MEACHAM WRITERS’ CONFERENCE RETURNS FOR SPRING 2011
Offering free readings and workshops twice a year, the biannual conference connects local writers with award-winning authors.
Chattanooga, Tennessee (February 10, 2011) – Since 1985 the Meacham Writers’ Conference has been an opportunity for the Chattanooga community improve their own writing, as well as appreciate the work of nationally and internationally acclaimed authors. Each conference includes public readings by the visiting authors, as well as workshops, individual conferences, and seminars for local writers to receive feedback and instruction from the published writers. Held March 24-26th, all events are free and open to the public.
Visiting writers this conference include Iztok Osojnic and Amir Or from Slovenia and Israel, respectively, Art Smith, John Hoppenthaler, Cathy Holton, Beth Nugent, Laurel Snyder, Robert Vivian and Terrence Hawkins.
Readings will be held Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm at Chattanooga State, Health Science Center, HSC 1085, as well as a community reading/reception at 909 Oak Street Fortwood (near UTC) at 9:00pm; Friday, March 25 at 12:00pm at UTC, University Center, Raccoon Mountain room, 7:00 pm at UTC, EMCS building, Benwood Auditorium; and Saturday, March 26 3:00pm at the Chattanooga Theatre Center.
A combination of creative writing workshops, individual conferences and seminars will be held on Saturday, March 26th from 9:00am to 2:00pm at UTC’s University Center. Additionally, there will be an hour of individual conferences on Friday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
All those who submit works for review will be assigned to a seminar with a writer in the genre they have submitted. In addition, participants may indicate their preference for an individual workshop, group workshop, or participation in both. There are, however, limited spaces for individual conferences, and organizers will set priorities in filling those slots.
To participate, writers MUST submit their work by March 1st. Up to three poems or up to twelve double-spaced pages of prose can be submitted. Please visit http://meachamwriters.org/submissions.htm to submit and for more information. Online submission is preferred, however, if absolutely necessary, participants may bring three copies each of their work in collated packets to Richard Jackson, Meacham Writer's Workshop, UTC Engl. Department #2703, 203 Holt Hall.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 4th!