2013 Writers’ Workshop Program Unveiled

The 2013 Writers’ Workshop Program may be our strongest and most diverse offering in years. There are eight workshops in all, including courses devoted to biography, poetry, short and long fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and even comedy. Two workshops are particularly aligned with the theme of the 2013 seminar, “Writers …Read More

Archives gain Atwood, Coupland, Gibson, Gleick, Miéville, & Oates #2

Three more recordings from “Yet Another World” have now been added to our online audio archive. Douglas Coupland and William Gibson discuss culture, technology, and the craft of writing. Communications technologies are a “global memory prosthesis,” says Gibson, and aspire to an experience in which distinctions between the “virtual” and …Read More

Oates, Lethem, Whitehead in Audio Archive

Three recordings from our 2012 seminar, “Yet Another World,” are now up in our audio archives. Listen to Joyce Carol Oates read “San Quentin,” a short story based on her experience teaching English at San Quentin State Prison and discuss “the drama of human personality” that drives her work as …Read More

T-minus 3 weeks to Yet Another World …

“Yet Another World,” our 30th annual seminar, is now just three weeks away. It all starts with the John Hersey Memorial Address on Thursday, January 5, 2012, featuring two of North America’s most creative novelists and thinkers, Douglas Coupland and William Gibson. Friday morning starts off with an introduction by …Read More

Books in the Palm Garden

Among our favorite regular events in Key West is the book sale put on by the Friends of the Key West Library, each month “in season,” as we say, or roughly from December through April. Each sale takes place in the open air of the palm garden adjacent to the …Read More

2012 Awards go to Nguyen, Strick, Wineteer

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s named awards: THE JOYCE HORTON JOHNSON FICTION AWARD Sabra Wineteer Sabra Wineteer grew up in Moss Bluff, Louisiana. She has since lived in England, New Zealand, Germany, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and currently lives in rural Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared …Read More

Announcing our Patrons Circle

As we prepare to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are also embarking on our very first committed fundraising campaign. Though we have long been supported by a small group of devoted readers and writers, our new Patrons Circle marks the first attempt to formalize this process and provide a larger …Read More