North Carolina Writer’s Network

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet writers from across the state. It was a well attended one day conference on UNCG’s campus that also sported some great regional/small presses like Press 53. The only bad thing: we were inside on a beautiful day.

I attended two small sessions and the author readings. The first session was on speculative science fiction run by Edmund Schubert. He’s the editor of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show and a fine writer. He read a ghost story with a twist, a funny twist.

I do wish I had an opportunity to meet the poet, Joseph Mills. During his reading he shared some brilliant, simple moments that were rife with everyday humor. What is fantastic about his poetry was how accessible it was while still having a tight lyric. He did remind me of Stephen Dunn and Scott Cairns. Highly recommend

I had a great time seeing some old friends from Wildacres and meeting new ones and I look forward to the next writer’s conference in September under the arch.

Here is Schurbert and Mills at the close of the day 


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