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Eighth Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2012 Learns about Creative Nonfiction from Keven McQueen


Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Keven McQueen is not your average author with an elevated impression of himself. Here’s what he has to say about his life as he introduces himself on his web page, “I have degrees in English from Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University. I have been an instructor of composition and literature in the Department of English and Theatre at EKU since 1989. English is my wife but history is my mistress, especially politically incorrect history which presents uncomfortable challenges to what “everyone knows” or assumes to be true.”

He goes on to add, “For a while I worked as a night watchman at a funeral home, a job that dovetailed well with my sense of humor….I am the author of five books: a biography of a nineteenth-century Kentucky emancipationist, Cassius M. Clay, Freedom’s Champion; two books featuring biographies of bizarre and eccentric figures from Kentucky history, Offbeat Kentuckians and More Offbeat Kentuckians; a hybrid of the Kentucky history and true crime genres, Murder in Old Kentucky, and the brand-new Kentucky Book of the Dead, which concerns ghosts, giant skeletons, premature burial, monsters and other strangeness. I have another Kentucky-based true crime book on the way, Cruelly Murdered.”

Keven McQueen at the 2012 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Keven McQueen at the 2012 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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Eighth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference is June 7th and 8th with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alex S. Jones as Keynote Speaker


Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 7th and 8th, 2012, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Alex S. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy, and co-author of The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty with Susan E. Tifft.

Jones, who is currently the director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will speak at the conference banquet at the Clarksville Country Club on the evening of Thursday, June 7th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Writers Conference Is on the Horizon


Clarksville Writer's Conference

In Memory of Author William Gay

In Memory of Author William Gay

Clarksville, TN – Unlike previous years when this event was held in July, the Eighth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference will be held this year on June 7th and 8th at Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center. The banquet will be held on Thursday night, June 7th, at Clarksville Country Club.

This year’s conference is dedicated to the memory of William Gay, prize winning author from Hohenwald, who died on February 23rd, 2012. A special tribute to this three-times conference participant will be held on Thursday afternoon. (See “On the Passing of William Gay” on, February 25.)

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