Any Full Conference Registration includes all events, workshops, seminars, receptions.  There are other writing conferences in Florida, but most happen in the winter, and many are 25% more and up and don’t provide such a welcoming experience.  Check out our reviews and our feedback from past attendees–this place is special–and we love what we have built!

A la carte options are also available for those who wish to pick which events they would like to attend, but who are not planning on staying. Seminars and personal consultations are both $45 per event. A la carte offerings (except Agent/Editor One on One consultations) are included with full conference registration fees paid.

Please note: we can offer no full refunds after April 1st, 2018, and there will be a $100 processing fee for any full tuition cancellations (to cover costs) prior to that date.


Key Terms for our conference:

A WORKSHOP is a seminar-style group session where professional faculty will lead critiques of each attendees manuscript.  Each attendee will be expected to come prepared with their own critique, ready to discuss, ready to actively give feedback and advice.

A CRAFT SEMINAR generally has a question and answer period after a lecture on specific craft strategies are presented to the group.

RECEPTIONS are free to all scholars, fellows, full-pay attendees, and include snacks and beverages.

READINGS are generally an hour in length, and are a place to celebrate everyone’s work!


Scholarship & Fellowship applications for the 2018 conference are open. Stay tuned for our Visiting Writers (in the past we have had Andre Dubus III, Antonya Nelson, Chris Offutt, Jacqueline Mitchard, and Elizabeth Stuckey-French) and our new Faculty!  To apply for a Fellowship/Scholarship, select from the following:

Fellowship (for those with at least one published book),

Scholarship (for those actively publishing, without a book),

Veteran’s Scholarship (open genre, must have some publications and be a current or former member of the Armed Services).

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