AEC Conference on Southern Literature
…A Writers' Conference for Readers

SCHEDULE
please note these latest changes to the program:
-Barry Hannah will NOT be attending the Conference due to sudden illness
-Lewis Nordan will NOT be attending the Conference due to an unexpected family illness

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022
Program Venue: Fine Arts Center, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Conference Registration
1:00 PM Welcome
 

Maury Nicely, President, Arts & Education Council
Dr. John D. Petersen, President, The University of Tennessee
Dr. Fred Obear, Interim Chancellor, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Induction of New Members of the Fellowship of Southern Writers (FSW)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Reading -- Robert Morgan
Reading -- Wyatt Prunty
2:15 - 3:30 PM Reading -- Kaye Gibbons
  A Tribute to Larry Brown by Lee Smith
3:45 - 4:30 PM Reading -- Curtis Wilkie: FSW Special Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
Comments by -- Kaye Gibbons, Member, FSW
5:00 - 6:00 PM Livingood Address
George Rable
Sponsored by the Chattanooga Regional History Museum
Benwood Auditorium, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 

Dramatic Reading

8:00 pm a.m. sunday by Jerome Hairston
Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 with Conference badge)
On Conference Shuttle route from 7:15 to 10:15 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022
Program Venue: Tivoli Theatre

8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Conference Registration
Tivoli Theatre Lobby

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Address
Sena Jeter Naslund

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Address
Suzette Francis

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reading - Franklin Burroughs
2005 Cecil Woods, Jr. Award for Nonfiction

Comments by -- George Core, Founding Member, FSW

Reading - Jerome Hairston
2005 Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama
Comments by -- Beth Henley, Member, FSW
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch - On your own
Panel—Insiders Looking Out: Is the Inside Really an Empty Room?
1:30 - 2:45

Panelists:
Fred Chappell
Kaye Gibbons
Josephine Humphreys
Jill McCorkle
Lee Smith

Moderator:
George Garrett

3:00 - 3:45 PM

Address
Daniel Wallace

4:00 - 5:00 PM Reading - Robert Bausch
2005 Hillsdale Award for Fiction
Comments by -- George Garrett, Former Chancellor and Founding Member, FSW
 

Reading -Ron Rash
2005 James Still Award for Writing of the Appalachian South
Comments by -- Lee Smith, Member, FSW

Fellowship of Southern Writers Keynote Address
6:30 PM Welcome -- Susan Robinson, AEC Executive Director
Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Tourist Development
Sally Robinson -- Councilwoman, City of Chattanooga
Presentation -- Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement to George Garrett by Richard Bausch, Chancellor, FSW
 

Keynote Address -- Reynolds Price, Founding Member, Fellowship of Southern Writers
Introduced by -- Lee Smith, Member, FSW

Reception and Book Signings immediately following the Address.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022
Program Venue: Tivoli Theatre

9:00 -9:45 AM

Address
Dorothy Allison

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Reading -- Betty Adcock
2005 Hanes Award for Poetry
Comments by -- James Applewhite, Member, FSW

  Reading -- Thorpe Moeckel
2005 FSW New Award for Poetry
Comments by -- George Garrett, Former Chancellor and Founding Member, FSW

Reading -- David Madden
FSW 2005 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction
Comments by -- Allen Wier, Member, FSW
11:45 - 1:15 PM Luncheon Address
Edward P. Jones
Panel—Outsiders Looking In: Out, Says Who?
1:30 - 2:45

Panelists:
Dorothy Allison
Allan Gurganus
Elizabeth Spencer
Moderator:
John Shelton Reed

2:45 - 3:35 PM

Address
Robert Gordon

3:30 PM

Adjournement
OJ Morgan, 2005 AEC Conference on Southern Literature, Chairperson

Program subject to change

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