Auburn Writers Conference: Artful Crossroads

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Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center
241 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36830

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Sponsored by Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Date: October 18th - October 19th, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

“Artful Crossroads: Where the Arts Intersect” invites writers and readers to come together and talk not only about craft and publishing, but about the ways in which our words reflect other forms of art. For some, it will be the creation of characters who happen to be artists, for others, it might be the fusing of literature with another kind of artistic expression, such as music, visual art, or performance. The 2013 conference will feature keynote speakers Cristina Garcia, finalist for the National Book Award and author of the upcoming King of Cuba, and Taylor Mali, one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. Also featured: Chantel Acevedo, A. Manette Ansay, Emma Bolden, David and Jeanne Heidler, Skip Horack, Keetje Kuipers, Kevin Moffett, Michael Farris Smith, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett, and Kristin Tubb, among others. Visit the conference website for an updated list of writers and workshops. Registration fees are as follows: Full conference, $250; Friday or Saturday only, $150. Students may register at a rate of $20 per day ($35 per day including lunch). The 2013 Auburn Writers Conference is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts’ Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities, Department of English, Department of Music, Department of Theatre, School of Communication & Journalism, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, the Southern Humanities Review, and the Auburn University Special Lectures Fund. For more information, please visit our conference website,, follow the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities on Twitter (@cmdcah, #AWC13) or join us on Facebook (@The Auburn Writers Conference) for updates.