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"The Legacy of Cormac McCarthy"

Fall 2024 Cormac McCarthy Society Conference

October 3-5, 2024

Crowne Plaza Hotel

401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN

Join us for our next Cormac McCarthy Society conference in the heart of Knoxville! Events will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, October 3, and run through Saturday, October 5. Author Ron Rash will give the keynote on Friday evening at the East Tennessee History Center and will follow the keynote with a book signing. On Sunday, Bill Hardwig will lead an optional walking tour of Cormac-related sites in the area.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of McCarthy's work. Submit one- or two-paragraph proposals to by June 15.

Conference attendees can reserve rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the special rate of $140/night using this link. When you fill in the arrival and departure dates, the conference rate will show up. This link will work until September 3--after that, you may have to contact the hotel directly to make a reservation, which you can do at 865-522-2600. 

Registration for the conference is now open! Registration rates are $150 for Society members and $175 for non-members until September 3. After that, rates will increase to $175 for Society members and $200 for non-members. You can register using the links below, and you can join the Society here if you are not already a member. 

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