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Longleaf Writers Conference at Seaside, Florida

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Seaside, Florida 32439

Admission Fees

$1795 for Full Registration WITH HOUSING
($1595 Early-Bird enrollment until Feb 22)
$795 for Full Registration Without Housing
($595 Early-Bird enrollment until Feb 22)


The 6th Annual Longleaf Writers Conference Features Visiting Authors Rebecca Makkai and Brian Turner, Workshop faculty Matt Bondurant (Fiction), Ann Fisher-Wirth (Poetry), Seth Brady Tucker (Prose), and Diane Roberts (Creative Non-Fiction) as well as literary agents and special guests, including four fellows (at least one book) and four scholars (emerging talent). Attendees will enjoy time learning, networking, beaching, reading, and writing with these marvelous writers, and make life-long friendships to boot!

The Longleaf Writers Conference includes a full week of intensive and generative writing workshops, one-day seminars, agent consultations, school outreach programs, and special social events. The conference, which takes place on the panhandle of Florida (some might recognize Seaside, Florida as the set for the movie The Truman Show with Jim Carrey), provides an opportunity for all levels of writers to celebrate writing, to network, and to hone their craft in a beautiful setting among generous and celebrated writers and poets. Other components of the conference are the Scholars and Fellows Program, including the Celia Baker Veteran Scholarship, as well as local outreach programs for youth at local public schools.

Past writers and academic attendees have used our educational and publishing opportunities to justify and apply professional development/travel funds from their schools and universities, and many or our past attendees have been signed by agents at LWC, and have seen books, articles, essays, and other creative writing published widely by these friends in the past years. We are proud of this community we have created, and always look for ways we can support our loyal writers and poets. Our past visitors have included Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, Andre Dubus III, Jacqueline Mitchard, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Chris Offutt, Melissa Ginsbug, Mark Winegardner, Jennifer Percy, Anton DiSclafini, Antonya Nelson, David James Poissant, Rebecca Makkai, and many more writers, agents, and editors.

Contact Information

[email protected]
303-868-three eight seven three


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