Clarksville, TN – The 14th annual Clarksville Writers Conference, featuring talks by best-selling and critically acclaimed authors, will take place in the Art + Design Building on the campus of Austin Peay State University on June 1st and 2nd, 2018.
The public is also invited to an author book-signing reception and banquet in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room on Friday, June 1st.
Banquet keynote speaker Michel Stone’s first two novels have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck. Both books have been optioned for film.
The conference is sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.
More information about authors, workshops and fees may be found on its website, www.artsandheritage.us/writers, or by calling 931.551.8870.
Registration deadline is May 25th.
This year we are honored to host:
- Michel Stone
Writer, speaker, educator, author of critically acclaimed novels Border Child and The Iguana Tree and recipient of the Fourth Annual “Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature”
- Sharon Cameron
New York Times best-selling author of young adult novels The Dark Unwinding, A Spark Unseen, Rook, The Forgetting and The Knowing
- Penny Lewis
“Georgia Author of the Year” nominated novelist of Bearing Crosses, Microwave is Dead and the forthcoming Dear Crabigail
- Bren McClain
Critically acclaimed novelist of One Good Mama Bone, published by Pat Conroy’s Story River Books, and the forthcoming Took, winner of the 2016 William Faulkner-William Wisdom prize for Novel-in-Progress
- Stephanie Pruitt
Poet, artist business coach and TED speaker, named one of Essence Magazine‘s “40 Favorite Poets”
- Ken Sherman
Literary agent with Los Angeles-based Ken Sherman & Associates
- J.M. White
Director and editor of The William Gay Archive, preparing for print lost manuscripts of the Southern Gothic novelist, including Little Sister Death and the forthcoming The Lost Country and Stoneburner
- Jeff Zentner
Songwriter and author of New York Times Notable Book The Serpent King, Goodbye Days and the forthcoming Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee