The Ocean State Summer Writing Conference consists of two components: Part I, The Three-Day Workshops and Part II, The Main Conference, which includes Panel Discussions, Master Classes, Craft Sessions, and Intensives. See below for special rates and combination discounts.
MAIN EVENTS JUNE 19-21
Part I - Three-Day Workshops:
Thursday, 6/19 1:30-3:30 pm, Friday, 6/20 and Saturday, 6/21, 9 - 11:00 am
The Three-day Workshops offer participants the opportunity to write intensively and to share your work over the course of three days with the same instructor and small group of participants. Some reading and writing may be assigned for homework both before and between the three workshop sessions. Please note that depending which option you choose, you may not be able to participate in every workshop. Keynote presentations, Friday and Saturday lunches, along with the Friday evening reception are included.
Part II - Main Conference:
Begins Friday, 6/20 at 8:30 am and runs through Saturday, 6/21 at 7:00 pm
Listen to writers sharing their histories and offering advice. Explore new paths to writing. Take part in short writing exercises and go home with additional ideas to try on your own. Hear about new trends in publishing, and develop a strategy for your own writing career. From 2-hour intensives (for those not registered for workshops) to a playwriting master class to craft sessions to conversations with writers, the "Main Conference" track gives participants a wealth of experiences to take in. Keynote presentations, Friday and Saturday lunches, along with the Friday evening reception are included.
OPTION 1: $450 - See $425 Early Bird Special below
*Special rates apply: See discounts below
OPTION 2: $325
OPTION 3: $225
This option grants you access to Part II only (Panels, Intensives, Master Class, and Craft Sessions). Does not include access to Three-Day Workshops.
Scholarship Information A limited number of scholarships are available. Please follow this link to download an application.
30 Minute One-on-One Consultation: $125
Thursday 3:30-4:30, Friday 5:00-6:30, and Saturday 5:00-6:30.
Consultations are a wonderful way for you to learn from some of our most accomplished conference faculty in a personalized, unique way. You are required to submit a short manuscript (no more than 10 pages or 5 poems) by June 12, 2014 and sign up for a 30 minute consultation.
During the consultation, the faculty member will discuss your manuscript, offer suggestions for improvement, develop a strategy for getting the most out of your writing, and brainstorm ways to get you to the next level. You can also come to the consultation with specific questions about roadblocks or trouble spots. Limited space available.
Friday Night Dinner and Reading: $40
June, 22 from 7:00-8:45 pm
Enjoy Dinner and Readings with presenters. Cash bar available.
Housing: Eddy Hall, Single Occupancy $53 per night, Double Occupancy $76 per night, Double Occupancy rooms are available on a limited basis for Thursday and Friday nights.
Click below to register for the conference. We recommend having the event descriptions open at the same time for reference.
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If you have questions, email Conference Coordinator Thomas Barkman