Q:  Will I have to share a room with someone I do not know?

A:  Once we have selected the 16 writers for the 2018 conference we will send out an acceptance email with registration information. Rooms are first come, first served so you may register for a private room at that time. You may request to share a room with another writer you know or register to share with someone you do not know – sharing can be a great way to meet a new writing pal. Double rooms will be assigned as single sexed.


Q:  I am a vegan/vegetarian, will there be food for me?

A:  We will accommodate special diets, within reason, if you let us know ahead of time.


Q:  Where is The Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference?

A:  The Conference takes place at Forever Bungalows (765 Rt. 114 Sag Harbor, NY). Dinners will be off site. We will carpool to restaurants or arrange transportation.


Q:  How do I get there?

A:  The closest airports are MacArthur Airport on Long Island as well as LaGuardia and JFK in New York City. You may take the Hampton Jitney from Manhattan to Sag Harbor 7 days a week.


Q:  Is there wifi at the conference?

A:  Yes, there is wifi in all common spaces and guest rooms.


Q:  How will the workshop part of the conference work?

A:  You will be divided into two groups of eight writers each. These groups will remain the same over the course of the weekend. Each morning the two groups will meet and review the work of three of the group’s members (two on the final morning) along with a workshop leader, who will change every day. We change leaders to give you exposure to as many of our leaders as possible. All workshop leaders are published authors.


Q:  Should I workshop the same work I submitted to get in?

A:  No. What you submit should be your best work, something that has already been revised many times. Your workshop pieces should be 15 to 20 double spaced pages of work you think would benefit from feedback. Bring one or two essays, a story; one chapter, an article, etc.


Q: Do I have to attend every scheduled event at the conference?

A: No. But there is free time incorporated into each day. You may be inspired to take more time to yourself and that is fine. It is up to you to attend whatever parts of the conference you would like to.

Have another question? Contact program director Donna Kaz at kaz@donnakaz.com.