Southampton Writers Conference

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Southampton, NY, United States
Event Date: 
July 10, 2024
Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2024
E-mail address: 

The 49th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 10 to July 14 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus in Southampton, New York, located on the Atlantic coast 90 miles east of New York City. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings and an agent panel. The faculty includes poets Billy Collins and Diana Khoi Nguyen, fiction writer Julia Phillips, fiction and nonfiction writers Matthew Klam and Frederic Tuten, and memoirist Nadia Owusu. Participating publishing professionals include agents Sarah Bedingfield (Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency), Sarah Bowlin (Aevitas Creative Management), and Jade Wong-Baxter (Frances Goldin Literary Agency). The cost to attend the full conference, including workshops, is $1,495. Lodging in campus dormitories is available for approximately $65.75 per night for a shared room or $80.50 per night for a private room. Meal plans are also available for around $250. To apply, writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose by April 15. There is no application fee. Full and partial scholarships were available; writers submitted a personal statement by March 15. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible doorways and pathways, accessible bathrooms, reserved seating, accessible parking, assistive listening devices for events, and Braille signage for restrooms and workshop rooms. E-mail the conference director for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Southampton Writers Conference, Stony Brook Southampton, Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Conference Director. 

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