The Book Club met in the small town of Elloree, SC, which is set in farming country. surrounded by fields of cotton and peanuts. Not only did I enjoy meeting members of the club, but it was a scenic drive through fields of cotton and peanuts.
I provided the lunch program for St. Andrews Shepherd's Center at Ashland United Methodist Church. I chose the topic "Easy Reading Is Hard Writing." Talked about writing habits.
I joined host Kasie Whitener and author Rex Hurst in discussing research and writing. The broadcast aired 9:00 AM, Saturday morning on the Columbia station, 100.7 FM, The Point.
In March of 2018, I was interviewed by Curtis Rogers on the subject of my writing, in particular the novel What Missing Means. We covered my background as well as that of the book and touched on other subjects as well. It's about 30 minutes long. Click here, Bonnie Interview , to give it a listen. The interview bar is below the photo.
I discussed my experiences writing novels with the Mentor Book Club at their meeting in Elloree, South Carolina.
ACTING ON POETRY - You don't have to know the difference between free verse, blank verse, and sonnets to choose one and read it aloud for discussion.
HISTORICAL FICTION or FICTIONAL HISTORY - Try your hand at a True-False test with no wrong answers.
PROSE POEMS, or IS IT FLASH FICTION?
Even a college prof can't give you a simple answer.
Information about scheduling is online. The phone number is 803-771-2477.
"A Trip to 1857" I led our audience on a trip by train, stagecoach, and carriage to St. Helena Island, SC, to visit plantation owner Thomas Chaplin.
Held at Augusta University in Georgia. As one of the Emerging Writers, I was allowed the spotlight at a podium for a reading of "Cat's Fur." A day of panel discussions with local authors and publishers.
> Savannah Authors Anthology 2014 - short story "Maggie and the Snake." Available on Amazon.
> SC Writers Workshop - notes on writing, Columbia II Chapter Blog.
> The Petigru Review, 2012 - poem "Foreign Origin" available on Amazon.
"Death & Burial in the Antebellum South"
Author presentation on historical background to Westfall novels. My thanks to Rachel Oglesby for hosting the event.
At the South Carolina State Library I talked about my novel What Missing Means in February.
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