The 61st annual Wesleyan Writers Conference will be held from June 14 to June 18 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as master classes, craft sessions, panel discussions, readings, lectures, and manuscript consultations with agents and editors. The faculty includes poet Honor Moore; fiction writers Amy Bloom, Alexander Chee, Michael Reynolds, and Roxana Robinson; nonfiction writers William Finnegan, Lis Harris, and Hirsh Sawhney; translator Ann Goldstein; and publishers Pamela Dorman (Pamela Dorman Books) and Johnny Temple (Akashic Books). Tuition is $850. The conference also offers a one-day program on June 18 for $225, which includes lunch and dinner. Lodging is available on-campus for $50 per night or $170 for four nights or off-campus at nearby hotels and inns. A meal plan for the full conference is available for $275. To register for a manuscript consultation, submit 10 poems or up to 35 pages of prose by May 13. Scholarships and teaching fellowships are available; submit a work sample of any length in poetry or prose, a letter of intent, and a résumé by March 18. For general registration, submit an application and nonrefundable $100 deposit. 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.