Sewanee Writers’ Conference

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Sewanee, TN, United States
Event Date: 
July 20, 2021
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The 31st annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 20 to August 1 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 Mark Jarman, Carl Phillips, A. E. Stallings, and Monica Youn; fiction writers Chris Bachelder, Jamel Brinkley, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Adrianne Harun, 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 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Eliza Borné (Oxford American), George David Clark (32 Poems), Jessica Faust (Southern Review), Mary Flinn (Blackbird), Allison Joseph (Crab Orchard Review), Liz Van Hoose (5E), and Adam Vines (Birmingham Poetry Review). Participating agents include Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative Management), Sarah Burnes (Gernert Company), Emily Forland (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents), Erin Harris (Folio Literary Management), Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents), Annie Hwang (Ayesha Pande Literary), Margaret Riley King (William Morris Endeavor), and Renée Zuckerbrot (Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents). 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 more information.

Accessibility accommodations include elevators in all multilevel event spaces and accessible parking. Contact Matt Brown, director of student accessibility services, at for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

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