Longleaf Writers' Conference @ Seaside, Florida (formerly Seaside WC)

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States


Details
May 13 - May 20, 2018

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:May 1, 2018
TUITION / COST:$650 early registration, $750 after Jan 1st (see website for housing option and financial aid)
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
Fellowships and Scholarships available. Also, VETERAN, POC/WOC scholarships

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

Longleaf Writers' Conference is an annual literary conference beginning in the second week of May. This conference provides lectures, workshops, seminars, readings, and social events in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed genres, with nationally recognized writers, and we have open scholarships, veteran scholarships, scholarships for poets/writers of color, and a number of full fellowships!

ENROLL TODAY!

2018 marks the Longleaf Writers’ Conference fifth year!

This year, LWC has established our independence with a new name (formerly Seaside Writers Conference)! We still have the same wonderful relationship with the town of Seaside, FL, and will be working with the same sponsors and with the Seaside Institute to bring you the best experience in the Southeast! The only thing that changes is the name!

This year, we are happy to have Jill McCorkle and Tom Franklin joining us as Visting Writers, alongside new faculty members Beth Ann Fennelly and Jennine Capo Crucet and Vandana Khanna!! In the past, we have featured Chris Offutt, Antonya Nelson, Jen Percy, Rebecca Makkai, Andre Dubus III, Anton DiSclafani, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and many more. We will be announcing our full list of Visiting Writers and Faculty in November.

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.

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.

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: This year, the cost to attend the full conference (includes workshops, seminars, sunset reception, but does not cover lodging) is $650.00 for early-birds (until Jan. 1), then $750.00, and we have a lodging option for $1650.00 ($1750.00 after Jan. 1). All levels of writers are welcome, and there are workshops scheduled specifically for poets, CNF, and fiction writers. There is a la carte pricing for all events and classes otherwise (see website for details).

The 2018 conference is being held from May 13th to May 20th, 2018, on the beautiful gulf-coast beach of Seaside (located between Panama City and Pensacola). DEADLINE to enroll for the conference with workshops is April 21st, DEADLINE for fellowships and scholarships is March 15th.

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 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.

--Conference dates: May 13th-May 20th, 2018

--Application fee: $15-22

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

More Info: https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference/ or LWC on FB

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


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Seth Brady Tucker, Matt Bondurant

Guest faculty: Beth Ann Fennelly, Jennine Capo Crucet, Vandana Khanna

Visiting Fiction Writer: Tom Franklin

Visiting CNF/Fiction Writer: Jill McCorkle


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Location

Seaside Assembly Hall
Santa Rosa Beach
Florida, United States
32459



Longleaf Writers' Conference (formerly Seaside Writers' Conference)

2018 marks the Longleaf Writers’ Conference fifth year!

This year, LWC has established our independence with a new name (formerly Seaside Writers Conference)! We still have the same wonderful relationship with the town of Seaside, FL, and will be working with the same sponsors and with the Seaside Institute to bring you the best experience in the Southeast! The only thing that changes is the name!

This year, we are happy to have Jill McCorkle and Tom Franklin joining us as Visting Writers, alongside new faculty members Beth Ann Fennelly and Jennine Capo Crucet and Vandana Khanna!! In the past, we have featured Chris Offutt, Antonya Nelson, Jen Percy, Rebecca Makkai, Andre Dubus III, Anton DiSclafani, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and many more. We will be announcing our full list of Visiting Writers and Faculty in November.

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.

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.

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: This year, the cost to attend the full conference (includes workshops, seminars, sunset reception, but does not cover lodging) is $650.00 for early-birds (until Mar. 1), then $750.00, and we have a lodging option for $1700.00 ($1800.00 after Mar. 1). All levels of writers are welcome, and there are workshops scheduled specifically for poets, CNF, and fiction writers. There is a la carte pricing for all events and classes otherwise (see website for details).

The 2018 conference is being held from May 13th to May 20th, 2018, on the beautiful gulf-coast beach of Seaside (located between Panama City and Pensacola).

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

DEADLINE for fellowships and scholarships is March 1st.

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 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.

--Conference dates: May 13th-May 20th, 2018

--Application fee: $15-22

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

More Info: https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference/ or LWC on FB

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