Teresa Frohock has turned a love of history and dark fantasy into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She is the author of Miserere: An Autumn Tale and the Los Nefilim series, which consists of three novellas (“In Midnight’s Silence,” “Without Light or Guide,” and “The Second Death”) and three novels (Where Oblivion Lives, Carved from Stone and Dream, and A Song with Teeth). Her short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Evil is a Matter of Perspective and in Grimdark Magazine. A real-life cyborg, she has a cochlear implant, meaning she can turn you on or off with the flick of a switch. Make of that what you will. Just remember, she’s not ignoring you, she is really deaf. Teresa currently lives in North Carolina, where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying.
Author of QUITE HAPPY
Lamaya Covington Williams is the author of "Quite Happy," named one of the best indie books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews. Her forthcoming book, "Tree River Fish," will be released in 2020 by Library Partners Press. She is guided by Alice Walker's belief that “every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom.” Her professional experience includes work at United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wake Forest University's Office of Multicultural Affairs and Forsyth Technical Community College. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Wake Forest University and has completed postgraduate work at The University of Georgia, Salem College and The University of Amsterdam in Holland. She enjoys spending time with her parents and brothers in North Carolina, and has recently relocated to Virginia with her husband, Ira, and their three children: Issa, Tres and Amira.
Bibliolabs, VP, BIBLIOLABS
Carolyn has been working with libraries, authors and publishers since 2001. Over the past 18 years, she has had the opportunity to work on a wide array of innovative digital projects, including the launch of BiblioBoard, which helps indie-creators (authors, artists, musicians and filmmakers) get their works into public libraries and make them discoverable by their local community. As EVP for Higher Education at BiblioLabs, she is now focused on finding, distributing and promoting works produced on campus by students and faculty that don’t fit into traditional scholarly publishing programs. In her spare time, she spoils her doodle, reads manuscripts for Owl Canyon Press and haunts Inkberry Books in Niwot, Colorado.
Crystal Coast Writers Forum: NEXT STEPS
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in a morning symposium at Carteret Community College that will explore the results of writing. The event promises to bring together authors, writers, artists, publishers, distributors, reviewers, and booksellers to demonstrate the ways books can build strong collections and communities. Conversations at this event will lay the groundwork for future collaborations with publishers, addressing issues such as financing, royalty structures, editing, design and layout, printing methods, distribution and marketing, and more.
The morning meeting will take place on the lovely and lively campus of Carteret Community College along the shores of the spectacular Crystal Coast. Much of the morning will be spent mingling with writers and authors from different institutions, so we intend more discussion and planning and less formal presentations.
All in our community who may share some of the goals of this event and who can contribute to these new collections we are trying to build are invited and welcome. And bring a friend!
There is no registration fee for the event, but we do ask that you register so that we can plan for seating and light refreshments.
Authors and publishers and bookstores and libraries are invited to exhibit (not sell) their books or promotional sheets or business cards at shared tables before, during, and after the event. We will have a few small two-top tables near to the panelsts, the "main floor" of the Forum. There is no charge to exhibit your materials at the Forum, but please do sign-up in advance so we can plan for space.
9:00 – 9:15 AM
Gather, Coffee, Exhibit Table
Elizabeth Baker – Carteret Community College
9:15 – 9:30 AM
Welcome, Introductions, etc.
William Kane -- Library Partners Press
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote: “NOW WHAT?”
T. Frohock -- MISERERE
10:15 – 11:00 AM
Presentation: "SAY WHAT?"
LC Williams -- QUITE HAPPY
11:15 -- 11:30 AM
Q&A, Discussion, Quick Break
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Presentation: "WHAT'S WHAT?"
Carolyn Morris -- Bibliolabs
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Q&A, Discussion, Closing Remarks
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch (optional, and "on your own")
We'll try and get a group together to meet at Promise Land Market, downtown:
909-B Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
The Crystal Coast Writers Forum will take place in beautiful Joslyn Hall on the lovely campus of Carteret Community College, in the heart of the spectacular Crystal Coast of North Carolina -- it's nice here.
Join us for a morning of inspiration.
About our partners
Carteret Community College has proudly served eastern North Carolina's educational needs for generations. With top-notch faculty and facilities, state-of-the-art classrooms, an expansive media center, and a crack staff of librarians, the CCC Library excels in creating memorable special events.
Library Partners Press is renowned for its magnificent monographs, being a leader in manuscript manipulation and commiseration, all the while offering serious but casual-chic publishing services in the heart of both Winston-Salem and Beaufort.
About the Crystal Coast Writers Forum
The goal is to ensure that attendees have opportunities to meet people writing and publishing, publishing and writing, in either order. The idea is to address the big questions of the day. Join us!
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