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The 57th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 12 to June 16 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, Elizabeth Graver, Paul LaFarge, Kit Reed, Roxana Robinson, and Wells Tower; creative nonfiction writers William Finnegan and Lis Harris; and publishing professionals Pamela Dorman of Penguin Press, Erika Goldman of Bellevue Press, and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books. Tuition is $850. The conference also offers a one-day program on June 15; tuition is $225. Lodging and meals are not included. 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 22. For general registration, submit a nonrefundable $75 deposit. Registration is first come, first served. Call or visit the website for more information.
Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. (860) 685-3604. Anne Greene, Director.