Lincoln Memorial University

Appalachian Young Writers Workshop

June 18-24, 2017
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Harrogate, TN 37752


The Appalachian Young Writers Workshop at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN is a collaboration between LMU and Humanities Tennessee. 

The Southern Appalachian region is known for its literary traditions. Four of Appalachia’s well-known authors graduated from LMU: James Still, Jesse Stuart, Don West and George Scarborough.  Emma Bell Miles resided at LMU to write and paint for several months, long enough to develop several legends about her stay here. Mark Twain helped raise money to build LMU. And Carl Sandburg visited LMU when he was working on his massive biography of Abraham Lincoln. In 2005 LMU named Silas House Writer-in-Residence, and in 2010, Darnell Arnoult became Writer-in-Residence.

Arnoult, who had taught for a number of years at HT’s Tennessee Young Writers Workshop in Middle Tennessee, works with HT program officer Langston Wilkins to develop and co-direct AYWW in hopes of fostering new generations of writers who will contribute to Appalachian arts and letters. This is an incredible opportunity for our region's young writers.  All young writers, rising 10th graders through just graduated seniors, are eligable to attend.

This year we are accepting applications for both residential students and day students.

Schoarlships are available.

May 13, 2017: postmark deadline for all scholarship applications and materials
May 30, 2017:
postmark and payment deadline for all general applications

To find out more and to register, click here.  



423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752