The Writer's Hotel 2018 NYC Writers Conference
NYC, New York, United States
TUITION / COST:$3,000
We award three stipends on site in NYC. Stipends of $200-$500 are granted in each genre. Stipend decisions are made after all students have registered. Awards are made at the discretion of TWH Directors.
CONTACT: Shanna McNair
The Writer's Hotel is a hybrid writers conference that meets each June at a floating campus between five hotels in Midtown, Manhattan. TWH is not just another writers conference. We work with each writer on their writing from the moment of acceptance.
THE WRITER'S HOTEL IS A SPECIAL HYBRID WRITERS CONFERENCE
The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a one-of-a-kind conference. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long conference in June. TWH NYC events are set at Midtown hotels: The Library Hotel, The Bryant Park Hotel, The Algonquin Hotel, The Roger Smith Hotel and The Casablanca Hotel. On site events include workshops, lectures and agent pitch sessions. And each writer reads their own original work at a landmark NYC venue: KGB Bar, The Red Room at KGB Bar, Bowery Poetry or The Cornelia Street Café. From our virtual pre-reading process through to our NYC writers conference, TWH takes writers and their writing to the next level. Via TWH, writers bring their work from desk to marketplace at the heart of the publishing industry. We work with writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction.
A little more about the process: TWH Editors read each manuscript and give writers comments and edits before the NYC conference begins in June. Each writer receives two sets of comments--two editors read each manuscript. This virtual feature begins immediately upon acceptance. We created TWH so that writers can get more from a writers conference than ever before. Working with writers virtually pre-conference helps bring manuscripts into focus before the NYC conference in June, so that attendees can bring a polished, newly-considered manuscript to the conference to pitch to agents and editors.
Writers tend to arrive at the conference feeling an artistic momentum. On site in NYC, writers and attend workshops, lectures and Genre Labs, led by some of the industry's best publishers, agents and writers, including: Sapphire, Naomi Shihab Nye, Marie Howe, Taylor Mali, Cornelius Eady, Meghan Daum, Elizabeth Hand, Rob Spillman, Marion Winik, Kimiko Hahn, Tim Seibles, Dinaw Mengestu, Jill Bialosky, Elyssa East, Carey Salerno, Erin Harris, Melissa Faliveno, Dana Isokawa, Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair. Our NYC agents meet with writers one-on-one on during our agent pitching sessions (for example, Foundry, Rob Weisbach Creative Management, Curtis, Brown, Folio Lit and many more). We hold a TWH Community Open Mic Night to celebrate diversity of voice among the attending writers and to foster our TWH writers community. And TWH attendees also have the opportunity to go on literary walking tours, hosted by NYPL docents and The Dorothy Parker Society. Faculty readings are held at Kinokuniya Bookstore and The Half King. Writers also enjoy the community of their fellow writers, get to talk with agents and editors, go on walking tours, attend literary events, and read in the city. It's an extraordinary opportunity.
Article on The Writer's Hotel, "A New Kind of Writing Program? The Writer's Hotel Master Class" via The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
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
Featured Writers Include:
TWH 2018 Faculty includes Sapphire, Naomi Shihab Nye, Marie Howe, Taylor Mali, Cornelius Eady, Meghan Daum, Elizabeth Hand, Rob Spillman, Marion Winik, Kimiko Hahn, Tim Seibles, Dinaw Mengestu, Jill Bialosky, Elyssa East, Carey Salerno, Erin Harris, Melissa Faliveno, Dana Isokawa, Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair.
Past Faculty includes Roxana Robinson, Stephen Dunn, Richard Blanco, Tim Seibles, Marie Howe, Tina Chang, Mark Doty, Rick Moody, Francine Prose, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Scott Wolven, Bill Roorbach, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Richard Hoffman, Elyssa East, Shanna McNair, Barbara Hurd, Roger Bonair-Agard, Wesley McNair, Carey Salerno, Kevin Larimer, Bethany Ball, Elaine Trevorrow and Kathleen Aguero.
Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction
Midtown Hotels: Library Hotel, The Roger Smith Hotel, The Bryant Park Hotel, The Algonquin and The Casablanca Hotel
New York, United States
The Writer's Hotel
TO APPLY TO THE WRITER'S HOTEL 2018, visit www.writershotel.com/apply.
Please note that since TWH is a part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community, TWH applicants are eligible for AWP's Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry.
TWH will also award three stipends of $500 on site in NYC, to be announced on the last day of classes. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at our sole discretion. Stipend recipients will be announced on our website.
We also are able to point applicants toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can let you know about affordable hotels nearby.