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Calhoun Community College Presents 12th Annual Writers' Conference

4/3/2013

Calhoun Community College will present its 12th Annual Writers’ Conference, Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the college’s Aerospace Training Center on the Decatur campus. To accommodate the anticipated standing-room only crowd, this free event will be held at 9:30 am at Calhoun and again at 7:00 pm. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Decatur.  Both performances are open to the public.

The featured writer for this year’s event is Judith Ortiz Cofer.  Cofer is a native of Puerto Rico and  currently serves as a Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.  She is the author of A Love Story Beginning in Spanish (2005), Call Me Maria (2006), The Meaning of Consuelo (2003), and Woman in Front of the Sun:  On Becoming a Writer (2000).  She is also the recipient of the American Library Association’s Pura Belpre’ prize in Young Adult Literature.

For more information on the event, call 256/306-2713 or 306-2560.  For more information on Cofer, visit her website http://judithortizcofer.english.uga.edu

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