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Battle of New Orleans Commeration to kick off in Clarksville Tennessee with keelboat sendoff

 

The Early Arkansas Reenactors AsscociationClarksville, TN – On November 13th, 1814, a group of Tennessee Militia rendezvoused at Nashville to join Gen. Andrew Jackson in what has come to be called the Battle of New Orleans. They left Nashville on November 18th, 21st, and 23rd and marched to Clarksville, where they boarded flatboats for the long journey to New Orleans.

On November 15th, 2014, two hundred years later, Clarksvillians will again send Militia volunteers on a 40-fort keelboat replica down the Cumberland to re-enact that famous battle in New Orleans.

The keelboat Aux Auc under sailThe Aux Auc under sail

The keelboat Aux Auc under sail

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Riverfest’s Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition begins Friday

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival’s Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition kicks off Friday, September 5th.

This year’s competition has changed just a bit; instead of three different exhibits, Riverfest Tour d’Art will feature the following divisions exhibited at two locations: the Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division at Smith-Trahern Mansion and the High School Division at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.

Riverfest's Tour d’Art Exhibits

Riverfest’s Tour d’Art Exhibits

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Riverfest’s Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition registration now underway

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – This year’s competition has changed just a bit; instead of three different exhibits, Riverfest Tour d’Art will feature the following divisions exhibited at two locations: the Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division at Smith-Trahern Mansion and the High School Division at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Poet Joins Eighth Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Participants expecting to attend the Clarksville Writers’ Conference on June 7 and 8 have just received the following message:

“We regret to inform you that poet Amanda Auchter will be unable to attend this year’s conference, as originally scheduled, due to illness (from which she is expected to make a full recovery).  While we will miss seeing and hearing from Amanda, we think you will be pleased with her replacement, poet Jeff Hardin.

Hardin is the author of two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows and The Slow Hill Out, as well as one collection, Fall Sanctuary, recipient of the Nicholas Roerich Prize.

Poet Jeff Hardin

Poet Jeff Hardin

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Riverfest starts today, runs through Saturday

 

Riverfest 2011Clarksville, TN – The 2011 Riverfest Festival kicks off this afternoon with weather that can only be described as absolutely perfect; temperatures are expected to be upper 70’s, low 80’s. Now in its 24th year, the free festival held on the banks of the Cumberland River celebrates Clarksville’s river heritage.

Riverfest runs Friday September 8th – Saturday, September 9th and features six stages of entertainment, art exhibits, crafts, vendors, delicious food; and fun for the entire family. «Read the rest of this article»

 

David Poissant – From the Ground Up: Building a Short Story, Beginning to End

 
Author David Poissant

Author David Poissant

In a room full of writers, many of whom could be described as seniors, one gentleman quipped, “Are we sure this guy is old enough to be teaching a class?” when David James Poissant took over the microphone at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference.

No matter how young he looks, Poissant has a history of publication that any writer would prize. His stories are published or will soon be appearing in places like The Atlantic, Playboy, The Southern Review, Mississippi Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Greensboro Review, and One Story. He has won the Playboy College Fiction Contest, The George Garrett Fiction Award, the AWP Quickie Contest, and second and third prizes in the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest. His stories appear in New Stories from the South 2008 and Best New American Voices 2008 and 2010.

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The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council hosting an evening of champagne, an Irish supper and Celtic music

 

The Logo of the Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is hosting an evening of champagne, an Irish supper and Celtic music at the Customs House Museum at 6:00pm on Friday, June 17th.

Irish country music will be performed by Vintage Wildflowers, stopping in Clarksville as part of their first tour, highlighted by a Washington, D.C., performance for the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Concert Series.

Vintage Wildflowers

Vintage Wildflowers

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Local groups to hold Civil War events

 
Whit McMahan as Abraham Lincoln in 2008

Whit McMahan as Abraham Lincoln in 2008

Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 6th, several local groups are sponsoring a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, an antebellum luncheon, and campaigning for the 1860 Presidential Election, as a prelude to Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. This re-enactment, which takes place 150 years to the day after the 1860 election, is sponsored by Arts and Heritage Development Council, Montgomery County Historical Society, Clarksville Department of Parks & Recreation and Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sarah Kanervo films to premier in double feature at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Sarah Kanervo

Sarah Kanervo

The Logo of the Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – On Sunday, October 31st, the Roxy Regional Theatre and Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council are hosting premieres of two films directed by Sarah Kanervo and set during the Civil War.

The first, “Blood Red Rebel,” is an 8-minute Civil War vampire romance and features local Civil War re-enactors Thomas Aloisio, Dennis Bagwell, and Drew Scholes along with local actors Jamie Farmer and Shane Bridges, with a guest appearance by Dr. David Kanervo as the “moaning soldier.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Chuck Sambuchino Touts Bulletproof Book Proposals

 
Chuck Sambuchino at the 2010 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Chuck Sambuchino at the 2010 Clarksville Writer's Conference

An editor for Writer’s Digest Books, Chuck Sambuchino is the author of two resource books for writers. His Guide to Literary Agents is a much have book for writers who are looking for an agent as is his Screenwriter’s and Playwright’s Market for those who wish be viewed in those markets.

He assists in editing Writer’s Market and the third edition of Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript (a Writer’s Digest trade book, 2009).

In September, 2010, his humorous book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, will be available. His blog is found at www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog. He has placed more than 600 articles in newspapers, magazines and books.

Chuck knows how to get published. Here are some of his suggestions! «Read the rest of this article»

 



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