The 62nd annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 13 to June 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as master classes, craft sessions, panels, readings, lectures, and manuscript consultations with agents and editors. The faculty includes poet Honor Moore; fiction writers Nicholson Baker, Amy Bloom, Salvatore Scibona, and Tiphanie Yanique; and nonfiction writers William Finnegan and Lis Harris. Tuition is $850. Lodging is available on-campus for $50 per night or $200 for four nights or off-campus at nearby hotels and inns. A meal plan is available for $275. A one-day program is also available on June 16 for $225, which includes lunch and dinner. To register for a manuscript consultation, submit 10 poems or up to 35 pages of prose by May 23. Scholarships and teaching fellowships are available; submit a work sample in poetry or prose of any length, a letter of intent, and a résumé by March 15. For general registration, submit an application and nonrefundable $100 deposit. Workshop space is limited; registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, Downey House, 294 High Street, Room 207, Middletown, CT 06459. (860) 685-3604. Anne Greene, Director.