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Conferences & Residencies

POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, residencies, and colonies of interest to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application and complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE).

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

Anam Cara also offers weeklong workshop-based retreats. “Finding the Confidence to Write,” taught by nonfiction writer Lorna V, will be held from May 26 to June 1. “The Mythic Imagination,” a poetry and prose workshop taught by poet Adam Wyeth, will be held from June 23 to June 29. The cost of each workshop retreat is €1,000 (approximately $1,230), which includes tuition, lodging, and meals. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, County Cork, Ireland. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director. info@anamcararetreat.comwww.anamcararetreat.com

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency from October 6 to October 20 to six poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents are each provided with a private room, private bathroom, work space, and all meals. There is no cost to attend the residency, but residents are responsible for travel expenses to and from Twitchell Lake. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 10 pages of prose with a $25 application fee by May 14. Visit the website for more information.

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency, Adirondack Center for Writing, P.O. Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. (518) 354-1261. info@adirondackcenterforwriting.orgadirondackcenterforwriting.org/what-we-do/events-programs/workshops

Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

The 2018 Centrum Port Townsend Writers’ Conference will be held from July 15 to July 22 at Fort Worden State Park, a turn-of-the-century army base accessible to saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, open mics, and time to write. The faculty includes poets Bruce Beasley, Ilya Kaminsky, Emily Kendal Frey, Gary Copeland Lilley, and Alexandra Teague; fiction writers Jonathan Evison, Lily Hoang, Sam Ligon, Bill Ransom, and Shawn Vestal; and nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Suzanne Paola, and Luis Urrea. Tuition ranges from $300 for afternoon workshops to $745 for the full program. Private lodging and meal options range from $325 to $775. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Registration is first come, first served. Individual residencies at Centrum during the conference, which do not

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