Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sanibel,, Florida, United States


Details
Nov 7 - Nov 10, 2013

Conference

TUITION / COST:$400 (non-students), $250 (students with current I.D.)
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Tom DeMarchi
PHONE: 239-590-7421
EMAIL: tdemarch@fgcu.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.fgcu.edu/siwc

Four-day writers conference on gorgeous Sanibel Island. We invite any writer (in any genre--poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children's lit, songwriting, journalism) who wants to improve her craft and/or network with professional authors, agents and editors.

Participants at all stages of development--from notebook scribblers to published novelists--are invited to attend a variety of workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction; afternoon panels on publishing, collaborative writing, and humor writing; and nightly readings--all presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. For an additional fee, participants also have the opportunity to meet privately with a writer or editor to discuss (a maximum) 10 pages of a pre-submitted manuscript. The conference is open to any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress. We have 150 openings for the conference itself; however, space for individual manuscript consultations is very limited, so act fast!

With 26 miles of bike paths, world famous sunsets, and an average temperature of 74 degrees F., Sanibel Island is located on Florida's Gulf Coast, just thirty minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Since the first settlers arrived in 1833, Sanibel has attracted such prestigious sightseers and residents as Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen King, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dan Brown, Randy Wayne White, Thomas Edison (who once worked as a night watchman for Sanibel's International Telegraph Company), and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. During conference downtime, attendees are encouraged to bike, hike, and/or kayak through the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge - 6,400-acres of mangrove forest, seagrass beds, and cordgrass marshes, and home to over 220 species of birds--or to collect the over 400 varieties of seashells that can be found along Sanibel's 15 miles of public beaches.

We've done everything we can to bring in the best writers available for a variety of workshops, panels, and consultations. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us. In the meantime, we hope to see you in November!

Sincerely,

Tom DeMarchi, Director

Phone: (239) 590-7421

e-mail: tdemarch@fgcu.edu


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Steve Almond

Lynne Barrett

Dan Bern

Richard Blanco

Lisa Borders

Margaret Cardillo

Christopher Castellani

Brock Clarke

Ron Currie Jr.

John Dufresne

Patricia Engel

Beth Ann Fennelly

Craig Finn

Roxane Gay

Kristen Iversen

Tim Parrish

Benjamin Percy

Nahid Rachlin

Kathleen Rooney

Christopher Schelling

Michael Steinberg

Darin Strauss

Johnny Temple

Emma Trelles

Laura Valeri

Alexis Washam

Robert Wilder


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Location

BIG ARTS
900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel,
Florida, United States
33957



Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Four-day writers conference on gorgeous Sanibel Island. We invite any writer (in any genre--poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children's lit, songwriting, journalism) who wants to improve her craft and/or network with professional authors, agents and editors.

Dates:

Nov. 6-9, 2014

Location:

Big Arts,

900 Dunlop Rd.

Sanibel Island, FL 33957

2014 Presenter Lineup:

Steve Almond

Lynne Barrett

John Dufresne

Beth Ann Fennelly

Emily Franklin

Tom Franklin

John Hoppenthaler

Karen McElmurray

Dinty Moore

Jeff Parker

David James Poissant

Julia Scheeres

Christopher Schelling

Christine Sneed

More names added soon!

Participants at all stages of development--from notebook scribblers to published novelists--are invited to attend a variety of workshops in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction; afternoon panels on publishing, collaborative writing, and humor writing; and nightly readings--all presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. For an additional fee, participants also have the opportunity to meet privately with a writer or editor to discuss (a maximum) 10 pages of a pre-submitted manuscript. The conference is open to any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress. We have 150 openings for the conference itself; however, space for individual manuscript consultations is very limited, so act fast!

With 26 miles of bike paths, world famous sunsets, and an average temperature of 74 degrees F., Sanibel Island is located on Florida's Gulf Coast, just thirty minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Since the first settlers arrived in 1833, Sanibel has attracted such prestigious sightseers and residents as Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen King, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dan Brown, Randy Wayne White, Thomas Edison (who once worked as a night watchman for Sanibel's International Telegraph Company), and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. During conference downtime, attendees are encouraged to bike, hike, and/or kayak through the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge - 6,400-acres of mangrove forest, seagrass beds, and cordgrass marshes, and home to over 220 species of birds--or to collect the over 400 varieties of seashells that can be found along Sanibel's 15 miles of public beaches.

We've done everything we can to bring in the best writers available for a variety of workshops, panels, and consultations. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us. In the meantime, we hope to see you in November!

Sincerely,

Tom DeMarchi, Director

Phone: (239) 590-7421

e-mail: tdemarch@fgcu.edu