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

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshops Andros Greece

Greece

Member

May 27, 2020

"Finish your play" Zoom Master Class (7 weeks)

Illinois

Member

July 17, 2020

"The Playwright's Craft" (Advanced Zoom Workshop)

Illinois

Member

July 22, 2020

2021 ASLE Biennial Conference

Oregon

Member

July 6, 2021

27th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 14, 2021

49 Writers

Alaska

Year Round

92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center

New York

Year Round

A Writer Within - Tuscany

Italy

Year Round

Advanced Fiction Workshop

Illinois

Year Round

Aegean Arts Circle Writing Workshop

Greece

Member

June 13, 2020

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

Member

May 15, 2022

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

Arteles Creative Center

Finland

Year Round

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators 2020

India

Year Round

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Florida

Year Round

AWP Conference & Bookfair

Maryland

Member

March 3, 2021

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

California

Year Round

Black Forest Writing Seminars

Germany

Year Round

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

CityLit Project

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Clearing Writing Workshops, The

Wisconsin

Year Round

Cornell's Adult University Seminars

New York

Year Round

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 25, 2020

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

Member

June 21, 2020

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

California

Year Round

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

California

Year Round

Edward F. Albee Foundation, The

New York

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

Field's End: A Writers' Community

Washington

Year Round

Flatiron Writers Room

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Footpaths to Creative Residency

Massachusetts

Year Round

Form and Freedom: An Online Poetry Workshop

New Jersey

Member

September 6, 2020

FREE Monthly Studio Write-Ins

Illinois

Year Round

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 - Spain

Spain

Member

July 7, 2020

Get Away to Write - Wales

United Kingdom

Member

July 6, 2021

Good Contrivance Farm Writer's Retreat

Maryland

Year Round

Gotham Writers' Workshop

New York

Year Round

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

Michigan

Year Round

Great River Writers Retreat

Illinois

Member

August 31, 2020

GrubStreet Creative Writing Center

Massachusetts

Year Round

Guild Literary Complex

Illinois

Year Round

Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, The

Georgia

Year Round

Haven Writing Retreats

Montana

Year Round

Headlands Center for the Arts

California

Year Round

Hedgebrook Master Class Retreat Series

Washington

Year Round

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

Year Round

Ike's Canyon Ranch Writer's Retreat

Nevada

Year Round

Independent Writers of Southern California

California

Year Round

Indiana University Writers' Conference 2020

Indiana

Member

May 30, 2020

Into the Flash

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Member

June 14, 2020

Island Institute Writers' Residencies

Alaska

Year Round

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project

Florida

Member

Year Round

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Member

Year Round

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Wyoming

Year Round

Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Massachusetts

Member

July 20, 2020

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

Member

June 13, 2021

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

Member

May 15, 2021

KEEP WRITING VIRTUAL NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

New York

Member

February 10, 2021

Kentucky Women Writers Conference Inc.

Kentucky

Member

Kenyon Review Writers' Workshops

Ohio

Year Round

Key West Literary Seminar and Writers' Workshop Program

Florida

January 7, 2021

Kimbilio

Texas

Year Round

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

Nebraska

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 19, 2020

Let's Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference

Illinois

March 20, 2021

Lit Youngstown

Ohio

Year Round

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

Member

August 16, 2020

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

Loghaven Artist Residency

Tennessee

Member

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

May 10, 2021

MacDowell Colony

New York

Year Round

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

Wisconsin

Year Round

Manuscript Consultations and Editing Services with Jan Freeman.

Massachusetts

Member

Year Round

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

April 1, 2021

Marin Poetry Center

California

Year Round

Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Massachusetts

Member

June 6, 2021

MASS MoCA Poetry Retreat

Massachusetts

Member

August 12, 2020

Master Class for Authors, Online

New York

Year Round

Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities

Connecticut

Year Round

Memoir in a Year-2017

Illinois

Year Round

Midwest Fiction Writers Workshops

Minnesota

Year Round

Mineral School August 2020 Residency

Washington

Member

August 16, 2020

Mineral School July 2020 Residency

Washington

Member

July 19, 2020

Mineral School June 2020 Residency

Washington

Member

June 14, 2020

Mineral School May 2020 Residency

Washington

Member

May 10, 2020

Mineral School September 2020 Parents Residency

Washington

Member

September 11, 2020

Minneapolis Writers' Workshop

Minnesota

Year Round

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

Member

June 21, 2021

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

Missouri

Year Round

Monthly Mentorship

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Mountain Writers Series

Oregon

Year Round

Murphy Write-in

New Jersey

Member

Year Round

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

California

August 1, 2021

National Writers Association

Colorado

Year Round

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

June 28, 2020

No Guru Writing Retreat

Washington

Year Round

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

Member

May 26, 2021

Northwest Writing Institute Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

Odyssey Writing Workshop

New Hampshire

Member

June 7, 2021

Oklahoma Arts Institute, The

Oklahoma

Year Round

Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers

Oklahoma

Year Round

Online Writing Series

Online or Not Specified

Year Round

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Member

Year Round

Paris Cafe Writing

France

June 6, 2021

Paris Café Writing

France

June 20, 2021

Paris Intensive: A Chicago Dramatists Retreat on the Left Bank

France

Member

October 5, 2020

PDX Writers Workshops

Oregon

Year Round

PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE FOR WOMEN

New York

Member

February 8, 2021

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 9, 2021

Prisoner Express

New York

Member

Year Round

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

Online or Not Specified

Year Round

Publishing Workshop

New Jersey

Member

February 20, 2021

Rebirth Your Book: Memoir Large and Small (Virtual Intensive)

Florida

Member

January 24, 2021

Resident Fellows Program

Alaska

Year Round

Rockvale Writers' Colony Residency

Tennessee

Year Round

Santa Fe Writers Lab

New Mexico

Year Round

Sewanee Writers' Conference

Tennessee

Member

July 21, 2020

Shore Thing Writing Getaway

New Jersey

Member

May 23, 2020

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Year Round

The Craft of Writing Series: Memoir/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

October 1, 2020

The Craft of Writing Series: Mystery/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

March 4, 2021

The Craft of Writing Series: Nature/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

January 7, 2021

The Craft of Writing Series: Novel/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

August 6, 2020

The Craft of Writing Series: Plays/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

April 1, 2021

The Craft of Writing Series: Poetry/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

November 5, 2020

The Craft of Writing Series: Young Adult Fiction/Online via Zoom

Wisconsin

Member

February 4, 2021

The Creativity Workshop in New York

New York

Year Round

The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Virtual Writers Conference

Arizona

Member

February 18, 2021

The Hudson Valley Writers' Center

New York

Year Round

The Millay Colony for the Arts

New York

Year Round

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Member

Year Round

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Maine

Member

June 9, 2020

The Playwright's Center

Minnesota

Year Round

The Writer's Hotel 2020 Virtual All-Fiction Writers Conference

New York

Member

October 14, 2020

The Writer's Hotel 2020 VIrtual Nonfiction Weekend

New York

Member

October 1, 2020

The Writer's Hotel 2020 Virtual Poetry Weekend

New York

Member

October 22, 2020

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshops & Retreats: NOW Online Due to COVID-19

Virginia

Member

June 7, 2020

UC Berkeley College Writing Programs

California

Year Round

UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program

California

Member

Year Round

UCLA Extension Writers' Program

California

Year Round

University of Arizona Poetry Center

Arizona

Member

Year Round

Unworkshops: Your Room to Create

Pennsylvania

Year Round

Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies

Vermont

Year Round

Weekend Writeaway at Home

North Carolina

Member

March 19, 2021

Westport Writers' Workshop

Connecticut

Year Round

When Words Count Retreat

Vermont

Year Round

Wild Writers Retreat

Canada

Member

September 17, 2020

Wildacres Writers Workshop

North Carolina

Year Round

William N. Skirball Writers' Center

Ohio

Year Round

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

Member

January 14, 2021

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Czech Republic/Prague

New Jersey

Year Round

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Greece

Greece

Year Round

Women Writing the West 2020 Conference

Colorado

Member

October 15, 2020

Write Around Portland

Year Round

Write On Door County Writers' Residency Program

Wisconsin

Member

Year Round

Writeaway Grand Tour

Online or Not Specified

Member

May 29, 2021

Writeaway in France

France

Member

June 7, 2021

Writeaway in Italy

Italy

Member

May 29, 2021

Writeaway in New Mexico

New Mexico

Member

July 23, 2021

Writer Island

Washington

Year Round

Writer's Center, The

Maryland

Year Round

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

Illinois

Year Round

WriterHouse

Virginia

Year Round

Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

California

Year Round

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

Member

April 25, 2020

Writing Multitudes: An Online Memoir Workshop

New Jersey

Member

September 6, 2020

Yearlong Writing Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Year Round