September 26, 2011
The 2011 Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival starts at noon on Sunday, October 2, in downtown Macon, Ga. The festival, which includes children’s activities, a writing marathon and some unique offerings, is free and open to the public with readings by many of the conference’s writers.
Two special guests reading at the conference include best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson, who was recently named a 2011 Georgia Author of the Year, and Melissa Fay Greene, who was just inducted into the Georgia Writers’ Hall of Fame.
Other writers from all over the country include best-selling writers such as Rick Moody, comic book scribe Gail Simone, poet Idris Goodwin, Jay Parini, Southern writer Terry Kay, screenwriter-turned-novelist Jeffrey Stepakoff, Adam Davies and sci-fi author Jack McDevitt.
Georgia talents include Macon’s own Tina McElroy Ansa, mystery novelist Nora McFarland, comedian writer Ad Hudler, pulp fiction writer Barry Reese, memoirist John Jung, Steampunk novelist Emilie Bush, and many more.
The conference schedule will contain the Kick-off Book Launch Friday night, the Writer’s Conference all day Saturday, and the Literary Festival Sunday. For more details about the schedule, visithttps://docs.google.com/leaf?id=17kNd7aPRRRfHykOMeUpmAv09ahE2q1C8xjOrsLwj6vjHTfgXBQCMOJqHFOEx&hl=en.
For more festival information and to register, visithttp://www.crossroadswriters.org/conference/.