**It is with great reluctance and concern, we have cancelled our upcoming Granta-Wesleyan Writers Conference. June seems very far away but the evolving circumstances and now-daily changes make it impossible to organize the great conference we wish to offer.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and the disappointment for our faculty and our participants.

Thank you for your continued interest in the conference. We will be focusing on the future, on making our big debut on June 22, 2022 - June 26, 2022.  As of now, we plan to have a terrific faculty (many of whom will be returning for 2022) and everything else that'll make Granta-Wesleyan Writers Conference 2022 a joy, an exceptional opportunity and a creative haven.**

Be safe, everyone! 

Amy Bloom and Ocean Vuong

A creative community. A place to take risks. To re-think.  To re-tool.
Time for a long walk. Tai Chi or Yoga. A cold beer.
A chance to listen and to be heard.

 Try. Fail. Try again. Fail better. (We’ll give you that chance.)
--Samuel Beckett--

Join our creative community.

June 22-26, 2022



This faculty, all exceptional talents in their fields, are also exceptional teachers.
That’s why we hired them.
For you.

Meet the Faculty

About the Conference

Come for one day or every day. Choose from one of the six tracks we offer and enjoy a combination of Workshops, Classes, and Panels. There will also be a stellar reading series, Q&A sessions and pop-up writers' groups.

In addition to all this, you'll have the opportunity to get a consult on your manuscript with a writer who has read your work with care and consideration. In the morning, maybe some yoga and after class, some Tai Chi? On Friday night, we're having a very big-screen event (movie night beneath the stars, complete with cotton candy and popcorn.). Take a chance, come to Late Night Open Mic.

How to Join Us

Fees + Deadlines

How much does it cost and how do you get what you want?

Fees + Deadlines


Here's where you will get started when Registration opens.

Contact Us

Shapiro Center for Writing 116 Mt Vernon St, Middletown, CT 06457


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Amy Bloom, Ocean Vuong, and Ryan Launder