The Southern Lit Alliance's Celebration of Southern Literature (CSL) and Special Literary Events bring hundreds of readers and writers together to celebrate literature in Chattanooga. During the CSL alone, the Southern Lit Alliance reaches over 10,000 students through its Education Enrichment programs—the Young Southern Student Writers, Writers In Classrooms and Creative Writing Workshops for Teachers.
2013 Young Southern Student Writers Winners
Congratulations to the 2013 Young Southern Student Writers winners! Click here to access the on-line anthology featuring all of this year's honorees.
Young Southern Student Writers
The annual program nurtures students' reading and writing skills throughout the school year. Students in grades K through 12 enter original works in prose and poetry for this important writing competition, judged by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of English. Over 5,300 students are expected to participate during the 2012-2013 school year. Student winners will be announced during the annual awards Ceremony of Distinction at the Tivoli Theatre on April 16, 2013.
The Young Southern Student Writers has grown exponentially since its inception in 1999 as a literacy program of the Southern Lit Alliance's Celebration of Southern Literature.
TEACHERS: Download the 2013-2014 Young Southern Student Writers' guidelines. Entry deadline is December 9, 2013.
The Southern Lit Alliance (formerly the Arts & Education Council) celebrates Southern writers and readers through community education and innovative literary arts experiences. We do this through our programs, the Celebration of Southern Literature, Education Enrichment for children and through Special Literary Events.
With your help, we will continue these important learning opportunities for adults and children.
We sincerely appreciate your support. Thank you!