Busy Month of April
The busy month of April is coming to a close, which means I finally have time to catch my breath and write a post.
We’ve been busy, but it’s been a great month! BOOKMARKS had a school visit to Hall-Woodward on the 13th as part of our Authors in Schools mission to reach 2,500 students in 2012. We were involved in the Hal Needham event with RiverRun at Hanesbrands Theatre on the 15th (as well as the night before at UNCSA), and we had an exhibitor space at the March of Dimes walk on the 21st, where we had the opportunity to talk to several hundred families about BOOKMARKS and our annual Festival of Books.
We’ll be busy again this weekend as we attend the North Carolina Writers’ Network Spring Conference at UNCG, and the Staying Sharp event at Biotech Place featuring Dr. Gary Small.
Registration for the North Carolina Writers’ Network 2012 Spring Conference has closed, but there will be on-site registration available beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 28. The Conference will be held in the Elliott University Center at UNCG. Co-sponsored by UNC-Greensboro’s creative writing program, the annual event draws writers from across North Carolina and beyond for workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, children’s writing, and publishing, led by distinguished writing faculty. This year’s conference will also feature a Publishers Panel with book and journal editors; a Faculty Reading; an Open Mike reading for conference attendees; and “Lunch with an Author,” where attendees share lunch and personal conversation with faculty members.
The keynote address will feature representatives from an exciting new web-based project titled “A Literary Map of North Carolina.” A collaborative project between UNC-Greensboro and the North Carolina Center for the Book, the NC Literary Map is a database-driven, searchable/browseable, multi-level, multi-media online research tool to foster interest in North Carolina’s rich literary tradition.
The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development.
Staying Sharp focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing function and health. The Staying Sharp forums, produced by Dana Alliance Brain Initiatives around the country, are dynamic discussions by an expert panel followed by a Q&A session with the audience. They cover how the brain changes as we age, memory loss, brain diseases and disorders, and maintaining cognitive function.