Each year the Key West Literary Seminar explores a unique literary theme. Readers from all over the world join the best writers of our time for the readings, discussions, lectures, and parties that make up today’s smartest and most high-spirited literary gathering.
The 33rd annual Seminar will explore literature’s relationship to the inexplicable. “Our hope,” writes program co-chair Pico Iyer, “is to talk about essentials—what lasts and what is at the heart of us—through poetry, essay, fiction, and even silence; to push words as far as they can go and then to respect what remains when they give out.”
“How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit” will take place January 8-11, 2015. Confirmed speakers are listed below. Our Writers’ Workshop Program will be held January 11-15.
Registration for the 2015 seminar is now closed. However, a limited number of spaces are reserved for recipients of our scholarship program; applicants should strive to meet the priority deadline of June 30. Click here to join the waitlist for 2015.