The Writer's Hotel 2020 Virtual All-Fiction Writers Conference

New York, United States


Details
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2020

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:August 22, 2020
TUITION / COST:$3,250
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
We award three $500 stipends to three different writers during the conference.

CONTACT: Shanna McNair
EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com
WEBSITE: www.writershotel.com

The Writer's Hotel is a hybrid writers conference "Mini MFA". We read each participant's full-length manuscript pre-conference. TWH is not just another writers conference. We work with each writer on their writing from the moment of acceptance.

TWO PROGRAM COMPONENTS ARE INCLUDED

Our programming includes two components: the pre-conference TWH Team Reading, performed by both TWH editors; and all virtual events October 14-20. TWH is a unique and comprehensive writing program. We are extremely selective, because of the time we spend with each author's work and because of the small size of each Major Workshop.

PRE-CONFERENCE READING: Working with writers virtually pre-conference helps bring manuscripts into focus before the virtual conference in October, so that attendees can bring a polished, newly-considered manuscript to the conference to pitch to agents and/or editors. Each writer receives two sets of comments--two editors read each manuscript. We generate hundreds of comments, from line edits to developmental edits. We also offer a follow-up phone call with both TWH Editors to address any questions a writer may have about those comments. This virtual feature begins immediately upon acceptance. We created TWH so that writers can get more from a writers conference than ever before. Our price is extremely competitive; we feel that the pre-conference reading value alone may well be worth the price of admission. And writers tend to arrive at the conference feeling an artistic momentum since they've been working hard on their manuscripts before they participate with the full cohort.

VIRTUAL EVENTS OCTOBER 14-20: There are Major Workshops in each genre, craft and publishing lectures and Genre Labs. There are curated attendee readings, and personalized flyers we design (see posters) for each reading. There are one-on-one literary agent pitch sessions (for example, meetings with agents from Foundry, Rob Weisbach Creative Management, Curtis, Brown, Folio Lit). We also host a (virtual) TWH Community Open Mic Night to foster community and celebrate diversity of voice within the program. All of these events are included in the programming. Our workshops and lectures are led by some of the industry's best publishers, agents and writers.

AWP on The Writer's Hotel: "A New Kind of Writing Program? The Writer's Hotel Master Class" https://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_news_view/3176/a_new_kind_of_writing_program_the_writers_hotel_master_class

TWH on Medium: "The Only Writers Conference I Ever Dreamed of Attending"  https://medium.com/@bowerypoetry/the-only-writers-conference-i-ve-ever-dreamed-of-attending-a81baeec0264

TWH on Sacred Chickens:"The Writer's Hotel: My Experience and Why You Should Consider Applying" https://tinyurl.com/tooeqfa  and "The Magic Continues for The Writer's Hotel" https://tinyurl.com/vw47qwa

TWH on Lumina: "In Conversation with Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven" https://tinyurl.com/wlq8z6v


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

TWH 2020 Faculty: Rick Moody, Jeffrey Ford, David Anthony Durham, Michael Thomas, James Patrick Kelly, Ernesto Quiñonez, Elizabeth Hand, Robyn Schneider, Francine Prose, Sapphire, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Kevin Larimer, Steven Salpeter, and TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven.

Past Faculty: Marie Howe, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Juan Felipe Herrera, Meghan Daum, Alexandra Oliver, Tina Chang, Richard Hoffman, Rob Spillman, Ben Grange, Carey Salerno, Lewis Robinson, Richard Blanco, Roxana Robinson, Sapphire, Naomi Shihab Nye, Stephen Dunn, Tim Seibles, Dinaw Mengestu, Jill Bialosky, Kimiko Hahn, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Bill Roorbach, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Barbara Hurd, Erin Harris, Marion Winik, Wesley McNair, Dana Isokawa, Melissa Faliveno, Elaine Trevorrow, Bethany Ball and Kathleen Aguero.


Genres

Fiction


Location

VIRTUAL
New York, United States



The Writer's Hotel

THE WRITER'S HOTEL CONFERENCES IN FICTION, NONFICTION & POETRY: WRITE BETTER, PUBLISH SMARTER. GET INSPIRED.

:::The application deadline for TWH ALL-FICTION closed 8/22.::

Please visit us on the web at www.writershotel.com for more information about the All-Fiction "Mini MFA" and/or you can always contact us by email at editors@writershotel.com about any of our conferences.

TWH NONFICTION WEEKEND AND POETRY WEEKEND APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN! www.writershotelweekends.com

Our TWH 2020 Nonfiction Weekend runs October 1-5. Attendance is capped at 40 writers. Apply today to reserve your spot. Our TWH 2020 Nonfiction Faculty: Meghan Daum, Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Richard Blanco, Hisham Matar, Michael Thomas, Beth Ann Fennelly, Molly Peacock, Honor Moore, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Elyssa East, Jonathan M. Katz, Kevin Larimer, Stephen Salpeter and TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven. Application deadline: August 28.

Our TWH 2020 Poetry Weekend runs October 22-26. Attendance is capped at 40 poets. Apply today to reserve your spot. 2020 Poetry Faculty: Joy Harjo, Marie Howe, Heather McHugh, Terrance Hayes, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Deborah Landau, Tim Seibles, Valzhya Mort, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Camille Dungy, Javier Zamora, Alexandra Oliver, Kevin Larimer, Jenny Xie, TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven. Application deadline: Sept 1.

::Due to COVID-19 concerns, our conferences will be all-virtual in 2020 and will not meet in NYC. We appreciate your understanding. More information about our live-streaming events and 2020 virtual calendar is TBA. Our writers’ safety is our most important concern. Please stay safe and well.::