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, including programs that participate in the Kurt Brown Prizes. You can also browse specific events in a calendar view.

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Now Displaying 84 Writers' Conferences and Centers
Writing Conference/Center Name Location Event Date

"Becoming a Master Writer" w/ John DeDakis

Wisconsin

September 19, 2022

"Fiction Intensive" w/ Lan Samantha Chang

Wisconsin

August 8, 2022

"Nonfiction Intensive" w/ Kyoko Mori

Wisconsin

August 8, 2022

"Poetry Intensive" w/ Nan Cohen

Wisconsin

August 8, 2022

"The Poet's Toolkit" w/ Monica Yuon

Wisconsin

October 3, 2022

"Writing Memoir" w/ Paul Lisicky

Wisconsin

April 25, 2022

AWP Conference & Bookfair

Pennsylvania

March 23, 2022

Bespoke Retreats Available

Michigan

Year Round

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference

Vermont

June 13, 2022

Bread Loaf Translators' Conference

Vermont

June 13, 2022

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 17, 2022

Chesapeake Writers' Conference

Maryland

June 19, 2022

Children's Literature Conference

Wisconsin

October 14, 2022

CityLit Project

Maryland

Year Round

David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Illinois

June 23, 2022

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

June 26, 2022

Elk River Writers Workshop

Montana

August 7, 2022

Emerging Writers Residency 2022 | In Person

Canada

October 3, 2022

Fiction By The Ocean

Maine

October 15, 2022

FIND YOUR MEMOIR COHORT

New York

June 8, 2022

Great River Writers Retreat

Illinois

August 29, 2022

Health and Healing Conference

Wisconsin

May 13, 2022

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2022

Indiana

June 2, 2022

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Year Round

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project

Florida

Year Round

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Year Round

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

June 19, 2022

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

May 14, 2022

KAZ CONFERENCE WRITING WORKSHOP

New York

Year Round

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

Nebraska

Year Round

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

Loghaven Artist Residency

Tennessee

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

May 14, 2022

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

April 1, 2023

Mineral School August 2022 Residency

Washington

July 31, 2022

Mineral School November 2022 Residency

Washington

October 23, 2022

Mineral School October 2022 Parents Residency

Washington

October 1, 2022

Mineral School September 2022 Residency

Washington

August 28, 2022

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

June 20, 2022

MTSU Write

Tennessee

Year Round

New York State Summer Writers Institute

New York

June 26, 2022

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

May 25, 2022

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Year Round

Paris Cafe Writing

France

May 8, 2022

Paris Cafe Writing

France

May 22, 2022

Paris Cafe Writing

France

November 20, 2022

Paris Café Writing

France

April 24, 2022

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 8, 2022

Prisoner Express

New York

Year Round

Rebirth Your Book: Costa Rica (travel retreat) March 2023

Costa Rica

March 8, 2023

Rebirth Your Book: Tuscany (travel retreat) October 2022

Italy

October 8, 2022

Rebirth Your Book: Virtual Retreat August 15-19 2022

Pennsylvania

August 15, 2022

Rebirth Your Writing: Craft & Publishing (virtual intensive) May 2022

Massachusetts

May 15, 2022

Saginaw Valley State University—Writing Center

Michigan

Year Round

Seattle Escribe Spanish Writing Residency 2022

Washington

September 17, 2022

The Lighthouse Sessions—Men's

Maine

August 14, 2022

The Lighthouse Sessions—Women's

Maine

August 21, 2022

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Year Round

The Summer Seminar for Writers at Sarah Lawrence College

New York

Year Round

The Writer's Hotel 2022 Virtual "Mini MFA": Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

New York

June 8, 2022

THE WRITER'S HOTEL Virtual Summer Fiction Workshop

New York

August 6, 2022

The Writer’s Residency—Tuscany, Italy

Italy

May 20, 2022

Tinker Mountain Writers' Residential Workshop

Virginia

June 12, 2022

Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies

Vermont

Year Round

Washington Island Literary Festival

Wisconsin

September 15, 2022

Wide Open Writing—Tuscany, Italy

Italy

May 15, 2022

Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

Canada

January 16, 2023

Words and Music

California

May 15, 2022

Write On Door County Writers' Residency Program

Wisconsin

Year Round

Write Over Here: Screenwriting Residency - Fall 2022

Canada

October 10, 2022

Writeaway Grand Tour, Fall 2022

Online or Not Specified

October 5, 2022

Writeaway Grand Tour, Spring 2022

Online or Not Specified

May 17, 2022

Writeaway in France, Fall 2022

France

October 5, 2022

Writeaway in France, Spring 2022

France

May 17, 2022

Writeaway in Italy, Fall 2022

Italy

October 15, 2022

Writeaway in Italy, Spring 2022

Italy

May 27, 2022

Writeaway in New Mexico, Spring 2022

New Mexico

April 23, 2022

Writeaway: Weekend Writeaway at Home 2022

Online or Not Specified

June 24, 2022

Writing Our Relationships 2022 In Person

Canada

June 5, 2022

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Year Round

Young Writers Conference

Wisconsin

March 18, 2022

Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop

Online or Not Specified

Year Round