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Learn more about various writing conferences, workshops, festivals, residencies, and MFA programs in creative writing.

  • Posted February 14, 2019
  • Earn your MFA in Sunny Florida at UT

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
    The University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA is designed to help poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers advance their command of craft. Students benefit from mentoring relationships with renowned faculty committed to individual learning and growth. Through small group workshops, students develop lasting connections and a supportive network. Pursue your passion in sunny Florida, without interrupting your life! Visit

  • Posted February 14, 2019
  • Powerhouse Theatre Training Program

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
    Event Dates: June 21 - July 29, 2019; Poughkeepsie, NY
    The Powerhouse Theater Training Program challenges you to look at the art of theater in new and meaningful ways. The program is the result of a unique collaboration between Vassar College, a prestigious liberal arts institution, and New York Stage and Film, an award-winning New York City based-professional theater company. Visit to complete an application. Applications are accepted between January 1 and April 1.

  • Posted February 12, 2019
  • 8th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

  • June 23-29, 2019; St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Appication Deadline: Rolling Admissions
    The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is now accepting applications for summer 2019. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. Explore our unique opportunities: course credit for college students, graduate credit for teachers, one-on-one meetings with publishing professionals, and a youth workshop for high schoolers. In your free time, enjoy our waterfront campus by kayak or paddleboard. Sunsets worth writing about!

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Career Management Tools for Writers

  • Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019
    Event dates: March 11-April 22, 2019
    Join poet and editor Danielle Hanson for this exciting online class! Career Management Tools for Writers is a 6-week online class in which participants will learn some simple, basic tools used commonly in businesses to focus worker time and effort around the business’ objectives. These tools are great for focusing creative energy as well. This course will help writers align their values and goals with the time and resources they have, in order to increase their success and satisfaction with their writing. Participants will develop mission statements, elevator speeches, SMART goals, and annual performance plans; and learn to network effectively.

  • Posted February 11, 2019
  • Spring 2019 Retreats with Center for Creative Writing

  • May and June; New York and New Mexico
    Application Deadline: February 28-April 1
    For nearly 30 years, the Center for Creative Writing has helped beginning and blocked writers find their way with words in supportive online courses and energizing retreats. Coming up: long-weekend intensives in spiritual writing (May 2-5) with Tawni Waters in Old Town Albuquerque, and in memoir (May 16-19) and writing for children (June 13-16) with Helena Clare Pittman in the New York Catskills. Inspired community, generous feedback by passionate, professional teaching writers, quiet and group time, and a jump-start for your creativity. Luxury lodging and most meals included with registration. Come write with us! Learn more and register at

  • Posted February 06, 2019
  • Take Your Writing to the Next Level

  • Hofstra University offers the MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction, and now the MFA in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshops with literature and craft courses. Hofstra also offers two literary journals for your work: AMP (co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English) and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art (a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies).

  • Posted February 05, 2019
  • Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

  • Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study, in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your pieces before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. Learn more:

  • Posted January 29, 2019
  • Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

  • May 9-12, 2019; Brevard, North Carolina
    Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
    Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Apply via Submittable. Decisions will be announced by March 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 12 per workshop. There will be one fiction workshop, one nonfiction workshop and one poetry workshop. Conference cost is $475 and includes workshops, all meals and receptions, and campus housing in a private room. Cost without campus housing is $325. Some scholarships are available. No fee to apply. Visit for complete conference information.


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