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James Agee Conference for Literature and Arts

Call for Papers for 4th Annual James Agee Conference

Scholarly essays and presentation abstracts are now being accepted for inclusion for the James Agee Conference, to be held on Friday, September 13 on the Hardin Valley campus of Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Any subject relating to Appalachian arts, life, and culture is appropriate, with a special interest in Knoxville native James Agee. All scholarly presentations will be held on Friday morning. In the afternoon special master classes will be hosted by recognized experts in their field with a special evening keynote.

Please send all presentation abstracts to Dr. Charles Dodd White at cdwhite2@pstcc.edu no later than July 30, 2019.

Our Speakers


Mesha Maren
Author of Sugar Run


Kim Trevathan
Author of Liminal Zones
(Nature Writing)


Tiffany Williams
Author of When You Go


Leigh Anne Henion
Author of Phenomenal
(Keynote Speaker)