Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States


Details
May 13 - May 20, 2023

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:January 10, 2023
TUITION / COST:$2199 WITH HOUSING, $1199 if you want to find your own lodging.
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
Fellowships and Scholarships available, including BIPOC and VETERAN scholarships

CONTACT: Seth Tucker
PHONE: 303-868-3873
EMAIL: longleafwritersconference@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://longleafwritersconference.com/

Longleaf Writers' Conference is an annual literary conference beginning every year in the second week of May. This conference provides lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, and social events in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplay, and mixed genres, with nationally recognized writers. We offer open scholarships for underrepresented groups as well as veteran scholarships, and a number of full fellowships! https://longleafwritersconference.com

About Longleaf Writers’ Conference: the longleaf pine has a shallow root system, allowing it to grow tall; they are responsible for the unique environment of lake and dunes abundant in South Walton. We like the fact that without the wide and thirsty root system, there would be no gulf-side beaches or dunes. We feel that the wide roots of literature and creativity do the same for our humanity.

ENROLL TODAY to support us for 2023. Space is limited!

2023 will mark the Longleaf Writers’ Conference TENTH year on the beach! The LWC works closely with the Cultural Arts Alliance, Sundog Books, and with the Seaside Institute to bring you the best conference workshop experience in the Southeast!

Apply for fellowships and scholarships starting September 1 to January 10.

Join (more TBA) Derrick Harriell, Erika Krouse, January Gill O'Neil along with directors Seth Brady Tucker and Matt Bondurant for a full week of writing workshops, seminars, consultations, school outreach programs, beach bonfires, social events. The LWC takes place on the panhandle of Florida in Seaside (where The Truman Show was filmed), and all events take place steps from the white sand and bright blue waters one would only find in the Caribbean. We have created a space of luxury and inspiration for all levels of writers and poets to join in a festival that celebrates writing, networking, and honing our craft in a beautiful setting among future friends. Don't miss out! LWC is special. www.longleafwritersconference.com

Become a part of our legacy with author alumni such as Rebecca Makkai, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Carlos Ruffin, Brian Turner, Jill McCorkle, Andre Dubus III, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Snowden Wright, Jennine Capo Crucet, Vandana Khanna, Chris Offutt, Antonya Nelson, Jen Percy, Diane Roberts, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Barrett Warner, Kara van de Graaf, Sandra Gail Lambert, Anton DiSclafani, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and many many more.

We announce our fellows and scholars starting in late January. Application deadline is early January so apply today!

We will continue to rotate new CNF, Poetry, and Fiction faculty into the conference, so feel free to contact us about these opportunities. Visiting faculty will be joining core faculty members, novelist Matt Bondurant (author of The Wettest County in the World, The Night Swimmer, and The Third Translation) and fiction writer and poet Seth Brady Tucker (author of Mormon Boy and We Deserve the Gods We Ask For). We will once again feature publishers, editors, and agents, as well as emerging writers through our scholarships and fellowships.

The Longleaf Writers’ Conference is an annual gathering of creative writers from all over the nation and features award-winning writers in poetry, CNF, and fiction who offer a full week of intensive writing workshops, one-day seminars in myriad genres, school outreach programs, readings, bonfires, and social events. This event occurs every year in the second week of May, and offers the opportunity for beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers to celebrate writing, to network with other writers, and to hone their craft. There will also be seminars hosted by professional editors and literary agents who will offer one-on-one consultations. All participants who pay the full conference tuition fee will be able to take part in all daily activities and workshops, while those paying a la carte pricing will have the pick of which classes and workshops they would like to attend.

Conference Dates and Events: (see website for details).

DEADLINE to enroll for the conference with workshops is April 28th.

DEADLINE for fellowships and scholarships is January 10th.

The conference has a number of financial aid opportunities; both fellowships and scholarships this year to offer writers and poets.

—Please note: Travel stipends are not included at this time. Fellowships are open to poets and fiction writers who are actively publishing in respectable journals and magazines and must have at least one book in the last five years—please see application page on our website). Scholarships are open to actively publishing writers who do not have a book.

SEE WEBSITE FOR FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS! www.longleafwritersconference.com

All events and classes take place at the Seaside Academic Village 168 Smolian Circle Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

More Info: https://www.longleafwritersconference.com or LWC on FB

Contact: Seth Tucker or Matt Bondurant at longleafwritersconference@gmail.com with further questions.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

2023: (more TBA) Erika Krouse, Derrick Harriell, January Gill O'Neil...

2022: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Maurice Ruffin, Nickole Brown, David James Poissant, Jessica Jacobs, Katy Simpson Smith, Adam Vines, Annie Hwang and many more, along with directors Seth Brady Tucker and Matt Bondurant.

PAST: Rebecca Makkai, Brian Turner, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Diane Roberts, Seth Brady Tucker, Matt Bondurant, Wendy Rawlings. Rebecca Makkai,Jill McCorkle, Andre Dubus III, Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Jennine Capo Crucet, Vandana Khanna, Chris Offutt, Antonya Nelson, Jen Percy, Anton DiSclafani, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, many more.


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting


Location

Seaside Academic Village
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach
Florida, United States
32459



Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, FL

Join us May 13-20, 2023! Enrollments are open, so help LWC celebrate our TENTH anniversary of writing on the beach!

Longleaf offers scholarships and fellowships--applications close January 10th, 2023. Past faculty and visiting writers include: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Beth Ann Fennelly, Maurice Ruffin, Brian Turner, Nickole Brown, Rebecca Makkai, Dustin Parsons, Katy Simpson Smith, Vandana Khanna, Jessica Jacobs, David James Poissant, Andre Dubus III, and many more, along with directors Seth Brady Tucker and Matt Bondurant. The conference is always the second week of May, offering writing workshops, seminars, consultations, school outreach programs, beach bonfires, social events. The LWC takes place on the panhandle of Florida in Seaside (between Panama City and Pensacola where The Truman Show was filmed), and all events take place steps from the white sand and bright blue waters one would only find in the Caribbean. We have created a space of luxury and inspiration for all levels of writers and poets to join in a festival that celebrates writing, networking, and honing our craft in a beautiful setting among future friends. Don't miss out! LWC is special. www.longleafwritersconference.com