Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Come Down to the Crossroads


Crossroads seem to come and go. Freight trains may all look the same. But when you throw in an opportunity to sit at the feet of writers who are actually living a literary dream, well, you can bet there are folks out there who would make a deal with the Devil at Dockery Plantation to have this kind of opportunity in their backyards.

Thanks to a Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant, the Crossroads Writers Conference and Literary Festival will take over the Mercer University campus and College Hill community this weekend.

Visit Crossroad's fantastic website by clicking here for a run-down of writers and events. Mom is very much looking forward to seeing her own favorite writer, Lauretta Hannon, whose book unlocks the hell-raising beauty of being a Cracker Queen.

Mom will be moderating Lauretta's reading "The Cracker Queen in her Court" at 10:30 a.m. Mom [a.k.a. Jessica Walden] will also be featured in her own panel on "Selling Yourself with Renegade Marketing" at 2:30 p.m. and will participate on "Alternative Careers for Writers" panel at 4:30 p.m. No, I won't be in attendance . . . Grrr. Mom's just not famous enough yet to carry me around to all the public places (a la Illeana Douglas).

For the complete schedule of all of Crossroad's Activities, click here. Get our your pen, paper and running shoes.



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