• “Unbox Your Creativity” Johnston County Writers Conference is April 6 in Selma

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    February 25, 2019
    Afternoon Book Talk with Celia Rivenbark is free, open to public

    The Johnston County Writers Group invites you to “Unbox Your Creativity” at our first one-day writers conference on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Selma Woman’s Club, 203 W. Oak Street in Selma, one block off US 301/Pollock Street, across from the Selma Public Library.

    Enjoy two morning sessions: First, “The Road to Publication: Professionalism, Publishing, and How to Present your Best Writing Self,” with Stephanie Andrea Allen, Ph.D., publisher and editor-in-chief of BLF Press, Clayton, an independent Black feminist press dedicated to amplifying the work of women of color. The second session is “How to Pitch Perfect: Query Letters, Pitches and Critique Partners,” with L. Diane Wolfe, owner and senior editor, Dancing Lemur Press LLC, Pikesville, N.C., dedicated to bringing outstanding and inspiring fiction and non-fiction to the publishing world. Morning attendees will enjoy a box lunch catered by Hula Girl Café. The cost of the two morning sessions is $20, limited to the first 35 attendees who register by the March 31 deadline. For a registration form, email Cindy Brookshire at jocowriters@gmail.com or download it from the Johnston County Arts Council website, http://www.jcartscouncil.org/community-events.html.

    At 1:00 p.m. the event opens to the general public for a free Book Talk, “Laughing All the Way … Finding the Funny in Your Fiction,” with Celia Rivenbark, New York Times best-selling author of seven books whose weekly political humor column appears in newspapers across the country.  The Book Talk will be followed by a 15-minute Q &A session. Then Celia Rivenbark will sign her two most recent books (available through an outside sales arrangement with Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh). This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
    Cindy Brookshire, Writer
    (919) 202-5990

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