Sewanee Writers’ Conference

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Sewanee, TN, United States
Event Date: 
July 21, 2020
Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2020
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2020
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The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 21 to August 2 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference features workshops, master classes, lectures, and readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Erica Dawson, Mark Jarman, Marilyn Nelson, Carl Phillips, A. E. Stallings, and Monica Youn; fiction writers Chris Bachelder, Jamel Brinkley, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Katie Kitamura, Jill McCorkle, Claire Messud, Jess Walter, and Stephanie Powell Watts; and nonfiction writers Alexander Chee, Amitava Kumar, Elena Passarello, and Aisha Sabatini Sloan. Participating editors include Anna Lena Phillips Bell (Ecotone and Lookout Books), Millicent Bennett (Grand Central Publishing), Eliza Borné (Oxford American), Jessica Faust (Southern Review), Mary Flinn (Blackbird), Allison Joseph (Crab Orchard Review), Sally Kim (Putnam), Speer Morgan (Missouri Review), Emily Nemens (Paris Review), Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books), Adam Vines (Birmingham Poetry Review), and Michael Wiegers (Copper Canyon Press). Participating agents include Jin Auh (Wylie Agency), Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative Management), Sarah Burnes (Gernert Company), Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents), Annie Hwang (Folio Literary Management), Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary), and Renée Zuckerbrot (Massie & McQuilkin). Tuition, including room and board, is $1,800. Fellowships and scholarships are available for published writers. Submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 40 pages of fiction or nonfiction by March 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Sewanee Writers’ Conference, University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383.