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Wesleyan Writers Conference

Middletown, Connecticut
Event Date:
June 11, 2014
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline:
March 20, 2014
E-mail address:

The 58th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 11 to June 15 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offers 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 includes 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 is $850. The conference also offers a one-day program on June 14; tuition is $225. Lodging on campus is available for an additional $170; lodging for a discounted rate at nearby hotels is also available. Meals are available for an additional $275. Scholarships and teaching fellowships are available. To apply for a scholarship or fellowship, submit a writing sample of any length, a letter of interest, and a résumé by March 20. For general registration, submit a nonrefundable $100 deposit. Registration is 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.

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