• CantoMundo Retreat — The CantoMundo retreat is an opportunity to build community among other Latinx poets and work on poetic craft.
    • No citizenship or residency requirement.
  • Macondo — Macondo began in 1995 when author Sandra Cisneros gathered a group of writers, artists, scholars and activists around her dining table in her King William home to meet informally for rigorous writing workshops. As such we have very established traditions and expectations that include a formal application process aimed at professional writers of all genres
    • No citizenship or residency requirement.
  • The Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) — Since 1991, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop has nurtured community and connection through writing workshops. Workshops are one of the most important ways we build a writing community to make each other sharper and braver writers.
    • No citizenship or residency requirement.
  • Jaipur Literature Festival — Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.
  • Harlem Book Fair —The United States’ largest African American book fair and the nation’s flagship Black literary event. Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops.
  • Well-Read Black Girl Festival —A celebration of Black women readers and writers that seeks to initiate meaningful conversations within the literary arts.
  • Kundiman Retreat —Kundiman sponsors an annual Retreat in partnership with Fordham University. During each Retreat, six nationally renowned Asian American poets and fiction writers conduct Master Classes and mentorship meetings for 36 fellows. Readings, writing circles, and informal social gatherings are also scheduled. Through this Retreat, Kundiman hopes to provide a safe and instructive environment that identifies and addresses the unique challenges faced by emerging Asian American writers.
    • Must identify as Asian American, but no residency or citizenship requirements.
  • The Native American Literature Symposium — Organized by an independent group of Indigenous scholars committed to making a place where Native voices can be heard, the NALS have brought together some of the most influential voices in Native America to share our stories—in art, prose, poetry, film, religion, history, politics, music, philosophy, and science—from our worldview.
    • No citizenship or residency requirement, but must identify as Native American.
  • Kweli International Literary Festival — The festival includes readings from debut and award winning authors, master classes and workshops, lyric film screenings and panel discussions, live music and more.
  • Wild Seeds Writers Retreat — Encourages published writers and emerging writers of color to participate in writing workshops focused on fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They will focus on the craft of writing and engage in cross-cultural conversations around literature created by writers of the African Diaspora.
  • The Bronx Book Festival — Aims to promote literacy and foster a love of reading among children, teens, and adults. The festival will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the Bronx community through panels, workshops, and more with award-winning and bestselling authors, illustrators, and creators.
  • Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) — Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, the FOLD provides one-of-a-kind events for kids and adults that engage readers, inspire writers, and empower educators by highlighting important and underrepresented voices.
  • Leimert Park Book Fair — Founded in 2007 with the goal of promoting literacy and education in Los Angeles, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair was inspired by a project in February 1999 when Cynthia E. Exum partnered with Our Authors Study Club, Inc. to present a ‘Festival of African American Authors’ at Los Angeles Southwest College. Today, the Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair attracts over 200 authors, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, performers, and literary/educational exhibitor participants. 
  • National Black Book Festival — NBBF is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the largest online sources for African American literature. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.