The Writer’s Hotel Poetry Weekend Writer’s Conference

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Our Poetry Weekend Writer's Conference will be virtual this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Admission Fees

$2000 for the program, which includes a pre-reading of 15 pages of poetry and a mailed "Hotel Welcome Box" of TWH materials and keepsakes. Apply by Sept. 1, 2020.


We’re excited to offer two genre-specific short conferences in 2020! Writers study with phenomenal writers in an intimate virtual setting. Work on your writing with the best of the best!

TWH 2020 Poetry Faculty: Current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Marie Howe, Heather McHugh, Terrance Hayes, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Deborah Landau, Tim Seibles, Valzhyna Mort, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Camille Dungy, Javier Zamora, Alexandra Oliver, Kevin Larimer, Jenny Xie, TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven.

The Writer’s Hotel Virtual Weekend Conferences are generative and include Genre Labs (generative workshops) and dynamic craft and publishing lectures, curated by Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven of The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writers Conference. We take writers and their writing to the next level.

TWH Weekend Conferences are tailored to writers who are serious about craft and who also want to bond with their fellows and enjoy virtual readings each night. The program is designed to provide writers with the tools and information they need to take their work to the next level. From the creative side of writing to the business end of publication, The Writer’s Hotel Weekend Conferences cover it all. Please see our full schedules for each program for more details.

Contact Information

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