Workshop Focus:

This workshop is sold out, but we are accepting submissions for a waiting list. Please email [email protected] for more details.

“Writing Appetites” is a four-day workshop that will focus on the art of creating and constructing narratives about travel and food for the American reader of magazines and newspapers– in print or on the web. Our work may include short fiction, travel essays, restaurant reviews, recipes, and reportage. Each member of the workshop will develop an original piece based on notes or immediate research.

Workshop Requirements:

This workshop with Alan Cheuse is open to writers of all levels, from beginners through professionals.

The cost is $450.00. To reserve your space, click here.

Instructor Biography:

Alan Cheuse is the author of four novels, most recently the prize-winningTo Catch the Lighting, as well as three collections of short fiction, a pair of novellas, and the nonfiction work Fall Out of Heaven: An Autobiographical Journey. A book commentator for National Public Radio for nearly 30 years, Cheuse is a regular presence on “All Things Considered,” as well as the co-editor, with Nicholas Delbanco, of Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work, and the co-editor, with Lisa Alvarez, of Writers Workshop in a Book: The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New YorkerPloughsharesThe Southern ReviewAnother Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere. A Trance After Breakfast, his collected travel essays, came out in the summer of 2009. His latest novel will appear in the spring of 2011.

About our Program

The Key West Literary Seminar Writers’ Workshop Program provides writers at all stages of development with various opportunities to explore the craft of writing. Each workshop has its own focus and eligibility requirements; each class is limited to between 8 and 12 participants. Workshops generally take place in the morning, and may include optional afternoon and evening activities, including manuscript consultations, informal talks, and open readings. The Workshop Program is distinct from the Seminar; you may attend either or both. A $50 discount is available for most workshops, when taken in combination with the Seminar.

Our Scholarship & Financial Aid Program provides financial assistance to writers, teachers, and librarians who would otherwise not be able to attend the Seminar or Writers’ Workshop Program. For information about where to stay in Key West, see our guide to discounted lodging. To stay informed about new workshops, scholarship opportunities, and other KWLS news, visit our online journal Littoral, sign up for our email list, or join us onFacebook or Twitter. If you have any questions, please please call us, toll-free, at 888-293-9291, or write us at [email protected].