I got home tonight from the Book Fair sponsored by the Candy Maier Scholarship Fund. It was fun and I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting friends I'd not met face to face such as Celia Miles and Peggy Millan. Gwendie Camp and Cheryl Dietrich do a great job with the Candy Fund. A couple of years ago I recommended JC Walkup for their board and she and her delightful husband, Bob, were assisting everyone and buying books. JC outbid me for a nice big basket of interesting stuff. Penny Morse, JC's cohort in the publishing of FRESH, the literary magazine, stayed busy as a volunteer for the Candy Fund.
The room was packed with authors from as far north of Asheville as Boone, NC and as far south as Hayesville. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with most of them.
In the coming weeks, I hope to write more about each one. Tonight I am tired and ready for bed, but will have photos to share later.
Come back for more about the writers and poets who gathered to support the Candy Fund and to sell a few books.
So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca