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March 18th & 19th-Pamlico Writers Conference – Not Just For Writers



Sharyn McCrumb & Spectre


Southern Writer
Sharon McCrumb & Spectre

Photo by: Laura Arrowood

Website: www.SharynMcCrumb.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/SharynMcCrumbAuthor

Local girl made good, and now she’s back … at least for a weekend. Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian ballad novels. She will be the Keynote speaker at the fourth annual Pamlico Writers Conference. But you don’t have to be a writer or registered for the conference to attend her address at the Turnage Theatre on March 18th at 7:00 pm.

Born in Eastern North Carolina, McCrumb also has roots in our mountains. She challenges the stereotyping of rural areas, bringing her events and characters into a world every reader can find relevant, relatable, and believable.

Her ballad novels are based on real people and events that have been memorialized in song before finding their place on the New York Times Best Seller list. Novels such as The Ballad of Tom Dooley, She Walks These Hills, The Rosewood Casket, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and King’s Mountain are only a few of the titles that have been translated into eleven languages and studied in universities throughout the world. Her newest novel, Prayers the Devil Answers published by Simon & Schuster, will be released in May.

McCrumb attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her B.A. and received an M.A. from Virginia Tech. She now resides in Virginia. She has lectured on her work at Oxford University, the University of Bonn-Germany, and at the Smithsonian Institution. She has also taught a writers’ workshop in Paris and served as writer-in-residence at King College in Tennessee and at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York. Her list of awards would fill another article.
A reception in the theatre gallery begins at 6:00 pm. At the same time, there is an opportunity for writers to meet one-on-one with a publisher to pitch their book. Following her talk at 7:00, Ms. McCrumb will be signing books in the foyer while an Open Mic performance takes place in the theatre. The public is invited. There is a charge of $10 for the Friday evening event.

The Pamlico Writers Conference will continue on Saturday, March 19, with sessions led by writers, publishers, and educators. For more information, go to www.pamlicowritersconference.org or pick up a flyer at the Turnage Theatre.

by Doris Schneider

Don’forget to check out our other social media sites:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pwconference2015/
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/PamlicoWritersC

Register now and we’ll see you at the conference.

Kay Wilson





About Pamlico Writers Group

This is a publication of the Pamlico Writers Group, created to help promote and advance writers skills along with expanding our groups membership and reach. Our aim on this site is to keep you our readers and participants aware of upcoming events. Topics covered during the year will be news regarding our annual Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition, co-sponsored with Arts of the Pamlico, discussion of and from our conferences, participants and group news. PWG's Steering Committee has finalized details for our 5th Annual Pamlico Writers Conference on March 17 & 18th, 2017 at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC. This year's theme is "Words," Image and Story". Our Friday night keynote speaker this year will be Author, Teacher, Speaker, and Director of Lavenson Studios, Zelda Lockhart. For more information on Ms. Lockhart visit her website at: http://www.zeldalockhart.com/. For a complete schedule of Friday night and Saturday events, go to our website at: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Be sure to check back often for more details of this and other events we have planned. The companion juried writing competition submissions opened on January 1, 2017. Winners are announced and an awards ceremony will be held during our Friday night Kick-Off Event. If you'd like more information on guidelines for entries, please go to our website: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/ All registrations for both conference and/or entry into the competition will be made through our web site: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Again, see site for complete details. Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. **If you are a writer interested in finding a critique group or other writers, we encourage you to come and join us. If you life at a distance please don't let that diswade you, we have several members who participate predominately on-line. Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm here in Washington, NC at the Turnage Theatre. We would love to hear from you regarding comments or ideas you have for the group. This blog is authored by members of our writer's group. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon, Kaylene Wilson Program Coordinator


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