WriterFest Nashville was established in 2018 as a creative gathering for aspiring writers, published authors, screenwriters, poets, and songwriters. Attendees enjoy conversations with world-class editors, agents, filmmakers, and music business professionals.

Conference attendance is capped at 500 to ensure an intimate experience and a chance for networking among peers and professionals.


Festival Director Ami McConnell is former Editor-In-Chief and Vice President of Howard Books/Simon and Schuster.  Her editing credits include many New York Times bestsellers and numerous award-winners.