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On the Bright Side

September 9, 2013

3-day Festival of Women Writers draws talent to Hobart

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“When writing about activist topics, writers must take into account ethics,” said Evie Shockley. “Writers need to shine the flashlight internally instead of only pointing fingers.”

Public readings and the “author bookstore” were held at the Hobart Community Center. All authors brought copies of their books for new customers to browse and purchase.

Lynn Domina, a poet who teaches at the State University College of Technology at Delhi, led a workshop discussing the many options for getting work published. One of her books was published through a contest for poetry submissions.

“Writer’s conferences, like this Women Writers Festival, are useful,” said Domina. “Writers acquire new images, whether by interacting with others or visiting a new place, and the images improve their writing.”

“The synergy and energy at Hobart Village has been tremendous. The quality of ideas here are terrific,” said Sharpe. “Writers work in a vacuum, and festival opportunities are valuable for networking and expression.”

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