The 56th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 2 to August 5 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The conference featured workshops and craft classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mentoring sessions with agents. Fiction writer Hank Phillippi Ryan delivered the keynote. The faculty included poet David Surette, fiction writer C. E. Lawrence, and nonfiction writer Judah Leblang. Participating publishing professionals included agents Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown, Ltd.), Eric Myers (Myers Literary Management), Monica Odom (Liza Dawson Associates), and Monika Woods (Curtis Brown); and editor Diane O’Connell (Write to Sell Your Book). Tuition was $150 for a three-session course, $120 for a two-session course, or $70 for a single workshop. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $150; query consultations with agents were available for an additional $25. General registration was $75 (free for Cape Cod Writers Center members). Lodging was available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate. The registration deadline was July 20. Visit the website for more information.
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, P.O. Box 408, Osterville, MA 02655. (508) 420-0200.