Sewanee Writers' Conference


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U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright Reading October 16

Adam L. Latham

U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright will read October 16 at 4:30 pm in Guerry Auditorium. Please see details including the preceding book signing at the McGriff Alumni House. Charles Wright is the author of more than 20 books of poetry and two volumes of criticism, and has won numerous awards,…

2015 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Dates

Adam L. Latham

The 2015 Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 21 through August 2, 2015. To participate in the Conference, a writer should submit an application accompanied by a manuscript of original work for consideration by the screening committee. We will begin accepting online applications January 15.

A Fellow Perspective: Catherine Staples

Adam L. Latham

Special thanks to Walter E. Dakin Fellow Catherine Staples for sharing her experience at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Much of what we do as writers we do alone, to the tick of our home clocks, guided by writers with whom we mostly keep company on the page. But all of…