2019 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Longleaf 2019

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

Saturday, May 11

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 12

9- 945AM Seminar, Ann Fisher-Wirth: Ekphrastic Poetry: Voices and Visual Art

Workshop meetings:

        10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Ann Fisher-Wirth (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Diane Roberts (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Wendy Rawlings (Assembly Hall)

330-415 PM Seminar, Wendy Rawlings: Just Like You, Only Funnier: Developing a Comic Voice

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

Monday, May 13

9-945AM Seminar, Agent Sarah Bedingfield: The Art of the Query Letter

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

Workshop meetings:

10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Ann Fisher-Wirth (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Diane Roberts (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Wendy Rawlings (Assembly Hall)

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

Tuesday, May 14

9-945AM: Seminar, Diane Roberts: The Story Beneath Your Feet: Setting & CNF

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

Workshop meetings:

10-1130 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

        10-1130 Ann Fisher-Wirth (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Diane Roberts (Assembly Hall)

        1145-115 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

        130-3 Wendy Rawlings (Assembly Hall)

5-7PM Visiting Writer Reading: Rebecca Makkai, “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 15

8-8:30: Morning Yoga Session with Ann Fisher-Wirth

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

No Workshops: Reading/Writing/Exploration Day!

3-4 PM Seminar, 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 16

9-945AM: Seminar, Brian Turner: Poetry and the Lyrical Essay CNF

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

Workshop meetings:

           10-1130 Wendy Rawlings

           10-1130 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

           1145-115 Ann Fisher-Wirth

           1145-115 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

130-3 Diane Roberts

330-415 Seminar, 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

7-9 Emerald Coast Magazine Art Issue pop-up party Event (Rebecca, Brian, Seth, Matt) Tickets:

https://850tix.com/events/emerald-coast-magazine-apr-may-2019-pop-up-party

Friday, May 17

9-945AM: Seminar: Agent Melissa Flashman: The Lifecycle of a Book: From Laptop to Bookstore

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

Workshop meetings:

10-1130 Wendy Rawlings

           10-1130 Seth Tucker (Chez M)

           1145-115 Ann Fisher-Wirth

           1145-115 Matt Bondurant (Chez M)

130-3 Diane Roberts             

5-6PM Faculty Reading (Ann, Diane, Wendy)

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

Saturday, May 18

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.