"The Inspired South" Keynotes Free and Open to the Public
On Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 2014, the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts’ Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and Department of English will host the fifth annual Auburn Writers Conference, “The Inspired South.” The conference offers instruction, practice, perspective, and community for both established and emerging writers.
“The Inspired South” will feature two keynotes that are free and open to the public. Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly will present “The Tilted World: How We Wrote a Novel Together and Stayed Married” on Friday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. Michael Knight will give a reading from his latest book, The Typist, on Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m. Both programs will be held in the auditorium of the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Beth Ann Fennelly directs the MFA Program at Ole Miss. She is the author of three books of poetry: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables. She is co-author, along with her husband Tom Franklin, of The Tilted World. Tom Franklin is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.
Michael Knight is the author of two novels, Divining Rod and The Typist, two collections of short stories, Dogfight and Other Stories and Goodnight, Nobody, and a book of novellas, The Holiday Season. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.
The 2014 Auburn Writers Conference is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts’ Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Department of English, Africana Studies, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Department of History, and School of Communication and Journalism, along with the Auburn University Graduate School, Auburn University Outreach, OLLI at Auburn, the Multicultural Center, a unit of the Division of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Auburn University Special Lectures Fund, Southern Humanities Review, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Support the Arts License Tag Fund.
For more information, please visit www.auburnwritersconference.org.
Last Updated: May 31, 2018