About the Writers’ Conference

Welcome to the Blue Pen Writers’ Conference! The world is waiting for your writing, and we’re waiting for you.

Early registration ends on August 1, 2024.

Register now for $100 off the registration fee.

Register for the Conference

Get together.

Connect with dedicated writers, publishing professionals, and literary agents. You’ll have plenty of time to get to know attendees and faculty during included breakfasts and luncheons.

Get inspired.

Our workshops cover the craft and business of writing, for indie and traditional authors. Come with a blank notebook, and leave with pages of ideas and excitement.

Get published.

Putting your work out there can be scary, but it can also be exhilarating, especially when you’re surrounded by writers all hoping to see each other succeed. Pitch attending literary agents—they might be your perfect match.

Victoria Griffin

Conference Organizer

Victoria is an East Tennessee author and editor. She is the founder of Blue Pen, and her writing is represented by Sandy Lu of Book Wyrm Literary Agency. Victoria is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, and the Appalachian Studies Association. Learn more about Victoria.


Registration includes:

  • Access to all workshops and talks
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • A door prize entry
  • A swag bag and print program book

The online conference schedule is updated as new workshops and events are added.

After registering, your workshop RSVPs and booked sessions will be added to your personal conference schedule.

Yes, students receive a discounted registration rate.

The venue is connected to McGhee Tyson Airport. Attendees staying at the Hilton Knoxville Airport can access a free shuttle service.