Wesleyan Writers Conference

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2018


TUITION / COST:$850. Meals (optional): $275; Lodging (optional) (arrive 6/13, depart 6/17): $200. A special one-day Conference Festival held on June 16: $200.
Scholarships and Teaching Fellowships are awarded competitively. To apply, submit a letter of application with a biographical statement or resume, and a writing sample, by March 15, 2018.

CONTACT: Anne Greene, Director
PHONE: 860 685-3604
EMAIL: agreene@wesleyan.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/

"I've ended up winning the Pulitzer Prize, and in so many ways that began at Wesleyan...where I realized the power of story." Tom Hallman, Jr.

The Wesleyan Writers Conference welcomes experienced writers, new writers, and everyone interested in the writer’s craft. Our 62nd conference will be held on June 13–17, 2018 at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT). Our faculty of distinguished writers are generous teachers, offering careful manuscript readings and practical advice to writers at any stage of a project. Our attendees come to Wesleyan from across the writing and professional worlds. The program includes daily seminars and craft workshops focused on the novel, short story, poetry, memoir, biography, and various forms of literary journalism. The daily schedule is flexible, encouraging you to try writing in a new genre if you are interested. Panels and talks address topics ranging from trends in new fiction, to travel writing, biography, writing for radio and new media, writing about science and medicine, and journalism and social issues. Editors and agents offer advice about preparing work for publication. A special session on “The New Business of Publishing” is featured this year.


Featured Writers Include:

Current and recent faculty include William Finnegan, Rivka Galchen, Nicholson Baker, Tiphanie Yanique, Roxana Robinson, Amy Bloom, Steve Almond, Alexander Chee, Elizabeth Poliner, Salvatore Scibona, Lis Harris, Honor Moore, Hirsh Sawhney, Ann Goldstein (translator for Elena Ferrante), Lisa Weinert, publisher Johnny Temple (Akashic Press), editor Pamela Dorman (Penguin), agent Lane Zachary, and many others.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


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Wesleyan Writers Conference

The Wesleyan Writers Conference, now in its 62nd year, welcomes both established writers and new writers. The four day program includes seminars, lectures, workshops, guest speakers, readings, and manuscript consultations, all held on the campus of Wesleyan University in the rolling hills of Connecticut. Sessions focus on the novel, short story, poetry, memoir, short and long-form nonfiction, literary journalism, film, mixed media, writing about science and medicine, and publishing. We bring together a faculty of award-winning authors and an international group of participants. Scholarships and fellowships are available.