The 63rd annual Wesleyan Writers Conference was held from June 12 to June 16 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, readings, and manuscript consultations with agents and editors. The faculty included poet Honor Moore, fiction writers Amy Bloom and Salvatore Scibona, and nonfiction writers William Finnegan and Lis Harris. Tuition was $850, which included access to all classes and events, plus an optional manuscript consultation. A one-day program was also available on June 16 for $225, which included lunch and dinner; manuscript consultations were available for an additional $100. Lodging was available on campus for $50 per night or $200 for four nights, or at area hotels and inns. A meal plan was available for $275. General registration was first come, first served; workshop space was limited. To register for a manuscript consultation, writers submitted 10 poems or up to 35 pages of prose by May 23. Scholarships and teaching fellowships were available; writers submitted a work sample of any length, a letter of intent, and a résumé by March 15. Visit the website for the registration form and complete guidelines.
Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, Downey House, 294 High Street, Room 207, Middletown, CT 06459. (860) 685-3604. Anne Greene, Director.