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 281 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

Independent Study for Book Writers with Mary Carroll Moore at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

July 30, 2018

The Craft of Food Memoir Writing

New Mexico

Member

May 20, 2019

Writing in Motion: Finding Inspiration and Creativity on the Move

New Mexico

Member

May 13, 2019

11th Biennial Writers' Conference--Deadline Soon!

South Dakota

Member

October 25, 2018

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

Texas

Member

July 20, 2018

15th Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

Florida

January 19, 2019

15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Florida

Member

January 21, 2019

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

Texas

Member

June 29, 2018

2018 BookBaby Independent Authors Conference

Pennsylvania

Member

November 2, 2018

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

2018 Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat (formerly Rustbelt Roethke)

New York

Member

July 19, 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 National Black Writers Conference

New York

March 23, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop

Colorado

March 15, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Fall Manuscript Boot Camp

California

November 8, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Spring Manuscript Boot Camp

California

April 5, 2019

2019 Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop

California

October 16, 2019

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 Sense of Place: Exploring New Mexico Through Words

New Mexico

Member

January 27, 2019

A Writer Within - Tuscany

Italy

Member

May 18, 2019

Advanced Fiction Workshop

Illinois

Member

Year Round

Advanced Manuscript Boot Camp

New York

Member

March 21, 2019

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

Anaphora Writing Residency

California

Member

June 1, 2019

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

Member

Year Round

Arteles Creative Center

Finland

Year Round

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Florida

Year Round

Autumn Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

November 3, 2018

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

Bear River Writers' Conference

Michigan

Member

May 30, 2019

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

Member

October 1, 2019

Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference

Vermont

May 31, 2019

Bread Loaf in Sicily

Italy

September 22, 2019

Bread Loaf Translators' Conference

Vermont

May 31, 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

Centauri Arts - Creative Writing Retreat

Costa Rica

February 9, 2019

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

Clarion West Six-Week Summer Workshop

Washington

Member

June 23, 2019

Clearing Writing Workshops, The

Wisconsin

Year Round

Colgate Writers' Conference

New York

Member

June 16, 2019

Cornell's Adult University Seminars

New York

Year Round

Crafting the True Story: An Exploration Of Creative Nonfiction with Jacqui Banaszynski at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

June 18, 2018

Crafting the True Story: An Exploration Of Creative Nonfiction with Jacqui Banaszynski at MISA West-Tucson

Arizona

Member

January 7, 2019

Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference

New York

Member

November 7, 2019

Creative Writing Now: Getting Started (ONLINE)

Illinois

Member

June 12, 2018

CritShop Writing Workshop for LGBT Fiction - Berlin 2016

Germany

Year Round

Cuppa Pulp Writer's Space

New York

Year Round

Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference (DFWCon)

Texas

Member

June 9, 2018

David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Iowa

Member

June 28, 2018

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

Arizona

Member

February 22, 2019

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

Down the Rabbit Hole (ONLINE)

Illinois

Member

April 10, 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 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

Member

Year Round

Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries

Virginia

Member

March 22, 2018

Gemini Ink

Texas

Year Round

Georgia Writers Association

Georgia

Year Round

Get Away to Write - Florida

Florida

Member

February 10, 2019

Get Away to Write - Scotland

United Kingdom

Member

August 1, 2019

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

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

Historical Novel Society North America 2019 Conference

Maryland

June 20, 2019

Hong Kong Writers' Circle Workshops

Hong Kong

Year Round

Iceland Writers Retreat

Iceland

Member

April 3, 2019

Independent Study for Book Writers with Mary Carroll Moore at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

October 15, 2018

Independent Study for Book Writers with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Santa Fe

New Mexico

Member

March 25, 2019

Independent Study for Book Writers with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Tucson

Arizona

Member

January 14, 2019

Independent Writers of Southern California

California

Year Round

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2019

Indiana

Member

June 1, 2019

Into the Flash

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Island Institute Writers' Residencies

Alaska

Year Round

IWWG 41st Annual Summer Conference

Pennsylvania

Member

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

Juncture Workshops

New Jersey

Member

May 5, 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 8, 2018

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 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

Learning to Listen to Your Story

New Mexico

Member

May 13, 2019

Legacy Writing: Capturing Your Stories for Future Generations with Brenda Hudson, PhD at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

October 8, 2018

Leopardi Writing Conference

Italy

Member

July 23, 2018

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

Living Revision: A Writer's Craft as Spiritual Practice with Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

September 24, 2018

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

Loghaven Artist Residency

Tennessee

Member

Year Round

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

Florida

Member

May 11, 2019

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

Member

Year Round

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

Member

April 1, 2019

Marin Poetry Center

California

Year Round

Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Massachusetts

Member

June 9, 2019

Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities

Connecticut

Year Round

Memoir in a Year-2017

Illinois

Member

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

Mini Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

September 22, 2018

Minneapolis Writers' Workshop

Minnesota

Year Round

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

June 17, 2019

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

Missouri

Year Round

Mont Blanc Writers Workshop - Writing By Writers

France

June 9, 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 19, 2018

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 Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

Member

May 29, 2019

Northwest Writing Institute Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

Novel in a Year: Revise and Launch

Illinois

Member

January 24, 2019

Novel in a Year: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Illinois

Member

January 23, 2018

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

Old Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

New Mexico

Member

May 13, 2019

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 10, 2018

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 2, 2019

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

June 16, 2019

PDX Writers Workshops

Oregon

Member

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

Recharge Your Creative Battery

Wisconsin

Member

July 30, 2018

Resident Fellows Program

Alaska

Year Round

River View Poetry Getaway

New York

Member

May 4, 2018

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 Francisco Writers Conference & Pre/Post Classes

California

Member

February 14, 2019

San Miguel Writers' Conference & Literary Festival

Mexico

Member

February 13, 2019

Santa Fe Writers Lab

New Mexico

Member

Year Round

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

Illinois

Member

May 1, 2018

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

Steel Pen Annual Writers' Conference

Indiana

Member

October 27, 2018

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Member

Year Round

Summer Retreat at Ragdale

Illinois

Member

July 20, 2018

Summer Writing Retreat at Bryn Athyn College

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

The 16th Annual Las Vegas Writers Conference

Nevada

May 2, 2019

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

Member

July 29, 2018

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

New York

Member

Year Round

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

Year Round

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

New Hampshire

Member

The Playwright's Center

Minnesota

Year Round

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

New Mexico

Member

June 7, 2019

The True Secret of Writing: Sit, Walk, Write with Natalie Goldberg at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

August 13, 2018

The Writer's Hotel 2018 NYC Writers Conference

New York

Member

June 6, 2018

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshops & Retreats

Virginia

Member

June 9, 2019

Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Oklahoma

Member

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 Arizona Summer Residency in Tucson AZ

Arizona

Member

June 1, 2018

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

Washington Writers Conference

Maryland

Member

May 10, 2019

Western Reserve Writers' Conference

Ohio

Member

April 27, 2019

Westport Writers' Workshop

Connecticut

Member

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

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 by the River

North Carolina

Member

May 17, 2018

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

Member

Year Round

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

Illinois

Member

Year Round

WriterHouse

Virginia

Year Round

Writers Studio at UCLA Extension

California

Member

February 8, 2018

Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

California

Member

Year Round

Writing About Art in Barcelona

Spain

Member

June 12, 2019

WRITING BOOT CAMP College Prep

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

Writing By Writer's DRAFT

California

March 1, 2019

Writing By Writer's DRAFT

California

March 1, 2019

Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minnesota

March 2, 2019

Writing from the Inside Out: Getting to the Gut of Your Words with Laura Munson at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

July 16, 2018

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

Member

April 27, 2019

Writing Retreat at Lake Arrowhead

California

Member

September 8, 2019

Writing the Fantastic

New Mexico

Member

May 13, 2019

Writing Workshops in Greece: Thessaloniki & Thasos

Greece

June 17, 2019

Writing Your Own Life with Katherine Lanpher and Laurie Lindeen at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

August 6, 2018

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Member

Year Round

Young Authors Creative Writing Camp

Pennsylvania

Member

August 1, 2019

Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

July 30, 2018

Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA)

Wisconsin

Member

October 15, 2018

Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Santa Fe

New Mexico

Member

March 25, 2019

Your Book Starts Here! How To Plan, Write, And Develop Your Memoir, Novel, Or Nonfiction Book with Mary Carroll Moore at MISA West-Tucson

Arizona

Member

January 14, 2019