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The 58th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference was held from June 11 to June 15 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offered seminars and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as manuscript consultations, panel discussions, readings, lectures, and meetings with agents and editors. The faculty included poet Honor Moore; fiction writers Amy Bloom, Alex Gilvarry, Elizabeth Graver, Kit Reed, Roxana Robinson, Salvatore Scibona, and Emma Straub; creative nonfiction writers William Finnegan and Lis Harris; and publishing professionals Andre Bernard of the Guggenheim Foundation, Erika Goldman of Bellevue Press, Max Rudin of the Library of America, and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books. Tuition was $850. The conference also offered a one-day program on June 14; tuition was $225. Lodging on campus was available for an additional $170; lodging for a discounted rate at nearby hotels was also available. Meals were available for an additional $275. Scholarships and teaching fellowships were available. Applicants for a scholarship or fellowship submitted a writing sample of any length, a letter of interest, and a résumé by March 20. For general registration, participants 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.