Sewanee Writers' Conference



For over two decades, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference has helped talented writers better understand their craft, learning from the best minds in the industry.

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2016 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Dates

Adam L. Latham

The 2016 Sewanee Writers’ Conference will be held from July 19 through 31, 2016. 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.

Fiction Readings: Bobbie Ann Mason and Steve Yarbrough, Sept. 9

Adam L. Latham

Authors Bobbie Ann Mason and Steve Yarbrough will read on Wednesday, September 9, at 4:30 PM. The Sewanee Writers' Conference Reading Series event will be held in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South. Books will be for sale, and the authors will sign copies…

2015 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Schedule

Adam L. Latham

From July 21 through August 2, 2015, the University of the South will host the twenty-sixth annual session of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Backed by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund established through the estate of the late Tennessee Williams, the Conference will gather a distinguished faculty to provide instruction…