Thursday, February 12, 2009

Guess Who's Coming to a "New Media" Panel Discussion Near You?

As many of you know, in addition to writing poetry, I've got several projects on the burners including blogs, web sites and electronic newsletters. And thanks to all this juicy experience in "new media," I've been invited to participate in a panel on... you guessed it... "New Media and Publishing Creative Writing" at the American Independent Writers Fiction Writing Seminar on February 28, 2009, at George Mason University. Here's some of the salacious details:

1:30-2:45 p.m. New Media and Publishing Creative Writing

Moderator Reb Livingston is the editor of the online poetry magazine No Tell Motel ( and publisher of No Tell Books ( She's the author of YOUR TEN FAVORITE WORDS (Coconut Books) and co-editor of THE BEDSIDE GUIDE TO NO TELL MOTEL anthology series. Her poems have appeared in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2006, The American Poetry Review, Coconut and other publications. During the '90's she worked as a programming manager and producer for America Online. She blogs at

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer and poet in the DC area. She has founded and manages five web sites and three blogs. Her articles, book reviews and poems have appeared in Go World Travel Magazine, Freelance Writer's Report, Sustainable Development International, 32 Poems, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. She publishes a monthly electronic newsletter on energy issues and tracks energy funding opportunities for one of her blogs.

Laura Ellen Scott teaches fiction writing in the undergraduate program at George Mason University. Her fiction can be found in print and online in Ploughshares, Mississippi Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Identity Theory, Hobart, Plots with Guns, Ink Pot Special Edition Short Story & Flash Fiction, Eclectica’s Best Fiction, Storyglossia, elimae, Behind the Wainscot, and Juked. Stories are forthcoming in Barrelhouse and the Paycock Press anthology GRAVITE DANCERS: MORE FICTION BY WASHINGTON AREA WOMEN. Her writing blog is

Other panelists to be announced

The day-long seminar is co-sponsored by the George Mason University MFA in Creative Writing Program.

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