Leopardi Writing Conference 2018

2018 Faculty


Here are details of last year's speakers:

2018 Faculty

Alix Christie


Brett Fletcher Lauer


Mollye Miller Shehadeh


Michael Gardner


Click here to return to the 2019 Conference site.

Leopardi Writing Conference Application



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The Leopardi Writing Conference is now accepting applications for Summer, 2019.



Financial Aid

Each Full Tuition and Lodging Scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fee, as well as lodging at a luxurious 4-star hotel, The Gallery Hotel: Recanati. In addition to awarding one Full Tuition and Lodging Scholarship per genre, the Leopardi Writing Conference offers additional funding so that we can welcome and assist as many talented writers as possible.

Apply now for FREE!

Email your manuscript as a doc, docx, or pdf file to giacomo@leopardiwc.org

Please name the file as follows:
Fiction: 2019_Fiction_Lastname_FirstInitial.doc
Nonfiction: 2019_Nonfiction_Lastname_FirstInitial.doc
Poetry: 2019_Poetry_Lastname_FirstInitial.doc
Example: 2019_Fiction_Chandler_R.docx

  • Maximum length (for all genres): 20 pages (12 pt. font, double-spaced)
  • If submitting more than one item (multiple poems, for instance), please combine them into one document.
  • If submitting a novel excerpt, please include a one-page plot summary as the last page of your manuscript.
  • There is no need to include a cover letter; however, if there is any information that you would include in a cover letter, please include it in the email to which you attach your manuscript.

Shortly after submitting your manuscript via email, you will receive notification of your application status from giacomo@leopardiwc.org

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    Pliny the Elder
  • "You may have the universe if I may have Italy."

    Giuseppe Verdi
  • "How beautiful is sunset when the glow of
    Heaven descends upon a land like thee,
    Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!"

    Percy Bysshe Shelley
Leopardi Writing Conference Contact



+1 650 877 2576

Email: giacomo@leopardiwc.org

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