Showing posts with label Marcia Hawley Barnes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marcia Hawley Barnes. Show all posts

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Marcia Hawley Barnes receives the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Childrens Books, for 2016


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Marcia Hawley Barnes, a writer and member of the North Carolina Writers' Network-West, has received the Georgia Author of the Year Award in Childrens Books, for her book Tobijah. Barnes received the award on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the 53rd Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards. Her book, Tobijah, placed first in the children's category. There were 126 nominees in 14 categories, and over 230 authors and literary enthusiasts attended the banquet and ceremony. Published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Marcia's heart warming story of friendship was illustrated by Doreyl Ammons Cain. You can find Marcia's book at: CSABookscom.

Tobijah is a delightful story emphasizing that even though many of us are different, we are not alone. The story holds the attention of young readers as Tobijah, a duck, tries to find a friend. This story is well written with the young reader in mind. It teaches through the story that helping and encouraging others can be a rewarding experience. Children can relate to the characters, and the story moves along emerging in a satisfactory outcome. Taking young readers on journey, an exploration of life, it entertains and holds their attention. Tobijah has memorable characters, an engaging plot, and is fun to read.”
Born in Tacoma, Washington, Marcia Hawley Barnes' early life was in sight of the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. She studied liberal arts at the University of Puget Sound, and design at the University of Houston, and received a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. Further studies in Spanish and French languages were at Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa, Macon State College, and Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia. In 2014, she earned a Doctor of Christian Theology degree from the International Miracle Institute, Pensacola, Florida. Barnes lives and writes in the North Georgia Mountains.

Here is a video that Barnes' son make for her about the book, Tobijah:




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Author and prose writer Marcia Hawley Barnes and author and poet Janice Townley Moore to read at John C. Campbell Folk School's Literary hour, Thursday, April 20, 2017




On Thursday, April 20, 2017  at 7:00 PM, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and NC Writers Network- West are sponsoring The Literary Hour, an hour of poetry and prose reading held at Keith House on the JCFS campus. This event is normally held the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise notified.  The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Poets and writers Janice Townley Moore and Marcia Hawley Barnes will be the featured readers. Both of these writers are widely published and their readings are always events that entertain.

Janice Townley Moore
Janice Townley Moore, Professor Emeritus of English at Young Harris College, published a chapbook, Teaching the Robins, with Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and in many anthologies. Her latest poem was published in Coming Off the Line: The Car in American Culture, published by Main Street Rag. An active member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, she is coordinator for the poetry critique group which meets at Tri-County Community College.



Marcia Hawley Barnes

Marcia Hawley Barnes,is a Georgia writer and poet. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, NetWest, and Ridgeline Literary Alliance. Ms. Barnes celebrated the American family and cuisine in 2008, when she researched, illustrated, and published The Little Book of Secret Family Recipes. A heritage cookbook, the collection contains favorite recipes found in the archives of her family. In 2016, her first children’s book, Tobijah, illustrated by Doreyl Ammons Cain, was published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia.  The book was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2017. Her poetry has been published in Stone, River, Sky, An Anthology of Georgia Poems. The author also writes a monthly book review for a local newspaper, Clay County Progress

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NCWN-West Poets Dr. Linda G. Jones and Marcia Hawley Barnes to read at the Literary Hour at John C. Campbell Folk School, Aug. 17, 2016, 7:00 PM


On Wednesday evening, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM, John Campbell Folk School, in Brasstown, NC, and the North Carolina Writers' Network-West are sponsoring The Literary Hour, an hour of poetry and prose reading. The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Normally scheduled for the third Thursday of the month, this month the event will be on Wednesday. Poets Dr. Linda Jones and Marcia Hawley Barnes will be the featured readers, both of which are accomplished poets. This should be an excellent program and greatly anticipated by writers and poets in our area.

Dr. Linda G. Jones joined the faculty of Young Harris College in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology and Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Science. She teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, animal physiology, developmental biology, comparative anatomy, parasitology and neuropharmacology. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Stetson University, an M.A. in Biology and Ph.D. in Pathology from Vanderbilt University and completed postdoctoral studies in pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego. Most of her career was spent in biomedical research, primarily in the area of cell signaling of the cardiovascular system and more recently in neuroscience. She is now happy to be teaching students in the classroom and serving as a mentor for student research. One current research model is the Zebrafish embryo used for developmental and toxicological studies. She has a number of interests outside of the science classroom which include reading and writing poetry. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network-West and a participant in the their poetry critique group.


Marcia Hawley Barnes is a Georgia writer and poet. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network-West, and Ridgeline Literary Alliance. Ms. Barnes celebrated the American family and cuisine in 2008, when she researched, illustrated, and published The Little Book of Secret Family Recipes. A heritage cookbook, the collection contains favorite recipes found in the archives of her family. In 2016, her first children’s book, Tobijah, illustrated by Doreyl Ammons Cain, was published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia. Her poetry has been published in Stone, River, Sky, An Anthology of Georgia Poems. The author also writes a monthly book review for a local newspaper, Clay County Progress.

Dr. Linda G. Jones


Marcia Hawley Barnes