I've attended the Clarksville Writers Conference twice now, and it just such a great event that I had to come a third time. This year's event is July 14–15, 2011, and there will be editors, agents, and authors in attendance. If you live anywhere near Clarksville, keep reading to learn more.
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This conference, held every year at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, prides itself on being affordable and inviting. Appointments to meet any attending literary agents are free. There is always a mix of speakers—from local authors who can speak of their writing journey, to out-of-town editors and agents.
WHO WILL BE THERE
- William R. Ferris, co-editor of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, chairman emeritus of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and author or editor of over ten books including Local Color and Images of the South: Visits with Eudora Welty and Walker Evans
- Blas Falconer, poet, creative writing teacher and author of The Perfect Hour and A Question of Gravity and Light
- Beth Ann Fennelly, award-winning poet, nonfiction writer and author of Unmentionables, Tender Hooks and Open House
- William Gay, Southern Gothic novelist, short story writer and author of Twilight, Provinces of Night and The Long Home
- Amy Greene, author of the novel Bloodroot and the forthcoming Long Man
- Gordon Warnock, literary agent with Sacramento-based Andrea Hurst & Associates Literary Management
- and more.