Mar 092019

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April 13

Join us for our business meeting at 10:00 and then stay to hear our featured speaker

Creating Powerful, Effective, Memorable Imagery in Fiction

Story is brought to life through the use of imagery, capturing moments that can stay with the reader for a lifetime. Using her novel, Lightningstruck, as an illustration, Ashley Mace Havird will be elaborating on the different types of imagery and exploring ways of using them effectively.


About Our Speaker

Ashley Mace Havird is a poet and novelist who grew up on a South Carolina tobacco farm. Her novel, Lightningstruck (Mercer University Press, 2016), won the 2015 Ferrol Sams Award. It was named an Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society and was the official selection of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club for July 2017. Ashley has also published three collections of poems, most recently The Garden of the Fugitives (Texas Review Press, 2014), which won the 2013 X. J. Kennedy Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many journals including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Ashley is the current Poet Laureate of Caddo Parish, Louisiana.