A distinctive feature of the Young Writers’ Conference, made possible by our partnership with the famous Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Sewanee School of Letters, is the impressive lineup of major authors who come to the conference, give a reading, answer students' questions, and often visit morning workshops. Every summer, Sewanee Young Writers engage in exciting conversations with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and other literary celebrities. And to make sure they have something to talk about, we ask our participants to read a book by each of our visitors before arriving in Sewanee.
When our visitors arrive in the second week, they are greeted by a well-informed audience, prepared to ask good questions and make the most of the opportunity.
Pictured at the right: Lucy Alibar, a Screenwriter and Playwright as well as a former participant at the SYWC, best known for the Oscar-nominated screenplay of the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild.
To learn more about this year's special guests click on the names below.