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 WC&C Scholarships. 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

Tuscany Radical Craft Retreat - 2023 dates coming soon

Italy

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 13, 2023

29th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

New Jersey

January 13, 2023

Spiraling Through Structure: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Lyric Form

Nebraska

January 21, 2023

Genre Writers Meet and Greet

Nebraska

January 28, 2023

If "Ifs" and "Buts": Reimaging True Stories

Nebraska

February 6, 2023

Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence Program

Washington

February 15, 2023

Designing Creative Nonfiction: An Online Workshop

New Jersey

February 16, 2023

Make Your Sentences Sing: A Workshop on Style

Nebraska

February 16, 2023

Publishing Workshop

New Jersey

February 18, 2023

2023 Agents Symposium / Virtual

Texas

February 25, 2023

Writing By Writer's DRAFT

California

March 1, 2023

First Friday Reading Series - March 2023

Nebraska

March 3, 2023

Get Away to Write - Florida

Florida

March 14, 2023

2023 Writing By Writers Boulder Generative Workshop

Colorado

March 17, 2023

Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency, The

Oregon

April 1, 2023

First Friday Reading Series - April 2023

Nebraska

April 7, 2023

The Creativity Workshop in New York - April 21-24

New York

April 21, 2023

Graphic Novels and Visual Narratives Residency

Canada

April 24, 2023

The Chanticleer Authors Conference

Washington

April 27, 2023

First Friday Reading Series - May 2023

Nebraska

May 5, 2023

Indigenous Dramaturgies Exchange 2023

Canada

May 8, 2023

Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Florida

May 13, 2023

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Alaska

May 13, 2023

Writeaway in New Mexico, Spring 2023

New Mexico

May 20, 2023

North Words Writers Symposium

Alaska

May 24, 2023

2023 Writing Heights Writers Conference

Colorado

May 25, 2023

Alderworks Alaska Writers & Artists Retreat

Alaska

May 28, 2023

Historical Novel Society North America Conference 2023

Texas

June 8, 2023

The Creativity Workshop in New York - June 9-12

New York

June 9, 2023

Juniper Summer Writing Institute

Massachusetts

June 11, 2023

Mont Blanc Writers Workshop - Writing By Writers

France

June 18, 2023

New York State Summer Writers Institute

New York

June 25, 2023

Writeaway in France, Summer 2023

France

June 30, 2023

Literary Journalism 2023

Canada

July 3, 2023

Reclaiming the Commons: ASLE+AESS 2023 Conference

Oregon

July 9, 2023

Live Free and Write

New Hampshire

July 9, 2023

Leopardi Writing Conference 2023

Italy

July 23, 2023

The Creativity Workshop in New York - July 28-31

New York

July 28, 2023

Summer Writers Residency 2023

Canada

July 31, 2023

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Vermont

August 7, 2023

Emerging Writers Residency: Poetry 2023

Canada

September 25, 2023

Writeaway in Ireland, Fall 2023

Ireland

September 27, 2023

Writeaway in Italy, Fall 2023

Italy

October 7, 2023

CityLit Project

Maryland

Year Round

The Muse Writers Center

Virginia

Year Round

Iowa Summer Writing Festival

Iowa

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

Vermont Studio Center Writing Residencies

Vermont

Year Round

Online Writing Series

Online or Not Specified

Year Round

James Merrill House

Connecticut

Year Round

Porches Writing Retreat

Virginia

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

Third Thursday: Voices at Larksong

Nebraska

Year Round

Journal Club with Catherine Griesen

Nebraska

Year Round