Directory of Conferences & Centers

Discover the conferences, centers, festivals, residencies, and retreats that best fit your writing needs. Our directory lists member programs in North America and abroad. You can also browse specific events in a calendar view.

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Now Displaying 76 Writers' Conferences and Centers
Writing Conference/Center Name Location Event Date

EMERGE: A Free, Two-Week Writing Program

Online or Not Specified

April 23, 2024

Atlanta Self-Publishing Conference

Georgia

April 27, 2024

Craft and Publishing Voyage

United Kingdom

April 28, 2024

Virtual Workshop: Hang Onto Your Ducks With a Reader Inventory

California

April 28, 2024

Application Deadline for Monthly Mentorship: May 1, 2024

North Carolina

May 1, 2024

Washington Writers Conference

Maryland

May 3, 2024

First Friday Book Talk & Reading - May 2024

Nebraska

May 3, 2024

Atlanta Writers Conference

Georgia

May 3, 2024

Blurred Lines: Writing Speculative Nonfiction

New Jersey

May 4, 2024

Workshop: Getting to Know Your Characters through Passion, Purpose, and Place

Nebraska

May 4, 2024

The Braided Narrative: Weaving Creative Nonfiction

New Jersey

May 13, 2024

Get Unstuck: Defying Writer’s Block in Your Poetry

New Jersey

May 15, 2024

Becoming Your Own Best Editor: A Faculty Reading

Online or Not Specified

May 15, 2024

Writeaway in New Mexico, Spring 2024

New Mexico

May 18, 2024

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Alaska

May 18, 2024

Farmhouse Screenwriting Intensive Retreats (Weekly)

Italy

May 25, 2024

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

May 25, 2024

Virtual Workshop: Critique You Can Use: A Scientific Approach to Receiving Feedback

California

May 29, 2024

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

May 29, 2024

Indiana University Writers' Conference

Indiana

June 6, 2024

First Friday Book Talk & Reading Series - June 2024

Nebraska

June 7, 2024

Tinker Mountain Writers' Residential Workshop

Virginia

June 9, 2024

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

June 9, 2024

Mino-bimaadiziwin: The Good Life

Montana

June 21, 2024

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

June 23, 2024

Virtual Workshop: The Bardsy Method: Turn Your Idea into a Story You Can Sell

California

June 29, 2024

Virtual Workshop: Love From the First Line: Writing a First Chapter Readers Can't Resist

California

July 31, 2024

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 3, 2024

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

August 11, 2024

Purpose, Place, and Practice

Oregon

August 15, 2024

Writeaway in Ireland, Fall 2024

Ireland

September 3, 2024

Writeaway in France, Fall 2024

France

September 13, 2024

Hedgebrook Writers Conference 2024

Washington

September 19, 2024

Children's Lit Conference

New York

September 28, 2024

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

Arizona

October 10, 2024

Mineral School October 2024 residency

Washington

October 13, 2024

Mineral School November 2024 Residency

Washington

November 3, 2024

All Write, Columbia, Nonfiction Writers Conference

New York

November 7, 2024

Kauai Writers Conference

Hawaii

November 11, 2024

Literary Journalism - November 2024

Canada

November 18, 2024

Mineral School December 2024 Residency

Washington

December 8, 2024

Winter Writers Residency 2025

Canada

January 13, 2025

Literary Journalism: Environmental Writing

Canada

February 24, 2025

Mineral School March 2025 Residency

Washington

March 2, 2025

Mineral School April 2025 Residency

Washington

March 30, 2025

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Year Round

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Year Round

Murphy Write-in

New Jersey

Year Round

The Summer Seminar for Writers at Sarah Lawrence College

New York

Year Round

Online Writing Series

Online or Not Specified

Year Round

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Year Round

Flatiron Writers Room

North Carolina

Year Round

Monthly Mentorship

North Carolina

Year Round

SUMMER MEMOIR COHORT 2024

New York

Year Round

Bardsy Online Writing Workshops

California

Year Round