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Blue Pen Writers' Conference set for February 2024
Published July 17, 2023

KNOXVILLE — Blue Pen and Victoria Griffin will present the first annual Blue Pen Writers' Conference in Knoxville.

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The two-day conference will feature workshops and talks by literary agents and bestselling authors, including Silas House, the nationally bestselling author of novels including A Parchment of Leaves and Lark Ascending. Writers will have opportunities to pitch agents, submit their work for publication, and receive professional critiques.

Blue Pen is an editing and book design company founded by author and editor Victoria Gri.

The 2024 conference will take place February 17–18 at the Hilton Knoxville Airport. Attending agents include Kaitlyn Katsoupis of Belcastro Agency and Eric Smith of P.S. Literary Agency.

Registration costs $395 ($355 for students) until October 31 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register for the event, please visit

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