Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Sewanee, TN
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 26th annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference was held from July 21 to August 2 on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The conference offered workshops, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for poets and fiction writers. The faculty included poets Daniel Anderson, B. H. Fairchild, Andrew Hudgins, Maurice Manning, Charles Martin, Mary Jo Salter, A. E. Stallings, and Sidney Wade; fiction writers Richard Bausch, Tony Earley, Adrianne Harun, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Alice McDermott, Tim O’Brien, Christine Schutt, Allen Wier, and Steve Yarbrough; and translator Nigel Thompson. Agents and editors included Julie Barer (Barer Literary); Paul Bone (Measure Press); Georges, Anne, and Valerie Borchardt (Georges Borchardt Literary Agency); Michelle Brower (Folio Literary Management); MaryKatherine Callaway (LSU Press); Barbara Epler (New Directions); Gary Fisketjon (Knopf); Mary Flinn (Blackbird); Emily Forland (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents); Rob Griffith (Measure Press); Gail Hochman (Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents); Roger Hodge (Oxford American); Mike Levine (Northwestern University Press); David Lynn (Kenyon Review); Matthew McAdam (Johns Hopkins University Press); Speer Morgan (Missouri Review); Kathy Pories (Algonquin Books); Elisabeth Schmitz (Grove/Atlantic); Don Share (Poetry); Anna Stein (Aitken Alexander Associates); Philip Terzian (Weekly Standard); Liz Van Hoose; Michael Wiegers (Copper Canyon Press); Amy Williams (McCormick & Williams); Robert Wilson (American Scholar); David Yezzi (Hopkins Review), and Renée Zuckerbrot (Renée Zuckerbrot Literary Agency). Tuition, including room and board, was $1,800. Fellowships and scholarships were available for published writers. Writers submitted 10 to 15 pages of poetry or 20 to 40 pages of fiction by April 20. There was no application fee. 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.