SpaldingCon is a post-graduate writers’ conference held at the end of the MFA program’s fall residency. SpaldingCon begins with lunch at noon on Thursday, November 20, and ends at noon on Saturday, November 22. Attendees may also attend, at no extra charge, a MidSouth Regional Event on Saturday afternoon (details forthcoming).
SpaldingCon workshops will have 3-5 participants. Placement in Workshops is determined on a first-registered basis. If workshops fill, new ones will be added.
For fiction we are offering two workshops, one led by Sena Jeter Naslund and one led by Kenny Cook. For poetry, Kathleen Driskell is the workshop leader. For creative nonfiction, Molly Peacock is the leader, and for dramatic writing, Larry Brenner is the leader. (Workshops are filled in the order registrations are received.)
Registration opens July 1 and ends September 20.
The registration fee is $499 (early bird $450, if registered and paid by August 20)
We have contracted 20 rooms with the Brown Hotel at $100 per night (taxes included) for SpaldingCon, beginning at noon on Thursday. If you would like to arrive earlier, additional nights before the conference may also be available.
The residency runs November 14-23.
The buffet lunch will be catered by the Brown Hotel. The lunch menu will be planned to include choices for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. If you have food allergies, please email Karen and let her know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Use the subject line “SpaldingCon Lunch.”
For the registration fee
Before September 20–full refund.
Sept 21 to October 20–$400 refund.
October 21 to November 10–$250 refund
November 11 to November 19–$150 refund.
After November 19, no refund.
Full refund if cancelled by November 17. If cancelled after, November 17, all but $50 is refunded.
You can pay your registration fee and housing charges through PayPal through the form below. If you do not want to pay your housing charges now, only fill in the check in and check out dates (and not the number of rooms). Filling in the check in and check out dates will make your reservation. You can pay for the housing at a later date by November 1.