The Value of a Writers’ Conference

June 10, 2015

Writers’ conferences are on all the “to do” lists for aspiring authors, along with branding, blog, social media presence and the like. Finding community is two-pronged: Authors need to build community with both potential readers and with other authors, agents and publishers. I found the Moravian Writers’ Conference through Beth Kephart, whose book I liked: Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir. She was …

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Main Street, Bethlehem

June 5, 2015
star over Bethlehem3-D Bethlehem starBethlehem starMoravian Church & CollegeLehigh U in backgroundMoravian churchbookstore since 1742founding of BethlehemHistoric 1922 hotelLafayette was hereMain Street shopMain streetshades of the 40sWashingtonweekly concertPenn State Nittany LionLancaster County cheeseJFK among the wall of famous guests

And Ella also went up from Texas, from the city of Corpus Christi, to Pennsylvania, to the city of the Moravians, which is called Bethlehem…. Moravian Christmas cookies…the star of Bethlehem…the Poconos…William Penn and religious liberty…Bethlehem Steel… I have spent very little time in Pennsylvania, none in this part of the state, never driving before. Pennsylvania Interstates and turnpikes are nothing like Texas expressways. In …

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