Author Archives: terrysmith1

July 27, 2019 Speaker

Award-winning, multi-published author Tracy Garrett has always loved to disappear into the pages of a book. An accomplished musician, Tracy merged her need for creativity, love of history, and passion for reading when she began writing western historical romance. First … Continue reading

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June 22, 2019 Speaker

A Springfield native, Ritter first embraced creative writing at the age of 9. By age 13 he had written two adventure books, several plays, and created his own comic strip. His 8th grade editorial Lunchline Blues earned him an award … Continue reading

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2019 Summer Contest

OUR NEXT CONTEST HAS STARTED! THEME: HISTORICAL FICTION – AMERICA The theme is broad but should be a story or poem about America’s history.  Historical fiction is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics … Continue reading

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May 25, 2019 Speaker

Nancy Hartney writes short stories and non-fiction articles. Washed in Water: Tales from the South is her award winning debut collection published July 2013. A second collection, If the Creek Don’t Rise, came out in 2016 to accolades. Both books are available in … Continue reading

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April 27, 2019 Speaker

Carla Kirchner is a poet, fiction writer, and Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. Her poetry chapbook, The Physics of Love, won the 2016 Concrete Wolf Press Chapbook Contest and was published by Concrete … Continue reading

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