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The 11th annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference was held from January 17 to January 24, 2015, 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, Laura Lippman, Attica Locke, Lori Roy, Les Standiford, and Sterling Watson; and creative nonfiction writer Ann Hood. The cost of the conference was $700, which did not include lodging or meals. Limited housing ($592 for 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 December 1. 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. Norris Comer, Coordinator.