for information about writing a novel, poetry, a children's book -- or
how to publish and market what you've written? Here's an upcoming
conference that won't strain your purse or your nerves.
Carolina Writers' Network one-day spring conference on April 12 on the
UNC Greensboro campus includes a stellar faculty: acclaimed
novelists, editors, poets, memoirists and publishers. Among them: Kim
Church ("Byrd"), Steve Mitchell ("The Naming of Ghosts"), Peggy Payne
("Co-Balt Blue"), Nancy Peacock ("Life without Water"), Mark Smith-Soto
("Any Second Now") and Robin Muira (co-director of Carolina Wren Press).
$99 for NCWN members; $150 for non-members. There's a hefty discount if
you register now. Details: Ed Southern, email@example.com. Or
Dannye Romine Powell has published three collections of poetry (University of Arkansas Press), and a non-fiction book, "Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers" (John Blair). Over her years at the Observer, she's served as book review editor, feature writer, restaurant critic and local news columnist. Count on her for news of Carolinas authors and write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.