Archives for October 2010

2010 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference

The 2010 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference November 5 – November 7 Omni Charlotte Hotel  Charlotte, North Carolina The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, performances, readings, book sales and signings, lectures, and classes on marketing and finding an agent. The faculty includes poets Cathy Smith Bowers, Julie […]

The Eternal Ones, by Kirsten Miller

Review by Donna Meredith Romance, the supernatural, action, good versus evil, exotic locations, teenage outcasts—there’s so much in Kirsten Miller’s The Eternal Ones for young adult readers to like. Add those factors to readable prose and a page-turning plot, and some mothers are going to be borrowing this book from their teens. The narrator, seventeen-year-old […]

University of Louisville Italo Calvino Prize

  University of Louisville Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction A prize of $1,500, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the University of Louisville’s annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. Submit up […]

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Delray Beach, Florida January 17 -22, 2011 Application Deadline: November 2, 2010   This festival offers intermediate and advanced workshops, craft talks, readings, and panels. The faculty includes poets Stuart Dischell, Jane Hirshfield, Thomas Lux, Heather McHugh, Vijay Seshadri, Ellen Bryant Voigt, C. D. Wright, and Dean Young. Tuition is $725 […]

15th Annual Texas Book Festival

15th Annual Texas Book Festival October 16 – October 17 State Capitol grounds in Austin The event features panels; a book fair; book signings; and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Most events are free and open to the public.  Visit the website for more information.

Lynchburg College Thornton Writer Residency

Lynchburg College Thornton Writer Residency  Deadline: October 15, 2010   www.lynchburg.edu/thornton.xml A fourteen-week residency at Virginia’s Lynchburg College, including a stipend of $12,000, is awarded annually to a fiction writer for the fall term and a poet or creative nonfiction writer for the spring term. The residency also includes housing, some meals, and roundtrip travel expenses. Writers […]

Meet Tom Carhart, Author of Sacred Ties, Part 2

Yesterday on SLR, Tom Carhart discussed his latest nonfiction release, Sacred Ties:From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War. Please enjoy the continuation of that conversation with SLR Contributor, Philip K. Jason, posted below. Are there any important distinctions you’d like to point out between a cadet’s West Point […]

Meet Tom Carhart, Author of Sacred Ties

SLR Contributor Philip K. Jason was honored to interview military historian, West Point alum, and Vietnam veteran, Tom Carhart regarding his latest release, Sacred Ties: From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War. This factual account of six West Point soldiers fascinated us so much, we selected it as our October Read of the Month. […]