2010 FIU/Books&Books International Writers Conference--Grand Cayman

2011 FIU/Books & Books International Writers Conference—Grand Cayman

Co-sponsored by FIU's MFA Program in Creative Writing and Books & Books, along with Camana Bay, Sunshine Suites Resort, Cayman Airways & the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Co-Directors: Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books; Les Standiford, Director of FIU's MFA in Creative Writing

Dates: October 20-22, 2011

Conference Faculty:

  • COLIN CHANNER (Satisfy My Soul) Fiction
  • MARK KURLANSKY(Salt, A World Without Fish) Non-Fiction
  • THOMAS SWICK (A Way to See the World) Travel Writing
  • THOMAS LUX (God Particles) Poetry
  • KIM WITHERSPOON Founding Partner, Inkwell Management Literary Agency
  • GERALD COSTANZO Founder, Carnegie Mellon University Press
  • DEBRA DEAN (The Madonnas of Leningrad) Novel
  • CAMPBELL McGRATH (Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) Poetry
  • LES STANDIFORD (Bringing Adam Home) Narrative Non-Fiction
  • JOHN DUFRESNE (Requiem, Mass.) Fiction
  • LYNNE BARRETT (Magpies) Fiction & Revision
  • ROBERT ROTSTEIN, Esq. (Entertainment attorney)

Tuition: Special early-bird rate--$325, prior to August 1, 2011

Manuscript (Mss.) Conferences: $50 [Limited availability]

Conference Hotel: Sunshine Suites Resort, Grand Cayman. $105 studio; $115 deluxe studio; $130 deluxe 1BR suite. Rates include complimentary wireless internet and daily breakfast. Call 877.786.1110, toll free, or visit their web site here. Use code: FIUWW1

Nine daily classes in all genres; afternoon editing and publishing symposia; evening readings.

For further information, call 305-919-5857 or Email. Faxed reservations cannot be accepted at this time.