Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018


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Springer Opera House
103 East 10th Street
Columbus, GA

Admission Fees

$50 for conference
$25 for wine-and-cheese poetry reading on Friday, Sept. 28th 6:30pm
$40 for dinner theater showcase of one-act play winners from 2017 contest


The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference returns in 2018 with Jennifer Horne, Poet Laureate of Alabama, Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center, screenwriter Ty Manns, children’s book author Steve Scott, and Columbus’s own David Johnson, among other authors and literary celebrities.

The annual event will be held at the historic Springer Opera House, the State Theater of Georgia, in Columbus, Georgia on September 28-29. The conference, now in its 12th year, brings together lovers of the literary arts through various panels, master classes, and networking events.

Highlights of the conference include a discussion of the burgeoning film industry in Georgia, an author’s forum, a keynote talk on the creative process, poetry readings, contests, networking, and Master Classes on a variety of topics, including screenwriting.

The conference begins with a wine-and-cheese party at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn. Join us to meet the conference faculty as well as authors, playwrights, screenplay writers, poets, and literary enthusiasts in one of Columbus’ most beautiful locations. The event includes poetry readings in the inn’s courtyard. Friday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 pm.

The Master Classes will be held at the Springer Opera House on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8-4:30.

New this year is a dinner theater showcasing the top three award-winning one-act plays from the 2017 contest. To be held at The Loft at 7pm on Sept. 29, the theater event combined with the offerings of the Loft’s fabulous chefs concludes the conference.

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