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

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops Andros Greece

Greece

Member

May 22, 2019

16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Florida

Member

January 20, 2020

2018 Call for Writers - The Millay Colony for the Arts

New York

Member

2018 Summer Writing Retreat in Nacagdoches, TX

Texas

Member

July 29, 2018

2019 Agents & Editors Conference / Writers' League of Texas / Austin, TX

Texas

Member

June 28, 2019

2019 ASLE Biennial Conference

California

Member

June 26, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Fall Manuscript Boot Camp

California

November 8, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop

California

October 16, 2019

2020 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop

Colorado

March 13, 2020

26th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 17, 2020

49 Writers

Alaska

Year Round

92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center

New York

Year Round

A Writer Within - Tuscany

Italy

Member

October 5, 2019

Advanced Fiction Workshop

Illinois

Year Round

Advanced Manuscript Boot Camp

New York

Member

March 19, 2020

Airstream Dispatches

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

Member

May 15, 2019

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

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

Arizona

Year Round

Arteles Creative Center

Finland

Year Round

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Florida

Year Round

Autumn Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

November 9, 2019

AWA Group Leadership Training in Chicago

Illinois

Member

August 30, 2019

AWA Group Leadership Training in Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Member

June 21, 2019

AWA Group Leadership Training in Ontario, Canada

Canada

Member

July 15, 2019

AWP Conference & Bookfair

Oregon

Member

March 27, 2019

Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship Winter 2020

Canada

Member

January 6, 2020

Bear River Writers' Conference

Michigan

Member

May 30, 2019

Bend Memoir Workshop September 11-15

Oregon

Member

September 11, 2019

Bending Genres Retreat

Wisconsin

Member

July 21, 2019

Berkshire Writer's Haven

Massachusetts

Member

Year Round

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

California

Year Round

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Germany

Year Round

Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers

Texas

Member

May 20, 2019

Bookgardan: A Year's Sustenance for Writers

New York

October 1, 2019

Bread Loaf in Sicily

Italy

September 22, 2019

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 14, 2019

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

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

Chesapeake Writers' Conference

Maryland

Member

June 23, 2019

CityLit Project

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Clearing Writing Workshops, The

Wisconsin

Year Round

Cornell's Adult University Seminars

New York

Year Round

Courting the Muse with Hypnosis

Connecticut

Member

June 15, 2019

Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

New York

Member

January 7, 2020

Creative Writing Using Magic and Metaphor: A Personal Journey

New Mexico

September 16, 2019

CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction - Berlin 2016

Germany

Year Round

Cuppa Pulp Writer's Space

New York

Year Round

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

Member

June 23, 2019

DISQUIET Residency in the Azores

Portugal

Member

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

California

Year Round

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

California

Year Round

Dublin Writers Retreat

Ireland

Member

July 22, 2019

Edward F. Albee Foundation, The

New York

Member

Year Round

Elephant Rock Retreats for Writing & Yoga

Wisconsin

Year Round

Emerging Writers Intensive

Canada

Member

October 7, 2019

Esalen Institute

California

Year Round

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

Alabama

Member

Fall for the Book

Virginia

Member

October 10, 2019

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 Legacy Seminar -The Living Truth: The Life and Work of Nikki Giovanni

Virginia

Member

June 16, 2019

Gemini Ink

Texas

Year Round

Georgia Writers Association

Georgia

Year Round

Get Away to Write - Florida

Florida

Member

March 15, 2020

Get Away to Write - Scotland

United Kingdom

Member

August 1, 2019

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 11th Annual Writers' Conference Sept 19 - 21, 2019

Virginia

Member

September 19, 2019

Haven Writing Retreats

Montana

Year Round

Headlands Center for the Arts

California

Year Round

Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series

Washington

Member

Year Round

Hedgebrook VORTEXT

Washington

Member

May 3, 2019

Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program

Washington

Member

February 1, 2020

Highlights Foundation Workshops

Pennsylvania

Year Round

Hill-Stead Museum

Connecticut

Year Round

Hong Kong Writers' Circle Workshops

Hong Kong

Year Round

Ike's Canyon Ranch Writer's Residency

Nevada

Member

Year Round

Ike's Canyon Ranch Writer's Retreat

Nevada

Member

Year Round

Independent Writers of Southern California

California

Year Round

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2019

Indiana

Member

June 1, 2019

Inkers Con Author Digital Conference 2019

(Not Specified)

Member

June 8, 2019

Into the Flash

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Investigative Journalism Intensive

Canada

Member

September 23, 2019

Iota: Short Prose Conference

Maine

August 16, 2019

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Member

June 16, 2019

Island Institute Writers' Residencies

Alaska

Year Round

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project

Florida

Member

Year Round

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Year Round

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Wyoming

Year Round

Juncture Workshops

New Jersey

Member

October 20, 2019

Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Massachusetts

Member

July 21, 2019

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

Member

June 16, 2019

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

Member

June 14, 2019

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Oregon

Member

Kenyon Review Writers' Workshops

Ohio

Member

Year Round

Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

Florida

Member

January 9, 2020

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

Year Round

Leopardi Writing Conference

Italy

Member

July 20, 2019

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Colorado

Member

Year Round

Lit Youngstown

Ohio

Year Round

Literary Stewardship Marketing

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

Member

August 18, 2019

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Member

Year Round

Loghaven Artist Residency

Tennessee

Member

Year Round

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

Member

May 12, 2020

LWC}NYC Literary Writers Conference

New York

Member

December 6, 2018

MacDowell Colony

New York

Year Round

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

Wisconsin

Year Round

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

Member

April 1, 2021

Marin Poetry Center

California

Year Round

Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Massachusetts

Member

June 9, 2019

Master Class for Authors, Online

New York

Member

June 2, 2019

Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities

Connecticut

Year Round

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 2019 Residency (Mixed Genre)

Washington

Member

August 18, 2019

Mineral School July 2019 Residency (Mixed Genre)

Washington

Member

July 14, 2019

Mineral School June 2019 Residency (Mixed Genre)

Washington

Member

June 16, 2019

Mineral School May 2019 Screenwriters Residency

Washington

Member

May 5, 2019

Mineral School September 2019 Parents Residency

Washington

Member

September 14, 2019

Mini Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

September 21, 2019

Minneapolis Writers' Workshop

Minnesota

Year Round

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

Member

June 17, 2019

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

Missouri

Year Round

Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Canada

Member

October 25, 2019

Mountain Writers Series

Oregon

Year Round

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

California

Member

July 28, 2019

Naropa University Summer Writing Program 2019 :: Against Atrocity ::

Colorado

Member

June 9, 2019

National Writers Association

Colorado

Year Round

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Workshops

North Carolina

Member

July 18, 2019

New Hampshire Writers' Project

New Hampshire

Year Round

New Year's Writing Retreat

New Jersey

Member

January 12, 2019

New York Arts Program

New York

Year Round

New York State Summer Writers Institute

New York

Member

July 1, 2019

No Guru Writing Retreat

Washington

Year Round

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference

North Carolina

Member

November 2, 2018

North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference

North Carolina

Member

April 27, 2019

Northern California Writers’ Retreat

California

March 11, 2020

Northern California Writers’ Retreat

California

March 18, 2020

Northern California Writers’ Retreat

California

March 25, 2020

Northwest Writing Institute Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

Odyssey Writing Workshop

New Hampshire

Member

June 3, 2019

Oklahoma Arts Institute, The

Oklahoma

Year Round

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers

Oklahoma

Year Round

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Member

Year Round

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

June 2, 2019

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

November 11, 2018

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 2, 2019

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 16, 2019

Paris Writers Retreat

France

Member

May 27, 2019

PDX Writers Workshops

Oregon

Year Round

Pennsylvania Writers Conference (PWC)

Pennsylvania

Member

July 29, 2018

PLAYA

Oregon

Member

Poetry at Round Top

Texas

Member

Year Round

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Member

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 12, 2019

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 2, 2019

Radar Retreat for Women Poets

New Jersey

Member

November 13, 2019

Recharge Your Creative Battery

Wisconsin

Member

July 30, 2018

Resident Fellows Program

Alaska

Year Round

Rockvale Writers' Colony Residency

Tennessee

Member

Year Round

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

New York

Member

May 14, 2019

San Antonio Book Festival

Texas

Member

April 6, 2019

San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival

Mexico

Member

February 13, 2019

Santa Fe Writers Lab

New Mexico

Year Round

Senses Working Overtime: Writing with Joy - San Miguel

Mexico

October 20, 2019

Sewanee Writers' Conference

Tennessee

Member

July 16, 2019

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

June 22, 2019

Southampton Writers Conference

New York

July 10, 2019

Spring Writers Retreat 2020

Canada

Member

March 9, 2020

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Year Round

Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers

Oregon

Member

July 8, 2019

Summer Writing Retreat at Bryn Athyn College

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

The 16th Annual Las Vegas Writers Conference

Nevada

Member

May 2, 2019

The Creativity Workshop in New York

New York

Year Round

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

New Hampshire

Member

July 29, 2018

The Himalayan Fiction Writers Retreat

India

Member

September 30, 2019

The Himalayan Writers Retreat

India

Member

March 31, 2019

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

New York

Member

Year Round

The Landscape Let Me In: A Place-Based Generative Writing Workshop in San Miguel de Allende

Mexico

October 27, 2019

The Loft's Wordsmith Conference

Minnesota

Member

November 1, 2019

The Mastheads Writers' Residency

Massachusetts

Member

July 1, 2019

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 Power of Words

Arizona

Member

September 26, 2019

The Writer's Hotel 2019 NYC Writers Conference

New York

Member

June 5, 2019

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshops & Retreats

Virginia

Member

June 9, 2019

Travel Writing as Memoir: San Miguel

Mexico

October 13, 2019

UC Berkeley College Writing Programs

California

Year Round

UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program

California

Member

Year Round

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

California

Member

Year Round

University of North Dakota Writers Conference

North Dakota

Member

March 20, 2019

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

Western Reserve Writers' Conference

Ohio

Member

March 28, 2020

Westport Writers' Workshop

Connecticut

Year Round

When the Political Becomes Personal

New Jersey

Member

October 13, 2018

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 17, 2020

Winter Writers Retreat 2020

Canada

Member

January 20, 2020

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Czech Republic/Prague

New Jersey

Member

Year Round

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Greece

Greece

Member

Year Round

Women Writing the West 2019 Conference

Texas

Member

October 10, 2019

Write Around Portland

Member

Year Round

Write On Door County Writers' Residency Program

Wisconsin

Member

Year Round

Writeaway Grand Tour

(Not Specified)

Member

September 26, 2019

Writeaway in France

France

Member

September 26, 2019

Writeaway in Italy

Italy

Member

October 5, 2019

Writeaway in New Mexico

New Mexico

Member

July 6, 2019

Writer Island

Washington

Year Round

Writer's Center, The

Maryland

Year Round

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

Illinois

Member

Year Round

WriterHouse

Virginia

Year Round

Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

California

Member

Year Round

Writing About Art in Barcelona

Spain

Member

June 12, 2019

Writing About Food: Memoir, Blogs, Cookbooks, Reviews and More

New Mexico

September 16, 2019

WRITING BOOT CAMP College Prep

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

Writing By Writers Mill House Residency

Oregon

November 1, 2019

Writing By Writers San Juans Residency

Colorado

April 4, 2020

Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minnesota

March 2, 2020

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

Member

April 27, 2019

Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication

Wisconsin

Member

April 12, 2019

Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead

California

Member

September 8, 2019

Writing Your Way Home

New Mexico

September 16, 2019

Yearlong Writing Workshop

Oregon

Member

Year Round

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Member

Year Round

Young Authors Creative Writing Camp

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

Your Right Livelihood: A Training in Doing the Work, Art, & Service You Love

Arizona

Member

September 25, 2019