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Monday, June 3, 2013

Karen Alea Ford to Speak

Living Writers Collective


  Karen Alea Ford
Author and Educator

June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Rippavilla Plantation (Excel Building)

Living Writers Collective is thrilled to announce that Karen Alea Ford will be speaking at our June night of learning. What we don’t write can be just as important as what we do. As an author and educator, Ford keeps a long list of all the unnecessary stuff that clutters our writing. She will be sharing her tips and craft techniques on WHAT NOT TO WRITE, and writers of all skill levels are welcome to join us.

Ford is the new director of The Writer’s Loft at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Bennington College and is an alumna of Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her short stories have been published in various magazines including Eureka, Stickman Review, and Riverwalk Journal. Her short story “The Next Guy” won The Nashville Scene fiction contest judged by Ann Patchett, which led to a guest column in the publication. She has written nonfiction for Images Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, Catholic Journal and Auto Restorer. She is also an adjunct faculty instructor at Middle Tennessee State University. You can find her at

The Writer’s Loft is a nonresidency, certification program offered by Middle Tennessee State University. Further information on The Writer’s Loft can be found at

Living Writers Collective serves Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Columbia, and the surrounding communities of Middle Tennessee. The event is free.

Post By: LWC Director, Karen Aldridge 
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