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The 24th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 23 to August 4 on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference offers lectures, readings, panel discussions, and workshops for poets and fiction writers. The faculty includes poets Daniel Anderson, Claudia Emerson, Robert Hass, Andrew Hudgins, Maurice Manning, Mary Jo Salter, A. E. Stallings, and Mark Strand; and fiction writers Rachel Bausch, Tony Earley, Diane Johnson, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Erin McGraw, Tim O'Brien, Christine Schutt, and Steve Yarborough. Visiting agents, editors, and publishers include David Barber (the Atlantic), Georges and Anne Borchardt (Georges Borchardt Literary Agency), Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management), Leigh Feldman (Writers House), Gary Fisketjon (Knopf), Mary Flinn (Blackbird), Gail Hochman (Brandt and Hochman Literary Agency), Roger Hodge (Oxford American), John Irwin (the Hopkins Review), Mike Levine (Northwestern University Press), David Lynn (the Kenyon Review), Speer Morgan (the Missouri Review), Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books), Elizabeth Schmitz (Grove/Atlantic), Don Share (Poetry), Philip Terzian (the Weekly Standard), Liz Van Hoose (Viking Press), Amy Williams (McCormick &Williams), Robert Wilson (the American Scholar), and Renée Zuckerbrot (Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency). Poet Sidney Wade and fiction writer Elizabeth Spencer will read from their work. Tuition, including room and board, is $1,700. Fellowships and scholarships are available for published writers. Submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 40 pages of fiction by April 15. There is no application fee. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sewanee: The University of the South, 119 Gailor Hall, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383-1000. (931) 598-1654. firstname.lastname@example.org