HOW TO REGISTER
TO CONTACT THE DIRECTORIf you have any questions or would like to request a copy of our brochure, please contact: Anne Greene, Director, by telephone (860) 685-3604; fax (860) 685-2441; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE
OR FOR THE ONE-DAY FESTIVAL
The conference enrollment is limited.
To reserve your place, register online by clicking here: ONLINE REGISTRATION (available as of December 31, 2013) or mail the registration form and a non-refundable $75 deposit, which will be credited to your Conference fee. To register for the One Day event, please call Anne Greene at 860-685-3604 or Sharon Washburn at 860-685-3597.
TO SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT
The deadline for manuscript submission has been extended to MAY 19, 2014.
Faculty members will read a limited number of manuscripts. If you would like to have a manuscript constultation, register promptly. Later, send a representative sample of your work in one genre; ten poems, the first chapters of a novel (plus an outline or summary); or several short stories or nonfiction pieces. Please do not send more than 25 pages of material. Bring longer portions of your work when you come to the conference, and a Teaching Fellow will read them.
Submit by mail:
Send two copies of your manuscript. We will forward one copy to your reader and hold the other for your arrival. Address manuscripts to: Anne Greene, Wesleyan Writers Conference, Wesleyan University, 294 High Street, Room 207, Middletown, CT 06459.
Submit by email:
Send your writing samples (.doc, .docx, .pdf) to
Use the email subject line "Conference manuscript"
In the body of your email, please include
- your contact information;
- the genre of your manuscript (short story, novel, poetry, nonfiction)
This year, boarding students are housed in the university's new Fauver dormitory. The rooms are simply furnished, air-conditioned, single rooms with shared bath. Towels and bedding are provided. The meal plan for both day students and boarders includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
If you would like something more luxurious, you may want to stay in a local hotel. Visit our Accommodations page for more information.
TRAVELMiddletown is halfway between Hartford and New Haven, and a two-hour drive from New York or Boston. Peter Pan bus service runs to Middletown, and Amtrak trains serve Meriden, about eight miles away. Taxis are available at the Meriden station. The nearest airport is Hartford's Bradley International Airport, about 40 minutes from Middletown.
Arrival date, boarding students: Wednesday evening, June 11th.
Arrival date, day students: Thursday, June 12th by 8:30 am.
The conference concludes Sunday, June 15th in the evening.
DEADLINE: balance due by MAY 24th, 2014.
Your non-refundable $75 deposit is credited toward your fee.
Program Tuition: $850
The conference tuition covers the full program of classes and events as well as a manuscript consultation if you would like one. Meals and lodging on campus are optional.
Meals (optional): $275
The conference serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for participants in the dining rooms of the Wesleyan's Usdan University Center, the conference headquarters. The dining room looks out over the rolling lawns of the campus. Note: Many participants say that the gatherings at meals are an invaluable part of the conference.
Meal service begins on Thursday, June 12th at breakfast and concludes with lunch on Sunday, June 15th.
If you choose not to take the meal plan, you wil find a number of restaurants on Middletown's Main Street and a sandwich shop next to campus.
Lodging On Campus (optional): $170
Conference participants stay in the new, air-conditioned Fauver dormitory. The lodging fee includes linens and towels.
The dormitory opens on Wednesday evening, June 11th and closes on Sunday, June 15th at 5pm.
Celebrate the New
One-Day Event- Saturday June 14th: $225
Includes the full one-day program of seminars, talks and publishing advice, as well as lunch and dinner.
Payments are not refundable after May 27, 2014.