Please visit us on the web at for more information about the All-Fiction "Mini MFA" and/or you can always contact us by email at about any of our conferences.

::Program completed:: Our TWH 2020 Nonfiction Weekend runs October 1-5. Attendance is capped at 40 writers. Apply today to reserve your spot. Our TWH 2020 Nonfiction Faculty: Meghan Daum, Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Richard Blanco, Hisham Matar, Michael Thomas, Beth Ann Fennelly, Molly Peacock, Honor Moore, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Elyssa East, Jonathan M. Katz, Kevin Larimer, Stephen Salpeter and TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven.

::Program completed:: Our TWH 2020 All-Fiction Writer's Conference “Mini MFA” runs October 14-20. TWH All-Fiction is a one-of-a-kind conference. TWH Editors read and consult on each writer’s full length manuscript pre-conference, followed by a week-long virtual conference. From our virtual pre-reading process through to our virtual writers conference, TWH takes writers and their writing to the next level. Via TWH, writers bring their work from desk to marketplace. It's an extraordinary opportunity.

Our TWH 2020 Poetry Weekend runs October 22-26. Attendance is capped at 40 poets. Apply today to reserve your spot. 2020 Poetry Faculty: Joy Harjo, Marie Howe, Heather McHugh, Terrance Hayes, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Deborah Landau, Tim Seibles, Valzhya Mort, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Camille Dungy, Javier Zamora, Alexandra Oliver, Kevin Larimer, Jenny Xie, TWH Directors Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven.

 ::Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Writer’s Hotel Conferences will be all-virtual in 2020 and will not meet in NYC. We appreciate your understanding. More information about our live-streaming events and 2020 virtual calendar is TBA. Our writers’ safety is our most important concern. Please stay safe and well.::


Lumina Journal article by Nicole Flippo, “In Conversation with Shanna McNair and Scott Wolven, with Thoughts on The Writer’s Hotel and The New Guard 

The Magic Continues for The Writers Hotel” by TWH ‘17 & ’19 Fiction Alum and TA Lyndsie Manusos on Sacred Chickens 

Article in the Portland Press Herald by Bob Keyes, “For nation’s aspiring writers, there’s room at the inn” on The Writer's Hotel program and TWH Founding Director Shanna McNair's vision for writers

TWH on Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP):  "A New Kind of Writing Program? The Writer’s Hotel Master Class"

Article on The Writer’s Hotel by TWH ‘17-’18 Fiction Alum and TA Julie Carpenter: “The Writer's Hotel: My Experience and Why You Should Consider Applying

Article about The Writer's Hotel by Lisa Markuson: "The Only Writers Conference I Ever Dreamed of Attending"

TWH Director Shanna McNair on Exaclair's "The Writer's Project"

Newsletter article in Black Lawrence Press’ Sapling Newsletter on The New Guard and The Writer’s Hotel

TWH on The Portland Phoenix: "Checking in: The New Guard and The Writer's Hotel"

TWH on the Poets & Writers Conferences and Residencies Database

TWH on Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Writers' Conferences & Centers (WC&C) Member listing*

*The Writer's Hotel holds a membership with the WC&C


::The New Guard literary review is the publishing arm of The Writer's Hotel.::  

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