May 17 Writer’s Panel
Interested in getting your writing published? You can hear how it’s done first-hand from Larry Atkins, author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias; Dina Leacock, author and publisher of fiction and short stories; and Cathy T. Colborn, teacher and steampunk author.
Thursday, May 17
Friends Learning Lab
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Bio: Jenkintown writer Larry Atkins is author of Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias (Prometheus Books). He has written over 500 Op-Eds, articles and essays for many publications, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Detroit News, The Hill, Huffington Post, Indianapolis Star, Jewish Exponent, National Public Radio, Newsday, Pennsylvania Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and The Writer. As an ASJA member, Larry wrote a chapter on op-eds and essays for The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing. He teaches Journalism at Temple University and Arcadia University and has been a Board Member of the Philadelphia Writers Conference since 1999.
Bio: South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, writing under the pen name Diane Arrelle, has sold more than 250 short stories and has two published books including Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories. She has a new collection of horror stories, Seasons On The Dark Side, due out in April 2018. She is proud to be one of the founding members as well as past president of the Garden State Horror Writers and is also past president of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. Having recently retired from being director of a municipal senior citizen center, she is co-owner a small publishing company, Jersey Pines Ink LLC. She resides with her husband and her new cat on the edge of the Pine Barrens (home of the Jersey Devil).
Bio: Cathy T. Colborn was born in Philadelphia and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. She is the author of two steampunk novels: Madame Lola’s Marvelously Amazing Medicine Show (available through Amazon and Kindle) and Tierney and the Trailblazers (Spring 2017) from Wragsink Publishing. She is the creator of Philly Flash Inferno, a literary journal with the ongoing theme of “The Seven Deadlies.” You can find her flash articles on Flashfiction.net, and her AWP2017 podcast with Leza Cantoral on Clash Media. Catt taught a flash fiction master class at the 2017 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. She is currently teaching English Composition 102 at Camden County College and Atlantic Cape Community College. Catt loves anything steampunk, Southern, or supernatural. Visit her unique voice on Soundcloud where she records teasers to her upcoming projects
Philadelphia Writers Conference: www.pwcwriters.org