“I came to the conference expecting to be immersed in the craft of writing, but I got so much more. It was like being in a dream of talent, encouragement, inspiration and purpose... If it's true that to improve one's game, one needs to ‘play the game with better players,’ I think I jumped a few notches as a result of my exposure to so much talent. Not only do I recommend the program, without reservation, but I can't wait to return. For writer's intent upon developing themselves and their projects, this is a remarkable venue - a gift of infinite proportions from a program that respects the work we do.”

“A wonderful and eye-opening experience. My only disappointment is that it wasn't longer!"

"One of the most inspiring experiences of my life."

“I left inspired and ready to write on another level. I was impressed at how accessible and generous each and every instructor was throughout the entire conference.”

“There could be no better conference on the planet, I am utterly convinced. It was magnificent and transformative – intellectually, emotionally, and artistically.”

“Outstanding, enriching workshops and lectures from people are at the top of their game in every way – popular success, knowledge and generosity.”

“The combination of faculty, programs, quality of participant and facilities made the conference a particularly effective event. The presence in the labs of terrific actors from Ensemble Studio Theatre who excel at cold reading is priceless.”

"The conference exceeded my expectations: not only were the workshops with EST terrific, but the readings, guest speakers, afternoon seminars, receptions, and fellow students were as well… A complete artistic and social delight. One of the highlights of my year!"

“Even as an experienced and published author, I left the conference amazed at how much I’d learned in a few short days. I recommend the conference to anyone – new writer or seasoned – who wants to keep getting better and wants to connect with interesting, smart and approachable faculty and students.”

“Exhilarating, inspiring and informative – I emerged willingly soaked to the bone with new ideas.”

"It's not everyday that you get to work with masters, unless you're at the Southampton Playwriting Conference!"