Conferences

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, city or country, national or international, find the writing conference you desire. Our selective, searchable list of conferences features many of our published authors.


Format: 12/16/2019
Format: 12/16/2019
Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

MAY 14—17, 2019
NEW OREANS, LA
All genres welcome. Genres include playwriting, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. This year, we will also be exploring writing for live action roleplay (LARP) theater with an expert. Due to limited seats, early applications are encouraged. Applications are due February 5, 2019.
Faculty: Stephen Aubrey, Rita Banerjee, Carly Dwyer, Diana Norma Szokolyai
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry
Centrum Writing Studios

Centrum Writing Studios

JULY 12—19, 2020
PORT TOWNSEND, WA
The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference has been since 1974 at the wild heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene. With a focus on community and rigorous attention to craft, the conference offers morning workshops, afternoon workshops, residencies, guided freewrites, and a vibrant readings and lectures series presented by vital, contemporary writers.
Faculty: Kim Addonizio, Jenny Boully, Rebecca Brown, CMarie Fuhrman, Mikhail Iossel, Jourdan Imani Keith, Melissa Kwasny, Samuel Ligon, Gary Copeland Lilley, Robert Lopez, Claudia Castro Luna, Tiffany Midge, Lydia Millet, Bich Minh Nguyen, Jenny Offill, Paisley Rekdal, Shawn Vestal, Maya Jewell Zeller
Genres Offered: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Contact: Jordan Hartt jhartt@centrum.org
The Colrain Classic

The Colrain Classic

MAY 1—4, 2020
ARLINGTON, VA
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to the The Arlington Inn in Arlington, Vermont, a village estate built in 1847 that was later turned into a summer hotel. In this beautiful setting, poets will work closely with conference faculty.
Faculty: Joan Houlihan, Stephen Motika, Martha Rhodes, Daniel Tobin
Genres Offered: Poetry
Contact: Joan Houlihan conferences@colrainpoetry.org
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley

Community of Writers

JUNE 20—27, 2020, JULY 6—13, 2020
SQUAW VALLEY, CA
These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, and brief individual conferences. In addition to their workshop manuscripts, participants may have a second manuscript read by a staff member who meets with them in individual conferences.
Faculty: Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Sharon Olds, Matthew Zapruder
Genres Offered: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Poetry
Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

MAY 23—25, 2019
PITTSBURGH, PA
Make connections that can energize and change your writing life at the 2019 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference. It’s the only creative nonfiction conference where you can spend three days surrounded by 150+ other memoirists, lyrical essayists, and longform journalists who are all eager to connect with and motivate one another.
Faculty (previous): Jenn Baker, Robyn Coggins, Andrew Conte, Hattie Fletcher, Lise Funderburg, Chris Girman, Lee Gutkind, Jessica Handler, Stephen Knezovich, Steven Kurutz, Dinty W. Moore, Virginia Morell, Meghan O’Gieblyn, Mike Rosenwald, Anjali Sachdeva, Aadam Soorma, Barrett Swanson, Peter Trachtenberg, Becky Tuch
Genres Offered: Creative Nonfiction
Contact: Lauren Boehm boehm@creativenonfiction.org.