Sanibel Island Writers Conference

The Sanibel Island Writers Conference will be online Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

Participants at all stages of development — from notebook scribblers to published novelists — are invited to view a variety of discussions and panels on fiction, poetry, YA literature, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, and publishing and editing.

No registration is required for this year's online conference, as it is free and open to the public.

Note: If you pre-registered for the 2021 conference, contact Tom DeMarchi at to roll your registration over to the 2022 conference or to receive a refund.

Just added: On-campus mini-con Nov. 4-5

Two evenings of readings and Q&A on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus will be held Thursday and Friday leading up to Saturday's online conference. Seating for these on-campus events is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat at no charge. Registration details can be found by clicking the Schedule button below.

2021 Schedule

Click below for the 2021 conference schedule.


Miss last year's live stream?

Click below to watch any of the recorded 2020 sessions at your convenience.


Sponsors, Partners, and Acknowledgments 

2020 sponsor logos 

  • Especially huge shout outs & bottomless gratitude to:

  • To authors/workshop leaders/editors/agents for writing so many words worth reading:

  • Thanks to everyone—colleagues & friends—who offered advice, donated time & money, volunteered, and helped promote the conference:

We look forward to seeing you on the island.

Tom DeMarchi and Jason Elek | Directors |