SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, November 3, 2017

 

FSW Poetry Reading and Discussion

9:00 – 10:15 at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​

Andrew Hudgins, Rodney Jones, and C.Dale Young

 

FSW Prose Reading and Discussion

9:00 – 10:15 at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​

Elizabeth Cox, Bobbie Ann Mason, Terry Roberts, and Tony Earley

 

FSW Poetry Reading and Discussion

10:30 – 11:45 at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​

Kate Daniels, T.J. Jarrett, and T.R. Hummer

 

FSW Prose Reading and Discussion

10:30 – 11:45 at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​

George Singleton, Richard Bausch, Liza Wieland, and Rion Amilcar Scott

 

FSW Awards Luncheon 

12:00 – 2 PM at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Awards from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and induction of new members,

Craft of Beginnings (Panel Discussion//FSW): How to Start a Novel or Short Story

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Wyatt Prunty, Tom Franklin, Steve Yarbrough, and Lee Smith

Panelists read favorite beginnings, both their own and those by other authors, and discuss how to get a story off to a great start. 

 

Fact to Fiction

3:45 – 5:00 PM at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jayne Anne Phillips, Jim Grimsley, and Charles Frazier

FSW Discuss the process of bringing facts into colorful stories

 

Keynote Speaker

Wendell Berry

5:30 – 6:30 PM at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

 

Private FSW Dinner and Business Meeting

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga​

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

 

Books for Breakfast

8:00 – 11:00 AM at Lindsay Street Hall

Informal coffee, conversation, and book signing with authors

 

True Grit (Panel Discussion//FSW)

9:00 – 9:45 AM at Bessie Smith Hall

Jill McCorkle, Brad Watson, and Allan Gurganus

Panelists discuss writing across gender to create powerful Southern characters.

 

Stories of the Southern Wilderness (Panel Discussion//FSW)

10:00 – 10:45 AM at Bessie Smith Hall

Maurice Manning, Tim Gautreaux, Silas House, and Wendell Berry

Panelists discuss the interplay of literature, advocacy, and environmental consciousness.

I’ll Fly Away (Panel Discussion//FSW)

11:00 – 11:45 at Bessie Smith Hall

Randall Kenan, Brooks Haxton, and Fred Hobson

Panelists discuss the crossroads of spirituality and race in Southern Literature.

 

Pig vs. Cow BBQ 

Noon – 2:00 PM at Lindsay Street Hall​

With keynote discussion by John Shelton Reed and Roy Blount, Jr.​

 

Villains (Panel Discussion//FSW)

2:00 – 3:00 PM at Bessie Smith Hall

Beverly Lowery, Ron Rash, and Robert Bausch

Panelists read passages from their work featuring antagonists and discuss the character of villainy in literature.

Harper Lee (Panel Discussion//FSW)

3:00 – 4:00 PM at Bessie Smith Hall

Allen Wier and Wayne Flynt

Panelists discuss the legacy and influence of Harper Lee.

 

Book Signings: The Roots of Literary Music

2:00 – 5:00 PM at Lindsay Street Hall​

Stories and Song with Matraca Berg, Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle 

Ticketed private dinners with authors

– FSW Members TBD

6:00 PM at various locations

A Literary Feast

NOV 3 & 4, 2017

Chattanooga, TN

Announcing the 2017

Fellowship of Southern

Writers Award Winners

Rion Amilcar Scott       Hillsdale Award

C. Dale Young               Hanes Prize for Poetry

Liza Wieland                 Robert Penn Warren Award

T. J. Jarrett                     George Garrett Award

T.R. Hummer                Donald Justice Award

Terry Roberts                 James Still Award

Wayne Flynt                  Woodward Franklin Award

Jireh Holder                   Bryan Family Drama Award

Southern Lit Alliance is pleased to welcome these esteemed writers to SouthWord in Chattanooga this  November!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Norma and Olan Mills
Kennedy Foundation

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