July 19, 2022
Topic: Networking/Field Learning
Location: Other States/Regions
Offering workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, the Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment. We’re grateful to Tennessee Williams, whose generous gift of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund allows us to give every Conference participant assistance that covers two-thirds of the actual costs to attend. Additional funding is awarded to fellows and scholars.
In addition to workshops led by two exceptional faculty members, our program includes an individual meeting for each participant with a faculty member, numerous readings, open mics, craft lectures, and special topics classes taught by faculty and fellows. Visiting editors, agents, and theater professionals also meet with participants and teach special topics classes.
The Conference is committed to diversity and celebrating the wide range of writers and backgrounds across the writing community. Our commitment to inclusion begins with our application readers, a diverse group that changes year to year. The first morning of the Conference, we meet for a discussion on the ethics of workshop in which we examine how we can all help foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for writers.