The fine folks at the Key West Literary Seminar - which runs Jan. 6-16 - have sorted out the schedule for the panelists, who this year will explore the theme of food in literature. What a perfect setting for talking about items that make the mouth water (conch fritters and yellowtail snapper, I'm looking at you).
Session 1, Jan. 6-9: Diana Abu-Jaber, Roy Blount Jr., Frank Bruni, Billy Collins, Jason Epstein, Jonathan Gold, Darra Goldstein, Daniel Halpern, Madhur Jaffrey, Judith Jones, Harry Mathews, Bich Minh Nguyen, Molly O'Neill, Julia Reed, Ruth Reichl and Calvin Trillin.
Session 2, Jan. 13-16: Elizabeth Berg, Roy Blount Jr., Kate Christensen, Billy Collins, John T. Edge, Adam Gopnick, Gael Greene, Jane Hirschfield, Madhur Jaffrey, Mark Kurlansky, David Mas Masumoto, Nicole Mones, Bich Minh Nguyen, Molly O'Neill, Michael Ruhlman, Calvin Trillin and Kevin Young.
If you know anything about the seminar, you know it sells out early, so register ASAP if this line-up whets your appetite. You can register for either seminar or both, with or without a writer's workshop. Admission is $495, which includes all literary and social events. To register click here.