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WriterFest Nashville

WriterFest Nashville, a new festival celebrating books and writers, debuts November 8 - 9, 2018, on the Lipscomb University campus. Registration is open at

Ticket price includes admission to the two-day event; three meals; three keynote sessions; and your choice of over 30 classes with bestselling authors across genres, successful screenwriters, poets, songwriters PLUS the folks behind the art: agents, editors, and producers. 

Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment & the Arts will host the festival along with the Department of English & Modern Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. WriterFest Nashville sponsor and retail partner, Parnassus Books, will host book sales at the festival and will feature speakers' books in store.

“Nashville is a magnet for writers,” says Ami McConnell, Founder and Festival Director for WriterFest Nashville. “WriterFest aims to empower, inspire, and connect them.”  

Ami McConnell is founder and Festival Director of WriterFest Nashville. She is former Editor-in-Chief and Vice President, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, and her editing credits include numerous New York Times bestsellers and award-winning titles. Ami has edited renowned authors Colleen Coble, Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, and Wm. Paul Young. She has served on the Advisory Board of The Buechner Institute at King College and is an active member of the Women’s National Book Association. Ami is co-author with Candace Cameron Bure of Kind Is the New Classy (2018, HarperCollins).