Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise 2014

Join best-selling authors Tim O’Brien (author of the Pulitzer nominated The Things They Carried); Andre Dubus III (author of House of Sand and Fog, a National Book Award Finalist); Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Live by Night) and Attica Locke (Black Water Rising and The Cutting Season) for the Tenth Annual Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise, on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, January 18-25, 2014.

This intensive eight-day experience of intimate workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, readings, book signings and cocktail receptions is designed for those who are passionate about writing. Our award-winning faculty and guest speakers will also include Jon Chopan (Pulled From the River); Lisa Gallagher (Literary Agent with Sandford J. Greenburger Associates); Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer); Diane Les Becquets (SNHU Low-Residency MFA Program Director); Laura Lippman (And When She Was Good); Laura Williams McCaffrey (Water Shaper); Peter Meinke (The Contracted World); Stewart O’Nan (Last Night at the Lobster); Lori Roy (Until She Comes Home); Les Standiford (Bringing Adam Home); Johnny Temple (Akashic Books); Sterling Watson (Fighting in the Shade); and more.

What Makes Us Different?

The tranquil seaside landscape sets the tone for this informal gathering of writers, teachers, editors, and literary agents. The intimate size and secluded location of the Eckerd College Writers' Conference allow you the time and opportunity to share your manuscripts, critique one another's work and discuss the craft of writing with experts and peers who can help guide you to the next level. After eight days of workshopping and engagement with peers and professionals in your field, you will leave this unique opportunity with a new and better understanding of your craft and solid ideas about how to find an agent and get published.

Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College, this writers' conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending time with motivated and talented participants who seek an intimate, unhurried climate for learning . . . in paradise.