Rita Dove at ETSU

Rita Dove at ETSU

On Thursday, April 18, I had the exceptional good fortune of hearing former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove speak at ETSU in Johnson City, TN. Dove spoke twice that day, first in an interview scenario with Dr. Jesse Graves and Valencia Robin Grice at the Reece...
In Other News

In Other News

The past few weeks have been busy on the writing news front. Since my last blogs, I’ve found out about several contests and publications. I will have three poems in the new issue of Jimson Weed, the literary publication through UVA at Wise: “After Moonlight Shadow by...
What Does Success As a Writer Mean?

What Does Success As a Writer Mean?

Recently in our 7:00 a.m. writing group, our prompt was to define what success as a writer meant to us. This was also a prompt we used in our Imposter Syndrome presentation at the Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference. It’s tough to define success for me, but here...
John Oates Concert

John Oates Concert

The night of the John Oates concert finally arrived!  When I first saw it advertised, I debated about whether to buy tickets. I liked the venue, our little local theater, The Paramount. But I just wasn’t convinced I would enjoy a show by Oates without Hall. It...
Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Tennessee Mountain Writers Wrap-Up

Another Tennessee Mountain Writers Annual Conference has come and gone. It was another great one, but that doesn’t surprise me. The TMW Board always produces a top-notch event, and I come home both exhausted and exhilarated, wonderful ideas and information in hand to...
Writing Update for March

Writing Update for March

Here’s a quick update of writing activities since last month’s blogs.Upcoming Events:– TMW Conference, April 4-6. I’m co-presenting a panel discussion on Confronting Imposter Syndrome with two of my amazing writer friends, Sharon Shadrick and Sharon Waters. It...