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Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following entries.

Poetry-

First place–“Home is Not Home” by Kimberlin Hunt
Second place–“Tree of New Beginnings” by Jared Pinkney

Short Story–

First place–“The Blast” by Katelyn Carr
Second place–“Into the Garden” by Sydney Blake
Third place–“I Really Did Live Happily Ever After” by Ashanti Gillis

Talk Schedule Released

When are you able to listen to authors discuss their works or share how to be a published author? The talk schedule is now available.

Talk Schedule

 

Time

Location

Presenter/Presentation

10:00am

Red Room

Katie Bush, Chalk Artist

 

Green Room

Panel Discussion: Poetry as Healing Power

Jerry Bradley and Tiffany Upchurch-Rivera

     

11:00am

Auditorium

LEJUANE BOWENS, HEADLINER

     

11:45am

Auditorium

Short Story Contest Winners

     

12:00pm

Red Room

Defying the Odds, Avie Banks

 

Green Room

Panel Discussion: Self-Publishing–The Publisher’s Perspective

Prospective Press and The Dancing Lemur Press LLC

     

1:00pm

Red Room

H’yoanh’s Experience: Harriet Hill and H’yoanh Buonya

 

Green Room

Panel Discussion: Self-Publishing—The Writer’s Perspective

Wendy Fields and Richale Reed

     

2:00pm

Auditorium

JILL MCCORKLE, HEADLINER

     

3:00pm

Red Room

Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon, Randy Johnson

 

Green Room

Panel Discussion: Finding the Unique Feature of Your Work

Jerry Jones, Michael Maccalupo, and Hector Miray

     
   

Children’s Corner

10:00am

   

10:30am

 

Jane Pait, The Little Red-Headed Angel

11:00am

   

11:30am

   

12:00 noon

   

12:30pm

 

Deborah Watkins, Read? Yes, I Can!

1:00pm

   

 

Children’s Corner–Fun for Family

Book ‘Em is designed to be a day for every member of the family. Kids may enjoy the Children’s Corner which will feature face painting, a bouncy house, crafts, and author readings. The Children’s Corner will be open from 10am-1pm during Book ‘Em.

Registration Deadline Extended to August 25

Registration for authors and exhibitors has been extended to August 25, 2017. Those interested in displaying their published works should select the Registration link and complete the form. Questions may be directed to mailto:bookemnc@robeson.edu.

Contest Entries Due Sept. 2

High school and undergraduate college students are invited to submit one poem for the Literary Poetry Prize or one short story for the Literary Fiction Prize. Short stories should be no longer than 2,500 words. Entries for both poetry and short story may be on any subject. Each entry must include the student’s name, name of school or college, email and phone number. Entries may be emailed to cedmonds@robeson.edu. Winners will be announced Sept. 23 during Book ‘Em.

NEXT EVENT: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017
WHERE: ROBESON COMMUNITY COLLEGE in LUMBERTON, NORTH CAROLINA
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Please check back for more information on our 2017 event. We will begin accepting general registration forms from interested authors in the coming days.

Email: bookemnc@robeson.edu