Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Dear Writers,I’m happy to announce that the Blue Ridge Writers Conference has gone VIRTUAL and WILL be held April 9 and 10, 2021.
I will certainly miss seeing everyone in person, but the upside is - you can attend in your pajamas and still hear all our great speakers:
Melissa Fay Greene, Author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, Last Man Out, There is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Save her Country’s Children, No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, and The Underdogs.
Sheila Athens, Book coach, developmental editor, and author of The Truth about Love
G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 2008 – 2014, and author of Things New and Strange
Elizabeth Dulemba, Author and illustrator of more than 20 picture books and the novel A Bird on Water Street
Laura Newbern, Editor of Arts and Letters journal and author of Love and the Eye
Bonnie Robinson, Director of the University of North Georgia Press
Jennifer Jabaley, Panel moderator and author of Crush Control and Lipstick Apology
Find more info about our speakers at this link:
And here’s the link to register:
Hope you will join us!
Monday, February 8, 2021
|Robert Brewer, the senior editor for Writers' Digest, taught this class in my studio|
|Carol Crawford, standing beside the whiteboard, taught these students in my studio.|
Friday, September 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
On Thursday, September 24, 2 - 4 PM, Carol Crawford, published writer and editor, will teach a class via Zoom for those who want to improve their writing of dialogue.
Bring your characters to life with dialogue that is authentic, clear, and compelling. Capture the flavor of personality and culture through speech that sounds real. In-class exercises will cover word choice, tone, action beats, what to leave out, and format in this interactive workshop.
Register no later than September 19.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions for registration.
Fee - $25
Sponsored by NCWN-West and Writers Circle around the Table.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
For the first time I missed going to the Blue Ridge Writers' Conference in Blue Ridge, Georgia. I had sent my application and definitely planned to go, but going down to south Georgia last week played havoc with my physical and mental health. I just could not get myself up to spend the day at the conference. I am an INFJ on the personality chart, so I know why I don't want to see anyone or talk to anyone right now.
My friend, Carol Crawford, who was instigator of this wonderful small conference over twenty years ago, sent me an email and a message about Thomas Mullen who was a presenter there today.
I am giving you this link to a great article he wrote for Poets and Writers.
I know many writers who, like me, did not get that MFA and always wonder if that would have made a big difference in their writing career, will find solace in Thomas' words on this subject. I did not meet him, but, after reading this piece, wish I had.
Monday, August 13, 2018
|Anne Bowman, Terri Thrower, Carol Gladders, Caroll Taylor, Nancy Meyers Lisa Long|
Back: Richard Cary and Don Long
Sitting in front, instructor: Glenda beall
TCCC Publishing and Marketing Class August 11, 2018
Carol Crawford presented a power point program on what a writer needs to know when preparing a manuscript for publication.
Glenda Beall discussed the importance of marketing before publishing, places to submit poetry and prose as well as online methods of marketing.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
|Photo by Carol Crawford|
From left is Anne Bowman, Carol Gladders, Me, Diane Payne on the far end, Jerry Stripling, Nancy Meyers and Ayer Gresham. All of these people have taken my classes at my studio. They said they enjoy coming and getting to know other writers as well as learning.
Carol's workshop was fun and full of good information. She gave us writing assignments to do in class that helped us get away from the cliché and made us think of the best way to describe someone without the every day "drivers license" description--five feet, two inches tall, with black hair.
|photo by Glenda Beall|
Carol is standing at the far end of the table by the board.
The writing assignment spurred me on to write about a family member. This often happens in workshops. We find that we become motivated to write, to get those words on paper now. Some of my best poems have come to light in a poetry class.
I decided I could work in another six week course at the studio beginning on August 14. We will meet Tuesday afternoons, 2 - 5 PM. This creative writing course is 18 hours of class time. We write something fresh and new each week and we share it with our classmates. We are taking registration now.
Contact me at email@example.com if you want to register and I will give you information for sending a check.
Visit www.glendacouncilbeall.com and click on the Studio Schedule page for a class description.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Mark your calendar now for this important day in May.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
|Scott Owens, poet|
Monday, August 25, 2014
Carol Crawford is a writer, poet and editor. She is Program Coordinator for the annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference in Blue Ridge, GA. Her work is widely published in literary journals. Her business is Carol Crawford Editing.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
|Glenda B. and Carol Crawford|
This quote from Seth Godin says what I think about depending on Twitter to build your writing platform.
How many eyeballs are passing by is a useless measure. All that matters is,
"how many people want to hear from you tomorrow?"
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Dr. Gary Walton is the editor for Journal of Kentucky Studies.
Friday, June 21, 2013
|Carol Crawford, writer and poet, mother and wife,|
Director of the Blue Ridge Writers Conference, will teach at Writers Circle on July 9, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
In this workshop we will take a piece you have written and look at it with fresh eyes, finding its natural trajectory and structure. We will clarify what’s confusing and emphasize what’s strong, so that you can write the story you want to write.
"Please bring a short (1000 word) essay, story or excerpt for us to work on during the class."