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Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sanibel Island Writers Conference
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Tom DeMarchi, Director
Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Reed Hall 242
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565


Twelfth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference
November 2 - 5, 2017
BIG ARTS & the Sanibel Island Public Library, Sanibel Island, FL


Please note that despite Hurricane Irma, the conference is still happening, as scheduled.

Luckily, the conference facility (BIG ARTS) was spared any damage during the storm.

Keynote Speaker: Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman


Presenter lineup:

Steve Almond

MK Asante

Andrea Askowitz

Lynne Barrett

Dan Bern

Kevin Canty

Alicia Lynn Clancy

Sloane Crosley

Eugene Cross

Dean Davis

John Dufresne

Beth Ann Fennelly

Lisa Gallagher

Barbara Hamby

Nathan Hill

Shane Hinton

David Kirby

Keith Kopka

Susannah Meadows

Linda Oatman High

Michelle Richmond

Christopher Schelling

Megan Stielstra

Darin Strauss

Ann Kidd Taylor

Karen Tolchin

Nicole Tourtelot

Frank Turner

Robert Wilder

Registration now open!


The dates for this year's conference are November 2-5, 2017.

If you have any questions, please send them to Tom DeMarchi at or call 239-590-7421.

Looking forward to seeing you on the island in November!


Tom DeMarchi & the whole SIWC crew