Whether generating a new piece of fiction from an old story you scrapped or tuning your poetic ear to abandoned aphorisms and slang, every writer knows the pleasure of creating something new from something old. Writing is nothing if not the sustainable and sustaining work of our lives. And that writing is fed by the cultural and ecological connections we all work to preserve in our communities and across our landscapes. At our 6th annual gathering of writers and readers, the Auburn Writers Conference will be celebrating Literary Harvests: Creativity and Sustainability. With poets Jennifer Chang and Martha Serpas, nonfiction writers David Gessner and Janisse Ray, fiction writer Michael Martone, and many other award-winning authors, we will be rediscovering that enduring intersection of words and the dirt they grow from.
We invite you to join us on October 16-17, 2015 at the Auburn University Student Center for instruction, practice, perspective, and community, among writers and readers who are reworking the fertile soil of memory, imagination, and language.
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Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities
Auburn University Department of English
Alabama State Council on the Arts
Auburn University Academic Sustainability
Auburn University College of Education
Auburn University Graduate School
Auburn University Outreach
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University and the Alice M. Leahy Endowment