Friday, February 06, 2015

Books Alive 2015 Photo Blog 2

Wentworth with my class
Friday, I had the pleasure of having Marjory Wentworth, the poet laureate of South Carolina, join me for the day. She led my class at Education Encore in an exercise that inspired me to write a new short story.

The prompt: Describe a building from the point of view of a person who has lost a child in a war. Do not mention the child, or the war.

Second prompt: Describe the same building from the point of view of a happy lover. Do not mention the loved one.

Then we went to the St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club for a luncheon where Mary Alice Monroe spoke, and we shared a table with Kathie Bennett and Patricia Moore-Pastides. They all made a fuss over my new book launching that weekend.

Moore-Pastides, Wentworth, Simmons & Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe

Bill Husfelt with Carolyn and Bill Curry

Mary Alice beams as Marjory checks out Patricia's locket

Then, in the evening, the volunteers and staff gathered with the featured authors for a party to get acquainted at the home of Frank Walker in Panama City Beach. It was a great day.
Janice Lucas, Marty Sirmons, Carole Lapensohn & Ruth Corley

Mike and Jan Waddy

Me with Bettina Mead

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