Friday, March 13, 2015

Island retreat. Beautiful views. Writing workshop. SWA has it ALL!

Where will we find you June June 19-23, 2015? 

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland  offers some advice:

Alice: From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told where I must go and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched, and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice and of not being Alice but this is *my* dream. *I'll* decide where it goes from here.

If you dream of being a writer, dream of writing success, then Southeastern Writers Association 40th Anniversary Workshop has something for you! Join us on lovely St. Simons Island.

Find out all the details HERE

SWA's faculty bring wisdom, experience, and support. This is your faculty for 2015: 

Agent-in-Residence: Sorche Fairbank – Fairbank Literary Representation 
Publisher: Maria McGaha – Dancing with Bear 
Publisher: CreateSpace 
Novel: C. Hope Clark 
Nonfiction: Don Vaughn 
Poetry & Flash Fiction: Chris Tusa 
Young Adult: S.R. (Shelli) Johannes 
Columns: Darrell Huckaby 
Memoir: Dana Wildesmith 

This week, we're featuring Dana Wildesmith. 

Dana will be teaching memoir writing. 

Dana Wildsmith grew up in south Georgia, the daughter of a Methodist minister who was active in working for social justice. She attended college wherever her Navy husband’s career took them, finally obtaining a B.A. in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College. In 1999, she returned to her family’s land in north Georgia , where she and her extended family work to preserve a 125-year-old family farm in the midst of encroaching development. She teaches English to adults of many nationalities in the English Literacy Program of the Adult Literacy Program of Lanier Technical College.

In 1992, Wildsmith was named a Poetry Fellow in the South Carolina Academy of Authors, and her second chapbook, Annie, won the Palanquin Press competition of the University Of South Carolina, Aiken. She has worked as a Writer-in-residence for the Devil’s Tower National Monument and the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. She worked as an Artist In the Schools for the South Carolina Humanities Department. She teaches poetry workshops throughout the United States. Her poems and essays have been widely published in both literary and commercial journals, including Yankee, The Kentucky Poetry Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. She is among the writers featured in the University Press of Kentucky’s Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia. Her other published works are: Alchemy, Our Bodies Remember, Choices (an audio collection), One Good Hand, and Back to Abnormal

Find out more about Dana and her work HERE

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