We're on Zoom now! And we're here to answer any questions about that.
Attendees use CrowdCompass, an online platform, to manage their attendee experience.
Events are tailored to your experience. Click on the calendar and find your events
listed. Click from there and you’re off to Zoom.
Workshops are run via Zoom. Each workshop design is up to the workshop leader. You
will all be present in the workshop Zoom room and are expected to participate in the
All general talks and readings are recorded and can be viewed in our archive (access
Because of the personal nature of workshops, they are not recorded. Attendees should
confirm they have enough bandwidth to participate. We suggest you hardwire an ethernet
connection to your computer. Adaptors run around $20 and can be purchased online.
Cameras are not required, although it does make for a better experience for everyone.
For talks and lectures, your camera will not be on. You are a viewer who can ask questions
via the Q&A link on Zoom.
In workshops, for a better sense of community, we strongly encourage using your camera,
although we understand that there are reasons people might not want to use their camera
or do not own a camera.
If you need to use the bathroom, there are usually breaks in workshops. But if you
can’t wait, please just mute your screen and microphone until you come back.
All talks, readings and lectures will be available in our conference archive (via
Crowdcompass). Participants have access to them until August 1. Workshops are not
The best way to contact your workshop leader is through your workshop assistant. They
can relay any requests and questions. The conference cannot give out personal email
addresses for faculty or guest speakers. You can email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we can forward your email.
CrowdCompass has a messaging system which allows you to reach out to fellow attendees.
Via that system you can reach out and share contact information.
We also have Coffee House and Happy Hour, both are social venues where you can get
to know attendees.
For those who are not in workshops, you have access to Coffee House 1:30-4:30PM. It is
a quiet writing space. Happy Hour is from 5:15-6:15PM is a time for getting social.
We do not have a single day pass. The talks and lectures are optional, but if you
are accepted to a workshop, you must attend all five workshops.
Follow us on Twitter: @SouthampWriters
The Southampton Writers Conference is part of the Stony Brook University MFA in Creative
Writing Program. You can apply to the MFA program or apply to take a course as a non-matriculated
We cannot refund your workshop fees within one month of the conference.
The Lecture Series is not refundable within one month of the conference.
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