Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Sewanee, TN
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2014

The 25th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 22 to August 3 on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference offers lectures, readings, panel discussions, and workshops for poets and fiction writers. The faculty includes poets Claudia Emerson, B. H. Fairchild, Debora Greger, William Logan, Maurice Manning, Charles Martin, Mary Jo Salter, and A. E. Stallings; and fiction writers John Casey, Tony Earley, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Margot Livesey, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Christine Schutt, Allen Wier, and Steve Yarbrough. Agents and editors will include Paul Bone and Rob Griffith (Measure); Georges, Anne, and Valerie Borchardt (Georges Borchardt Literary Agency); Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management); Mary Katherine Callaway (Louisiana State University Press); Barbara Epler (New Directions); Gary Fisketjon (Knopf); Mary Flinn (Blackbird); Emily Forland (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agency); Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agency); Roger Hodge (the Oxford American); John Irwin (the Hopkins Review); Mike Levine (Northwestern University Press); Speer Morgan (the Missouri Review); Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books); Elisabeth Schmitz (Grove/Atlantic); Don Share (Poetry); Philip Terzian (the Weekly Standard); Liz Van Hoose; Michael Wiegers (Copper Canyon Press); Robert Wilson (the American Scholar); Amy Williams (McCormick & Williams); and Renée Zuckerbrot (Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency). Tuition, including room and board, is $1,800. Fellowships and scholarships are available for published writers. Submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 40 pages of fiction by April 15. There is no application fee. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sewanee: The University of the South, 119 Gailor Hall, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee,TN 37383. (931) 598-1654.