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James Agee Conference

James Agee Conference

Saturday, March 2, 2024

The James Agee Conference returns to an in-person event at the Strawberry Plains Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. The event is once again free and open to the public. This day-long gathering features writers and artists from throughout the region and is part of the Pellissippi State Libraries Appalachian Heritage Project. All presentations will be held in the campus library.


Anna Laura Reeve, Poetry
Arwen Donahue, Creative Nonfiction
Zackary Vernon, Young Adult Fiction
Micah McCrotty, Rare Book Collecting
Fiddling Leona and J.P. Mathes, Musical Performance


The event is free, but we do request you register beforehand.


  • 9 a.m. Welcome, Check-in
  • 9:20 a.m. Introduction by Charles Dodd White
  • 9:30 a.m.  Anna Laura Reeve
  • 10:15 a.m.  Break
  • 10:30 a.m. Arwen Donahue
  • 11:15 a.m. Break
  • 11:30 a.m. Micah McCrotty
  • Noon Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 p.m. Fiddling Leona and J.P. Mathes
  • 2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:30 p.m. Zackary Vernon
  • 3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. Book Signing with the authors
  • 4-4:30 p.m. open mic for attendees who want to read their own work