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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 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:

1:00 Registration and Welcome

1:30-2:45 slots
Maurice Ruffin: TBA
Christina Stoddard: Fairy Tales, Superheroes, and Magic: Writing from Your Imagination
Elijah Burrell: Finding Music and Place: Writing about Heartbreak and Loss

2:45-4:00 slots
Anne Barngrover: Making the Ugly Beautiful and the Beautiful Ugly: Writing Real Characters
Chris McCoy: The Page and the Reel: Writing for Film
James Cherry: TBA

4:00-5:15 slots
Danian Darrell Jerry: Close to Home: Writing about Family Relationships
Christian Anton Gerard: Cant Stop the Feeling: Electric, Wavy Writing with Your Phone
Heather Dobbins: My Life in Widening Circles that Reach Out Across the World: Writing What We Know to Connect to Others

All sessions will occur at Circuit Playhouse.  

Participants must be 12 to 17 to attend.  

Scholarships available based on need.  Contact Knox Shelton at kshelton@literacymidsouth.org for more information.


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



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


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