Writers to Gather at Country Alumni Writing Conference


The 81st Writers’ Conference at Ocean Park, the nation’s oldest continuously held writers’ conference, will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 8 and will continue until noon on Friday, August 12. Registration at the door is $250. Pre-registration at $230 or registration before July 1st at $215. Participants are one-week participants. For those who are not local, accommodation is available at local motels, B&Bs and Airbnb.

Eight authors of traditionally published fiction, poetry and memoir will offer half-day workshops during this five-day conference. Conference attendees will also participate in a poetry workshop on the beach and participate in the Poems on Trees competition. There are also writing contests to be entered before July 1st.

This year’s workshop presenters include memoirist Melanie Brooks, novelist Jen Dupree, poet Meghan Sterling, children’s book author and illustrator Charlotte Agell, poet and prose writer Jefferson Navicky, biographer and screenwriter Mark Griffin , poet David Sloan, and co-chair and creative writing professor Jim Brosnan.

The Writers’ Conference at Ocean Park is a Chautauqua program sponsored by the Ocean Park Association. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jim Borsnan at [email protected]

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