“Read. Write. Share” A Writers Workshop and Book Fair

“Read. Write. Share” A Writers Workshop and Book Fair is a one-day writers workshop for authors, writers and any member of the general public interested in learning more about the art of writing, and sharing our unique experiences. Published authors and non-profit groups will also be able to exhibit information, or sell books during the “Book Fair.”

Confirmed Participants: Janis F. Kearney, memoirist, workshop leader;Nichelle Christian, freelance writer, event coordinator; Marla Cantrell, novelist, keynote speaker, panelist; Anita Paddock, novelist, panelist; Quinn Loftis, novelist, panelist; Dawn Bollinger, creative writer, panelist; Cammie Sublette, creative writer, panelist; Linda Seubold, co-publisher, Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine; Doug Kelley, novelist, and Kitty Kline, moderator.

Co-Sponsors:  Writing our World Publishing; Fort Smith Adult Education Center; The Fort Smith Public Library; The Fort Smith Roundtable; The Lincoln Echo Newspaper, UAW Local #9452, and E-Fort Smith Magazine.

When: October 10, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:  Union Hall, 2107 Brazil Street, Fort Smith, AR72908

Workshop Structure:   The day is scheduled as follows: 1) Introductory session by workshop coordinator and sponsors, and an overview of the day; 2) A Writers Circle, a networking session that connects writers and artists; 3) “Writing our Lives” Memoir Writing workshop, an interactive session led by WOW! Publishing founder and author Janis F. Kearney,  4) The workshop luncheon featuring  a keynote presentation by “Do South” Magazine managing editor Marla Cantrell, and a panel discussion on the keys to creating memorable characters and crafting stories that “stick to the bone,” 5) The afternoon session – featuring a panel discussion on Keys to “Writing it South,” creating southern characters, southern voices, southern stories, and        6)  “Sharing our Stories,” an opportunity for published authors to make a five-minute presentations on their books. The day will end with a book fair and exhibit.  A portion of the proceeds from the event, will go to a local nonprofit organization impacting children’s lives.

The workshop fee is $35 per participant – participating authors may exhibit and sell books during the book fair, free of charge. The fee for authors attending either the morning or afternoon sessions, only, is $20.00.  The fee for participating in the book fair only, is $20 per table. Exhibit tables may be set up at 8 a.m.  For more information, contact workshop event coordinator Nichelle Christian at nschristian03@gmail.com , orjanis@wowpublishing.org.  

Registration payment can be made via PayPal tokearney_j@sbcglobal.net, with notation of “Writers Workshop.” Registration is limited to the first 50 participants, and closes September 30, 2015. There is a $30 Early bird rate for participants registering by September 15. (Early bird registrants must pre-pay).