January Jumpstart XX – January 10-12, 2020

by | Dec 19, 2018

It’s time to mark your calendars for January Jumpstart XX on January 10-12, 2020, to be held at the Best Western Morristown Conference Center in Morristown, TN, Exit 8 off I-81.

Charles Dodd White will lead Fiction; Bill Brown will lead Poetry.

Saturday’s session will run 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (EST).

Registration Info

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

Meals: Attendees are responsible for their own meals, except for lunch on Saturday.

Participation Limit: 20 per workshop.

Registration Deadline: December 27, 2019.

Registration Form: Click the button below.


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 theorrs@usit.net

Fiction—Charles Dodd White

Charles Dodd White

Charles Dodd White is a recipient of the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award for excellence in Appalachian Literature, Appalachian Book of the Year, a Jean Ritchie Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and an individual artist’s grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. He is author of the novels In the House of Wilderness (Ohio University Press, 2018), A Shelter of Others (2014), and Lambs of Men (2010), and the story collection Sinners of Sanction County (2011). White is editor of the contemporary Appalachian story anthologies Degrees of Elevation (2010) and Appalachia Now  (2015). He is an associate professor at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Poetry—Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Bill Brown is the author of eleven poetry collections and a writing textbook; his most recent publication is The Cairns: New and Selected Poems, released in 2018 from 3: A Taos Press in Denver. 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 is a two-time recipient 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 Writers Alliance named Brown its 2011 Writer of the Year.