Authors, Publishers Teach Seminars at Wesleyan Writers Conference

Wesleyan hosted the 56th Annual Wesleyan Writers Conference June 14-17 on campus.

Author and poet Honor Moore led a poetry seminar on June 14. Moore is the author of three collections of poems. Her recent book, "The Bishop’s Daughter," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

A conference participant takes notes at Honor Moore's seminar.

Writing conference participant Jo Anne Burgh from Glastonbury, Conn. reads through her materials in Usdan's Huss Courtyard.

Author Lis Harris, a faculty member at the Wesleyan Writers Conference, speaks to conference participant Morton Goldberg on June 15. Harris is working on a book about three generations of a Palestinian family and three generations of an Israeli family. As a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than two decades, she wrote on a wide range of social and cultural matters, and she has received awards from the Woodrow Wilson, Rockefeller, and J. M. Kaplan foundations. She teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.

Roxana Robinson taught a seminar on "Writing Fiction: Novel and Short Story."

Writing conference participants Betsy Wittemann and Juanita Luna-Lawhn speak about their work at the conference.

The Wesleyan Writers Conference is open to anyone interested in the writer's craft. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Writers Conference participants enjoy a moment on Andrus Field. (Photo by Dat Vu)

Watch a video of the Wesleyan Writers Conference below:

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Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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