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The 41st annual Southampton Writers Conference was held from July 6 to July 17 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and publishing, as well as readings, lectures, and a master class series with Roger Rosenblatt. The faculty included poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Lauren Groff, Daniel Menaker, and Meg Wolitzer; and nonfiction writers Melissa Bank, Adam Gopnik, and Matthew Klam. The cost of a five-day workshop was $1,300; the cost of a twelve-day workshop was $1,950. Tuition included access to all conference events and the master class series. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose and a statement of purpose by April 1; there was no application fee. Scholarships were available; the application deadline was March 1. Participants could also register for the master class series only, for $950; a twelve-day residency at the conference, without a workshop, was available for $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.