Calhoun Community College Presents 12th Annual Writers' Conference


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

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