Langley Shazor is author, poet, columnist, editor, and publisher as well as creative writing teacher/mentor. And if that's not enough, typewriter collector with repairs and maintenance knowledge and skills.
He is an avid reader, he is passionate about learning all that he can and imparting that knowledge. Breaking down stereotypes, creating social awareness, enlightenment, human rights, and helping those less fortunate are his life's quests. Langley has a particularly strong burden for empowering today's youth and encouraging their interests in the arts. A lover of all things antiquated, he is an avid typewriter collector, something that has only fueled his affinity for writing and encouraging others to write as well. Typewriters being his tool of choice for his craft, Langley has been able to bring a forgotten medium back to life and give it relevance in this, ever growing, digital world.
The Casual Word, LLC strives to be a platform and catalyst for positivity. Through several outlets and initiatives, it is the mission of this organization to do everything it can to give back to the community, empower people, encourage creativity, promote healthy lifestyles, and pave the way for future generations.
The Lost State Writers Guild welcomes any writer who would like to associate in some way with a group of like-minded people. Our meetings are open to visitors who might just want to check us out to see if we're a possible fit for their needs. Meetings include speakers from different walks of life, writers, editors, and a few writing workshops through the year.
Below is the link to contact us for anyone who might wish to email for more information. The email link is also on the 'About' page of this website.
Lost State Writers Guild
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 throughout his store. Email Billy Crawford, or call and thank him for all his help.