news & updates

Now accepting scholarship applications!

We are now accepting applications for our three main funding opportunities. Apply now for Teacher and Librarian Scholarships, Emerging Writer Awards, and Workshop Financial Aid.

Announcing the 2017 Emerging Writer Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award, the Marianne Russo Award, and the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award.

2017 Teacher and Librarian Scholarship Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 Teacher and Librarian Scholarships!

Schedule Announced for “Shorts”

Opening night speakers, Hilton Als and Junot Díaz. Photos by Thea Goldberg and Nina Subin After almost two years of planning, the 34th annual Key West Literary Seminar—"Shorts: Stories, Essays, & Other Briefs"—is now just four weeks away. We are excited to unveil the complete schedule for one of the most eagerly anticipated ...Read More

2016 Awards to Jacks, Scarpa, Stephens

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Emerging Writer Awards. The overall quality of the hundreds of submissions we received before this year's deadline is testament to the fact that we live in a vibrant time, and in a world that is animated, informed, and documented by ...Read More

2016 Teacher & Librarian Scholarships Announced

Teachers and librarians are the vanguard of literary culture. Each day they welcome new members to the community of readers, curate resources that reveal the histories of our cities and families, foster discussions about important literary works, and encourage the development of new voices in American literature. We recognize a …Read More

Scholarship for Teachers, Librarians, Writers

Do you know a teacher or librarian? How about a talented up-and-coming writer?

Schedule announced for KWLS 33

The complete schedule of events for the 33rd annual Key West Literary Seminar is now available: click here for complete details. How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit unfolds over the course of four days, beginning on the evening of Thursday, January 8, 2015. Opening night takes place …Read More