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New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at Clarksville Writers Conference banquet June 4th

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council will honor novelist Sharyn McCrumb with their first-ever Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at the June 4th Clarksville Writers Conference banquet.

McCrum, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including a number of New York Times bestsellers, will also give the keynote address at Thursday evening’s banquet at Club Level of Austin Peay State University’s newly renovated Governors Stadium, featuring a gorgeous view of this historic campus.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at  11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference announces New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb as Keynote Speaker

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 4th and 5th, 2015, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Sharyn McCrumb, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley and She Walks These Hills, and the forthcoming Prayers the Devil Answers.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to keynote 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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Former Clarksville Resident Bud Willis Addresses 2014 Clarksville Writers’ Conference Authors

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Theater Joe Fillipo introduced his long-time friend, Bud Willis, at the Friday luncheon of Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2014. Describing Willis’ service in Viet Nam as a Huey “chopper” pilot and his career as a stockbroker in glowing terms, Fillipo also revealed that Bud’s birth name was “Beasley.”

Bud told his audience that he wrote his first book, Bluestocking, about gratitude. His mother, who was born in the Bluestocking area near Tullahoma, reared her nine children alone from the time her youngest was two months old. Bud’s tribute to his mother and the antics of his brothers and sisters are well documented in his first book.

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Clarksville Native Wade Bourne Stars at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – What local freelance writer has published more than 3,000 magazine articles, is founder and host of the award-wining Wired2Fish Radio show that reaches 1.5 million listeners on about 300 radio stations throughout the country, is co-host of Ducks Unlimited on the Pursuit Channel, is Editor-at-Large for “Ducks Unlimited Magazine” and is a Senior Writer for “Bassmaster Magazine”?

The answer is Wade Bourne. Bourne was a featured speaker this year at the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference. On Thursday, he spoke about “Making Extra Income as a Freelance Magazine Writer” and on Friday, his topic was “Business Practices of Freelance Magazine Writing.”

For almost 40 years, he has supported his family and himself by doing what he loves the most—hunting, fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors—and then writing and talking about his adventures.. He is a 2003 inductee into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame and a 2005 inductee into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

Wade Bourne illustrates  a point during his presentation at the 2014 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Wade Bourne illustrates a point during his presentation at the 2014 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 5th-6th, 2014

 

This Year’s Keynote Speaker is Susan Gregg Gilmore

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, will be holding the the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference June 5th and 6th, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress.

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

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Susan Gregg Gilmore to Keynote Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 5th-6th, 2014

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 5th and 6th, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress.

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

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Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s Hank Hung the Moon is Great Reading

 
Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Clarksville, TN – If you haven’t read Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s books, you’re missing several great reads. Her latest, Hank Hung the Moon (NewSouth Books, Montgomery, Alabama: 2012), is a description of the influence of Hank Williams on Southern life and Southerners in particular

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Johnson writes a column that appears in about 50 newspapers throughout the U.S. She has reported for United Press International, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Some of her other awards include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest writing, the Headliner Award for commentary, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for commentary.

"Hank Hung the Moon" by Rheta Grimsley Johnson.

“Hank Hung the Moon” by Rheta Grimsley Johnson.

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Star Power at this Year’s Clarksville Writers’ Conference

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – If you weren’t there, you should have been. Clarksville Writers’ Conference attracted not only 70 or so attendees but a dozen or more published writers who brought to the stage star power no where else available in this area.

Take, for instance, Frye Gaillard, writer-in-residence at the University of South Florida and author of more than 20 books, who spoke at the superb gala dinner at The Point, the lovely dining room on the Cumberland River edge, just at sunset on Thursday night.

Gaillard reminded the hundred or more guests at the dinner that just across the river is Benfolly, the home of Allen Tate and Caroline Gordon, where the Fugitives, including luminaries like Robert Penn Warren, were fond of gathering.

Frye Gaillard was the keynote speaker at the Clarksville Writers' Conference banquet held June 6th at Liberty Park's Freedom Point.

Frye Gaillard was the keynote speaker at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference banquet held June 6th at Liberty Park’s Freedom Point.

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts to host 9th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Council is partnering with the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the APSU President’s Office and the Tennessee Arts Commission to once again bring acclaimed authors and poets to town for the Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

The event will be June 6th and 7th at the APSU Morgan University Center.

Frye Gaillard to Keynote Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Frye Gaillard to Keynote Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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Frye Gaillard to Keynote Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 6th and 7th, 2013

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 6th and 7th, 2013, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Frye Gaillard, who has written extensively on Southern race relations, politics and culture as the author or editor of over twenty books, including Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America and The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.

Frye Gaillard to Keynote Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Frye Gaillard to Keynote Ninth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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