Showing posts with label 2009 Spring Conference. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2009 Spring Conference. Show all posts

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Literary Festival of Charlotte, NC, October 3, 2015, Authors Welcome!

We would be honored to have your authors participate in the festival on Saturday, October 3, 2015. There will be a community table set aside authors who are not able to travel, but would like to advertise and promote their works. But, we would also love to have authors who can attend join us for the day and do readings and signings. 
There are accommodations that can be made for authors who may need sponsorship support to purchase a vending table. We also have some scholarship scenarios to assist a few authors if the cost to purchase a space is a challenge. Attached is the latest flyer. All sign ups can be done online.

Please call with questions.

Rasheedah Hasan, Chair

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Netwest Members Attend Spring Conference

It was a delight to see some Netwest writers attending the Spring Conference in Greensboro today. Wayne Drumheller, James Cox, Michael Beadle and our old friend, Al Manning were there.
Wayne is from Brevard and this was his first conference. Although we had met by e-mail, it was nice to put a face to the name. James Cox who is one of the editors of The Hod, a new literary magazine urged me to let our readers know that he needs submissions now. Send him poems, stories, or essays and don't worry that they might not fit. You won't know what works here until you send him work and his editors make decisions about content. I promised I'll send him some of my work. They are planning a June publication date.
I ran into Michael Beadle, one of my favorite poets and one of my favorite people networking in the exhibitors hall.

This was an excellent time to meet and get advice on submitting to the publications and small presses like Press 53 and Main Street Rag. Finishing Line Press was also there but no one was sitting at the table when I was there.

The day was packed chock full and I didn't get to visit all the tables, but did talk to the folks representing Snake Nation, a literary journal from Valdosta, Georgia. I'm especially happy I met them.

Tomorrow I'll review my notes and post about the Publishers Panel, one of the most enlightening and interesting sessions of the Conference.

Thanks to Ed Southern and Virginia Freedman who organized this conference. I think the nearly one hundred registrants, including me, came away motivated, more informed and excited about writing.