Writer’s Night: Act Two coming March 31st!


Writer’s Night is coming to Eagle Eye Book Shop for Act Two!

Join featured authors and 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalists, Stacia Pelletier and Daren Wang for an informal discussion on the craft of writing Act Two of your manuscript!

Spend some real-world time with writers like you, browse Eagle Eye’s great selection of books (Stacia and Daren’s books will be available for purchase!) have some food and drink, and chat with our featured authors! Find your inspiration! Join us!

This program is free and open to the public!

Stacia Pelletier is the author of Accidents of Providence and The Half-Wives, both short-listed for the Townsend Prize in Fiction. She earned graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory University in Atlanta. A two-time fellow of the Hambidge Center, located in the mountains of North Georgia, she currently lives in Decatur, Georgia, and works at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

 

Daren Wang is the Founding Executive Director of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. Before launching the festival, he had a twenty-year career in public radio, both national and local, with a particular focus on books and authors. Wang has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Paste magazine, and Five Points magazine, among others. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires is his first novel.

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Writer’s Night: Act One kicks off our 2018 Schedule!

You’ve fleshed out a story, created a world, outlined, fretted, written, edited, edited some more, worried, and spent hour upon hour confusing friends and family by talking to yourself about your project when you thought they weren’t listening. Now you’ve developed feelings about it. You need to talk it out with someone who understands. Someone who gets you. Someone like you. Someone with thoughts and ideas about the craft of writing, about your writing, about any writing!

Your opportunity has arrived! Come and spend some real-world time (in a bookstore no less!) with writers, form new connections, chat with our featured authors, sit in on an informal conversation about writing Act One! Find your inspiration and inspire others! Join us! We’ll bring the food and drinks!

Our featured authors for this gathering will be Kimberly Brock and Ricki Schultz!

Kimberly Brock is the author of the award-winning modern gothic novel, The River Witch, and founder of the Tinderbox Writer’s Workshop, a transformative creative experience for women in the arts. She is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, the only author-driven marketing cooperative in the U.S. that is exclusive to female authors who publish in a variety of genres. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Psychology Today and Writer Unboxed, among other publications, and Kimberly is a bi-monthly contributor to the popular online writers site, Writers in the Storm, where she writes about the writer’s life.

Ricki Schultz is the author of Mr. Right Swipe, published June 2017 by Grand Central Press, and the forthcoming follow-up, Switch and Bait, due June 2018. A teacher, speaker, editor and writer, Ricki earned a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Join us for a fun time with the fine folks at FoxTale Book Shoppe!

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Writer’s Night 2.0, featuring Colleen Oakley!

Writer’s Night returns!

Our second installment on the Writer’s Night calendar is quickly approaching! This go around, we’ll be at Book Exchange in Marietta, Saturday April 30th from 5-7 p.m.! As before, there will be food, drinks, socializing and, of course, a featured speaker from this year’s conference! So, take some time away from writing, power down the laptop, steel yourself for some friendly conversation and spend some needed time with fellow writers!

For this Writer’s Night, we are pleased to announce our featured author will be Colleen Oakley!

Colleen Oakley
Colleen Oakley

One of Atlanta’s great new voices in fiction, Colleen Oakley’s debut novel Before I Go was a People Magazine Best New Book Pick in January 2015, an Us Weekly “Must” Pick, and a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book. Formerly the senior editor of Marie Claire and editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She is hard at work on her second novel, Close Enough to Touch, due out April 2017.

It is our hope to continue hosting Writer’s Night events throughout the year, leading to the First Annual BWA Conference in September. In addition to offering an event designed to create a community–one that encourages writers to join en masse to offer support, discuss ideas, projects, and life in general–we also want to keep solid attention on the many quality independent bookstores in the area. So, come out, have some fun, throw some support to Book Exchange, and help us build a writing community!

We have a great deal in works for this year and beyond. For the latest updates and news, please sign up for our newsletter, ‘like’ us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

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Our Next Writer’s Night is Coming Soon!

Thanks to all who came out for our first Writer’s Night at Eagle Eye Books! We took over a portion of the store, conversations were had, books were discussed and purchased, Featured Author and 2016 BWA Conference Speaker Nicki Salcedo waived a social wand with her usual grace and humor, and we left simply buzzing with anticipation for our next event!

It is our hope to continue hosting Writer’s Night events throughout the year, leading to the First Annual BWA Conference in September. In addition to offering an event designed to create a community–one that encourages writers to join en masse to offer support, discuss ideas, projects, and life in general–we also want to keep solid attention on the many quality independent bookstores in the area. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that our next Writer’s Night will be held on Saturday, April 30th, from 5-7 p.m. at the fabulous Book Exchange in Marietta!

We’re in the process of lining up our Featured Authors and hope to have that information out to you soon! In the meantime, for the latest updates and news, please sign up for our newsletter, ‘like’ us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

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BWA Writer’s Night

We have to start somewhere, right? We may have our eyes set upon the 1st Annual Broadleaf Writers Conference this September, but we also want to create as many opportunities to bring writers together as we possibly can. So, we’re pleased to present our first program for 2016, the aptly-named Writer’s Night! Hosted by the excellent folks at Eagle Eye Books on Saturday, February 27th, from 7-9 p.m., this is your chance to network with other writers, talk about your projects, discuss your ideas, nosh on some food and drinks, and learn more about all that Broadleaf can offer. Featuring 2016 BWA Conference Speaker, author, and Decaturish.com columnist Nicki Salcedo, Writer’s Night is more than a simple networking event. It’s the beginning of a community, and an opportunity to spend a couple hours talking with other writers about the craft we love so much. Join us!

Writers Night

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