For over a decade, Writers in Paradise
has helped talented writers better their craft.

The intimate size and secluded location of Eckerd College allow you the time and opportunity to share your manuscripts, critique one another’s work with our award-winning faculty, and discuss the craft of writing with experts and peers who can help guide you to the next level.

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Our application period is open from August 1, 2015 – November 15, 2015. For more information, head over to Registration.


If you are interested in supporting Writers in Paradise, you can make a tax deductible donation to the general endowment or to our fellowship and scholarship program. Please call Tom Schneider, associate vice president for development, in the Eckerd College Advancement Office for questions about supporting Writers in Paradise at 727-864-8409.

Meet the Team

  • Christina Lutz

    Conference Coordinator

  • Les Standiford

    Conference Co-Director