Leopardi Writing Conference 2019

2019 Faculty


Here are details of 2019's speakers:

2019 Faculty

Lou Berney

Fiction Workshop Leader

Christine O'Brien

Nonfiction Workshop Leader

Kristina Marie Darling

Poetry Workshop Leader

Frederick Turner

Distinguished Guest Speaker

Annemarie Estor

Distinguished Guest Speaker

Patricia Hampl

Distinguished Guest Speaker

Lynn Freed

Distinguished Guest Speaker

View the 2018 Faculty here.

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Leopardi Writing Conference Application



Pelasgo Award: $500 + FREE tuition

In partnership with the Italian literary society Pelasgo 968, the Leopardi Writing Conference is pleased to announce the PELASGO AWARD.

PRIZE: $500 + one tuition-free full poetry workshop at Leopardi Writing Conference 2020

The winner of the Pelasgo Award will also be invited to Italy to receive the award in person, and enjoy a THREE-NIGHT STAY at a scenic Italian seaside bed-and-breakfast.

To apply, submit two unpublished poems in English (maximum 50 lines total) to giacomo@leopardiwc.org

Application fee: $25

After submitting your application materials to giacomo@leopardiwc.org, you will receive a reply with instructions for paying the application fee.

Pelasgo 968
  • "This experience was unlike anything I'd ever done and was so enriching and fulfilling. The conference was set in the most beautiful place... An invaluable experience. I loved every moment of it!"

    2018 workshop participant
  • "Absolutely stunning! What a find! [Conference staff are] incredibly friendly and helpful."

    2018 workshop participant
  • "Profound... It seemed like Leopardi was there with us."

    2018 workshop participant
  • "A dream come true."

    2018 workshop participant
  • "Stellar! The authentic rustic Italian experience you dream of — without all the tourists."

    2018 workshop participant
  • "The teachers were excellent, extremely knowledgeable and approachable."

    2018 workshop participant
  • "Magical. Such a beautiful location, such thoughtful writers and readers."

    2018 workshop participant
Leopardi Writing Conference Contact



+1 650 877 2576

Email: giacomo@leopardiwc.org

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