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The 59th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 10 to June 14 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference offers seminars and workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, readings, lectures, and meetings with agents and editors. The faculty includes 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 is $850. The conference also offers a one-day program on June 13; the cost is $225, which includes tuition and meals. Lodging is available on and off campus; on-campus housing is $170 for four nights. 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. Manuscript consultations are available; submit 10 poems or up to 35 pages of prose by May 10. 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.