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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Southampton Writers Conferences

The Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored every summer by Stony Brook Southampton, offers limited scholarships and unlimited opportunity to select students--from undergraduates to post-professionals--in all genres. In our relaxed, intimate workshops, emerging and established voices come together to study with such distinguished poets, authors, playwrights, and screenwriters as Billy Collins, Tom Lux, Julie Sheehan, Emily Mann, Marsha Norman, Andrew Bienen, Elizabeth Strout , Meg Wolitzer , Colson Whitehead, among others. Along with workshops, a full roster of lectures, readings, performances and small-group discussions offers inspiration and guidance to new writers, established writers, teachers of writing, editors, and qualified auditors. Located in a resort area of natural beauty, the conferences welcome all who seek instruction that is friendly, rigorous, professionally useful, and intellectually challenging.

Information on the Writers Conferences at Stony Brook Southampton is available on our website, as are applications. Conferences and workshops include the following.

JULY 14-25:
Southampton Writers Conference
Poetry with Billy Collins
Poetry with Julie Sheehan
Poetry with Tom Lux
Creative Nonfiction with Matthew Klam
Memoir with Kaylie Jones
Fiction with Melissa Bank
Personal Essay with Roger Rosenblatt
Novel with Meg Wolitzer
Novel with Colson Whitehead
Short Fiction with Elizabeth Strout
Southampton Playwriting Conference
Playwriting with Emily Mann
Monologue and Performance with Mike Daisey

Southampton Children's Literature Conference
Writing for Ages 5 through Young Adult with Cindy Kane
The Art and Craft of Writing Picture Books with Emma Walton Hamilton
A Crash Course in Writing for Young Adults with Margaret McMullan
All in the Telling with Tor Seidler
Words and Images in Storytelling with Ed Young
Southampton Screenwriting Conference
Buildling Stronger Scenes: Andrew Bienen
Structuring Your Screenplay: Christina Lazaridi
The Art and Craft of Film Adaptation: Stephen Molton
Finding Your Story: Frank Pugliese
Breaking the Back of Your Story: Paula Brancato
Southampton Playwriting Conference
Musical Book with Marsha Norman
Playwriting with Annie Baker
Playwriting with Leslie Ayvazian

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We're pleased you are considering our summer programs. Please call or email if you have any questions.

A Writer's Summer: Southampton Writers Conferences
MFA in Writing and Literature
Stony Brook Southampton
239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968