University of Mississippi

Seaside Conference

11114781_10152974748109492_524251384897105086_oSeaside Writers Conference 

Each year two University of Mississippi MFA students (one fiction, one poetry) will be selected to attend the Seaside Writers Conference ( with a full tuition waiver and housing as part of the U.M. Seaside Scholars program. This is an exclusive arrangement available only to U.M. MFA students in partnership with the SWC.

The Seaside Writers’ Conference, held each May in the beach town of Seaside, Florida, is week-long conference with workshops, craft classes, headliner authors, multiple readings, agent/editor talks and consultations, and social activities. The dates for the 2016 conference are May 7-14.

Our headlining readers for 2016 include Andre Dubus III, and Elizabeth Stuckey-French. Faculty includes Rebecca Makkai (fiction) (, Seth Tucker (poetry) ( and Matt Bondurant (fiction) ( Special Guests include literary agents Alex Glass of Glass Literary Management ( and Duvall Osteen of Aragni, Inc. (

Come join U.M. at the beach!

Announcing the 2016 University of Mississippi Seaside Scholars! (–scholars.html)