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Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - Sunday, January 25, 2015


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Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.

Admission Fees

$25 application fee and $675 participation fee upon acceptance.



Join bestselling authors Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins, and a National Book Award Finalist) and Jacquelyn Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean, the first Oprah Book Club selection, and What We Lost in the Dark) for the Eleventh Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, January 17-25, 2015.

This intensive eight-day experience of intimate workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, readings, book signings and receptions is designed for those who are passionate about writing. Our award-winning faculty and guest speakers will also include: Bill Contardi (Literary Agent, Brandt & Hochman); Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog and Townie); Patricia Engel (Vida); Lisa Gallagher (Literary Agent, Sandford J. Greenburger Associates); Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer); Meg Kearney (Pine Manor Low-Residency MFA Program Director); Laura Lippman (After I’m Gone); Peter Meinke (Lucky Bones); Les Standiford (Bringing Adam Home); Johnny Temple (Akashic Books); Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade); K.C. Wolfe (Professor of Creative Writing at Eckerd College); David Yoo (The Choke Artist); Lori Roy (Until She Comes Home); John Searles (Help for the Haunted) and more.

Contact Information

Contact the conference coordinator, Norris Comer, with any questions.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 727-864-7994


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