Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.
Joint meeting with the WNBA-CLT Chapter
Panel Discusion: I’m Published, So Now What? Making a Living Writing
Providence United Methodist Church - in the ATRIUM
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28211
Meet the Panelists
Mica Gadhia once received a check for $4.00 from Yahoo Groups for an article she wrote about Charlotte, NC and all of the great places to see here. Not only that, she works for one of the coolest companies on the planet, Copyblogger Media, LLC. She is the Affiliate Manager for StudioPress themes (how to make money). She edits some of the transcripts (learns the latest content marketing tools). Mica helps answer inquiries to the Copyblogger helpdesk (types a lot). Also, she is the customer liaison for the Certified Writers through Copyblogger's Authority program (gets to know lots of cool people). She's energetic, laughs a lot, and in her spare time she paints pink and purple cows and raises her two favorite people in the world, her two boys Michael and Mason.
Renee Roberson is an award-winning freelance writer and editor of Little Ones Magazine. Her work regularly appears in Today's Charlotte Woman and Lake Norman CURRENTS. In 2009, her magazine article “Alternative Treatments for Autism,” received first place honors in the magazine feature article category in the Annual Writer’s Digest Competition. She also works as a Blog Tour Manager for authors with WOW! Women on Writing. Renee holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in women’s studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Renee resides in Huntersville, N.C. with her husband and two children.
Alice Osborn’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work in speculative poetry, as well as her passion for editing, coaching and speaking. After the Steaming Stops is her most recent collection of poetry; previous collections are Right Lane Ends and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of the short fiction anthologies, Tattoos and the forthcoming Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street Rag. She's currently at work on her upcoming collection, Heroes without Capes. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Soundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. She serves on the NC Writers' Network Board of Trustees and volunteers for local writing events whenever she can. When she’s not editing or writing, Alice is an Irish step dancer, as well as an aspiring guitar and violin player. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two children and four birds. Visit Alice's website at www.aliceosborn.com.
Karon Luddy is the author of the novel, Spelldown, The Big Time Dreams of a Small-town Word Whiz published by Simon and Schuster, which earned starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly as well as the Parents Choice Silver award. Clemson University Digital Press published Wolf Heart, her first poetry book Bewilderment of Boys, her second novel and sequel to Spelldown, was published in 2014. Kirkus Reviews selected it as a Top Indy Pick for August 2014 and called it “a charmingly perceptive follow-up that should appeal to both teenagers and adults.” Luddy earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University Charlotte and has taught writing intensive classes at University of North Carolina Charlotte since 2005. Luddy is especially grateful to the Charlotte Writers’ Club for selecting her short story, “Ticket to Ride” for the 2001 Elizabeth Simpson Smith Short Story Award. That short story was transformed into the first chapter of her first novel. Luddy grew up in Lancaster, SC and has called Charlotte NC her home for forty years.