There are more publication paths than ever before, but don’t overlook the power of the anthology. Whether you’re a new writer or an experienced author, submitting to an anthology can expand your publishing resume, enable you to reach new readers, and even give you an excuse to experiment in different genres. Building your own anthology can allow for literary collaboration unlike any other creative form. Discover the possibilities with this exciting panel of writers and editors. No matter whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, there’s an anthology for you if you only try.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meet & Greet at 6:00; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Heather Weidner’s short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series and 50 Shades of Cabernet. She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Guppies, and James River Writers. The Tulip Shirt Murders is her second novel in her Delanie Fitzgerald series.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.
Heather earned her BA in English from Virginia Wesleyan College and her MA in American literature from the University of Richmond. Through the years, she has been a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager. She blogs regularly with the Pens, Paws, and Claws authors. Heather can be reached on the web at
http://heatherweidner.com and on Twitter @HeatherWeidner1
Derek Kannemeyer is a South African-born, London-raised Richmonder, whose poems, stories, and non-fiction essays have appeared in dozens of publications from Fiction International to Rolling Stone. So far in 2018, he has seen published a book of light verse (An Alphabestiary) and The Blue Nib Chapbook 1, featuring his winning group of poems from Blue Nib’s inaugural chapbook contest. His collection What Got Us Here is due out later this year.
Deirdra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash co-edited Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, the only book in America today that helps us talk about guns. McAfee’s prizewinning fiction has appeared in Shenandoah,The Georgia Review, The Diagram, and elsewhere. McAfee received fiction residencies at McDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus and elsewhere. A trained editor and experienced teacher, McAfee earned an MFA in fiction from the New School and an MA in literature from Georgetown.
Lana Krumwiede began her writing career by creating stories for children’s magazines. Her first novel, Freakling (Candlewick, 2012) was named a finalist for SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award and an honor book for the International Reading Association’s Intermediate Fiction Award. Freakling was followed by two more novels, Archon (2013) and True Son (2015), and a picture book Just Itzy (2015). Lana is also the editor of River City Secrets: Stories from Richmond (2016).