Summer Writers Conference

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The Conference

July 17 - July 21, 2020

Guest Writer: TBD


Register for the Conference

A rainbow off the coast of Ender's IslandLooking to inspire the writer within? Come write with us at our second annual Fairfield University Summer Conference for Writers, July 17 - July 21, 2020, on the scenic, inspirational, and serene Enders Island, off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. 

Join award-winning faculty from Fairfield University's low-residency MFA for a four-day conference. 

Conference cost: $550 (icludes welcome dinner and lunch daily - overnight accommodation is the responsibility of the participant)

Seminar and Workshop topics will include:

  • Generative workshops in prose and poetry
  • Seminars and craft talks
  • Faculty and guest author readings
  • Publishing opportunities for narrative and lyric writing
  • Opportunities to meet with renowned writers and editors.


Fairfield's MFA faculty include: 

Rachel Basch
Al Davis
Carol Ann Davis
Eugenia Kim
Susan Muaddi Darraj
Ladee Hubbard
Dinty W. Moore
Karen Osborn
Adriana Paramo
William Patrick
Hollis Seamon
Lynn Steger Strong
Jennifer Vanderbes
Baron Wormser  

Learn with us:  Our MFA students have published 62 books! Their essays and poems have appeared in many literary journals and recent anthologies.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020, July 17 - July 21

Application process:

1. Fill out the application form ‌(word doc) and e-mail it, along with your writing sample, to Elizabeth Hastings
2. Submit the nonrefundable deposit of $60 dollars online 
3. Upon acceptance to the conference, you will be contacted and asked to submit payment for the tuition balance and meal plan

If you would like to find out more about the Fairfield Summer Writers Conference, contact Elizabeth Hastings @


A group of graduate students walk and talk on Ender's Island.Alumni meet and talk in a gazebo


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