ETSU to present the Buffalo Mountain Writer’s Workshop for Creative Non-Fiction

East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development will present the Buffalo Mountain Writer’s Workshop for Creative Non-Fiction this fall.

The event will begin with guest author Jim Minick presenting a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens in Unicoi County. The Farmhouse is co-sponsoring the event.

Minick says the series is a “writing course focusing on the diverse forms of this genre—one that requires us to create art from our own lives and the world around us” through such venues as memoirs, biography or travelogues.

Minick is the author of The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family, published by Thomas Dunne of St. Martin’s Press. The book was named the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance “Best Non-fiction Book” for 2010.

The series will continue with ETSU instructor Charles Moore teaching a five-week class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. from Nov. 1 through Dec. 1 on the ETSU campus. Moore has taught composition and literature as an adjunct instructor and has presented many lectures on Appalachia. His blogspots may be viewed at and

The one-day writer’s workshop has a fee of $59, which includes lunch; the weekly class is $49; and a combination of the two has a registration fee of $89.

For more information, contact the ETSU Office of Professional Development at (800) 222-3878, or visit the Web site at


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