Authors to lead library’s ‘Write on Writing Conference’

MADISON – A panel of local authors will take the lead in reviewing an age-old profession in the “Write on Writing Conference.”

Madison Public Library will host the conference on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Auditorium 1.

The library staff invites adults (19 years old and older) to join them for a morning of writing workshops. A panel of local fiction and non-fiction authors will lead the discussion.

The first session, “The Writing Process,” will run from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Participants then will learn about “Everything You Needed to Know About Finding a Publisher and Marketing Your Book” from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

The last activity from noon to 1 p.m. will be a time to “Meet & Greet With Authors.” The library staff is encouraging the authors to reserve a table and give participants a chance to buy a copy. To register for a table, visit calendly.com/madisonstudio/writing-conference.

Four authors have agreed to serve on the author panel:

* Dr. Chris Brown – Author of award-winning non-fiction books. Brown won the 2020 “Illumination Book Award – Gold Medal” in the biography/memoir category with his book “Child of Grace: A Death Row Story.” Brown is the son of a criminal who was sentenced to death. Brown writes from his extensive experience of witnessing God’s grace in the most unlikely circumstances. For more information, visit childofgracebooks.com.

* Georgina Cross — Writes suspense thrillers. Cross is the bestselling author of “One Night” and “Nanny Needed.” A Louisiana State University graduate, Cross worked in television news, marketing and communications; business development/bid & proposal; and as Workforce Development Director for Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Visit georgina-cross-author.com.

* Jennifer S. Kelly — A horse racing historian, writer and an author of “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown”; Sir Barton was the extraordinary horse that pioneered the crowning achievement in horse racing. Kelly also authored “The Foxes of Belair: Gallant Fox, Omaha and the Quest for the Triple Crown.” For more information, visit jenniferkellywrites.com.

* Heather Kaczynski – Author of science fiction for young adults. Kaczynski’s books include “Dare Mighty Things” and “One Giant Leap.” She earned a degree in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and spent seven years working in a U.S. Army library near Marshall Space Flight Center. Visit heatherkaczynski.com.

Madison Public Library’s address is 142 Plaza Blvd. Call 256-461-0046, or visit hmcpl.org and click the “Locations” menu.

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