Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Participants at all stages of development—from notebook scribblers to published novelists—are invited to attend a variety of workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, children’s literature, journalism, screenwriting, and creative nonfiction; panels on publishing & editing; and readings, keynote addresses, & concerts.

All scheduled events are presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers, and open to full-time registrants. The conference welcomes any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress.

Click on the “Schedule” link to the left for a complete list of event topics, times, & locations.
For an additional fee, full-time registrants have two options to receive feedback on a pre-submitted manuscript:
meet individually with a presenter for a Manuscript Consultation, or
join a Small-Group Manuscript Workshop.
We have 175 openings for the conference itself; however, space for individual Manuscript Consultations and Small-Group Manuscript Workshops is very limited, so act fast.
More information, including fees, guidelines, and a complete list of participating manuscript readers and small-group workshop leaders, can be found on the “Register” link.

  • Day/Time/Place

  • Registration

  • Workshops

  • Readings & Panels

  • Evening Events

  • Accomodations

We hope you're as excited about the Sanibel Island Writers Conference as we are. We've done everything we can to bring in the best writers, editors, publishers, agents, and musicians available for a variety of workshops, panels, and consultations. And we've tried very hard to keep the costs affordable.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us.
See you in November!
Tom DeMarchi, Director
Phone: (239) 590-7421