Fiction Addiction Presents an Upstate Writers' Networking Event
Current and prospective Upstate writers are invited to attend a Networking Event on Monday, April 3rd, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Fiction Addiction!
Wine and cheese will be served, and writers will have the opportunity to meet each other and local published authors Susan M. Boyer, Deb Richardson-Moore, and Nancy Dew Taylor. Representatives from Emrys and SCWA, two nonprofit organizations serving authors, will also be on hand, and Fiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix will be available to answer questions about the store's self-publishing services.
Tickets are $10 each. Tickets may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
About the authors & organizations:
Susan M. Boyer is the author of the USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. Lowcountry Boneyard, the third Liz Talbot mystery, was a Spring 2015 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Okra Pick. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone has crazy relatives. You'll find all of the above in her novels. She lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband and an inordinate number of houseplants.
Deb Richardson-Moore is the author of a 2012 memoir, The Weight of Mercy, which was named to the 2016 Reading Program of United Methodist Women, and The Cantaloupe Thief, the first in a mystery series featuring newspaper reporter Branigan Powers. A Greenville native, Deb worked for 27 years as a writer for The Greenville News before obtaining her Master of Divinity degree in 2005 and accepting the position as pastor of the non-denominational Triune Mercy Center, where she currently works to make homeless parishioners feel respected, loved, and capable of moving forward in their lives.
Nancy Dew Taylor grew up in Lake City, SC. She graduated from Furman University (BA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA), and the University of South Carolina (PhD). She is the author of Taking Flight. Winner of the 2011 Linda Flowers Award from the NC Humanities Council, she has also received awards from the Porter Fleming Literary Competition and the Rita Dove Poetry Contest at Salem College's Center for Women Writers. Her poems have been published in The South Carolina Review, Kalliope, Appalachian Journal, and Tar River Poetry, as well as in A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology. She currently lives in Greenville, SC.
Emrys's mission is to forge a lively community of poets, writers, readers, and storytellers. Founded in 1983, Emrys has sponsored music competitions, art exhibitions, conferences, creative writing awards, poetry workshops, and lectures. The Emrys Journal, the group's signature literary publications, has appeared annually since 1984. Emrys Press, launched in 1995, primarily publishes poets of outstanding merit. The Reading Room has brought writers and audiences together since 1990. The Writing Room has provided professional instruction for writers at all stages of their craft since 2006. And begun in 2011, the Open Mic has provided a venue for writers of all skill levels to present their work to an enthusiastic and supportive audience.
Established in 1990, the South Carolina Writers Associationa is a literary arts organization serving both new and established writers. Nearly every type of writing is represented from poetry to mainstream novels to short stories to non-fiction. SCWA offers a supportive environment for people to become better writers. SCWA membership is open to anyone at least 18 years of age, providing a wide range of opportunities to improve one's writing, network with others, and gain practical how-to information about getting published.
Fiction Addiction Publishing Services was conceived by Jill Hendrix, owner and manager of Fiction Addiction, and Vally Sharpe, creative director and co-owner of United Writers Press. Guided by experienced professionals in both pre-press activities (edting, graphic design, eBook formatting, etc.) and post-production marketing, distribution, and retail, FPS gives authors the tools they need to successfully self-publish their books as well as a guiding hand through the process.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John's). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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