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Registration for 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference going on now

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Twelfth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference will be held June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The conference is put on by the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Jim Squires, former Tennessean reporter, former Chicago Tribune editor and author of much-buzzed-about political Roman a clef West End, published under the pen name Crockett White.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 2nd – 3rd, 2016

 

Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Tennessean Reporter Jim Squires to Keynote 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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 Twelfth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, being held June 2nd and 3rd, 2016, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Jim Squires, former Tennessean reporter, former Chicago Tribune editor and author of much-buzzed-about political Roman a clef West End, published under the pen name Crockett White.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 4th and 5th

 

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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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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Author Sue Culverhouse Speaks at the Woodward Library Society at APSU

 

Clarksville, TNThe Woodward Library SocietyOn the first day of spring, the Woodward Library Society held their much delayed Winter Program featuring author Sue Culverhouse, the author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries at the Woodward Library on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The program was originally scheduled to be held in February 2014, but was delayed due to inclement weather.

Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society's WInter Program

Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society’s WInter Program

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A Tribute to the Life of William Gay

 

This is an unedited speech given on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Eighth Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference dedicated to the memory of Tennessee author, William Gay.

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceI’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog. To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog!

That’s the way Emily Dickinson said it, of course. When I arrive at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference every year and see all these fabulous writers whose books are actually best sellers or aiming at that distinction, I have a hard time not feeling like I’m nobody.

William Gay had to have a little of that feeling in his soul when he arrived to give a reading to the admiring mobs—that is after the 40 odd years of not being published initially. He didn’t go to college but he was probably much more highl educated than many people with a Ph.D. He paid his dues in society with hard work—some of it physical, most of it mental. He read, he absorbed, he learned, he translated what he saw in life onto the written page.

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Riverfest was truly bigger and better than ever!

 

Riverfest 2010It’s been several days after the end of the 2010 Riverfest Celebration, and for those who worked the two day festival, life is returning to normal. The hard working folks with the Clarksville Department of Parks & Recreation along the entertainers, and hundreds of volunteers ensured that the visitors could simply enjoy some good wholesome family fun.

This was the first year that Clarksville Online and Discover Clarksville was selected to document the festival as much as was humanly possible. Roland Woodworth, Ashley and Meghan Hamilton, and Bill Larson were given the job of photographing everything in the tiniest of detail, while Mark Haynes shot hours and hours of raw video footage, and Sue Culverhouse took it all in to get material for her wonderful articles!

Intermittent rain plagued Riverfest early on Friday afternoon.

Intermittent rain plagued Riverfest early on Friday afternoon.

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Literary agent Gordon Warnock and Editor Chuck Sambuchino guide writers at Clarksville’s Writer’s Conference

 

So you want to be a writer? You have a manuscript or two stored on your hard drive or maybe even three boxes of a self published piece that didn’t quite take off like you had wanted? Now what? Do you need an agent to sell your work? How do you find the right one? Once you have an agent is that all you need? What does an agent do?

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A glimpse of Rheta Grimsley Johnson

 
Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Rheta Grimsley Johnson

The Sixth Annual Clarksville Writer’s Conference presented an array of not only famous authors but personable ones as well, not the least of whom was Rheta Grimsley Johnson. Introduced by Taylor Emery of Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature faculty, Rheta Johnson was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 1991 and is winner of the 1983 Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting. Her other numerous awards include the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for commentary, the Headliner Award for commentary, and induction into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame.

Well known as being the biographer of Charles Schultz (Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz published in 1989), Rheta became a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a post formerly held by the late Lewis Grizzard. She previously wrote for The Auburn Plainsman while at Auburn University and later for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. Her columns are syndicated by King Features of New York and they appear in about 50 newspapers throughout the United States.

Attendees at Rheta Grimsley Johnson's presentation at the 2010 Clarksville Writers Conference

Attendees at Rheta Grimsley Johnson's presentation at the 2010 Clarksville Writers Conference

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