program overview

seminar overview

The Seminar begins with a keynote presentation on Thursday evening around 7:00 pm. If you are registered for the Seminar, you may pick up your registration packet during the afternoon earlier that day, shortly before the keynote, or anytime during the weekend.

Programming begins again on Friday morning around 9:30, and continues all day Friday and Saturday, and into the evening on Saturday. We officially conclude on Sunday around 1:00 pm. Later that afternoon, we present another program which is free and open to the general public. Those registered for the full Seminar are welcome to attend, but this portion is not included in the registration fee and seating is first-come, first-served.

All presentations take place in a single location, the San Carlos Institute (516 Duval St.), and run concurrently so that it is possible to see everything.

A detailed schedule for the 2018 Seminar will be available in the fall of 2017. You can view the 2017 seminar schedule here.

In addition to the onstage activities, registration includes an invitation to the opening night reception (catered, open bar) following Thursday night’s keynote; a sit-down dinner Saturday night; and a lunch on Sunday. There will also be a light, simple continental breakfast available in the San Carlos each morning. All of this is included in the registration fee. You may bring a guest to the evening receptions for an additional fee.


workshops overview

The workshop program officially begins on Monday evening, with an orientation dinner. Workshop classes begin Tuesday morning and take place each day through the final class on Friday (four days of classes). Most workshops will be scheduled from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Most workshops will require some advance reading and/or a manuscript submission.

For the daily workshop sessions, participants are in a classroom with the instructor and eleven fellow students. Afternoon and evening events offer an opportunity to connect with the larger group of workshop participants (100-120 people). These include: a Craft Talks program featuring lectures and presentations on craft by KWLS faculty members; open readings for workshop participants; opportunities to go sailing with fellow workshop participants; and a final reception. The sailing opportunity requires an additional fee; all other events mentioned here are included in your workshop fee.

A detailed schedule for the 2018 Workshop Program will be available in the fall of 2017. You can view the 2017 workshops schedule here.