Tonight’s Jim Grimsley event has been postponed due to the weather. A new date and time will be announced soon.
Photos by Avery Lewis (General Staff)
by Chelsey Guy (General Staff)
There are few things on the planet that get my blood rushing with excitement more than writing and literature. I love it with the burning white-hot intensity of a thousand suns and stars in an inferno of passion. If that last sentence didn’t explain it accurately enough, then we will just say that I love writing with all of my heart and soul. So, when I heard about the Crossroads Writers’ Conference, I was beyond thrilled.
Started in 2008 by a few friends who just wanted to explore the creative literary legacy of Macon, the Crossroads Writers’ Conference has grown into a convention for writers, artists, and imaginative minds from all over. The conference includes discussions, panels, book fairs, musical performances, and speeches from fiction and nonfiction writers that span for an entire weekend. It sounds like heaven for any writer. Advice on future writings, a chance to get published, and an opportunity to meet other writers and authors definitely sounds like a sweet weekend to me.
The Crossroads Writers’ Conference is happening during Mercer’s Fall Break, from October 4 to October 6, 2013, making it the perfect time for any Mercer student to attend. The tickets range in cost from $99 to $255, but the English department is offering several scholarships to anyone who asks. This is a magnificent opportunity for anyone and everyone in the writing community.
A big congratulations to all of our new staff members this year and, of course, a warm welcome back to those returning!
Editor in Chief — Jennifer Champagne
Copy Editor — Hannah Hyde
Design Editor — Katie Montgomery
Art Editor — Allison Kim
Submissions Editor — CJ Triplett
Publicity Manager — Amanda Barrentine
General Staff — Chelsey Guy, Avery Lewis, and Farah Rafi