Janis Kearney Featured at HSV Workshop March 17

Janis Kerney
Janis Kerney

Janis F. Kearney, publisher, author, educator and literacy advocate, will present “Preparing, Pitching, Publishing & Promoting: How to Take Your Manuscript from A to Z” at the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club Workshop on Saturday, March 17 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), at the Coronado Community Center in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

Kearney, born one of 19 children to sharecroppers in the Arkansas Delta, served as Personal Diarist to President Clinton and as White House liaison to the U.S. National Archive’s presidential records office, helping collect and maintain Presidential records for future presidential library.

Kearney founded a publishing company and has received numerous awards. She has also written several books, including her award-winning first book, Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir; an autobiography, Quiet Guys Do Great Things, Too (as told by Frank Ross); and Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton…from Hope to Harlem, an oral biography centered around President Clinton’s presidency and legacy. Her most recent books include Once Upon a Time There was a Girl: a Murder at Mobile Bay and Something to Write Home About: Memories from a Presidential Diarist.

Kearney’s interactive and information-packed workshop on March 17, sponsored by the Village Writers’ Club, will offer hands-on advice for writers about writers’ markets, queries, agents, publishers, marketing, alternative publishing venues, and more.

Pre-registration for the Village Writers’ Workshop with Janis Kearney is $35 (workshop only), plus $10 for lunch (optional). If space permits, registrations will be accepted at the door for $40, but lunch reservations cannot be guaranteed for late registrants. Registration for the workshop begins at 8:30 a.m., with the first session beginning at 9 a.m.

NOTE: The workshop pre-registration deadline has been extended to Friday, March 9. Please contact Madelyn Young, Workshop Registrar, if you have any questions. 501-922-5702

To read more about Janis Kearney or for Village Writers’ Workshop registration information, visit the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club website.

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