Hardin Valley Campus landscape.

James Agee Conference for Literature and Arts

The 2020 Agee conference is canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to return in 2021.

Schedule for September 13 in Goins Auditorium (Hardin Valley Campus)

11-11:50 a.m. - Check-in
11:50 a.m. - Introductory Remarks by Charles Dodd White
12-12:30 p.m. - Editing discussion with Thomas Alan Holmes (East Tennessee State University)
12:30-1 p.m. - Publishing discussion with Beto and Bob Cumming (Iris Press)
1:10-2 p.m. - Nature Writing Master Class with Kim Trevathan
2:10-3 p.m. -  Songwriting Master Class with Tiffany Williams
3:10-4 p.m. -  Fiction Writing Master Class with Caleb Johnson
6 p.m. -  Keynote with Leigh Ann Henion
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Signing with all authors

Books will be available for purchase from Union Avenue Books.

Our Speakers


Caleb Johnson


Kim Trevathan
Author of Liminal Zones
(Nature Writing)


Tiffany Williams
Author of When You Go


Leigh Anne Henion
Author of Phenomenal
(Keynote Speaker)