Join Us for the 2015

St. Augustine Writers Conference

October 1-6

“I can’t say enough good things about my time at this conference. Connie May Fowler and her faculty provide a rare combination of intelligence and warmth. If you want to commune with other writers in a caring and fun environment choose this conference.I judge a conference by what I take from it and after my time with Connie and her faculty, my heart was full of joy, inspiration, and courage for the craft of writing.” Gale Massey, 2014 participant

“This was by far the most illuminating, inspiring writers workshop I’ve ever attended. The benefit came not only from the outstanding faculty, but also from the high caliber of students selected to participate.” John Koenig, 2013 participant


Located in the nation’s oldest city, the St. Augustine Writers Conference is a small, intimate, workshop intensive Conference designed to insure our participants gain the full breadth of our faculty’s knowledge while building an enduring and supportive community with their writing peers.



 Apply now for the October 1-6, 2015 Conference.



The 2014 Conference offers workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.


Craft talks, readings, and more round out this comprehensive, boutique conference open to no more than thirty-five participants.





photo-20  Our goal is to bring together

writers with varying strengths, styles, and needs in an open, creative, supportive environment.


The 2015 St. Augustine Writers Conference’s  preeminent faculty includes poet, essayist, editor, and memoirist Sascha Feinstein; short story writer, novelist, editor, and memoirist Connie May Fowler; poet, short story writer, essayist, and editor Parneshia Jones; and short story writer, novelist, editor, and essayist Laura van den Berg.


Our manuscript workshops, readings, discussions, panels, and opening and closing dinners will take place in a beach home with 360 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, the  Guana Preserve, and the Tolamata River. We are only five minutes from the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District.


St. Augustine is a walking city with a plethora of lodging options, from frugal to opulent. We’re proud to announce that this year The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is the official lodge of the St. Augustine Writers Conference, offering participants deeply discounted prices for their conference stay. In addition to the historic charm of the Ancient City with its myriad of culturally significant sites such as the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Mose, the area boasts some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches.


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