On Saturday, May 6, NCWN-West will host “A Day for Writers” at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St., in Sylva.
Registration is now open.
After morning coffee and a welcome, attendees can choose among workshop offerings that include:
- “Poetry Workshop” with former NC poet laureate and NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Kathryn Stripling Byer
- “The Merry Go Round of Children’s Literature” with Deanna Klingel, author of thirteen books for children
After a short break, the late-morning session offerings include:
- A workshop with Gary Carden, winner of the NC Award for Literature
- “What is a memoir? Where do we begin?” with Glenda Council Beal, NCWN regional rep for Clay County and founder of Writers Circle around the Table
During lunchtime there will be book signings and a door-prize drawing. The afternoon sessions offer workshops such as:
- “Free Verse Isnâ€™t: Sound and Structure in Free Forms” with poet and associate professor of English at WCU, Catherine Carter
- “Why Authors Need Bylines and How to Make that Happen” with Tara Lynn Groth, a freelance writer in Raleigh with a background in marketing and PR
The day concludes with a Publishing and Marketing Panel followed by a Q & A with Tom Davis, founder and publisher of Old Mountain Press; Glenda Council Beal; Tara Lynne Groth; and Deanna Klingel.
The cost to register goes up after March 31; no refunds will be given after April 15.
Members of NCWN (North Carolina Writers’ Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity), automatically become members of NCWN-West (North Carolina Writers’ Network-West), if they live in Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Transylvania, Haywood, and Henderson Counties in North Carolina, and some bordering counties in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. They enjoy both NCWN-West specific benefits and NCWN benefits.
For more about NCWN-West, visit their website, here.