Growing Patterns at Church, School, and a Writers’ Conference

I have been going more than usual and now I need to take a breath and tell you all about it. (Quickly, too, because I am heading back out on the road tomorrow.) I’ll catch up chronologically.

Sarah reading Growing Patterns at Wells Church

I presented Growing Patterns at a Wells Church fellowship supper. It was wonderful to be among such good friends and to share Fibonacci numbers with our neighborhood kids.

students examine Fibonacci items

A bonus for me (and I hope for the audience) was that I read from my newest manuscript. Reading it out as a work-in-progress really helps me. I need to hear how it’s working (or not). Mostly I feel like it is, which is really satisfying.

Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference

I presented two workshops at the Chattahoochee Valley Writers’ Conference: “Photos+Stories=Winning Nonfiction” and “Earn $$ Before You are Published.” I had 90 minutes with each group of writers, which was very nice. I was able to use about a third of the time to hear from them about their projects and share some advice.

The Columbus Public Library was a very nice venue and the technology worked flawlessly (except one glitch of mine, which was fixed by one of the participants in my workshop. Thank you, David Johnson. I hope he publishes his project.)

tech help

work on curriculum ideas

Two participants brainstorm about ideas to take into schools

The night before my presentations I enjoyed a reading and talk by Jessica Handler, the author of Invisible Sisters. I loved the excerpts she read to us and I found what she had to say about writing memoir very interesting.

at Carson McCullers' House

Jessica Handler and Sarah Campbell at Carson McCullers' House

McWillie Elementary School Visit

mcwillie open doors students

Students at McWillie

Chastain Middle School Visit by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes reads from Ninth Ward at Chastain

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