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 64 Writers' Conferences and Centers
Writing Conference/Center Name Location Event Date

CityLit Project

Maryland

Year Round

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Year Round

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

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

Nebraska

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

Tuscany Radical Craft Retreat - 2023 dates coming soon

Italy

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Year Round

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Year Round

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project

Florida

Year Round

Prisoner Express

New York

Year Round

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

Pacific MFA in Writing | Residency Writers Conference

Oregon

Year Round

Flatiron Writers Room

North Carolina

Year Round

Good Contrivance Farm Writer's Retreat

Maryland

Year Round

Monthly Mentorship

North Carolina

Year Round

FIND YOUR MEMOIR COHORT

New York

Year Round

KAZ CONFERENCE WRITING WORKSHOP

New York

Year Round

Bespoke Retreats Available

Michigan

Year Round

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

April 30, 2022

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

May 15, 2022

Delights in Form: An Online Poetry Workshop

New Jersey

June 2, 2022

Writing Novels for Young Readers: An Online Workshop

New Jersey

June 3, 2022

Tinker Mountain Writers' Residential Workshop

Virginia

June 12, 2022

Writeaway: Weekend Writeaway at Home 2022

Online or Not Specified

June 24, 2022

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

June 26, 2022

Ocean View Writing Getaway

New Jersey

August 4, 2022

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 17, 2022

The Lighthouse Sessions—Women's

Maine

August 21, 2022

Mineral School September 2022 Residency

Washington

August 28, 2022

Great River Writers Retreat

Illinois

August 29, 2022

Building Narratives: Writing the Urban Pastoral

New Jersey

September 8, 2022

The First Pages: An Online Creative Nonfiction Workshop

New Jersey

September 12, 2022

Washington Island Literary Festival

Wisconsin

September 15, 2022

Mini Writing Getaway

New Jersey

September 17, 2022

Seattle Escribe Spanish Writing Residency 2022

Washington

September 17, 2022

"Becoming a Master Writer" w/ John DeDakis

Wisconsin

September 19, 2022

Hedgebrook Writers Conference 2022 (Virtual)

Other - Non US

September 22, 2022

Mineral School October 2022 Parents Residency

Washington

October 1, 2022

Emerging Writers Residency 2022 | In Person

Canada

October 3, 2022

Writeaway in France, Fall 2022

France

October 5, 2022

Rebirth Your Book: Tuscany (travel retreat) October 2022

Italy

October 8, 2022

At the Edge: An Online Multi-Genre Workshop

New Jersey

October 11, 2022

Fiction By The Ocean

Maine

October 15, 2022

Mineral School November 2022 Residency

Washington

October 23, 2022

Autumn Writing Getaway

New Jersey

November 5, 2022

Paris Cafe Writing

France

November 20, 2022

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 13, 2023

29th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 13, 2023

Winter Writers Retreat 2023 | In Person

Canada

January 16, 2023

Late Winter Writers Residency 2023 | Online

Online or Not Specified

February 6, 2023

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

Costa Rica

March 8, 2023

Get Away to Write - Florida

Florida

March 14, 2023

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

April 1, 2023

The Chanticleer Authors Conference

Washington

April 27, 2023

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

May 13, 2023

Writeaway in New Mexico, Spring 2023

New Mexico

May 20, 2023

Writeaway in France, Summer 2023

France

June 30, 2023

Reclaiming the Commons: ASLE+AESS 2023 Conference

Oregon

July 9, 2023

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

July 9, 2023

Writeaway in Ireland, Fall 2023

Ireland

September 27, 2023

Writeaway in Italy, Fall 2023

Italy

October 7, 2023