The 2017 Indiana University Writers’ Conference was held from June 3 to June 7 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The conference featured workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as craft classes, readings, and panels for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets Morgan Parker and Rickey Laurentiis; fiction writers Chris Abani, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Alexander Weinstein; and comics writer Amy Kurzweil. The cost of the conference was $375, or $625 with a workshop. Lodging and meals were not included; lodging was available in campus dormitories for $49 per night, and in the campus hotel for $134 per night. The registration fee was $30; general registration was first come, first served. To attend a workshop, writers submitted 8 to 10 pages of poetry or 15 to 20 pages of prose; admissions were made on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.
Indiana University Writers’ Conference, 470 Ballantine Hall, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. (812) 855-1877. Bob Bledsoe, Director.