Karen Alea Ford presents “What Not To Write”

Karen Alea Ford

Karen Alea Ford

BY KAREN PHILLIPS

Living Writers Collective, the Spring Hill writers’ group, will feature Karen Alea Ford, author and director of The Writer’s Loft at Middle Tennessee State University, on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place at the writers’ regular meeting location in the Excel Building of Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill.

Ford will be speaking on WHAT NOT TO WRITE. 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 at our June night of learning, and writers of all skill levels are welcome to join us.

Ford holds and MFA in fiction 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.

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 www.mtsu.edu/theloft/.

Living Writers Collective serves Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Columbia, and the surrounding communities of Middle Tennessee. Further information on the event and Living Writers Collective can be found at www.livingwriterscollective.com. The event is free.