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On Friday and Saturday, Oct.16-17, 2015, the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts’ Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and Department of English will host the sixth annual Auburn Writers Conference, “Literary Harvests: Creativity and Sustainability.” The conference offers instruction, practice, perspective and community for both established and emerging writers.

The conference will feature two keynotes that are free and open to the public. David Gessner will give Friday’s keynote address at 3 p.m. He is the award-winning author of "All the Wild That Remains," "Return of the Osprey," "My Green Manifesto," "The Tarball Chronicles," and other books. Janisse Ray will give Saturday’s keynote address at 1:30 p.m. Ray is a writer, naturalist and activist. She is the author of several books, including "The Seed Underground," "Pinhook" and "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood." Both keynotes will be held in room 2222/2223 of the Auburn University Student Center. The keynotes are supported by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn’s Alice M. Leahy Lecture Fund.

For more information, please visit the conference website, follow the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities on Twitter and using #AWC15, or visit the Facebook page for updates.