The 43rd annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held from July 11 to July 22 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on the East End of Long Island, 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, lectures, and manuscript consultations with agents. The faculty includes poets Billy Collins, Cornelius Eady, and Sharon Olds; fiction writers Amy Hempel, Matthew Klam, Marisa Silver, and Frederic Tuten; and creative nonfiction writers Melissa Bank and Roger Rosenblatt. Other participating writers and publishing professionals include fiction writer Meg Wolitzer, agent Suzanne Gluck (William Morris Endeavor), and publisher Michael Morrison (HarperCollins). The cost of a five-day workshop is $1,395; the cost of a twelve-day workshop is $1,995. Tuition includes access to all conference events. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 10 to 20 pages of prose by April 1; there is no application fee. Scholarships are available. To apply, submit a statement of purpose by March 1. Participants may also register for a twelve-day residency at the conference, without a workshop, for $500, which includes access to morning and evening events. The deadline is April 1; there is no application fee. Housing is available for an additional $51 per night for a shared room or $60 per night for a private room. Visit the website for more information.
Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Contact.