Fall Creative Writing Conference: Truth or Dare: Writing Beyond the Boundaries of Form, Genre, Tough Topics & Taboo

Each Fall, MTSU Write celebrates its mission by hosting the Creative Writing Conference on the MTSU campus.  The Conference brings together students, mentors, alumni, and members of the community for learning, networking, and recognizing program graduates.

Below is the information for our 2022 conference. More details to come!

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is “Truth or Dare: Writing Beyond the Boundaries of Form, Genre, Tough Topics & Taboo'' and will feature workshops and presentations that will invite you to edge out of your comfort zone, be it in terms of writing in a new form or genre or approaching topics that scare you.

Keynote Speaker

We are excited to share that our Fall 2022 Keynote Speaker will be acclaimed writer Sequoia Nagamatsu!

Sequoia Nagamatsu
SEQUOIA NAGAMATSU is the author of the National Bestselling novel, HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK (2022), named a New York Times Editors' Choice, as well as the story collection, WHERE WE GO WHEN ALL WE WERE IS GONE (Black Lawrence Press). His work has appeared in publications such as Conjunctions, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Tin House, Iowa Review, Lightspeed Magazine, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories, and has been listed as notable in Best American Non-Required Reading and the Best Horror of the Year. He was educated at Grinnell College (BA) and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (MFA), and he teaches creative writing at Saint Olaf College and the Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency MFA program. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, the writer Cole Nagamatsu, their cat Kalahira, their real dog Fenris, and a robot dog named Calvino. 

Conference Schedule

The 2022 Fall Conference will have both virtual and in-person components!

Save the dates: September 23 (virtual) and 24 (on campus).

Details forthcoming. Registration will open July 1!

Fall 2022 Title

Questions or Comments

Please send an email to mtsuwrite@mtsu.edu.