Clarksville, Tennessee, was a pivotal center of the Southern Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Writers of the era living in Clarksville included Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Scott, Caroline Gordon and Allen Tate. Additional writers, including Cleanth Brooks, Ford Madox Ford, Donald Davidson, Katherine Ann Porter, Robert Lowell, Andrew Lytle, Malcolm Cowley, Frances and Brainard Cheney and others gathered to write and discuss their work at "Benfolly," Tate and Gordon's home overlooking the banks of the Cumberland River. Their Clarksville home became a Mecca for writers of the Southern Renaissance, and from that site poured literature which enriched the American scene. In that great tradition, we offer you the Sixteenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

 

Registration for the Sixteenth Annual Clarksville Writers Conference will open soon. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.


We offer a complete package including all conference activities, as well as a la carte options. Discounted rates are available for early registration, which is postmarked on or before July 29, 2021. Late registration is postmarked between July 30 and August 5, 2021. Queries may be directed to the registrar, Katie Kennedy, at writers@artsandheritage.us or (931) 551-8870.

  • COMPLETE PACKAGE ... $225/$245
    Includes Thursday and Friday workshops/presentations and Thursday evening banquet.
  • TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS ... $190/$200
    Includes BOTH Thursday, August 12, AND Friday, August 13, workshops/presentations at Austin Peay State University's Art + Design Building. Lunches and refreshments included.
  • ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS ... $100/$110
    Includes EITHER Thursday, August 12, OR Friday, August 13, workshops/presentations at Austin Peay State University's Art + Design Building. Lunch and refreshments included.
  • BANQUET ONLY ... $50/$60
    Includes ONLY the banquet on Thursday, August 12. "Meet the Authors" reception and book signing at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm.