Lincoln Memorial University

Appalachian Young Writers

June 19-25
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Harrogate, TN 37752

Note: 2016 Appalachian Young Writers Workhops application deadline has been extended to May 31! 

The Appalachian Young Writers Workshop at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN is a collaboration between LMU and Humanities Tennessee. We are excited about the 4th annual AYWW summer writing week and eagerly welcome new co-director Langston Wilkins from HT. We will miss former co-director Lacey Cook

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, worked with HT program officer Lacey Cook 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.

Schoarlships are available.

To find our more and to register, click here.  



423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752