GENERATIONS, the Gallery in The Village at Indian Springs, a Creative Skills Resort located between Atlanta and Macon, is hosting their second annual WRITERS CONFERENCE on April 24 and 25th. Emerging and experienced writers can mix and mingle, sharpen their skills, establish goals and explore ways to get published during this unique two-day event.
The conference takes place under the guidance of many of our region’s most notable authors. The setting is casual, near the entrance to Indian Springs State Park, the nation's oldest state park built by FDR's Civilian Construction Corp during the 1930s Recovery. Among the scheduled presenters : Southern writer Rosemary Daniell ( Secrets of Zona Rosa, Sleeping with Soldiers), thriller writers Anne B. Jones ( Blackwater Rising)and Walter Sorrells ( Blind Fear, Feet of Clay), WMAZ TV’s Suzanne Lawler ( Cotton, Cornbread, and Conversation ) , Jackie Lee Miles ( Divorcing Duane, Roseflower Creek ), and Jackie Weldon White ( Mockingbird in the Moonlight, Whisper to the Black Candle ). Peter Bowerman (The Well- Fed Writer) will present a program on how to make writing and marketing work more profitable. Editor and Ghostwriter Beverly Browning ( with over 100 books in Print ) will present a session on Shimmer, how to select just the right word. Joni Wolf, Rick Hutto, and Rick Nolto from Indigo Publishing, Macon, GA, provide a look into the world of custom publishing.
Dr. Anne B. Jones will host a Pre-Conference Workshop Friday morning from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The group is limited to allow time for one-on-one critiques. The $40 fee includes her book, Becoming a Successful Writer, and lunch. Registration must be received before April 15th for this intensive writing workshop.
Aspiring Writers are asked to read from their own work at the popular “Open Mic” session Friday evening from 6:30- 9:30 pm. This event is open to the public.
The fee for the conference has been reduced to $75 this year. Call the toll free number (800)352-7212 for additional information or to register for the conference.
Request information about accommodations in The Village, the State Park, and nearby communities of Forsyth, Jackson, and Griffin, Georgia by email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENERATIONS, the Gallery at Indian Springs provides a year 'round program of support for the creative arts with classes and workshops. Every Saturday, the Gallery hosts a Writers Group from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The support sessions are free and members have been provided illustration and publishing assistance by Phase One Design.
The members of Generations Writers Group give "spoken word performances " as WRITERS SPEAK! In addition to leading this group, every Saturday morning, the Writing Group leader, Patsy Clark hosts KIDS WRITE, a workshop for 9-12 year olds from 10:00 am - noon.
For more information about the classes and free childrens' programs, go to the Gallery's website, www.TheVillageatIndianSprings.com/gallery The Village at Indian Springs is located near the entrance to Indian Springs State Park, about an hour south of downtown Atlanta and fifteen minutes south of Jackson on the Historical McIntosh Trail. From I-75, take Exit 205 East thru Jackson, GA. Or Take Exit 188 North at Forsyth. Follow the signs to Indian Springs State Park.
The Indian Springs Hotel Museum, at the start of The McIntosh Trail, is the original building where the signing of the Treaty with the Creek Indians in 1825. Learn more about the 1890s Chapel, the Hanes House, a beautifully restored ante bellum home at www.buttscountyhistoricalsociety.org and www.TheVillageatIndianSprings.com.
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