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The tenth annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference was held from January 18 to January 25, 2014, at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The conference offered lectures, panels, roundtable discussions, readings, and workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction. The faculty included fiction writers Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Stewart O’Nan, Danielle Trussoni, and Sterling Watson; and creative nonfiction writer Les Standiford. The cost of the conference was $700, which did not include lodging or meals. Limited housing ($560 for a single occupancy for the week) was available on a first come, first served basis. Scholarships were available. Using the online submission system, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 25 pages and a description of writing experience with a $25 application fee by November 25. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Eckerd College Writers’ Conference, Special Programs, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. (727) 864-7994. Christine Koryta, Coordinator.