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The 59th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference was held from June 10 to June 14 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offered seminars and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, readings, lectures, and meetings with agents and editors. The faculty included poet Honor Moore; fiction writers Amy Bloom, Alexander Chee, Roxana Robinson, and Salvatore Scibona; nonfiction writers William Finnegan, Lis Harris, and Hirsh Sawhney; and other publishing professionals. Tuition was $850. The conference also offered a one-day program on June 13; the cost was $225, which included tuition and meals. Lodging was available on and off campus; on-campus housing was $170 for four nights. Scholarships and teaching fellowships were available. To apply for a scholarship or fellowship, writers submitted a writing sample of any length, a letter of interest, and a résumé by March 20. Manuscript consultations were available; writers submitted 10 poems or up to 35 pages of prose by May 10. For general registration, writers submitted a nonrefundable $100 deposit. Registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. (860) 685-3604. Anne Greene, Director.