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18th Annual 
Blue Ridge Writers' Conference
The 18th Annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference will be held Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th, 2015 in Blue Ridge, Georgia at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 5pm and is open to the public.  This year's conference will also host a Workshop Intensive on Friday, April 10th from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Please check the Blue Ridge Writers' Conference website for up to date conference information.
The 2015 Writers' Conference Keynote Speaker will be Victoria Wilcox.  Victoria Wilcox is founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday.  Her work with the house led to eighteen years of original research and inspired her novel trilogy, Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.  She has been advisor and contributor to many other authors, and has lectured extensively and appeared on various television programs relating to her work. 
      A member of the Western Writers of America, Wilcox's writing on the Old South and Wild West has been featured in such publications as TrueWest Magazine and North Georgia Journal.  Drawing on her lifelong love of music and theatre, she has written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical Goin' to Zion!, along with numerous smaller theatrical works.  Inheritance is the first book in the Southern Son saga, and with it Victoria was honored as the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel.  Gone West, the second book in the series, was released in May 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing.  For more information about Victoria Wilcox, click on
2015  Conference Speakers include:
Amy Blackmarr, Dawn Cusick, Louise McKinney, Brian Seidman, Patricia Sprinkle, and Kathleen Thompson

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

-Betty Elliott
previous conference attendee



Conference 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 10th, 2015 from 10:30 to 2:30.

Opening reception will be held on Friday evening, April 10th, 2015 from 5 pm to 6 pm.

The Conference will take place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 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