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USA to host Eugene Walter Writers Festival Oct. 6-8

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  • Amos J Wright
    USA to host Eugene Walter Writers Festival Oct. 6-8 MOBILE -- Renowned author and lecturer Marge Piercy will be the featured speaker at the University of South
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      USA to host Eugene Walter Writers Festival Oct. 6-8

      MOBILE -- Renowned author and lecturer Marge Piercy will be the featured
      speaker at the University of South Alabama's Eugene Walter Writers
      Festival to be Oct. 6-8 at the Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile.

      Hosted by USA's department of English, the three-day conference is
      designed to celebrate writing and is open to writers of all genres, as
      well as literary enthusiasts. The event will feature a host of
      nationally known authors, agents and editors, as well as writing
      contests to showcase the talent of conference participants. Awards will
      include best novel, short fiction, poetry and screen writing.

      Piercy is the author of 17 novels, including the New York Times
      bestseller "Gone to Soldiers" and the national bestseller "The Longings
      of Women." She is the master of many genres, including historical
      fiction, science fiction, poetry, and novels of social comment and
      contemporary entertainment. She has also written on the craft of writing
      as well as given workshops on writing techniques.

      In addition to Piercy, authors such as Michael Knight, master of the
      short story and novel, will be on hand to lecture and conduct master
      classes. Editor Valarie Gray from Mira Books will discuss what her
      publishers are looking for and literary agent Stephanie Lehmann will
      participate in a discussion panel as well as grant a limited number of
      individual interviews to aspiring writers. Master classes in various
      writing venues will be conducted by Piercy, Knight, playwright and
      screenwriter Sarah Bewley and others.

      The conference is named in honor of the late Eugene Walter, a native of
      Mobile and one of the founders of the Paris Review. He was awarded the
      prestigious Lippincott Award for fiction and was an acclaimed author of
      cookbooks, poetry and music, as well as a visual artist. This is the
      third year of celebration of his life and literary contributions.

      Additional information about the conference can be found on the Web site
      at www.ewwfest.com, by calling (251) 460-6147 or by e-mail at
      info@....
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