|The 28th Annual Southampton Writers Conference promises to be a who's who event. Want to workshop with a memorable memoirist? Sign up with "Angela's Ashes" author and Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, an invited author for the 2003 conference.|
of the event
Other reasons to go to this conference? For you, writing isn't just about expression. You like the audience, you like being heard (even if it's on the page) and you like rubbing elbows with the best of the literary world.
poetry? Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be there. Are you an
all-around kind of writer? Roger Rosenblatt, essayist for Time
Magazine will be speaking. Add to the mix screenwriters, noted authors
similar to last year's author, Guggenheim honoree E. L. Doctorow,
and literati from around the globe and you'll experience the best.
spot to socialize when the writing
not hard to get authors to come to The Hamptons," said conference
Executive Director Robert Reeves. Several of the conference's participants
already have homes in the New York area, he said.
crowd promises to be SRO, and invited speakers are all notable and celebrated,
you'll need to meet the May 1 application deadline by now, expect to
be disappointed for the 2003 event. Conference organizers are already
compiling a waiting list for hopefuls wanting to be a part of the
REGISTER EARLY! But since last year was booked there's always this year, and if writers apply by April 1, 2003 they can be considered for a scholarship to cover fees. This year's conference information is available at Southampton College Summer Program Office, Long Island University.
note] This event is not for the timid and it is not inexpensive.
Go if you are ready to be published, e.g., you have a completed
manuscript that will benefit from being "workshopped" at this
year's conference. Alternatively, we recommend you plan for the 2004
event now. If your work is polished enough, take names, take notes.
After the event is over, tap on doors and send your work out.
Long Island Expressway to Exit 70. Make a right onto Route 111 South
(Manorville Rd). Go to end and make a left onto Route 27 East (to Montauk).
Make right at Southampton College exit. Go to next light and make left
onto Montauk Highway (Route 27A). Proceed 2½ miles to The Village
Latch Inn, on the left.
from Word Smitten
The Village Latch Inn
PO Box 3000, 101 Hill Street
Southampton, NY 11968
Midweek: $175 - $450
Weekend: $295 - $550
Midweek: $125 - $225
Weekend: $295 - $550
to leave the Hamptons, isn't it?
It's our tradition to find the most impish distractions for our Word Smitten site members. To keep you from revising the last five chapters of your novel.
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