Conferences & Residencies
Retreats—from Todos Santos, Mexico, to Stockholm, Sweden.
Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden
The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a three- to four-week residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging in a furnished cottage and a $1,000 stipend. Travel expenses and meals are not included. Using the online application system, submit 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae including a list of published work, and contact information for two references with a $25 application fee by December 15 for poetry or by January 15, 2019, for prose. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, 831 Mulberry Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Adam Day and Michael Estes, Coordinators. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bogliasco Foundation offers monthlong residencies from January to May and from September to December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal fishing village of Bogliasco, Italy, located seven miles southeast of Genoa. Residents are provided with a private room, workspace, and meals, and are invited to participate in the Genoa International Poetry Festival and attend cultural events in Bogliasco and Genoa. There is no cost to attend the residency, but residents are responsible for their own travel expenses. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of application are ineligible. For residencies from September 2019 to December 2019, using the online submission system submit three writing samples of any length published in the past five years, a curriculum vitae, a project proposal, and three letters of recommendation with a $30 application fee by January 15, 2019. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Bogliasco Foundation, 1 East 53rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.
(212) 486-0874. email@example.com
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from January 18, 2019, to January 21, 2019, at the Brandt House Estate in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The conference features workshops of booklength poetry manuscripts with poets and editors. The faculty includes Joan Houlihan and Peter Covino. The cost of the conference is $1,675. Using the online application system, submit three to four poems and a brief bio. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Concord Poetry Center, 242 Parker Street, Acton, MA 01720. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houlihan, Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerging Poets Fellowship Program at Poets House
Poets House offers 10 fellowships from March 2019 to June 2019 to emerging poets living in New York City. Each fellow receives a $500 honorarium, a
$100 travel stipend, and access to weekly workshops, mentoring sessions, and craft discussions with visiting poets, and other events at Poets House, located in lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City neighborhood. The faculty includes poet Anselm Berrigan. Fellows must participate in one public reading. Poets enrolled in a degree-granting program are not eligible. Stipends for childcare and transportation are available. Submit five to seven pages of poetry, a résumé, a personal statement, and contact information for two references by December 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Emerging Poets Fellowship Program at Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. (212) 431-7920. Paolo Javier, Program Director. email@example.com www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events /workshops-classes-residencies/emerging-poets -residency
Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat
Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with private lodging in a
1,200-square-foot renovated barn loft, which includes a library, bathroom, and full kitchen. Transportation and meals are not included. Residents are also invited to attend occasional readings and workshops held in the barn’s programming space. The cost of the residency is $90 for an overnight stay, $560 for a week, or $1,060 for two weeks. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit a writing sample of any length, a résumé, and the required application form with preferred residency dates. Visit the website for the application form and more information. Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s
Retreat, 2015 Emory Road, Reisterstown, Maryland, 21136. (443) 529-2939.
Kentucky Book Festival
The 2018 Kentucky Book Festival, presented by Kentucky Humanities, will be held from November 12 to November 17 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The festival, which promotes literacy and a love of reading in the commonwealth, features panel discussions, readings, and book signings by more than 140 recently published authors. Participating authors include poets George Ella Lyon and Maureen Morehead; fiction writers Rita Mae Brown, Robert Gipe, Silas House, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Hannah Pittard; and fiction and nonfiction writer Elaine Neil Orr. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information. Kentucky Book Festival, Kentucky Humanities, 206 East Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508. (859) 257-5932. Brooke Raby, Manager.
Miami Book Fair
The 35th annual Miami Book Fair will be held from November 11 to November 18 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival features readings in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as panel discussions, performances, and special events and activities. Participating authors include poets Lindsay Bernal, Jos Charles,
Billy Collins, Dominique Christina, Mark Eisner, Daniel Halpern, Barbara Hamby, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jodie Hollander, J. Michael Martinez, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Barbara Nightingale, and Emily Jungmin Yoon; fiction writers Elliot Ackerman, Robert Olen Butler, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Debra Dean, Teresa Dovalpage, Andre Dubus III, Leif Enger, Amy Ephron, Charles Frazier, Robert Goolrick, Steve Israel, Tayari Jones, Liane Moriarty, Celeste Ng,
Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Ondaatje, Jamie Quatro, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Jacqueline Woodson; and nonfiction writers Mohammed Al Samawi, Andrea Barnet, Tina Brown, David Grann,
Mona Hanna-Attisha, Gilbert King,
Jane Leavy, Daniel Mendelsohn, Elaine Pagels, Peter Sagal, Stacy Schiff, Sonia Sotomayor, and Lawrence Wright. The cost of admission is $8 ($5 for seniors and free for children under the age of 12); select author events are an additional $15 each. Visit the website for more information. Miami Book Fair, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 400 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132. (305) 237-3258.
North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference
The 2018 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference will be held from November 2 to November 4 at the Hilton University Charlotte in North Carolina. The conference features workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panel discussions on editing, publishing, and pitching. The faculty includes poets Morri Creech, Julie Funderburk, and Maureen Ryan Griffin; fiction writers Bryn Chancellor and Susan Rivers; and creative nonfiction writers Georgann Eubanks, Judy Goldman, and Cynthia Lewis. Fiction writer Randall Kenan will deliver the keynote. The cost for the full conference is $260 (including meals) or $200 (not including meals) for NCWN members, and $375 (including meals) or $300 (not including meals) for nonmembers until October 26. Onsite registration is $450 for the full conference, $350 for Saturday-only attendance, and $250 for Sunday-only attendance. Visit the website for more information. North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference, P.O. Box 21591, WinstonSalem, NC 27120. (336) 293-8844. Ed Southern, Executive Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
Renaissance House Residency Program
The Renaissance House Residency Program, sponsored by the Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, offers residencies of one to four weeks during the month of February in Palm Springs, California, to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The residency includes classes, lectures, and time to write. Each resident is provided with private lodging, access to a pool and hot tub, some meals, and weekly excursions to local destinations such as Joshua Tree National Park. The residency fee is $800 per week. Applications are considered on a rolling basis; there is no application fee. Visit the website for more information.
The Renaissance House also offers a monthlong residency program in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, in March for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The program features classes in Cuban culture and history, guest lectures, and time to write. Each resident is provided with private lodging, meals, and travel expenses from Miami, Florida. The residency fee is $3,750. Applications are considered on a rolling basis; registration is first come, first served. There is no application fee. Visit the website for more information. Renaissance House Residency Program, Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 37E, New York, NY 10036.
(917) 747-0367. Abigail McGrath, Contact. email@example.com
Saltonstall Arts Colony
The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May to September to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, located on 200 rural acres near Ithaca, New York. The residency accommodates up to five writers and artists at a time. Applicants who are residents of New York State and at least 21 years old are eligible. Writers are provided with private lodging, bathroom, and work space, a stipend of $200 to $750 (depending on length of stay), vegetarian dinners, and groceries. Using the online application system, submit up to 15 pages of poetry or up to 20 pages of prose, a résumé, a writer’s statement, and contact information for two references by
January 2, 2019. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Saltonstall Arts Colony, 435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
(607) 539-3146. Lesley Williamson, Executive Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
Todos Santos Writers Workshop
The sixth annual Todos Santos Writers Workshop will be held from February 2, 2019, to February 9, 2019, at Casa Dracula, a historic landmark house in Todos Santos, Mexico. The retreat offers daily workshops and seminars in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as faculty readings and open mics. The faculty includes poet Christopher Merrill, fiction writers Gordon Chaplin and Jonathan Penner, and creative nonfiction writer and editor Jeanne McCulloch. The cost of the workshop is $1,500; lodging is is available at nearby hotels for discounted rates. One-on-one mentoring sessions are available for an additional $50 per hour. Using the online application system, submit a registration form and a short writing sample by December 1. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for the required registration form and more information. Todos Santos Writers Workshop, 12 Calle Horizonte, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico 23301. Rex Weiner, Executive Director. email@example.com
UCLA Extension Writers Studio
The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, will be held from February 7, 2019, to February 10, 2019, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The conference features workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction. Workshop instructors include fiction writers Jennifer Caloyeras, Billy Mernit, Mark Sarvas, and Steven Wolfson; and nonfiction writers Antonia Crane and Amy Friedman. The cost of the conference is $887 through January 7, 2019, and $985 thereafter. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information. UCLA Extension Writers Studio, 1010 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024. (310) 825-9415. Nutschell Anne Windsor, Program Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org writers.uclaextension.edu/programs-services /writers-studio
Yaddo offers residencies of two to eight weeks from May through February to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writers are provided with a private bedroom, work space, and meals. Writers who are not currently enrolled in full-time graduate or undergraduate programs are eligible to apply every other calendar year. Using the online application system, submit 10 poems (no longer than one page each) or excerpts of a longer poem totaling no more than 10 pages, or up to 20 pages of prose (consisting of one or more stories or essays, or an excerpt of a novel or work of nonfiction), one letter of recommendation, and a résumé with a $35 application fee by January 1, 2019. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
(518) 584-0746. Christin Williams, Program Manager. email@example.com