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Let There Be Lit!

The AEC Conference on Southern Literature returns for its 16th biennial celebration on April 14-16, 2011, in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee. Recently described as "the leading literary event in the South," by literary critic Louis D. Rubin, Jr., the AEC Conference attracts over 1,000 readers and writers from all over the United States.

What makes the AEC Conference on Southern Literature a leading literary event? Regular attendees say it's the "approachable and friendly writers," the "diversity of the speakers and topics" and the "wonderful ambiance." It'page/about-csl/bookmark-it" class="readmore">Continue Reading

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Grant Support Provided By

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

Media Sponsors

Brewer Media - Chattarati - WDEF News 12 - WUTC 88.1

Program Partners

Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

L. Hardwick & Kitty Caldwell - Memorial Healthcare System - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English - Wild Hare Books

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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