The 54th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 4 to August 7 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 editors and agents. Fiction writer Peter B. Abrahams delivered the keynote. The faculty included poet William Wenthe; fiction writers Ron MacLean, Jonathan Papernick, and Adam Sexton; nonfiction writers Phoebe Baker Hyde and Mindy Lewis; and agents Michael Carr (Veritas Literary), Alia Hanna Habib (McCormick Literary), Amaryah Orenstein (GO Literary), Ammi-Joan Paquette (Erin Murphy Literary), and Katie Shea Boutillier (Donald Maass Literary). Tuition was $135 for a three-session course, $100 for a two-session course, or $65 for a single workshop. One-on-one manuscript consultations were available for an additional $75 to $150; query consultations with agents were available for an additional $25. General registration was $100 (free for Cape Cod Writers Center members). Lodging was available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate. The registration deadline was July 22. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, P.O. Box 408, Osterville, MA 02655. (508) 420-0200.