The next Appalachian Authors Guild General Meeting will be May 14, 2013, 11:30am-1:30pm at the Tuscan Grill, Abingdon, VA.
Becky Mushko—a retired middle school teacher, retired adjunct English instructor at Ferrum College, former columnist for Blue Ridge Traditions and The Smith Mountain Eagle, and 2006-07 writer-in-residence for Roanoke County Schools—writes about retirement, rural living, and her observations of things in general at her blog, Peevish Pen.
Born in Roanoke, Becky has lived in Richmond, VA; Newport News, VA; Lanesboro, MA; and Charleston, SC. She currently lives in rural Penhook, Virginia, with her husband, horse, four dogs, and numerous cats. Her hobbies include attending writers' conferences, walking her farms with her dogs, blogging, living frugally, and reading—especially Southern writers and Appalachian writers.
She received her BFA in Drama Education from VCU (when it was still RPI) and her MAT in English Education from The Citadel. She's also taken graduate classes at UVA, Radford, and High Point College.
Becky participates in several reading or writing-related clubs: She currently serves as recording secretary for the Virginia Writers Club, vice president of the Franklin County Library Board of Trustees, vice-president of Lake Writers, and literary coordinator for the annual Mountain Spirits Festival in Rocky Mount, VA.
Virginia Writers Club
Wonder what all the other chapters of Virginia Writers Club are doing? Visit the Virginia Writers Club website and see. All AAG members who are members of VWC also have their own page on the VWC site to list their biographical information, books and appearances. Set up a password and tell folks about yourself.
Membership Renewal Information
Have you renewed your AAG membership for 2013? There will be opportunities for all who are interested to network with other writers, learn from those around us, and seek answers to questions we might have about the world of writing in all of its shapes and forms.
AAG membership renewal - $25.00. If new member, $30 will enroll you in Virginia Writers Club for one year also. 2nd year and subsequent VWC yearly memberships are writers' choice.
It is recommended that you become members of both the AAG and VWC to gain the extra benefits (such as the Golden Nib Writing contest)that require you as a member to belong to both groups.
Mark your calendar - June 14-15, 2013
Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium, co-sponsored by Appalachian Authors Guild and Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, Virginia. This year's Symposium includes Keynote Speaker, popular writer/playwright Bob Inman. Click the link for information and registration form. Don't miss out.