Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Sewanee, TN
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 17, 2017
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The 28th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 18 to July 30 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference featured workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and fiction writers. The faculty included poets B. H. Fairchild, Mark Jarman, Maurice Manning, Charles Martin, Marilyn Nelson, Mary Jo Salter, A. E. Stallings, and Sidney Wade; and fiction writers Richard Bausch, Tony Earley, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Margot Livesey, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Tim O’Brien, Christine Schutt, and Steve Yarbrough. Participating agents and editors includd Jin Auh (Wylie Agency), Millicent Bennett (Grand Central Publishing), Glenn Blake (Boulevard), Valerie Borchardt (Georges Borchardt Literary Agency), Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative Management), Sarah Burnes (Gernert Company), George David Clark (32 Poems), David Scott Cunningham (University of Arkansas Press), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Gary Fisketjon (Knopf), Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents), Allison Joseph (Crab Orchard Review), Speer Morgan (Missouri Review), Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books), Adam Ross (Sewanee Review), Elisabeth Schmitz (Grove Atlantic), Anna Stein (ICM Partners), Philip Terzian (Weekly Standard), Liz Van Hoose (5E), Michael Wiegers (Copper Canyon Press), Amy Williams (Williams Company), Robert Wilson (American Scholar), and Renée Zuckerbrot (Lippincott Massie McQuilkin). Tuition, including room and board, was $1,800. Participants received tuition assistance covering two-thirds of the cost of attendance. Additional fellowships and scholarships were available for published writers. Writers submitted 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 40 pages of fiction by April 17. There was no application fee. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sewanee: The University of the South, 119 Gailor Hall, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee,TN 37383.