FIU Hutchinson Island Writers' Conference

From Oct 22nd through 24th, 2009.

Early registration is now open for the 23rd annual FIU Hutchinson Island Writers’ Conference, set for October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort near Stuart, Florida.

The conference, co-sponsored by the Martin County Library System, features classes, readings, and manuscript consultations with faculty from FIU’s top-ten-rated MFA program as well as a number of visiting distinguished writers, poets, editors, and agents.

The visiting slate includes Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and memoirist Madeleine Blais, poet and WW Norton Editor Jill Bialosky, award winning fiction writer Matthew Sharpe (Jamestown), Inkwell Management founding partner Kim Witherspoon, Akashic Books Editor and Publisher Johnny Temple, and best-selling novelist Debra Dean (The Madonnas of Leningrad). FIU faculty include prose writers John Dufresne, Lynne Barrett, and Dan Wakefield and poets Denise Duhamel and Campbell McGrath. Conference director is novelist and historian Les Standiford (Last Train to Paradise), head of the FIU Creative Writing Program.

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