018

2018 Summer Writing Program :: The Capitalocene :: Naropa University

Colorado

June 10, 2018

2018 Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat (formerly Rustbelt Roethke)

New York

Member

July 19, 2018

2018 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop

Colorado

April 20, 2018

2018 Writing By Writers Fall Manuscript Boot Camp

California

November 9, 2018

2018 Writing By Writers Methow Valley Workshop

Washington

May 16, 2018

2018 Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop

California

October 17, 2018

2019 ASLE Biennial Conference

California

Member

June 25, 2019

26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 18, 2019

30th Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers

Oregon

Member

July 10, 2017

49 Writers

Alaska

Year Round

92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center

New York

Year Round

Advanced Fiction Workshop

Illinois

Year Round

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

Member

May 15, 2018

Algonkian Writer Conferences

New York

Year Round

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Ireland

Year Round

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Residency Program

Minnesota

Year Round

Antioch Writers' Workshop at University of Dayton--Summer Program

Ohio

Member

July 14, 2018

Arizona State University - The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Arizona

Year Round

Arteles Creative Center

Finland

Year Round

Artsmith Artist Residency

Washington

Member

January 2, 2018

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Florida

Year Round

Autumn Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

November 3, 2018

AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

Florida

Member

March 7, 2018

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

California

Year Round

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Germany

Year Round

Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers

Texas

Member

May 21, 2018

BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

Pennsylvania

Member

November 3, 2017

Bread Loaf in Sicily

Italy

Member

September 17, 2017

Bronx Writers' Center

New York

Year Round

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock Guild

New York

Year Round

Carey Nonfiction Residency

New York

Year Round

Castle Hill: Truro Center for the Arts

Massachusetts

Year Round

Centauri Arts - Creative Writing Retreat

Costa Rica

Member

February 3, 2018

Center for Humanities, The

Missouri

Year Round

Center For Literary Arts, San Jose State University

California

Year Round

Central Indiana Writers' Association

Indiana

Year Round

Charlottesville Writing Center

Virginia

Year Round

Chautauqua Writers' Festival

New York

Member

June 20, 2018

Chesapeake Writers' Conference at St. Mary's College of Maryland

Maryland

Member

June 24, 2018

CityLit Project

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Clearing Writing Workshops, The

Wisconsin

Year Round

Cornell's Adult University Seminars

New York

Year Round

Crafting Non-Fiction That Reads Like a Novel

New Mexico

Member

May 18, 2018

Creating Writing: A Sense of Beginning

New Mexico

Member

May 14, 2018

Creative Writing Now: Getting Started (ONLINE)

Illinois

June 12, 2018

CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction - Berlin 2016

Germany

Year Round

Cuppa Pulp Writer's Space

New York

Year Round

David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Iowa

Member

June 28, 2018

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

July 1, 2018

DISQUIET Residency in the Azores

Portugal

July 14, 2018

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

California

Year Round

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

California

Year Round

Down the Rabbit Hole (ONLINE)

Illinois

April 10, 2018

Down to the Marrow: A Sit, Walk, Write Retreat

New Mexico

Member

May 7, 2018

Edward F. Albee Foundation, The

New York

Member

Year Round

Elephant Rock Retreats for Writing & Yoga

Wisconsin

Year Round

Esalen Institute

California

Year Round

Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts Writer-in-Residence Program

Alabama

Member

Fall for the Book

Virginia

Member

October 11, 2017

Field's End: A Writers' Community

Washington

Year Round

Flatiron Writers Room

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Footpaths to Creative Residency

Massachusetts

Year Round

FREE Monthly Studio Write-Ins

Illinois

Year Round

Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries

Virginia

Member

March 22, 2018

Gemini Ink

Texas

Member

Year Round

Georgia Writers Association

Georgia

Year Round

Get Away to Write - Wales

United Kingdom

Member

July 7, 2018

Good Contrivance Farm Writer's Retreat

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Gotham Writers' Workshop

New York

Year Round

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

Michigan

Year Round

GrubStreet Creative Writing Center

Massachusetts

Year Round

Guild Literary Complex

Illinois

Year Round

Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, The

Georgia

Year Round

Hampton Roads Writers Tenth Annual Writers' Conference

Virginia

Member

Year Round

Haven Writing Retreats

Montana

Year Round

Headlands Center for the Arts

California

Year Round

Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series

Washington

Member

Year Round

Highlights Foundation Workshops

Pennsylvania

Year Round

Hill-Stead Museum

Connecticut

Year Round

Hong Kong Writers' Circle Workshops

Hong Kong

Year Round

Iceland Writers Retreat

Iceland

Member

April 11, 2018

Idlewild Writers Retreat

Connecticut

Member

October 5, 2018

Independent Writers of Southern California

California

Year Round

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2018

Indiana

Member

June 2, 2018

Island Institute Writers' Residencies

Alaska

Year Round

IWWG 41st Annual Summer Conference

Pennsylvania

July 6, 2018

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project

Florida

Member

Year Round

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Year Round

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Wyoming

Year Round

Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Massachusetts

Member

July 22, 2018

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

Member

June 17, 2018

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

Member

June 8, 2018

Kauai Writers Conference

Hawaii

Member

November 5, 2018

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Oregon

Member

Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc.

Kentucky

September 13, 2018

Kenyon Review Writers' Workshops

Ohio

Member

Year Round

Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

Florida

Member

January 10, 2019

Kimbilio

Texas

Year Round

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

Nebraska

Member

Year Round

Knoxville Writers' Guild

Tennessee

Year Round

La Muse Artists and Writers Retreat in France

France

Member

Year Round

Leopardi Writing Conference

Italy

Member

July 23, 2018

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Colorado

Member

Year Round

Lit Youngstown

Ohio

Year Round

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

Member

August 12, 2018

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Member

Year Round

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida (formerly Seaside WC)

Florida

May 13, 2018

MacDowell Colony

New York

Year Round

Madeline Island School of the Arts - Writing Retreats on a Lake Superior Island

Wisconsin

Member

Year Round

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

April 1, 2019

Marin Poetry Center

California

Year Round

Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities

Connecticut

Year Round

Memoir and Personal Essays: The Physical Stuff of Your Life

New Mexico

Member

September 17, 2018

Memoir in a Year-2017

Illinois

Year Round

Mendocino Coast Publishing Boot Camp

California

Member

August 5, 2018

Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference (MCWC)

California

Member

August 2, 2018

Midwest Fiction Writers Workshops

Minnesota

Year Round

Mineral School August 2018 Residency

Washington

August 19, 2018

Mineral School July 2018 Residency

Washington

July 15, 2018

Mineral School June 2018 Residency

Washington

June 17, 2018

Mineral School September 2018 Parents Residency

Washington

September 15, 2018

Minneapolis Writers' Workshop

Minnesota

Year Round

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

Member

June 18, 2018

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

Missouri

Year Round

Mont Blanc Writers Workshop - Writing By Writers

France

Year Round

Mountain Writers Series

Oregon

Year Round

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

California

July 29, 2018

National Writers Association

Colorado

Year Round

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

North Carolina

Member

July 13, 2017

New Hampshire Writers' Project

New Hampshire

Year Round

New York Arts Program

New York

Year Round

New York State Summer Writers Institute

New York

Member

July 2, 2018

No Guru Writing Retreat

Washington

Member

Year Round

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference

North Carolina

Member

November 3, 2017

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

May 30, 2018

Northwest Writing Institute Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

NYU Writers in Florence

Italy

May 27, 2018

NYU Writers in New York

New York

May 21, 2018

Odyssey Writing Workshop

New Hampshire

June 4, 2018

Oklahoma Arts Institute, The

Oklahoma

Year Round

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers

Oklahoma

Year Round

Outpost Retreat

Oregon

Member

July 9, 2017

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Member

Year Round

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

May 27, 2018

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

November 11, 2018

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 10, 2018

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 2, 2019

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 16, 2019

Pennsylvania Writers Conference (PWC)

Pennsylvania

July 29, 2018

Poetry at Round Top

Texas

Member

Year Round

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 13, 2018

Prisoner Express

New York

Member

Year Round

Private Writing Classes | Fiction & Memoir | Online and In-Person

(Not Specified)

Year Round

Publishing Workshop

New Jersey

Member

March 3, 2018

Resident Fellows Program

Alaska

Year Round

River View Poetry Getaway

New York

Member

May 4, 2018

Roads to Write 2018

Utah

Member

June 2, 2018

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

New York

May 14, 2018

San Antonio Book Festival

Texas

Member

April 7, 2018

San Francisco Writers Conference & Pre/Post Classes

California

Member

February 15, 2018

San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival

Mexico

Member

February 14, 2018

Santa Fe Writers Lab

New Mexico

Member

Year Round

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond (ONLINE)

Illinois

May 1, 2018

Sewanee Writers' Conference

Tennessee

Member

July 17, 2018

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

June 23, 2018

Spring Writeaway by the River

North Carolina

Member

May 4, 2018

Steel Pen Annual Writers' Conference

Indiana

Member

October 27, 2018

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Year Round

Summer Retreat at Ragdale

Illinois

July 20, 2018

Summer Writeaway by the River

North Carolina

Member

August 3, 2018

The Creativity Workshop in New York

New York

Year Round

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

New Hampshire

Member

July 8, 2018

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

New Hampshire

Member

June 23, 2018

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

New Hampshire

Member

July 29, 2018

The Frost Place Writing Intensive

New Hampshire

Member

June 27, 2018

The Glen Workshop

New Mexico

July 29, 2018

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

New York

Year Round

The Loft's Pitch Conference

Minnesota

Member

April 20, 2018

The Mastheads Writers' Residency

Massachusetts

Member

July 1, 2018

The Millay Colony for the Arts

New York

Member

Year Round

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Member

Year Round

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

New Hampshire

Member

The Playwright's Center

Minnesota

Year Round

The Writer's Block Festival

Kentucky

Member

November 10, 2018

The Writer's Hotel 2018 NYC Writers Conference

New York

Member

June 6, 2018

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tinker Mountain Writers

Virginia

June 10, 2018

UC Berkeley College Writing Programs

California

Year Round

UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program

California

Year Round

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

California

Member

Year Round

University of Arizona Summer Residency in Tucson AZ

Arizona

Member

June 1, 2018

University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

New Mexico

Member

October 2, 2017

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

North Dakota

Member

March 21, 2018

Unworkshops: Your Room to Create

Pennsylvania

Year Round

Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies

Vermont

Member

Year Round

Washington Island Literary Festival

Wisconsin

Member

September 13, 2018

Washington Writers Conference

Maryland

Member

May 4, 2018

Wesleyan Writers Conference

Connecticut

Member

June 13, 2018

Western Reserve Writers' Conference

Ohio

Member

April 28, 2018

Westport Writers' Workshop

Connecticut

Member

Year Round

When Words Count Retreat

Vermont

Year Round

Wildacres Writers Workshop

North Carolina

Year Round

Willamette Writers 2018 Conference

Oregon

Member

August 2, 2018

William N. Skirball Writers' Center

Ohio

Member

Year Round

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 18, 2019

Write On Door County Writers' Residency Program

Wisconsin

Member

Year Round

Writeaway Grand Tour

(Not Specified)

Member

October 8, 2018

Writeaway in France

France

Member

October 8, 2018

Writeaway in Italy

Italy

Member

October 17, 2018

Writer Island

Washington

Member

Year Round

Writer's Center, The

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Writer's Studio (Graham School-University of Chicago)

Illinois

Year Round

WriterHouse

Virginia

Year Round

Writers at Work 2018 Writing Retreat

Utah

Member

June 6, 2018

Writers at Work Annual Writing Competition

Utah

Member

November 15, 2017

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension

California

Member

February 8, 2018

Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

California

Member

Year Round

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

New York

Member

August 10, 2018

Writing About Art in Barcelona

Spain

Member

May 24, 2018

Writing By Writers Mill House Residency

Oregon

November 2, 2018

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

Member

April 14, 2018

Writing on the Door: Children's Literature Conference

Wisconsin

Member

April 6, 2018

Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead

California

Member

September 9, 2018

Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Greece

Member

June 11, 2018

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Member

Year Round