Imagine: seven days to live inside the book you want to write; seven days to work and rework your poems; seven days surrounded by people who grapple with sentences, who fall in love with words; seven days to soak in the salt air, to contemplate the waters of Casco Bay.
At the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference students have the chance to work closely with a distinguished faculty composed of award-winning writers. We offer workshops in each of four genres: poetry, short fiction, novel, and nonfiction/memoir. Daily lectures and nightly readings give students the opportunity to meet other writers and to explore work that expands and challenges our understanding of literature.
Whether you have only recently started to commit your ideas to paper, or if you are polishing a manuscript before submitting it for a contest, the Stonecoast Writers’ Conference has something to offer you. Students who want maximum structure are encouraged to consider the traditional workshops—three hours of class time each day, plus access to the conference’s eclectic afternoon programming. Self-guided students are encouraged to consider our intensive afternoon workshops—a focused two hour class in your genre each afternoon; mornings are left open so you can do your own writing.
We are now accepting applications for the 2012 Conference! Download an application.