Ozark Literacy Council‘s annual fundraiser, “An Open Book Affair,” took place last Thursday (October 20th) at the Pratt Place Barn on Markham Hill in Fayetteville.
My books were part of the silent auction.
OLC raised over $25,000 at the fundraiser. The money will help the Ozark Literacy Council expand and promote literacy throughout our community (Washington County, Arkansas).
The event also honored Daniel Woodrell, the author of Winter’s Bone.
The highlight of my evening was reconnecting with my University of Arkansas creative writing instructor, William Harrison. My first creative writing course with Mr. Harrison was in spring 1995 just before I graduated, and my husband and I both took his screenwriting course in the 1997 fall semester. His courses taught me to seek constructive criticism of my work by testing my stories on an objective audience as I work through revisions. Without a doubt the extensive testing and revisions of “Sea Horse, run!” helped shape my latest picture book into an award-winning story.
Connect with Ozark Literacy Council on Facebook or visit their main website to learn how you can donate or volunteer.
- Woodrell Follows ‘Winter’s Bone’ With Ozark ‘Outlaw’ (npr.org)
- International Literacy Day 2011 (fremontlibraries.wordpress.com)
- William Neal Harrison on “Dialogue and Movie Narrative”