Fall Meeting

Fall Meeting

Fall 2019 Works-in-Progress Event

Join us at for the Fall 2019 MidSouth WPA Works-in-Progress Event on Friday, September 20th at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

UTC Library exterior pic
UTC Library

This event will bring together writing program/writing center administrators, faculty, and students from the MidSouth region (Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Georgia, and Alabama). Participants will share drafts of and receive feedback on current scholarly and/or administrative projects; work with others in related interest groups; and have dedicated time for writing. The environment will be supportive, collaborative, and low-stakes.

Two sessions are planned: a Friday morning plenary, in which participants briefly share their work with the entire group; a Friday afternoon working session, during which participants can collaborate with others in shared areas of scholarly interest. Participants will also enjoy a Friday evening social event, to be held off-campus.

Registration is free of charge and includes Friday coffee, lunch, and an off-campus happy hour event.

Please watch this space and the WPA Midsouth website (www.mswpa.org) for additional details.

All best,
Luke Niiler, President, WPA-Midsouth
Beth Leahy, TN Representative and local host, WPA-Midsouth

Please contact Luke Niiler at lpniiler [at] ua [dot] edu.

Date, Time, and Location

Friday, September 20th, 10am-3pm
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Library
Southern Writers Room- Room 440
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Registration Information

Registration is open and free.


Friday, September 20:

9:00 am: Closed meeting of the executive board

10am-12pm: Morning session

12:00 pm: Lunch

1pm-3pm: Afternoon working groups

Area Hotels

If you plan to stay in Chattanooga for this event, these hotels, located downtown Chattanooga, are all within a mile of UTC. 

Courtyard by Marriott
200 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37402

Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown
311 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chattanooga Downtown
434 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37402


Please contact Luke Niiler at lpniiler [at] ua [dot] edu for questions concerning the program, and Beth Leahy at elizabeth-leahy [at] utc [dot] edu for questions concerning location.