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Inaugural Tremont Writers Conference in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Apply by April 30 at to enjoy small group workshops in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry with NCWN Board President Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Janet McCue, & Frank X Walker during the inaugural Tremont Writers Conference taking place this October.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
Event dates:
 October 25-29, 2023
Event location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Townsend, TN
Join renowned authors and professional park educators for a writers conference like no other. Set on a lush, secluded campus in America’s most-visited national park, this five-day intensive will be offered to a small group of selected writers. Faculty members Annette Saunooke ClapsaddleJanet McCue and Frank X Walker will lead small-group workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Powers will lead multiple sessions for the entire group. Writers will also join Tremont naturalists for guided explorations that tap into the region’s cultural and natural history to spark curiosity and wonder.

About the Organization

Tremont Writers Conference is a joint creation of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and Great Smoky Mountains Association, educational nonprofit partners of the National Park Service. Tremont Institute is a residential environmental learning center located inside the national park. Its mission is to deliver experiential learning for youth, educators, and adults through programs that promote self-discovery, critical thinking, and effective teaching and leadership. The primary purpose of Great Smoky Mountains Association is to support the scientific, historical, and interpretive activities of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by providing educational products and services to park visitors.