Longleaf Writers Conference has an exclusive housing option available in Seaside through the registration page. This purchase option provides a room in a shared house or individual cottage, with private or shared bath. Historically, our attendees have been extremely impressed with the housing we provide. We recommend attendees plan to rent transportation (bikes, cars, walking shoes!), if needed.
Founded in 1981, Seaside celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016. This 80-acre town is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida and is a model for the new urbanism, a movement that is changing urban and suburban planning and development practices throughout the country. As a place where the entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured, the homes and retails shops in Seaside are individually owned, and the town is laid out so that most of life’s daily needs are available within a short walk or bike ride. Three large public greens offer space for social activities and events. Dozens of shopping and dining options are located in or adjacent to the town center. Civic components include one of Florida’s first state public charter schools (Seaside Neighborhood School), an interfaith chapel, a nonprofit institute, a repertory theatre, a post office and several parks. As an environmentally conscientious community, the precious coastal dune system remains intact on the Gulf side of town and preservation of the indigenous vegetation is a priority. The Longleaf Writers Conference is organized and produced in conjunction with the Cultural Arts Alliance of South Walton County, and the Seaside Institute.
Questions about housing or the conference in general? Contact Co-Directors Seth Brady Tucker & Matt Bondurant via email.