Next Appalachian Authors Guild General Meeting
September 8, 2015, 11:30am
480 Cummings St.
Joe Tennis grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he began writing while in elementary school - first a book on Elvis Presley, then a comical satire of his fellow fifth grade students. He has since written thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines about places from California to Florida. But he has become best known as an expert on the history and folklore of Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Joe is a well-known regional author and features writer for the Bristol Herald Courier newspaper.
Joe's most recent book is titled Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth. Previous books include Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to see, The Marble, and Haunts of Virginia's Blue Ridge Highlands. A beautiful new edition of his Beach to Bluegrass is soon forthcoming.
Come on out, enjoy a networking lunch with fellow Guild members and enjoy an interesting presentation from one of the area's successful writers
Volunteer your skills and talents for a committee - program, communications, membership, and festivals.
Don't be left out of the two anthologies of member works, prose and poetry, that are in the works. The first is a volume of Christmas pieces, deadline is September 1st. The second can be on any subject, deadline also is September 1st, though it may be extended. Polish and send your unpublished entry to:
The Foundation For Appalachian Advancement
The Foundation for Appalachian Advancement, whose mission overlaps that of the AAG, has set up a web page dedicated specifically for artists. Any of our members may have a section with a bio and a link to their website that the Foundation can promote on the page. Email J. C. Sweingrouber directly with what you would like on the bio and your website address, or page where people can buy your books.
(from the FAA website)
The Foundation For Appalachian Advancement (FAA) strives to promote educational opportunities, economic development, and the advancement of our culture, history and heritage through the arts. The FAA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that takes a two-tiered approach to enhancing our Appalachian region.
Our second tier focuses exclusively on Appalachian artists. The FAA will focus on building a community of artists in order to promote their work and achievements. The Appalachia region is home to a multitude of painters, sculptors, writers, poets, musicians, actors, filmmakers and artists from many genres. The Foundation for Appalachian Advancement believes that a vibrant artistic community is a vital part of introducing those outside of this extraordinary region to the experience and arts, heritage, history, and natural beauty that only the Appalachian region offers.