Chattanooga Now Writers converge here for Meacham conference

Chattanooga Now Writers converge here for Meacham conference

March 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The spring Meacham Writers Conference continues through Saturday, with visiting writers offering readings of their works at several sites around town.

Among the visiting writers are international poets Iztok Osojnik from Slovenia and Amir Or from Israel. Other guests include Art Smith, John Hoppenthaler, Cathy Holton, Beth Nugent, Laurel Snyder, Robert Vivian and Terence Hawkins.

The conference is set up so visiting writers can offer feedback and instruction to local writers. The atmosphere is informal, and nonwriters who are avid readers of contemporary prose and poetry are welcome.

The conference is supported primarily by an endowment funded by the late Jean Meacham in honor of her husband, Ellis K. Meacham.

All events are free.

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Noon. Readings in UTC University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room. Authors: Laurel Snyder, Beth Nugent, Rebecca Cook and Sybil Baker.

2-3 p.m. Conferences in UTC University Center.

7 p.m. Readings in UTC's Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science Building, Benwood Auditorium. Authors: Art Smith, Robert Vivian and Richard Jackson.


9 a.m.-2 p.m. Creative-writing workshops, individual conferences and seminars, UTC University Center.

3 p.m. Readings at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Authors: John Hoppenthaler, Terence Hawkins and Iztok Osojnik.


April 14-16: Registration is ongoing for the 16th biennial Conference on Southern Literature, presented by the Arts & Education Council. For more information, click on the link at