News from Becky Elswick

From Rebecca D. Elswick:

Hey!

I have good news.   My story, “Keep Your Fork” is being included in Kate Larken’s new journal The Notebook. I also have a short story, “Abby’s Secret” in the anthology, Broken Petals, coming out in November.   Lastly, I was just notified that I won the Virginia Writer’s Club Golden Nib Contest for nonfiction. They wanted me to come to Richmond accept the award at their banquet, but since I’m having a lot of pain in my knee, I couldn’t force myself to make the drive there and back.

I just wanted to share my good news with my writing buddies!

AWP Journal

Watch in the coming weeks for the new and anticipated AWP online journal–a place for TCs to publish creative writing.

Why ‘Banned Books’ is an Oxymoron

Why ‘Banned Books’ is an Oxymoron

It’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK, a time to celebrate the freedom to read, to write, and to share our stories about books that have changed us or inspired us to be the writers and teachers we are. Share your Banned Book Story here. I’m posting a link to a 2012 blog I wrote about book banning, based on a newspaper column I wrote several years ago.~Amy

http://amysappalachia.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-banned-books-is-oxymoron.html

Appalachian Reading Series featuring Jeff Hardin

Appalachian Reading Series featuring Jeff Hardin

Jeff Hardin’s poems have appeared in The New Republic, Southern Review, Hudson Review, North American Review, Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Southwest Review, Hotel Amerika, The Florida Review, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Zone 3, and many others. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize more than a dozen times, and his poems have been featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. He is the author of two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows (GreenTower Press, 2002) and The Slow Hill Out (Pudding House, 2003). His first collection, Fall Sanctuary, received the 2004 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. His second, Notes for a Praise Book, recently appeared from Jacar Press. A graduate of Austin Peay State University and the University of Alabama, he is professor of English at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tenn.