2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

This is a tentative schedule for Longleaf 2020; offerings subject to change with new faculty and visitors joining us.

All Workshops, Seminars, and Readings are in Assembly Hall, Seaside Institute Academic Village, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, May 9

1-5PM: Registration begins on the patio of the Seaside Institute (168 Smolian Circle, Santa Rosa Beach).  Housing keys, packets, directions, lanyards, etc., will be distributed

5-7PM: Welcome reception on the Seaside Institute Patio

Sunday, May 10

9- 945AM Seminar, Faculty TBA (from 2019 Ann Fisher-Wirth, Your Ekphrastic Voice; image and language in poetry)

Workshop meetings:

        10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

330-415 PM Seminar, Faculty TBA (from 2019: Wendy Rawlings: Just Like You, Only Funnier: Developing a Comic Voice)

5-6PM Fellows Reading, Happy Hour at Assembly Hall

Monday, May 11

9-945AM Seminar, Agent TBA (from 2019: Agent Sarah Bedingfield: The Art of the Query Letter)

11AM-2PM Agent TBA personal consultations (see website to purchase and schedule)  

Workshop meetings:

        10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

5-6PM Visiting Writer Reading and Happy Hour: VISTING WRITER TBA, Seaside Rep Theater (behind Seaside Market central Seaside)

Tuesday, May 12

9-945AM: Seminar, Faculty TBA (from 2019: Diane Roberts: The Story Beneath Your Feet: Setting & CNF)

1030AM-1230PM Agent TBA personal consultations (see website to purchase and schedule)

Workshop meetings:

10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

5-7PM Visiting Writer TBA Reading:

“Backyard of Love” – Hisbiscus Coffee & Guesthouse.  All conference attendees who need a ride (or who have cars to give rides) meet on the Institute patio at 430pm.  Seafood Boil Dinner follows directly after the reading.

Wednesday, May 13

8-8:30: Morning event

9AM-1PM Fellows & Scholars depart for Writers in the Classroom outreach program

No Workshops: Reading/Writing/Exploration Day!

3-4 PM Seminar, (from 2019: Seth Tucker: Generative Exercise seminar poetry and prose)

5-6PM Sundog Bookstore Signing Event and Reception

830-10PM Attendee Reading Open Mic, Assembly Hall

Thursday, May 14

9-945AM: Seminar, Visiting Writer TBA (from 2019 Brian Turner: Poetry and the Lyrical Essay CNF)

1030-130PM: Agent TBA: Personal Consultations (see website to purchase and schedule)

Workshop meetings:

        10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

330-415 Seminar, Visiting Writer TBA: (from 2019 Rebecca Makkai: Researching Into The Void: Writing Across Difference)

5-6PM Scholar Reading, Assembly Hall

5-630PM Director’s Dinner (a picnic style dinner for all attendees) Academic Village Patio

Friday, May 15

9-945AM: Seminar: Agent TBA (from 2019 Melissa Flashman: The Lifecycle of a Book: From Laptop to Bookstore)

1030AM-130PM: Agent TBA: Personal Consultations (see website to purchase and schedule)

Workshop meetings:

        10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Faculty TBA (Assembly Hall)       

5-6PM Faculty Reading (TBA)

7-9PM Bonfire on the Beach – End of Conference Party

Saturday, May 16

8-11AM: All depart


The Longleaf Writers Conference is a 501(c)3 non-profit and as such we use personal funds, generous donations, fees, etc., in order to provide our fellowships, scholarships, outreach programs, and generous housing and features to our conference. That said, we always are looking to expand all of our programs. Your donation, no matter how large or how small, will help us to achieve​ our dreams for the LWC.