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. Confirmed speakers are listed below, with more to be announced.

Registration is full. Members of our Patrons Circle at or above the $5,000 level are invited to register at any time, even after we are sold out.