Author’s Fair
Crowder College
Farber Hall
Lee Library and Wright Conference Center
April 27th, 2019

Author’s Register by April 19th, 2019

Scheduled Readings

Wright Conference Room A

8:45 – 9:20 The Crowder Quill Publishing in the Crowder Quill: Quill staff will explain the process of submitting entries to the Crowder literary magazine and describe the course that puts the Quill together.
9:30 – 9:50 Karen Spicer-Wolven Preserving History by preserving written Documents: Karen will discuss the importance of preserving written documents for use in biographies and historical fiction, with illustrations from “Survived by No one.”
10:00 – 10:20 Anastasia S. Ramirez Poetry Reading: A reading of poetry from her works “Ink Stained Hands” and “Uncertainty.”
10:30 – 10:50 Veda Boyd Jones Making Fiction Believable: Veda will discuss the importance of painstaking research, providing examples from her own work of the lengths taken to make her fiction authentic and believable.
11:00 – 11:20 Jon Horner The Ripple Effect: Jon will discuss how his fascination with the power of unintended consequences informs his writing and characters.
11:30 – 11:50 Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy Writing Location—Home of Far Away: Lee Ann will describe the challenges of creating authentic settings, whether immediately familiar, or far away.
12:00 – 12:20 Larry Dugger Breaking Bad Habits: The author will present techniques for breaking bad habits and correcting other destructive behavior.
12:30 – 12:50 Chris Mitchell Your GPA will Determine Your Success in Life: How to use GPA – Goals, Planning, Attitude – to successfully achieve your life’s goals.
1:00 – 1:20 Jerry-Mac Johnson Children’s Poetry Reading: Contemporary children’s poems of love, life, baseball, and new clothes.

Library Classroom Session B

8:45 – 9:20 Allen Kent (Kent Farnsworth) Publishing as an Independent Writer: Kent will explain how to get your own fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or family history published at no cost to you.
9:30 – 9:50 Phillip Howerton Literature of the Ozarks: A discussion of two centuries of Ozark literary history, focusing on the roles of stereotypes and traditional regional traits.
10:00 – 10:20 Billy Pearson A Frontier Woman’s Life: An account of what life was like for a young pioneer mother living deep in the mountains in the late 1800s, two weeks travel from the nearest neighbors.
10:30 – 10:50 Randy Turner Lost Angels: The Murders of Rowan Ford and Doug Ringler: How the kidnapping and murder of two young children affected the communities of Stella and Carthage, Missouri.
11:00 – 11:20 Synova Cantrell Cold Case Investigations: Synova will speak about her work on obscure cold cases as a victims’ advocate for the “Missouri Missing” organization.
11:30 – 11:50 Robert Stockdale Evil is Real: Robert will recount the kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Angie Howsman in St. Louis in 1993.
12:00 – 12:20 Charity Bradford Using Fiction to Foster Conversations with Youth: How young adult fiction can be used to give all parties a safe zone for discussions about topics adults and young people find difficult to discuss.
12:30 – 12:50 Tamara Hart Heiner Can We Talk about This?: How one can write about sensitive topics for teens while avoiding offensive language and how teen literature can inform and provide light and hope.
1:00 – 1:20 Betty Inman Shortt A Child’s Life in the 50’s: How nature, family, rural living, and running free shaped the days of twin 12-year-old girls living in the 1950s.

Registered Authors

C. D. Albin Billie R. Armstrong Linda Pool Anderson
Meredith I. Anderson Jeremy Billingsley Charity Bradford
Synova Cantrell John Cawlfield Joe Newton Crabtree
Zona Crabtree Crowder Quill James D. Crownover
Nancy Dailey Douglas H. Dickey Larry Dugger
Kent Farnsworth Hugh A. Flowers Prix Gautney
Linda S. Gleason Jon Homer Tamara Hart Heiner
Paul Herd Phillip Howerton Nancy E. Hughes
Jerry-Mac Johnston Veda Boyd Jones Alan Lampe
Cara Marie Cynthia Middaugh Chris Mitchell
Billy Pearson Anastasia Sherrill Ramirez Sonia Rogers
Jeanne Scholes Candace Simonson Betty Inman Shortt
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy Robert Stockdale Karen Spicer-Wolven
Jesse Teller Dan Trogdon Randy Turner
Dr. Larry Quinalty Fern Eileen Young-Swink

Registration in progress.

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