Write Michigan Contest Author Event

Aspiring writers and short story contest enterers (that is so a word): Mark your calendars for 10:00 AM Saturday, October 13, when Traverse City-area author Mardi Link visits the Grand Rapids Public Library’s main library downtown as part of the Write Michigan contest.

The true-crime author and memoirist will talk about how she has managed to continue to do what she loves — write books — and still pay the bills She has been published by a university press, freelanced for local and regional publications, received grants, written for free and even used Kickstarter, a crowd-sourcing website, to keep the words coming. She recently signed with a New York literary agent who sold her memoir to Knopf at auction.

And the fun doesn’t stop there, folks. Following Mardi’s talk, from 11:00 AM to noon, is GRPL’s local author book fair, where more than 25 area authors will be on hand to sign and sell their books and share their knowledge of the process.

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Morgan J.

Morgan J. is a KDL communications assistant. She spends summers as a “hood ornament” of sorts while her husband captains their old, cedar-sided pontoon down the Flat River. In the wintertime she counts the days until she’ll have her toes in the water again.


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One Response to “Write Michigan Contest Author Event”

  1. G. M. Ross Says:

    “Enterers” is “so” not a word. This “so” business seems related to the “like” phenomenon, the young trying to sound nuanced. Entrants is proper. Also, by inspection of the picture she is authoress.

    I entered a Grand Valley play writing contest in 2000 with a one act and was utterly panned. My fiction career is accordingly at an end.