Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. For “A Seminar Named Desire” we’re interested in literary explorations of the profane and the profound, the inventive, the graphic, and the deeply felt. This will be a unique gathering of some of today’s most acclaimed writers in conversation about the elemental urge at the center of human activity: desire.

Update: “A Seminar Named Desire” has been postponed and will now take place January 6–9, 2022.

Confirmed speakers are listed below, with more to be announced. Registration for available spaces will open at a later date.

Members of our Patrons Circle at the $5,000 level or greater are invited to register early, even after we are sold out.