TMW January Jumpstart XVIII - January 12-14, 2018

Do you believe it's time mark your calendars for January Jumpstart XVII on January 12-14, 2018. It will be at the Best Western Morristown Conference Center in Morristown, TN, at Exit 8 off I-81. Darnell Arnoult will lead Fiction and Bill Brown returns to lead Poetry. Saturday session will run 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday session 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Registration Fees: $150.
Coffee and tea before the morning sessions and Saturday lunch are included.

      Darnell Arnoult - Fiction

Fiction leader Darnell Arnoult is Writer-in-Residence at Lincoln Memorial University and author of the novel Sufficient Grace and What Travels With Us: Poems, winner of the Weatherford Award and named SIBA Poetry Book of the Year. Her short prose and poetry have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including Southern Cultures, Southwest Review, Asheville Poetry Review, and Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia. Her second collection, Galaxie Wagon: Poems, is forthcoming from LSU Press in spring 2016. She is co-editor of Drafthorse: A literary Journal of Work and No Work. She lives in Cumberland Gap, TN.


    Bill Brown - Poetry

Poetry leader Bill Brown is the author of nine poetry collections and a writing textbook. His most recent titles are Elemental (3: A Taos Press 2014), The News Inside (Iris Press 2010), and Late Winter (Iris Press 2008). In 1999 Brown wrote and co-produced the Instructional Television Series, Student Centered Learning, for Nashville Public Television. The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him The Distinguished Teacher in the Arts. He has been a Scholar in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a two-timerecipient of Fellowships in poetry from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Brown has published hundreds of poems and articles in college journals, magazines and anthologies. The Tennessee Wrtiers Alliance named Brown the 2011 Writer of the Year. He lives wih his wife, Suzanne, and a tribe of cats in the hills north of Nashville.

Meals: Attendees are responsible for their own meals. 
Participation Limit: 20 per workshop.
Registration Deadline: December 30, 2017.
Registration Form: Click here for the registration form.
Room Reservations: Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. Rate is $82.95 + tax for single or double. Full breakfast is included. Call (423) 587-2400 and mention TMW/January Jumpstart.
Additional Information: Contact Sue Richardson Orr at

This event is funded in part under an agreement with the
Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.