Get ready for another round of the Meacham Writers’ Workshop

UTC will host its annual writers’ workshop on + off campus — here’s what you need to know if you want to check out one or more of the events.

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will host its annual Meacham Writers’ Workshop Thursday, Sept. 21-Saturday, Sept. 23, featuring panels, readings, and receptions on different creative writing genres.

Check out the full schedule — note: all events are free to attend + books from the featured authors will be available to purchase at most.


  • 5-7:30 p.m. | UTC Library’s Roth Reading Room | Opening reception (ticketed wine reception) and readings from Xu Xi, Justin Wymer + Jamie Quatro — RSVP


  • 12-1:30 p.m. | University Center’s auditorium | Readings from Jenny Sadre Orafai, Karen Babine, Jasmine Tabor + Amy Wright
  • 5-7:30 p.m. | Stove Works | Book release reception and readings from Earl Braggs, Sybil Baker, Kris Whorton + Andrew Najberg


All panels will be held at the University Center’s Raccoon Mountain Room

  • 12-1 p.m. | Horror writing featuring Andrew Najberg, Russell Helms, Jessi Ann York + Christian J. Collier
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Visiting writers Jamie Quatro, Amy Wright, Xu Xi + Jenny Sadre Orafai (with Sybil Baker moderating)
  • 3-4 p.m. | Sequoya Review student readings

Bonus: Check out other Meacham events happening throughout September + October — the first one will be a Zine Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Stove Works.

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