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What you need to know:

Registration deadline: $75 deposit must be submitted ASAP to reserve your place. $850 base tuition. Deposit will be applied to total cost of fees (see below).

Conference dates: June 17-21. A one-day festival (registration required, $225) will be held on June 19 for participants who cannot attend the full conference.

Genres included: novel, short story, poetry, journalism, documentary and family history, biography, translation and short- and long- form nonfiction

Manuscript deadline for on-site consults: May 10

Scholarship and fellowship application deadline: April 2

Click here for fee schedule and additional information about registration, scholarships, and fellowships

Main conference site with full details:

Award-winning writers Amy Bloom, Andre Aciman, Roxana Robinson, Michael Dirda, and Peter Gizzi will join more than 20 writers, editors, and agents at the 54th annual Wesleyan Writers Conference, June 17th-21st, 2010 at Wesleyan University. In addition to the five-day program, a one-day festival will be held on June 19.

The conference offers advice for writers at every stage of their career, featuring classes, workshops, guest speakers, readings, publishing advice and talks with editors and agents. It welcomes new writers, experienced writers, and everyone interested in the writer’s craft. Manuscript consultations are available.

Dr. Mara Berkley says, “Attending the conference gave me incredible confidence. I met wonderful people, every class was excellent, and I found a long-term mentor.” Journalist Tom Hallman says he owes his Pulitzer Prize to what he learned at the Wesleyan Writers Conference. Attending the conference helps participants to get their work into print, find a community of writers, and connect with mentors and other experts.

For more than a decade, Wesleyan¹s conference participants have been selected to appear in the prominent national anthology, Best New American Voices, and other publications. Topics at the 2010 conference include novel, short story, poetry, journalism, documentary and family history, biography, translation and short- and long- form nonfiction.

The one-day festival on June 19 welcomes everyone who cannot attend the full-week program.  The schedule includes a sampling of classes, a chance to attend all the talks and panels about publishing, and the keynote talk by novelist Amy Bloom. Scholarships and teaching fellowships are awarded: visit the web site for details.

Contact:  Anne Greene, Director, Wesleyan Writers Conference

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