CONQUEROR OF THE STARS . . . Coming Jan. 10!

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Can Turtan save us from the Cen, or is humanity doomed?

The first 3 books are available at Amazon. lrd.to/Turtan-Trilogy
MuseItUp: http://bit.ly/1LCbW49
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LROuLT
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1WTAZ5Y

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PAST “COMING SOON” EVENTS:

The Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University presents
THE 3RD
ANNUAL
WILLIAM
CARROLL
WRITERS
FESTIVAL
March 24-26, 2015
Norfolk State University Campus
FEATURING
Remica L. Bingham-Risher
Willie Cordy, Jr.
Nathan M. Richardson
John B. Rosenman
OPEN MIC HOSTED BY
Urban Control
THANKS for financial and other support to Mrs. Thelma Carroll, the Poetry
Society of Virginia, Dr. Mamie L. Johnson (Chair, English & Foreign Languages), Dr.
Belinda C. Anderson (Dean, College of Liberal Arts), NSU Student Activities, the
Creative Writing Committee, and the Creative Writing Club.
ALL EVENTS ARE
FREE AND OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC
MARCH 24
6pm in NSC 149
RECEPTION
7pm in NSC 149
JOHN B. ROSENMAN
MARCH 25
12pm in NSC 138A
FACULTY READING
7pm in NSC 138A
OPEN MIC FEATURING
CARROLL CONTEST*
WINNERS
March 26
12:30pm in NSC 138A
WILLIE CORDY, JR.
7pm in NSC 138A
REMICA L. BINGHAM-RISHER
NATHAN M. RICHARDSON
MORE INFO
Mr. Daniel Pearlman
(757) 823-2901
dlpearlman@nsu.edu
Dr. Gary Wilkens
(757) 823-2956
gcwilkens@nsu.edu
DR. WILLIAM CARROLL
an NSU English professor for decades,
was a foundation of local creative
writing, publishing numerous poems
and presenting many papers
on literature.
*CARROLL FESTIVAL WRITERS CONTEST: NSU STUDENTS MAY SUBMIT ONE POEM (20+ LINES)
AND/OR STORY (1000-1500 WORDS) (THEME: “LIBERATING THE OPPRESSED”) FOR PRIZES OF
$125 (FIRST PLACE), $75 (SECOND) & $50 (THIRD).
EMAIL ENTRIES OR QUESTIONS TO MR. PEARLMAN OR DR. WILKENS.
CONTRIBUTORS
Remica L. Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is an alumna of
Old Dominion Univeity and Bennington College as well as a Cave
Canem fellow. Her first book, Conversion (Lotus Press, 2007), won the
Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award and was shortlisted for the
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her next book, What We Ask of Flesh,
will be published by Etruscan Press in February 2013. She served at
NSU as Director of the Exam of Writing Competency. Currently, she is
the Director of Writing and Faculty Development at Old Dominion
University. She resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband and
children.
***
Willie Cordy, Jr., a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, remembers being an
artist as far back as third grade. He earned his BFA, MA and MFA at
Norfolk State University, where he now teaches as an adjunct. Willie
won Blessed/Lifestyle Magazine’s Educator of the Year award in 2014
and has been nominated as Illustrator of the Year for 2015 by the
NAACP Blackmen Rock Image Awards. His comic book series City Earth,
set in Hampton Roads, premiered in 2011, and Cordy expects the
newest issue to be released in March of 2015.
***
Nathan M. Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and
published author of thbook “Likeness of Being” and the “NEW”
chapbook “Twenty-one Imaginary T-Shirts”. He is also the organizer
and host of the Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic Seriesnow syndicated
in the cities of Chesapeake, Suffolk and Prince George, Virginia.
Nationally, his poetry has been commissioned to accent major art
exhibits at the Delaware Museum of Art, the New Mexico Holocaust
Museum, and the Chrysler Museum. He is the resident teaching artist
for the Artistic Verses Creative Writing Program sponsored by Newport
News Public High Schools and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC).
Nathan is also the creative writing instructor for the Camp Rise
Summer Arts Program which was awarded the 2012 National Arts &
Humanities Youth Program Award from The White House. Since 2010
he has served as the head coach for the Hampton Roads Youth Poets.
han was recently named 2014 Slam Organizer of the Year by the
National Poetry Awards. A short list of his other affiltions include the
Poetry Society of Virginia, Young Audiences of Virginia, and the
Advisory Council for the Christopher Newport University Writers
Conference.
***
John B. Rosenman grew up during the Golden Age of Science Fiction,
and write what he calls “Wow” science fiction, novels and short stories
that seek to explore the awesome, mind-stretching wonders of the
universe. In addition, Rosenman has published over 300 short stories
in Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Weird Tales, The Age of Wonders,
Starshore, and elsewhere. He has written several novels, including
Beyond Those Distant Stars, Speaker of the Shakk, and Dax Rigby, War
Correspondent. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Horror
Writers Association and writes a monthly blog. Rosenman received his
Ph.D. in 1970 and served as an English professor at Norfolk State
University from 1982 to 2011.
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THE 3RD ANNUAL WILLIAM CARROLL WRITERS FESTIVAL • MARCH 24-26, 2015 • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

$ $ $ $ $ 

COMING THIS WINTER DEFENDER OF THE FLAME, BOOK III in THE INSPECTOR OF THE CROSS SERIES.

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Inspector Turtan returns to the Academy where he graduated 4000 years before and finds a deadly surprise.

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PAST COMING SOON ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAY 16, 2014, 11 a.m.  INTERVIEW SCHEDULED — I will be a guest on WEBBWEAVER BOOKS on BLOGTALK RADIO, http://blogtalkradio.com/webbweaverbooks.  

In addition to being interviewed, I will be reading from my novel KINGDOM OF THE JAX.  The show call-in number is (619) 924-9838.  If you have any comments/questions, just call in.

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TWO DIFFERENT COVERS — WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK?

 1. THE MERRY-GO-ROUND MAN.  To be published soon by Crossroad Press at http://www.crossroadpress.com.  Below are the two excellent covers by Clarissa which were done with somewhat different objectives and readerships in mind.  Here is the summary the publisher provided the artist: “Three boys grow up in Ohio – discovering themselves, sex, and their futures.  Main character is a Jewish boy who can box, and nearly wins the Golden Gloves tournament – and can also draw and paint, and wants to be an artist.  There is also an Afro American boy who first robs a delicatessen, and then ends up working for the old man and owning it – and the third boy – very good looking, well off, who seems able to get any girl (and then woman) he wants but seems also addicted to doing so… The cover should be about the artist, boxer, though…if possible.”

Can you guess which cover we decided on?

 

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 Here’s the second cover:

 

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All right.  I have to ‘fess up here.  The second cover won for several reasons, which I won’t go into.   People did like both covers, with a slight preference for the second one featuring the boxer and the woman.  

2. “Not Exactly.”  Speculative fiction short story to be published by Liquid              Imagination in a multimedia format which includes an interpretive reading.  http://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/

3. “Letting Down Her Hair.” A short-short fantasy tale to be published by Metro Fiction.  http://metromoms.net/metro-fiction/

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      *****Okay, this literary festival isn’t “COMING SOON,” but it was a great event, and I’m putting it here anyway.  I presented a workshop on how to write an opening “hook” in a SF/Fantasy/Horror story.  I think it went very well!

I’m was a featured writer on March 27 at Norfolk State University where I was an English professor for twenty-nine years.  I’m proud to say that Dr. William Carroll, the gentleman and man of letters in whose honor The 2nd Annual William Carroll Writers Festival is named, was my office mate for fifteen years.  It was a pleasure to know him, and I’m pleased that this annual conference, held from March 25-27, 2014 helps to preserve his memory, especially for students whom he loved to teach. 

 

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