Award-winning writers Amy Bloom, Andre Aciman, Katha Pollitt, Peter Cole and Roxana Robinson will join more than 20 writers, editors and agents at the 53rd annual Wesleyan Writers Conference, June 14-19 on campus.
The conference offers advice for writers at every stage of their careers, featuring classes, workshops, manuscript advice, guest speakers, readings, publishing advice and talks with editors and agents. It welcomes new writers, experienced writers, and everyone interested in the writer’s craft.
“Attending the conference gave me incredible confidence,” says past participant Dr. Mara Berkley, psychologist from Providence, R.I. who came to the conference to work on her fiction. “I met wonderful people, every class was excellent, and I found a long-term mentor.”
Topics include novel, short story, poetry, journalism, documentary and family history, biography, translation and short- and long- form nonfiction. Special events include sessions on blogs and digital media with Kit Reed and Ron Hogan as well as discussions with agents and editors on the future of publishing. Among other hot topics: choosing an MFA program, preparing your work for publication and working with an editor.
A one-day festival on June 18 welcomes everyone who cannot attend the full-week program. Participants will have a chance to talk with the speakers.
For more information contact Anne Greene, director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference at 860-685-3604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.