Cumberland University


TWA WordFest '09 Bound for Cumberland

On June 12-13, Cumberland University will host the Tennessee Writers Alliance '09 WordFest, a two-day event focused on writing and literature and slated to feature a number of guest speakers, workshops and readings.

Best-selling author Eric Wilson will serve as they keynote speaker for the '09 Wordfest. Wilson is the author of a supernatural suspense trilogy known as Jerusalem's Undead: Field of Blood and Valley of Bones. Haunt of Jackals is due to be released in August 2009. Other works by Wilson include Dark to Mortal Eyes, Expiration Date, A Shred of Truth and novelizations of the movies Fireproof, Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Fireproof (novelization of the movie) spent three months on the New York Times' best-seller list.

Workshop presenters include Wyatt Prunty (poetry), Leon Alligood (multimedia), Dwight Lewis (journalism), J.T. Ellison (mystery), Whitney Ferre (creativity coach), and Kathryn Knight and Etta Wilson (manuscript - first pages). A Friday evening reception at Sherlock's Books will feature readings by William Gay and J. Wes Yoder as well as open mic readings, book signings and music in the courtyard.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events and registration details, please visit the Tennessee Writers Alliance website.