Susan Snowden, to speak at AAUW “Porcelain, Poetry and Prose” Oct. 12Published 5:25pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.
In 2013, Snowden received a gold medal for her first novel, “Southern Fried Lies,” at the Independent Publisher Book Awards Ceremony in New York.
She has also won prizes for her work from Writer’s Digest, the Appalachian Writers’ Association, North Carolina Writers’ Network and the Writers’ Workshop, among others.
She is especially proud of the prize she received for her interview with playwright Tennessee Williams.
For that interview, Snowden was awarded First Place Mark of Excellence from the National Society of Professional Journalists. Her presentation for AAUW is entitled, “We Don’t All Live On Tobacco Road; Some of Us Wear Shoes”.
Joseph Bathanti, NC Poet Laureate, Greenville author and writing workshop conductor Mindy Friddle and Dr. Kirk Neely, Spartanburg minister, educator and humorist, will also present.
The Tryon Area Branch AAUW Eileen White Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial support for women who are returning to the classroom.
The annual scholarship benefit is dedicated this year to the memory of Nancy McPherson, former AAUW treasurer and organizer of the first tea.
The event is by reservation only.
Seating is limited and early reservations are suggested.
For ticket information, call 828-817- 2443.
- article submitted by Audrey Ortiz