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14th annual Clarksville Writers Conference set for June 1st and 2nd

May 15, 2018

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The 14th annual Clarksville Writers Conference, featuring talks by best-selling and critically acclaimed authors, will take place in the Art and Design Building on the campus of Austin Peay State University on June 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The public is also invited to an author book-signing reception and banquet in F&M Bank’s Franklin Room on Friday, June 1st.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council will hold the 14th annual Clarksville Writers Conference June 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council will hold the 14th annual Clarksville Writers Conference June 1st and 2nd, 2018.

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Clarksville Writers’ Conference Speakers Again Are Tops

June 9, 2016

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – From comic book contributors to best-selling romance writers to illustrators and more, the writers at this year’s Clarksville Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, was again not only informative but full of essential hints that lead would-be-writers to success.

A heavy emphasis on self-publication was a new feature for conference goers. Many of the authors were either Clarksville or Middle Tennessee natives, including the keynote speaker Jim Squires or Crockett White, a Nashville native and author of West End among several other books.

Michel Stone presenting "Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist's Advice on Staying the Course" at the 2016 Clarksville Writer's Conference.

Michel Stone presenting “Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist’s Advice on Staying the Course” at the 2016 Clarksville Writer’s Conference.

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Jim Squires or Crockett White: Clarksville Writers’ Conference Keynote Speaker and Author of “West End” Inspires Writers

June 6, 2016

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – James D. “Jim” Spires wrote West End under the pen name Crockett White. He is also author also of Read All About It: The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers (Times Books, 1993), Secrets of the Hopewell Box (Random House, 1996), Bigger ‘n Texas (2013), Horse of a Different Color (2002, after his Horse Monarchos won the 2001 Kentucky Derby), and Headless Horsemen (2009).

Squires, a Nashville native, was city editor at The Tennessean, editor and executive vice-president of the Orlando Sentinel, and also at the Chicago Tribune, winning nine Pulitzer Prizes under his leadership.

Jim Squires

Jim Squires

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Former Chicago Tribune Editor and Tennessean Reporter Jim Squires to Keynote 12th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 2nd – 3rd, 2016

April 9, 2016

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

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts & 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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Hints for Writers from the Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2015

June 9, 2015

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – Having trouble getting your novel finished? The speakers at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2015 had some of the answers you need.

During the first session on Thursday morning, Book Architecture advocate Stuart Horwitz lectured on the three drafts of your novel. Describing the “pantsers” and the “outliners” as two different types of writers who approach the novel in opposite ways, he then blended the two methods to show how each is essential for the final product.

Rod Davis spoke about character creation at the 2015 Clarksville Writers Conference.

Rod Davis spoke about character creation at the 2015 Clarksville Writers Conference.

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New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb receives Patricia Winn Award during the Clarksville Writers Conference banquet, June 4th

June 7, 2015

Written by James Moore

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – On June 4th at the Clarksville Writers Conference banquet, the Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council honored novelist Sharyn McCrumb with the first-ever Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction.

An award-winning Southern Author, she celebrates the richness and variety of Appalachian culture through her books, many of which have appeared on the New York Time Best-Sellers List.

Of her numerous works, the best known make up the Ballad series. In these stories she weaves together past and present while seeking to change the popular perception of Appalachia.

Sharyn McCrumb speaks at the Clarksville Writers Conference banquet after receiving the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction.

Sharyn McCrumb speaks at the Clarksville Writers Conference banquet after receiving the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction.

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11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held next week

May 30, 2015

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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NYT bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at Clarksville Writers Conference banquet June 4th

May 22, 2015

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council will honor novelist Sharyn McCrumb with their first-ever Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at the June 4th Clarksville Writers Conference banquet.

McCrum, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including a number of New York Times bestsellers, will also give the keynote address at Thursday evening’s banquet at Club Level of Austin Peay State University‘s newly renovated Governors Stadium, featuring a gorgeous view of this historic campus.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at  11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn McCrumb to Keynote Eleventh Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 4th – 5th, 2015

April 27, 2015

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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Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference to be held June 5th-6th, 2014

May 30, 2014

This Year’s Keynote Speaker is Susan Gregg Gilmore

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council, in partnership with Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Arts Commission, will be holding the the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference June 5th and 6th, 2014, on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

We are very honored to have as this year’s keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore, critically-acclaimed novelist and author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove and The Funeral Dress.

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference Keynote speaker Susan Gregg Gilmore

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