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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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Annual Clarksville Writers Conference opened with new feature

 

The Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference opened with a full schedule for the participants. A diverse group of writers gave the participants a cross section of experience to draw upon.

WrtsConfRobtPennWarrenPresentations included readings of their works to workshops focusing on elements of writing, style, character and story development. A new feature at this year’s conference is the opportunity for writers or other interested participants to meet with professional literary agents to discuss any aspect of the literary trade, and their own works or projects.

Austin Peay State University’s  Morgan Center’s third floor served as the hosting location of the annual two-day conference. From the opening hours where participants picked up their conference credentials packet at the registration table, attendees gathered to await the beginning of the conference’s first sessions with eagerness. Breakfast snacks were enjoyed in the break room as authors and participants arrived and were shown to their perspective presentation rooms. The APSU Bookstore set up a table featuring the works of the conference authors.

Registration attendants await conference participants check-in

Registration attendants await conference participants check-in

Authors appearing at this year’s conference included

  • John Egerton, a self-proclaimed “professional South-watcher”
  • Bernis Terhune, poet, playwright, storyteller and author
  • P. M. Terrell, author of the suspense/thrillers Exit 22 and Ricochet
  • Christopher Burawa, poet, translator and author of Small Mystery of Lapses and director of the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
  • Susan Gregg Gilmore, journalist and author of “Looking for Salvation at the Diary Queen”
  • Katherine Sands, NYC literary agent and author of “Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye.”
  • Darnell Arnoult, author of “Sufficient Grace,” and the poetry collection, “What Travels With Us: Poems.”
  • Earl S. Braggs, poet, University of Chattanooga Foundation professor of English, author of “Hat Dancer Blue,” and “In Which Language Do I Keep Silent.”
  • George Singleton, author of often humorous stories of the rural South including “Work Shirts for Madmen,” “Pep Talks,” “Warnings,”  “These People Are Us,” “The Half-Mammals of Dixie,” and “Why Dogs Chase Cars.”
  • James O’Connor, president of O’Connor Communications- a marketing  company specializing in book promotions and author of “Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How To Curb Your Cursing.”
  • Lynda O’Connor, executive vice president of O’Connor Communications, a principal of O’Connor Communications specializing in book and author promotions.

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John Egerton to keynote fifth annual Clarksville Writers Conference

 

ahdcThe Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held July 22-25, 2009, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

This year’s conference opens with a new two-day tour centered around Clarksville’s tobacco heritage and the tobacco wars of the early twentieth century, as recounted in Robert Penn Warren’s award-winning novel Night Rider. Participants will tour the exteriors and/or interiors of over a dozen homes and other sites related to the tobacco heritage of this area.

Keynote speaker John Egerton is an award-winning journalist, editor, writer and self-proclaimed “professional South-watcher.” Egerton is the author of Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South, which earned the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, among others. Egerton will speak at the conference banquet at the Clarksville Country Club on the evening of Friday, July 24. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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