Auburn Writers Conference

Auburn Writers Conference

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.

Visit the main page for information on directions, lodging, and vendor opportunities. 

Sponsored by:

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

Southern Humanities Review

Yogafly Studio

Donald E. Davis Arboretum

Last Updated: December 08, 2016