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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Clarksville Writers Conference

If you’re looking for a good general writers' conference in Middle Tennessee this year, the Clarksville Writers Conference, June 7-8, is the place to be.
Registration to this conference also gets you a meeting with a literary agent (two to choose from) while time slots are available—so register soon. Mary Ann Weakley and Karen Aldridge have registered, and we’d love for you to join us. There are some excellent speakers scheduled including Writer’s Digest’s Chuck Sambuchino and Pulitzer-winning author Alex S. Jones. And there are many hot-topic sessions to choose from: poetry, publishing (traditional, self, and e-publishing), YA and children’s, platform building, genre and literary, freelancing, truth as fiction, nonfiction, literary journal publishing, biography, social media and promotion, and so much more.

This is Clarksville's 8th annual writers conference. Here is some interesting information straight off the conference website about the literary connection to Clarksville:

Clarksville, Tennessee was a pivotal center of the Southern Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's. Writers of the era living in Clarksville included: Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Scott, Caroline Gordon, Allen Tate. Additional writers, Cleanth Brooks, Ford Maddox Ford, Donald Davidson, Katherine Ann Porter, Robert Lowell, Andrew Lytle, Malcolm Cowley, Frances and Brainard Cheney and others gathered to write and discuss their work at "Benfolly," Tate's home overlooking the banks of the Cumberland River. Their Clarksville home became a Mecca for writers of the Southern Renaissance and from that site poured literature that enriched the American Scene.

In that great tradition, we offer you the 2012 Clarksville Writers Conference.

Clarksville Writers Conference:

Let me know if you register. I'd love to see you there.

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