Lost State Writers Guild

Celebrating 2016 as the Lost State Writers Guild's Twentieth Anniversary year!!!!

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Lost State Writers Guild newsletter, compiled by Judy Donley. Click the link in the navigation bar at top of page.


Golden Corral Restaurant in Johnson City, TN is the location of our June 2, 2016 meeting at 11:30 AM if plan to eat. Program begins about 12:15pm.
Tamara Baxter, retired Creative Writing and English professor at Northeast State Community College, will be our speaker for the June meeting of Lost State Writers Guild in Johnson City.
Tamara's collection of fiction, "Rock Big and Sing Loud" won the Morehead State and Jesse Stuart Foundation's First Author's Award for Fiction, and was published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation Press. Her short fiction, poetry, and essays have been widely published in journals such as "Artemis," "Appalachian Heritage," "Wellspring," and in anthologies such as the 2000 "O. Henry Awards Anthology," and "The Night Shade Nightstand Reader.” Baxter has received more than a dozen awards for her writing, including the Harriette Arnow Award, the Sherwood Anderson Award, the Leslie Garrett Award in fiction, and the National Rose Post Award for creative non-fiction.
She has been a regular contributor to “Now & Then” and other regional magazines and leads fiction workshops throughout the region. She was an Associate Professor of English at Northeast State Community College where she taught literature and creative writing, and was fiction editor for the literary magazine, "Echoes & Images."
Tamara likes to read from her work, talk about how she has been influenced by the writers of the Mountain South, field questions, and ask questions of the audience.
Billy (Bubba) Crawford, owner of Bubba's Book Swap, 331 E. Sullivan St., Kingsport, TN has been most supportive of local authors for several years. He displays books by local writers at the front of his store. Email Billy Crawford, or call and thank him for all his help.