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17th Annual 
Blue Ridge Writers' Conference
The 17th Annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference will be held Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th, 2014 in Blue Ridge, Georgia at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 5pm and is open to the public.    New to this year's conference will be a Workshop Intensive on Friday, April 4th from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Please check the Blue Ridge Writers' Conference website for up to date conference information.
The 2014 Writers' Conference Keynote Speaker will be Claire Cook.  Claire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan when she was 45.   At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of her second novel, MUST LOVE DOGS, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is now the bestselling and award-winning author of ten novels, including WALLFLOWER IN BLOOM and TIME FLIES. Her books have been translated into 14 languages. Find out more at
2014  Conference Speakers include:
Sally Apokedak, Glenda Beall, Elizabeth Dulemba, Jennifer Jabaley, Jennifer Justus, Stellasue Lee and Michelle Moran.

"It's a mini vacation with a
learning experience tied in."

-Betty Elliott
previous conference attendee



Festival attendees can enjoy an art town experience through the many interesting activities provided by our unique downtown: art galleries, theater, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, and many shops... plus the breathtaking beauty of our mountains.
The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce & CVB is a sponsor of the

Registration Information:


Writers' Workshop Intensive will be held on Friday, April 4th, 2014 from 10:30 to 2:30.

Opening reception will be held on Friday evening, April 4th, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

The Conference will take place on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the Saturday conference. 

Critique services will also be available.


Registration fees and Itinerary information are available at:  




Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center 

420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Phone: 706.632.2144
Fax: 706.632.7785

Gallery Hours:
10am - 6pm

Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Monday



Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (The Art Center) is a 501c3 nonprofit arts council for the mountains of North Georgia, East Tennessee, and Western North Carolina. © 2011-2012 Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, All rights reserved. Last modified April 2012