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 talks, lectures, conversations, interviews, and events that make up today’s smartest and most high-spirited literary gathering.

Our 34th Seminar—“SHORTS: Stories, Essays, and Other Briefs”—brings together some of the most dynamic voices in contemporary letters for a weekend-long examination and celebration of literary short forms. Confirmed panelists are listed below—click through for full biographical details and suggested reading.

Click here for a full schedule.