The Chattahoochee Valley Writers, Inc. seeks to nourish, stimulate and fund the development of literary arts by holding educational conferences, workshops, public readings and similar activities to support the advancement of writers throughout the Chattahoochee Valley and beyond.
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The Steering Committee has been busy with preparations for this year's itinerary, capping off with the Writer's Conference, which will be held on September 22nd & 23rd at an as yet undetermined location. Please mark these dates on your calendar!
2017 Writers Conference
Davidson, Chad recommended by Ron Self Chad Davidson, Ph.D. Chad Davidson holds a BA, MA, and PhD in English from Cal State San Bernardino, the University of North Texas, and Binghamton University, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of West Georgia. His poems and articles have appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Writer's Chronicle, and elsewhere. Response: “Sounds delightful. I have friends in Columbus, which is an added bonus. Count me in.” Contact info: Director, School of the Arts, Professor of English, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118, 678.839.4865
Chad’s response: “Sounds delightful. I have friends in Columbus, which is an added bonus. Count me in.”
Hanson, Danielle recommended by Ron Self. Danielle Hanson received her MFA from Arizona State University and now lives in Atlanta, GA. Formerly the poetry editor of Hayden's Ferry Review, she currently serves as managing editor/assistant editor of Carriage House Review. Her work has appeared in Poetry Miscellany, Hiram Poetry Review, Marlboro Review, The Lucid Stone, Willow Springs, The Nebraska Review, Cimarron Review, Flyway, Roanoke Review, The Homestead Review, The English Journal, Poet Lore, Clackamas Literary Review, Mudfish, Asheville Poetry Review, and Sulphur River Literary Review. Her poetry has also appeared in the anthology Poets Against the War (Thunder Mouth/Nation, 2003), and Shout Them from the Mountaintops: Georgia Poems (Legacy Press, 2003). She has been on staff at the Meachem Writers' Conference and received the Fulton County (Georgia) Arts Council Grant for a residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Contact: 529 Grant Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Danielle’s response: Hi, Barbara! I would be honored to take part in the Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference next year! It sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you and Ron) so much for thinking of me!
Holman, John: John Holman directs the Creative Writing program at Georgia State University. His short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Tampa Review, The New Yorker, Oxford American, and other places. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, and author of Squabble and Other Stories and Luminous Mysteries. “His latest collection, Triangle Ray features distinctive characters and bizarre, often desperate circumstances, John Holman’s stories portray powerful images of middle class African American life. His novel Luminous Mysteries so poignantly captures the complicated racial realities of the American South that the Georgia Center for the Book included the novel on their 2010 list of “25 Books All Georgians Should Read.” Adding to his pedigree, Holman’s work has also appeared in the The New Yorker, Oxford American and the Mississippi Review, among other prestigious literary journals. Holman has even garnered comparisons to John Steinbeck and Raymond Carver. —Jessica Gentile” (https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2014/03/10-authors-from-georgia-you-should-read-now.html)
Deborah Malone is an established author, freelance writer and photographer. Her love of her home state Georgia flows into her cozy mystery novels which are all set there. Published by Lamp Post, her first novel Death in Dahlonega. She was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category in 2012 and 2013. Working as a freelance writer and photographer since 2001 for the historical magazine Georgia Backroads. Her writing is also featured in Tales of the Rails edited by Olin Jackson. Her photographic artwork has been displayed in the Wright Art Gallery at Floyd Medical Center where artwork contributes to the healing and therapy of patients. Her photography has also won several awards.
Deborah conducts workshops: “Mystery Writing 101” and “Nuts and Bolts of Marketing.”
Children’s Literature and Story book illustration
Parsons, Beth: Local writer. I don’t have contact information for Beth, but Charles Cox does. He contacted Beth who said she will present.
Scott, Steve: Local writer and children’s book illustrator.