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 in the Assembly Hall of the Seaside Institute (168 Smolian Circle, Santa Rosa Beach). Housing keys, packets, directions, lanyards, etc., will be distributed before 5PM: Welcome reception on the Seaside Institute Patio.

Sunday, May 10

9- 945AM Seminar: Caitlin Horrocks: Title TBA

Workshop meetings (staggered daily from 10AM-3PM): 

        10-1130 Rose McLarney (Avalon)

        10-1130 Ravi Howard (Assembly Hall) 

        1145-115 Julianna Baggott (Assembly Hall) 

          1145-115 Adam Vines (Avalon)

          130-3 Caitlin Horrocks (Assembly Hall)

330-415 PM Seminar: Agent Jaime Carr: The Art of the Query Letter

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

Monday, May 11

9-945AM Seminar: Jennifer Haigh: Sentence Making For Storytellers

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

Workshop meetings (staggered daily from 10AM-3PM): 

           10-1130 Caitlin Horrocks 

           10-1130 Adam Vines (Avalon)

           1145-115 Ravi Howard

           1145-115 Rose McLarney (Avalon)

           130-3 Julianna Baggott

330-415 Seminar: Adam Vines: Unconventional Ekphrastic Poetry

5-6PM Visiting Writer Reading and Happy Hour: Kiese Laymon w/ UM Scholar, Seaside Rep Theater (behind Seaside Market central Seaside)

Tuesday, May 12 

9-945AM: Seminar: Ravi Howard

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

Workshop meetings (staggered daily from 10AM-3PM): 

           10-1130 Julianna Baggott

           10-1130 Rose McClarney (Avalon)  

           1145-115 Caitlin Horrocks

           1145-115 Adam Vines (Avalon)

           130-3 Ravi Howard

5-7PM Visiting Writer Reading: Jennifer Haigh w/ UM Scholar @ “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

8-9AM: Beach Yoga Session with Softico on 30A

9-945AM: Seminar: Kiese Laymon: Title TBA

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

Workshop meetings (staggered daily from 10AM-3PM): 

           10-1130 Ravi Howard

           10-1130 Adam Vines (Avalon)

           1145-115 Julianna Baggott

           1145-115 Rose McLarney (Avalon)

           130-3 Caitlin Horrocks       

330-415PM Seminar: Julianna Baggott: Efficient Creativity: How Your Process Can Save You

5-6PM Sundog Bookstore Signing Event and Reception

830-10PM Attendee Reading Open Mic, Assembly Hall

Thursday, May 14 

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

9AM-10 Morning Swim Session w/ Matt (meet at our beach chairs)

FREE DAY NO WORKSHOPS: Read/Write/Explore!

4-5 PM Seminar Seth Brady Tucker: Writing Tension Across the Genres

5-6PM Faculty Reading (Caitlin, Rose, Ravi, Seth), Assembly Hall

6-7PM Director’s Dinner (a picnic style dinner for all attendees) Academic Village Patio

Friday, May 15

9-945AM Seminar with Agent Alexa Stark: Perfecting the Pitch 

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

Workshop meetings (staggered daily from 10AM-3PM): 

           10-1130 Caitlin Horrocks

           10-1130 Rose McLarney (Avalon)

           1145-115 Ravi Howard

           1145-115 Adam Vines (Avalon)

           130-3 Julianna Baggott

330-415 Seminar with Rose McLarney: Two by Two: Poems about the Human and the Animal

5-630PM Faculty Reading (Adam, Julianna, Matt)

7-8PM 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.