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.

Evening Reading Series

The Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series is free and open to the public. All readings take place in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College and begin at 8:00 pm., followed immediately by author signings. A light reception and book sale begins at 7:30 pm. No tickets or reservations are required.

Gilbert King
followed by a Q&A with Les Standiford
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Laura Lippman & Sterling Watson
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ann Hood & Les Standiford
Monday, January 18, 2016

Scott Ward, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, & Campbell McGrath
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Laura Williams McCaffrey & Peter Meinke
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stewart O’Nan & Andre Dubus III
Friday, January 22, 2016

Dennis Lehane
Saturday, January 23, 2016


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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