Readers and writers gather together every January for the Key West Literary Seminar — a focused and festive four-day literary celebration in this historic island city. In 2024, we’ll turn our attention to this weird, wild, always-going-underwater bellwether of a state that (for better and for worse) we call home — FLORIDA.

For “Florida: The State We’re In,” we’re assembling a cast of novelists, poets, historians, humorists, and cultural critics who know the Sunshine State better than anybody. They’ll be our guides for a literary trek from the Panhandle dunes to the Ocala forests and the limestone archipelago of the Florida Keys — and across the swamps, grasslands, concrete condos, and coral reefs that make up this beautiful, complicated, ecologically vulnerable state.

Join us for this once-in-a-generation literary exploration of Florida. Members of our Patrons Circle who have donated $1,000 or more in the past year will be invited to register early on February 7–8. Registration will open to the general public on February 9.