Native novelists to assist lead writers convention

Native novelists to assist lead writers convention
Native novelists to assist lead writers convention

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle and Richard Powers reside on reverse sides of Nice Smoky Mountains Nationwide Park. Quickly, the 2 award profitable novelists will converge within the mountains to assist create the first-ever convention for writers held inside the nationwide park boundary.

The inaugural Tremont Writers Convention is the coordinated effort of two instructional park companions, Nice Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and Nice Smoky Mountains Affiliation. Set on the plush, secluded Tremont campus, the occasion will immerse a small group of chosen writers in an intensive retreat of brainstorming and fine-tuning their work whereas studying about nature and writing in small teams from Oct. 25-29.

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Clapsaddle lives in Cherokee and have become the primary enrolled citizen of the Japanese Band of Cherokee Indians to publish a novel with the discharge of “Even As We Breathe,” a finalist for the Weatherford Award, one among NPR’s Greatest Books of 2020, and winner of the 2021 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.

“A lot of my writing is straight influenced by the pure areas of my residence,” she stated. “Tremont will provide the chance to share that affect with members whereas additionally studying from them and the opposite instructors.”

Frank X Walker

One in every of three writer workshop leaders on the convention, Clapsaddle will work intently with Frank X. Walker, the primary African American Kentucky poet laureate, and nonfiction author Janet McCue, who co-authored “Again of Past: A Horace Kephart Biography” with naturalist George Ellison, profitable the 2019 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.