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"On The Brink" Conference Features Southern Authors

Jamie M. Eubanks
JSU News Bureau

JACKSONVILLE -- January 18, 2001 -- "Change Me Into Zeus' Daughter," "Home Fires Burning" and "The Gospel of Barbecue" are just a few works that authors will be reading from and discussing at "On the Brink 2001" at Jacksonville State University.

"Are Y'all Hard at It or Are Ya' Just Gallavantin'?" is the catchy theme for this year's conference.

"On the Brink" is an annual conference sponsored by JSU's English Department. This conference showcases the talent of emerging Southern writers who are working in a range of genres.

Writers will read from their work and then discuss their reasons for working in their chosen genres. They will also answer questions from the audience.

Writers scheduled include:

Clyde Bolton, Nancy Swimmer: A Story of the Cherokee Nation; Ben Erickson, A Parting Gift; Wayne Greenhaw, Beyond the Night; Melinda Haynes, Mother of Pearl; Lynne Hinton, Friendship Cake; Robert Inman, Coming Home: Life, Love and All Things Southern and Home Fires Burning; Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, The Gospel of Barbecue; Barbara Robinette Moss, Change Me Into Zeus' Daughter.

The conference will be held February 3, 2001 on the 11th floor of the Houston Cole Library located near the intersection of Hwy. 21 and Hwy. 204. Registration is $35.00. Full-time students may attend for only $15.00. This price includes the conference and a lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Gena Christopher in JSU's English Department at 256-782-5411.


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