Craft and Story Writing Conference at DeSales to Feature Native American Storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, Sat., Oct. 27
The 2007 Craft and Story Writing Conference at DeSales will be held on Saturday, October 27, in the DeSales University Center. The University's fifth annual writing conference will begin with a welcome session at 8:30 a.m., followed by individual sessions from 9:00 a.m. until noon. A lunch featuring the keynote speaker, Joseph Bruchac, Native American writer and storyteller, will be held at noon. The conference is open to the public for a fee.
Bruchac, of the Abenaki Nation, is the author of more than 70 books for adults and children. He has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. A renowned storyteller, Bruchac has performed at festivals and served as writer in residence throughout Europe and the United States. His novel, Geronimo, won a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Western Juvenile Fiction. His new novel, Bearwalker, has received a starred review from School Library Journal and The Way, about maritial arts and school violence was just released in August.
The conference will feature four concurrent sessions at 9:00 a.m. and at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., there will be a panel session with the professional writers, who are participating in the conference.
Participants and featured writers include:
Natalia Aponte, a literary agent and a consulting editor; Eileen Charbonneau, author of more than 10 historical novels; Dr. Angie Corbo, specialist in organizational leadership and interpersonal communication, and DeSales faculty member; Dr. Stephen Myers, published poet and chairperson of English at DeSales; Juilene Osborne-McKnight, author of four novels of Irish historical fiction, and culture, and a faculty member in the humanities department at DeSales; Ann E. Michael, author of three poetry chapbooks and essays on poetics and other subjects for professional journals, and writing coordinator at DeSales; and Dr. Katherine Ramsland, expert on forensics and serial killers, and faculty member at DeSales.
Topics include: writing from professional expertise; writing historical novels with Native American elements; publishing the personal essay; writers who want to eat - careers in communication; sisters in story parallel Celtic & Native American tales; writing and publishing poetry; and working as an agent & editor.
The full conference costs $65, or $35 for the keynote lunch with Joseph Bruchac. Check should be made payable to DeSales Writing Conference and sent to Writing Conference, Humanities Department, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, Pa. 18034.
For credit card reservations by phone, or for more information, please call Gloria Lewis, department of humanities at DeSales, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1317.
Press Release: Craft and Story Writing Conference at DeSales to Feature Native American Storyteller, Joseph Bruchac, Sat., Oct. 27 | Posted on: 10/19/2007
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu