The Chattanooga Writers Guild will host Words from Two Editors, Roy Burkhead and Robert S. King on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m at Unity of Chattanooga, 605 Black St.
Mr. Burkhead and Mr. King will speak and answer audience questions about writing, editing and publishing. Some members commented that these "two gentlemen gave one of our best ever meetings" when they spoke at the Writers Guild in May.
Mr. King lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. He has received multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award. His poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, including California Quarterly, Chariton Review, Hollins Critic, Kenyon Review, Main Street Rag, Midwest Quarterly, Negative Capability, and Southern Poetry Review,. He has published three chapbooks (When Stars Fall Down as Snow, Garland Press 1976; Dream of the Electric Eel, Wolfsong Publications 1982; and The Traveller's Tale, Whistle Press 1998). His full-length collections are The Hunted River and The Gravedigger's Roots, both from Shared Roads Press, 2009. He recently stepped down as director of FutureCycle Press in order to devote more time to his own writing. He continues to serve the press as poetry co-editor.
A Kentucky native and longtime Nashvillian, Mr. Burkhead is the editor-in-chief of 2nd & Church, a literary journal by, for, and about writers and readers throughout Tennessee. He has published journalism, poetry, and prose in a variety of daily and weekly newspapers, online journals, and anthologies, but he is perhaps best known as a promoter of the arts throughout middle Tennessee. After studying creative writing in London, England and earning a MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, he founded The Writer's Loft, a creative writing program at Middle Tennessee State University, as well as created, edited, and published the program's literary journal, the Trunk.
The Chattanooga Writers' Guild is a 501c3 non-profit that encourages and supports the craft of writing in the greater Chattanooga area. More can be learned about them at www.chattanoogawritersguild.org or on Facebook.