The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present an open mic night for writers during Arts & Culture Week 2017.
All types of writers are invited to share their literary works via the “open mic” on Monday, June 26th, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Each speaker will be allotted 5 minutes to present their material.
This free event will take place at the TC Arts Council building located at 349 S. Caldwell St. in Brevard, NC. To register call the TC Arts Council at 828.884.2787.
The Brevard Authors Guild is pleased to contribute funds towards this wonderful community event. Join us!
On the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.
Author Bob Brooks will lead February’s “chat fest” at Highland Books. Join him on Thursday, February 23rd, for a discussion of a type of book that occupies shelves and shelves in book stores, namely Fantasy Books. Bob will offer his opinions and invite participants’ input on such topics as definition of fantasy, its origins, the morass of subgenres, great series, new authors, and great epic fantasy, the category for his 2015 novel from Leo Publishing, Justi the Gifted.
For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College. Everyone is welcome!
As of 2 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan 5, Bob Brooks will be featured on the The Write Way Cafe blogspot with a blog on The Romantic Subplot in Fantasies. The link is:
His post gives examples and discusses how the romantic subplot serves the author’s purpose in his book Justi the Gifted. Bob will drop in during Thursday to view comments and contribute. If you have a good example in a fantasy book you like, contribute it.
Beginning Thursday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and continuing every fourth Thursday of each month, Highland Books and members of the Brevard Authors Guild invite the public and all current or aspiring authors to attend a “chat fest” to share ideas, experiences and whatever else pops up relative to writing and publishing fiction and non-fiction today.
The first chat fest will be moderated by Brevard Authors Guild 2017 president and local author, Adair Sanders. The creator of the exciting Allison Parker Mystery Series, Sanders will share her experiences Following the Muse in the creation of the most popular characters in her legal murder thrillers. All persons interested in discussing this topic, or just finding out about Sanders’ mystery series are invited to join. All three of the Allison Parker mysteries will be available for purchase at the chat fest, and are regularly carried by Highland Books.
For further information, contact Highland Books at 828-884-2424. Highland Books is located in College Plaza, 277 N. Broad Street, Brevard, across from Brevard College.
Hendersonville,NC Author Forum
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1-4 p.m., Hendersonville Courthouse, 1 Historic Courthouse Sq., South Main, Hendersonville
Sponsored by The Welcome Club of Hendersonville
Four area authors will discuss writing and publication processes, and will read from books and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. BAG member R.R. Brooks (Justi the Gifted, an epic fantasy YA novel) covers fantasy, mystery, and getting a publisher. Deanna Knight (Beth’s Birds) presents children’s literature. Bob Covert (Wild Things) talks of short stories. Peggy Cramer (mystery Adolf Meistermann: The Devil’s Legacy.) speaks of the murder mystery. Additional authors will attend with books: Carol Heilman (Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbrier, a cozy mystery), Debra Edwards (Alone, contemporary women’s), Tina FireWolf (Beneath the Chatter, photography with prose), and Leanna Sain (Wish, romance time travel). Refreshments served at this great holiday gift opportunity and literary event.
On September 22nd The Brevard Authors Guild gave its third forum at the Transylvania County Library presenting four authors discussing non-fiction works. This forum was aimed at readers and writers seeking information on the nonfiction craft. Author Elaine Raynolds (Sled Dogs to Polar Bears, NW-SW National Parks, and Journey to the Pacific Rim) covered Photojournalism. Karen Lauritzen (Nothing Vanishes: Memoir of a Life Transformed) presented Inspiration for a Memoir.
Alice Wellborn (The Savvy Parent’s guide to Public School) covered Self-Publishing. And Angie Stegall (Make Some Room and three books on organization, business systems, and asking great questions) shared the podium with Alice discussing aspects of self publishing.
Since the definition of “photojournalism,” according to Wikipedia, “is a particular form of journalism: the collecting, editing, and presenting news material for publication or broadcast that employs images in order to tell a news story,” Elaine employed her husband Arthur to handle the presenting of images part of her presentation. They had prepared photos from each of their books that gave examples where they told stories in pictures from their travels. An example from “Sled Dogs” was when they were on an actual sled dog ride and the dogs went down a ravine to get a drink of water in the river. The mushers knew their cart would stay on the path, but we didn’t. It was a thrill ride. From “NW-SW” on an old west train they encountered train robbers and a real live shoot-em-up. On the Pacific Rim journey, a day at the tiger zoo in Thailand, where there were no cages and they got to feed a tiger cub, in Australia a day in Perth feeding kangaroos, and in Sydney visit with a genuine, English-speaking aborigine named Goomblar. Each author had a table to display their books, Elaine included some souvenirs from their journeys along with their books.
To learn more about the Brevard Authors Guild, check out their website: www.brevardauthorsguild.org/ When you click on each author’s name,you will get a beautiful display and description of their books, thanks to our talented webmaster. For additional information about the group, contact Bob Brooks at 828-862-4343.
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The Brevard Authors Guild and the Transylvania Public Library hosted three authors forums. Here are some photos from the events.
Bob and Mike answer audience questions.