Sewanee Writers' Conference

Sewanee,, Tennessee, United States


Details
Jul 22 - Aug 3, 2014

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:April 15, 2014
TUITION / COST:$1,800
SCHOLARSHIP:Available

PHONE: 931-598-1654
EMAIL: swc@sewanee.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.sewaneewriters.org/

The Sewanee Writers' Conference gathers distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in fiction, poetry, and playwriting.

This July, 150 students of writing will gather on Sewanee's stately mountaintop campus. During an intense twelve-day period, participants will read and critique each other's manuscripts under the leadership of some of our country's finest fiction writers, poets, and playwrights. All faculty members and fellows give scheduled readings; senior faculty members offer craft lectures; open-mic readings accommodate many others. Additional writers, along with a host of writing professionals, visit to give readings, participate in panel discussions, and entertain questions from the audience. Receptions and mealtimes offer opportunities for informal exchange.

Workshops form the backbone of the Conference experience; these meet for five, two-and-one-half-hour sessions. In one-on-one meetings with distinguished faculty members, participants have further opportunity to hone their manuscripts, benefiting from the experience of established writers who identify strengths and weaknesses and make suggestions for revisions.

Participants enjoy swimming, golfing, biking, hiking, or simple strolling and sunset-watching on the University's 13,000-acre campus. The most meaningful recreation, though, is literary. As one participant reflected, "Most importantly, I came home with inspiration and motivation for my writing. That's what it's all about."


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Fiction: John Casey, Tony Earley, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Margot Livesey, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Christine Schutt, Allen Wier, and Steve Yarbrough; Poetry: Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Debora Greger, William Logan, Maurice Manning, Charles Martin, Mary Jo Salter, and A.E. Stallings; Playwriting: Daisy Foote and Dan O’Brien


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Playwriting


Location

Sewanee Writers' Conference
119 Gailor Hall, Stamler Center
735 University Ave.
Sewanee,
Tennessee, United States
37383-1000



Sewanee Writers' Conference