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Mid-South Book Festival Student Writers Conference
Circuit Playhouse
Memphis, TN
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Mid-South Book Festival Student Writers Conference
Future writers of the Mid-South, this event is for you!  Join us for the Mid-South Book Festival's inaugural Student Writers Conference.  Connect with some of the Mid-South's most respected, experienced authors, all pledging to help you grow and succeed as a writer.  The Mid-South Book Festival Student Writers Conference will help you realize your full potential as a burgeoning writer!

Schedule of Events:

11:30am-12:00pm: Registration

12:00-12:30pm: Welcome and Introductions

12:30-1:45pm: Breakout Sessions
Like It May Rain Today: Writing Memory and Senses with Cheryl Lynn Smart
From the Page to the Screen with Rachel Taylor
Retelling Tales: Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales with Tara Mae Mulroy

1:45-3:00pm Breakout Sessions
Writing from the Margins with Jonathan May
From the Radio to the Page: Integrating Songs into Writing with James Dickson
Authentic Voice in Playwriting with Natalie Parker-Lawrence

3:00-4:15pm Breakout Sessions
Persona Poetry and Fiction: Writing from Another's Point of View with Elaine Scudder-Walters
Writing Home: Memoirs with Lonette Robinson
Writing Fiction About Jobs with Eric McQuade

Readings and signings by authors

All sessions will occur at Circuit Playhouse.  

Participants must be 12 to 17 to attend.  

Scholarships available based on need.  Contact Kdean@literacymidsouth.org for more information.


Circuit Playhouse (View)
51 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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