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Writers Guild meeting set for Olive Branch

Photo: NW MS Writers Guild Director Pat Carter of Olive Branch was welcomed to the Mid South Christian Writers Conference in Collierville, Tennessee, Saturday, March 18, by well known WREG news anchorwoman April Thompson Larsha, the emcee for the event. (Courtesy photo)

The next Northwest MS Writers Guild meeting will be Saturday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Olive Branch Library. Three members–Director Pat Carter, Linda Shoaf, and Patsy McCrory–attended the Mid South Christian Writers Conference at Collierville, TN, March 24-25 and they will be sharing information they learned at the Saturday meeting.

The Olive Branch Library will also be having a multiple-author book signing event Sunday, April 23, from 2-5 p.m. Local authors who wish to sign and sell their books should contact the Olive Branch Library to make arrangements to participate.  

At the March 4 Guild meeting, Millsaps College honor student Trey Clark shared his senior honors program thesis, a novel entitled Dusk Summer to hopefully lead to a series of other books using the same main character. He admitted that his character was patterned after himself in imaginary situations.  The science fiction book is about a high school dropout and a monk from Antarctica who go to the Garden of Eden to prevent the opening of Pandora’s Box. They try to stop a war by stopping all evils in the world.

The Northwest MS Writers Guild meets the first Saturday of each month at the Olive Branch Library. There are no local dues, but members can choose to join the state organization by paying their $30 yearly dues.  They offer writing workshops and annual writing conferences across the state. Go online to for more information. 

Millsaps College honors student Trey Clark (seated) of Memphis discussed his senior honors program thesis with the NW MS Writers Guild at the Olive Branch Library. Guild Director Pat Carter welcomed Clark. (Courtesy photo)

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