Join Jesse Graves in a workshop about finding voice, a permanent concert for poets and writers. Writing prompts and examples will bring elements of voice into new writing, giving writers the opportunity to explore historical and character-driven topics, as well as their own personal subject matter. We will examine approaches for developing and enriching one’s own voice. Writers will leave this session with new material as well as thoughts and suggestions on how to revise those ideas into finished poems or other writing. This workshop is for writers of all genres.

Jesse Graves is the author of four poetry collections, including the forthcoming Merciful Days. His work received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His books have twice received both the Weatherford Award in Poetry from Berea College, and the Book of the Year in Poetry Award from the Appalachian Writers’ Association. Graves teaches at East Tennessee State University, where he is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor of English. In 2015, he was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of our members and presenters, KWG will be moving our workshops to an online format.
Online KWG Workshops are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for student members. Log in to take advantage of the reduced rates.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and closes at midnight on the Thursday prior to the event to enable our presenters to prepare and send you the login information. Help your presenters plan more effective programs by pre-registering. Check payments must be received by one week before the workshop (Knoxville Writers Guild. P.O. Box 10326 Knoxville TN 37939-0326). 
  • Jesse Graves: Authentic Voice
    May 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Hosted in the KWG Zoom Meeting room