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

"Becoming a Master Writer" w/ John DeDakis

Wisconsin

Member

September 19, 2022

"Fiction Intensive" w/ Lan Samantha Chang

Wisconsin

Member

August 8, 2022

"Nonfiction Intensive" w/ Kyoko Mori

Wisconsin

Member

August 8, 2022

"Poetry Intensive" w/ Nan Cohen

Wisconsin

Member

August 8, 2022

"The Poet's Toolkit" w/ Monica Yuon

Wisconsin

Member

October 3, 2022

"Writing Memoir" w/ Paul Lisicky

Wisconsin

Member

April 25, 2022

2022 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop

Colorado

March 18, 2022

2022 Writing By Writers Tomales Bay Workshop

California

October 26, 2022

2022 Writing Heights Writers Conference

Colorado

April 28, 2022

28th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 14, 2022

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

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

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

Pennsylvania

Member

March 23, 2022

Banff Playwrights Lab 2022

Canada

Member

April 18, 2022

Bespoke Retreats Available

Michigan

Member

Year Round

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

Children's Literature Conference

Wisconsin

Member

October 14, 2022

CityLit Project

Maryland

Member

Year Round

Clearing Writing Workshops, The

Wisconsin

Year Round

Computational Writing 2022 | In-Person

Canada

Member

April 25, 2022

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

Illinois

Member

June 23, 2022

DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon

Portugal

Member

June 26, 2022

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

Field's End: A Writers' Community

Washington

Year Round

Five-week Courses in Poetry or Prose

New Jersey

February 1, 2022

Flatiron Writers Room

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Footpaths to Creative Residency

Massachusetts

Year Round

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

March 8, 2022

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 29, 2022

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

Health and Healing Conference

Wisconsin

Member

May 13, 2022

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

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

Member

Year Round

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 Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

Member

June 19, 2022

Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference

Alaska

Member

May 14, 2022

KAZ CONFERENCE WRITING WORKSHOP

New York

Member

Year Round

KEEP WRITING VIRTUAL NONFICTION WORKSHOP

New York

Member

Year Round

Kenyon Review Writers' Workshops

Ohio

Year Round

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

Lit Youngstown

Ohio

Year Round

Literary Journalism 2022 | In-Person

Canada

Member

July 4, 2022

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

August 14, 2022

Loft Literary Center, The

Minnesota

Year Round

Loghaven Artist Residency

Tennessee

Member

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

Member

May 14, 2022

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

Year Round

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

Member

April 1, 2023

Marin Poetry Center

California

Year Round

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

Minneapolis Writers' Workshop

Minnesota

Year Round

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Minnesota

Member

June 20, 2022

Missouri Writers' Guild Conference

Missouri

Year Round

Mont Blanc Writers Workshop - Writing By Writers

France

June 5, 2022

Monthly Mentorship

North Carolina

Member

Year Round

Mountain Writers Series

Oregon

Year Round

MTSU Write

Tennessee

Member

Year Round

Murphy Write-in

New Jersey

Year Round

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 26, 2022

No Guru Writing Retreat

Washington

Year Round

Nonfiction Authors Association Free Teleseminars

California

Year Round

Nonfiction Conference

Wisconsin

Member

November 11, 2022

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

Member

May 25, 2022

Northwest Writing Institute Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

Ocean View Writing Getaway

New Jersey

July 15, 2022

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

Member

May 8, 2022

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

May 22, 2022

Paris Cafe Writing

France

Member

November 20, 2022

Paris Café Writing

France

Member

April 24, 2022

PDX Writers Workshops

Oregon

Year Round

PLAYWRITING / SCREENWRITING INTENSIVE FOR WOMEN

New York

Member

Year Round

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

Year Round

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

Member

August 8, 2022

Prisoner Express

New York

Member

Year Round

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

Online or Not Specified

Year Round

Rebirth Your Book: Costa Rica (travel retreat) April 2022

Costa Rica

Member

Rebirth Your Book: Lancaster PA (travel retreat) August 14-18 2022

Pennsylvania

Member

August 14, 2022

Rebirth Your Book: Tuscany (travel retreat) October 2022

Italy

Member

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

Massachusetts

Member

Rebirth Your Writing: Memoir Large & Small (virtual intensive) January 23-27 2022

Florida

Member

January 23, 2022

Resident Fellows Program

Alaska

Year Round

Rockvale Writers' Colony Residency

Tennessee

Year Round

Saginaw Valley State University—Writing Center

Michigan

Member

Year Round

Santa Fe Writers Lab

New Mexico

Year Round

Sitka Writing Adventure

Alaska

July 24, 2022

Southampton Writers Conference (in person)

New York

July 6, 2022

StoryStudio Chicago

Illinois

Year Round

Telling True Stories: Memoir to Fiction w/ Diane Wilson

Wisconsin

Member

January 24, 2022

The Creativity Workshop in New York

New York

Year Round

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 Playwright's Center

Minnesota

Year Round

The Summer Seminar for Writers at Sarah Lawrence College

New York

Member

Year Round

Thurber House

Ohio

Year Round

Tinker Mountain Writers' Residential Workshop

Virginia

Member

June 12, 2022

UC Berkeley College Writing Programs

California

Year Round

UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program

California

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

Member

Year Round

Washington Island Literary Festival

Wisconsin

Member

September 15, 2022

When Words Count Retreat

Vermont

Year Round

Wildacres Writers Workshop

North Carolina

Year Round

William N. Skirball Writers' Center

Ohio

Year Round

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 14, 2022

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Czech Republic/Prague

New Jersey

Year Round

Women Reading Aloud Writers' Retreat in Greece

Greece

Year Round

Write On Door County Writers' Residency Program

Wisconsin

Member

Year Round

Writeaway Grand Tour, Spring 2022

Online or Not Specified

Member

May 17, 2022

Writeaway in France, Spring 2022

France

Member

May 17, 2022

Writeaway in Italy, Spring 2022

Italy

Member

May 27, 2022

Writeaway in New Mexico, Spring 2022

New Mexico

Member

April 23, 2022

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 By Writers Get The Lead Out

California

January 21, 2022

Writing in the Pines

New Jersey

April 23, 2022

Writing Our Relationships 2022 In Person

Canada

Member

June 5, 2022

Yearlong Writing Workshop

Oregon

Year Round

YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, The

New York

Year Round

Young Writers Conference

Wisconsin

Member

March 18, 2022

Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop

Online or Not Specified

Member

Year Round