Call for Papers


The James Agee Conference is announcing it official call for papers for its second annual conference, to be held October 6-7, 2017 at the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN. The gathering will feature writing workshops with several notable writers from the region. 

Paper submissions should be of conference length and treat any aspect of Appalachian culture, to include writing, film, art, photography, music, or linguistics. Both affiliated and independent scholars are encouraged to apply. There is no cost for attendance or participation.

Please send all proposals to Charles Dodd White at cdwhite2@pstcc.edu no later than July 30, 2017.


Our Speakers

Those scheduled include Darnell Arnoult (Poetry), Taylor Brown (Fiction), Erik Reece (Nonfiction), and a keynote address by Silas House.


Darnell Arnoult
author of GALAXIE WAGON

Taylor Brown
author of RIVER OF KINGS

Erik Reece 
author of UTOPIA DRIVE

Silas House
Keynote Speaker