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Southampton Writers Conference

Southampton, New York

The 40th annual Southampton Writers conference was held from July 8 to July 19 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in the Hamptons, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference offered workshops and lectures in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The faculty included poets Billy Collins and Vijay Seshadri; fiction writers Ursula Hegi and Meg Wolitzer; and nonfiction writers Melissa Bank, Matthew Klam, and Roger Rosenblatt. The cost of a five-day workshop was $1,600, which included tuition and access to evening events, receptions, and the Roger Rosenblatt lecture and interview series. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose and a writer’s statement by April 1; there was no application fee. Scholarships were available; the application deadline was March 1. The cost of a twelve-day residency at the conference was $950, which included access to morning and evening events. To apply, writers submitted a statement of purpose by April 1; there was no application fee. Visit the website for more information.

Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Contact.

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