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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jambalaya Writers' Conference

Terrebonne Parish Library System presents its 10th Annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference & Book Fair. If you are interested in meeting some of your favorite authors or want to learn more about becoming an author yourself, this is the place for you! The day-long conference hosts many noted speakers from across the nation.

This years keynote speaker is Tim O’Brien. He is the author of the critically acclaimed fiction work, The Things They Carried, a story inspired by his experience in the Vietnam War. This book has been recognized by The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Art program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. O’Brien is now a visiting professor and endowed chair at Southwest Texas State University where he teaches Creative Writing.
Other presenters include: Novelists Jennifer Blake (aka Patricia Maxwell), Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Heather Graham, non-fiction authors Carolyn Long and Shirley Laska, children’s authors Robert San Souci and Rose Anne St. Romain, poets Ava Leavell Haymon, Jay Udall, and William Bedford Clark. Nicholas Courage will share strategies for promoting written works. Literary agents Page Wheeler and Rachel Ekstrom and editors Rose Hilliard, Katherine DePalma, and Monique Patterson will be looking for fresh stories from new writers too! Download registration form here.

This conference only costs $35!
For the most current information see the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jambalayawriters

8 comments:

Jai said...

Sounds like a good conference. I'm just a few too many states away.

Jan Newman said...

I wish I were going this year, but I'm not. :( I've read Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods. Great stuff, but I needed a strong stomach at times.

P V Ariel said...

Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for the visit,
Great info here.
Good for the day.
Keep inform
Best

Shawn Yankey said...

Really sounds like this would be a good conference to attend.
Shawn at Laughing at Life 2

Maria Dunn said...

Wow Sylvia, You have offered so much great information in all your A to Z posts. I especially like what you said about eliciting a physical reaction rather than emotional because in the physical one finds the true emotional response. I wish I could make it to this conference. I hope you enjoy it. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

Sabrina West said...

I got stuck on Jambalaya... was this post about something else too? I think it's been too long since I've been back to Louisiana!

Anyway, it sounds like great fun. I really wish I could go - I've learned so very much from writers' conferences.

-Sabrina
(www.theprosers.blogspot.com)
(thanks for stopping by our blog!)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Good conference but I'm way over in Jamaica so...

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Sounds like a great gathering; anything that promotes reading has to be good :).

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