Each year, the Key West Literary Seminar explores a particular literary theme. For “A Seminar Named Desire” (January 7–10, 2021) 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. General registration ($675) will open at 11:00 a.m. EST on February 5, 2019. Members of our Patrons Circle at the $1,000 level or greater will be invited to register early, from January 30-February 1.