Southern Festival of Books, 2009

For writers and readers alike, this is the best value of the year in Nashville – three days of free events, October 9-11.   Check out the Southern Festival website  for more information, including a list of the sessions you can attend.  If you’ve never been to the Southern Festival, you will be amazed.  And another amazing thing – for more than fifteen years now, the weather has always been perfect for the weekend of the festival.


I write a little bit of everything - fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes even poetry. For twenty years I served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I taught composition, literature, and creative writing. I was editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra, for eight years, and it was one of the joys of my career to see student writers get their first opportunity to be published. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. My home is Nashville, close to my two daughters and their families. I like to play tennis and play the piano. Tuesday nights, I meet with a writers group that I've been in for more years than I will say!

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