January Jumpstart XXIV
Tennessee Mountain Writers presents January Jumpstart XXIV
Saturday – Sunday, January 13-14, 2024
Mark your calendar for our January Jumpstart XXIV on January 13 – 14, 2024, in person at the Comfort Inn in Oak Ridge, TN. We will have tracks in both Poetry and Fiction.
Poetry Leader Connie Jordan Green
is the author of four books of poetry: Slow Children Playing and Regret Comes to Tea, from Finishing Line Press; Household Inventory, winner of the Brick Road Poetry Press 2013 Award; and most recently, Darwin’s Breath from Iris Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She belongs to the Tennessee Mountain Writers (Board of Directors), Knoxville Writers’ Guild, Academy of American Poets, and the Authors Guild; she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Tennessee Hall of Fame for Writers, and a Tribute to the Arts Award from the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. She and her husband Richard, a retired engineer, have three children and seven grandchildren.
Fiction leader Darnell Arnoult
is author of the novel Sufficient Grace, as well as three poetry collections What Travels With Us, Galaxie Wagon, and the forthcoming Incantations. Her shorter works have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She holds an MA from NCSU and an MFA from University of Memphis and she offers a constellation of workshops and services for writers and writing communities. She is the recipient of the SIBA Poetry Book of the Year Prize, Weatherford Award, Chaffin Award, and Hobson Award in Arts and Letters. She lives with her family in Mebane, NC.