Nimrod Conference: Calling all writers!

Nimrod International Journal is hosting its annual writers and readers workshop on Saturday, October 15th. Any TU student can sign up for $10. All writers of all genres are welcome, whether they be beginners or more advanced. More than 30 award-winning authors will be present, along with the two judges for the annual Nimrod Awards contest – National Book Award finalist and author of “The Turner House” Angela Flournoy and author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus”, which won the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry, Robin Coste Lewis.

The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Allen Chapman Student Union. There will be two panel discussions to start the event off, and then participants can choose from a selection of workshops on poetry, fiction, memoir, mystery, romance, young adult fantasy, and more. Participants can expect writing exercises as well as open dialogue. Guest writers leading this conference will include fiction writer Toni Jensen, author of “From the Hilltop: Stories”; poet Chloe Honum, author of “The Tulip-Flame”; memoir writer Beth Kephart, author of “A Slant of Sun”; mystery writer Will Thomas, author of “Anatomy of Evil”; young adult writer Brenna Yovanoff, author of “The Replacement”; and romance writer Sherry Thomas, author of “The Hidden Blade”. During lunch, there will be readings from Angela Flournoy and Robin Coste Lewis. Selected guests will perform readings of their work at 3:00 p.m. and a book signing will immediately follow that, at 4:00 p.m..

Nimrod is also hosting its very first Write Night on Friday, October 14th at 7 p.m. in the Lorton Performance Center. There will be an Awards Celebration for the Nimrod Literary Awards winners, an “Author Chat” co-hosted by Booksmart Tulsa with Flournoy and Lewis, and an additional book signing by guest authors. This Write Night is free and open to the public. For those willing to spend $50, there will be a ticketed author reception including hors d’oeuvres and wine at 6:00 p.m.

There will be a chance to register that Saturday morning, but students are encouraged to register as soon as possible, before classes fill up. Registrations and programs are available at the Nimrod Office in Zink Hall 337, the English Department Office, and on the Nimrod website. To get the $10 deal, students need to mark that they are a TU student on the registration form and include the $10 fee.

For further information, contact Nimrod on their official website or at 918-631-3080.

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