Chattanooga State Humanities And Fine Arts Faculty To Host Young Writers Conference

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - by Hannah Baker, Chattanooga State

Faculty from the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Chattanooga State Community College are expecting a good turnout from local high school students at the annual upcoming Young Writers Conference focused on creative writing within a multitude of disciplines.  It will be held in Chattanooga State’s Humanities Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Faculty volunteers lead sessions on different genres and elements of fiction, poetry, film, theatre and many other types of writing and performing.  Young adult guest author, Jeff Zenther, will present a reading and lead a discussion at 1 p.m. 

Students at the conference have the opportunity to submit works of poetry, short fiction or nonfiction essays for a writing contest.  A yearly collection of work from each student also will be available for each person in attendance.  An award ceremony for student writing will follow the guest author’s reading. 

For more information, or to be contacted about the 2019 conference, email Stanley “Buck” Weiss at, or call 423-697-5508.

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