16th Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States


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Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2020

Conference

SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

WEBSITE: https://www.writersinparadise.com

Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, this writers’ conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending quality time with motivated and talented participants seeking an intimate, unhurried climate for learning…in paradise.

Co-founded by Dennis Lehane and Sterling Watson, and co-directed by Les Standiford, Writers in Paradise offers an intensive eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award winning-faculty and guest speakers.

The tranquil seaside landscape sets the tone for this informal gathering of writers, teachers, editors, and literary agents. The size and secluded location of the Eckerd College Writers’ Conference allows you the time and opportunity to share your manuscripts, critique one another’s work, and discuss the craft of writing with experts and peers who can help guide you to the next level.

After eight days of workshopping and engagement with peers and professionals in your field, you will leave with a refreshed understanding of your craft and solid ideas about how to find an agent and get published. At the heart of the conference are six days of workshops led by master faculty in various genres where techniques are discussed and participant manuscripts are closely examined.

The 16th edition of Writers in Paradise will take place from January 18 through January 25, 2020. Esteemed faculty and selected participants (workshops limited to 12 each; except 3-day workshops – limited to 6) workshop for three hours in the morning, attend panels and craft talks in the afternoon, and attend evening readings and events. Participants are actively engaged with our faculty and guests from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Location

St. Petersburg
Florida, United States



16th Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

Co-founded by Dennis Lehane and Sterling Watson, and co-directed by Les Standiford, Writers in Paradise offers an intensive eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award winning-faculty and guest speakers.

2020 faculty and guests will include Dani Shapiro, Billy Collins, Andre Dubus III, John Dufresne, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Ann Hood, Michael Koryta, Laura Lippman, Stewart O'Nan, Gregory Pardlo, Les Standiford, Sterling Watson, Ashley M. Jones, Helen Pruitt Wallace, Peter Meinke, and agent/editor panels.