February 1–2, 2025 | Knoxville, TN



Anjanette Barr

Dunham Literary

Kaitlyn Katsoupis

Belcastro Literary Agency

Jennie Dunham

Dunham Literary

Eric Smith

P.S. Literary Agency

Marika Flatt

PR by the Book

Jillian David

Jillian David

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Keynote Speaker: Silas House

Silas House is the nationally bestselling author of novels including Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, Southernmost, and Lark Ascending, a novel set in the near future about a young Appalachian man walking across Ireland with a dog and a mysterious woman after an environmental catastrophe.

The novel was a SIBA bestseller and has also been chosen as a Booklist Editor’s Choice, one of Salon’s favorite books of the year, one of Garden and Gun’s selections for Best Southern Books of 2022, and as a top ten most recommended book by independent booksellers across the entire nation in the monthly Indie Next List.

Spend two days immersed in creative energy.

Regardless of your genre or publication goals, the Blue Pen Writers’ Conference can help you elevate your skills and further your career.

Attend workshops on writing, editing, and marketing. Connect with bestselling authors, literary agents, and industry professionals. Explore the creative process and the business of writing, and connect with folks who share your love of storytelling.

Your Registration Includes:

  • Access to the entire two-day conference
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • A door prize entry
  • Fun writerly swag
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Writers’ Conference Location

Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN, 37777
(865) 970-4300

Get directions.

Hotel rooms at the Hilton Knoxville Airport are available at a discounted rate to conference attendees. Book hotel rooms at the discounted conference rate.