The 55th annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference was held from August 3 to August 6 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 B. A. Shapiro delivered the keynote. The faculty included poet Danielle Legros Georges; fiction writers Michelle Hoover, Ron MacLean, and Marcella Pixley; and nonfiction writers Richard Hoffman and James M. Lang. Participating agents included Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown, Ltd.), Kaylee Davis (Dee Mura Literary), Katie Grimm (Don Congdon Associates), Chad Luibl (Janklow & Nesbit Associates), and Sharon Pelletier (Dystel, Goderich, & Bourret). 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 21. Visit the website for more information.
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference, P.O. Box 408, Osterville, MA 02655. (508) 420-0200.