John S. Maguire

John S. Maguire is a Telecommunications and FM Broadcast consultant living in Oklahoma City. He obtained a degree in English from Texas Christian University and at 53 years old went back to graduate school and obtained a Master in Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University.

Devi S. Laskar, Chapel Hill Native, Wins $5,000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize

Devi S. Laskar’s The Atlas of Reds and Blues, published by Counterpoint Press, is the winner of the seventh annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s judge was National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier, who says, “I loved the very focused and concise ideas and dramatic […]

David Madsen

  David Madsen is a novelist and screenwriter best known for the movie Copycat.

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2019 Fall Conference

Enjoy Mountains of Literary Riches at NCWN’s Fall Conference ASHEVILLE—The North Carolina Writers’ Network calls this “The Writingest State”—all of it, Manteo to Murphy, Calabash to Crumpler. We find and welcome writers from all parts of North Carolina, with no city or region holding a monopoly on literary talent or output. But we have to […]

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books is set to return to downtown Nashville on October 11-13. The lineup this year will feature notable names like Ann Patchett, acclaimed author and owner of Nashville’s own Parnassus Books, Ottessa Moshfegh, Samantha Power, Casey Cep, Karen Abbott, Saeed Jones, Karen Thompson Walker, and Paul Theroux. As the […]

William Walsh

William Walsh, who is originally from Jamestown, New York, and has lived all over the United States and Canada, is a narrative poet in the tradition of James Dickey, David Bottoms, and Fred Chappell. His new collection of poems, Fly Fishing In Times Square, recently won the Editors’ Prize and will be published by Cervena Barva Press (Boston) in […]

Leslie Marsh

Leslie Marsh works for the International Academy of Pathology based at The University of British Columbia hospital. Not someone to stay in his lane, he has written on complexity, social epistemology, philosophical psychology, philosophical theology, and the philosophy of literature. He is the co-founder of the journals EPISTEME and Cosmos + Taxis and is also […]

Richard Allen

Richard Allen is a freelance writer based out of West Virginia. He regularly contributes articles to Fan Fest News, Broadway World and Graffiti Magazine. For Fan Fest News, he discusses the latest in video games and media and provides opinion pieces; for Broadway World, he reports on local theatre and regularly interviews both regional and professional actors; […]