NC Workshop Takes Writers on the Road to Getting Published

Writers Workshop coming up. The purpose of Vance-Granville Community College's Personal Enrichment Program is to provide lifelong learning to meet individual needs and interests, and contribute to the community's overall cultural, civic, and intellectual growth. Source: VGCC.
Writers Workshop coming up. The purpose of Vance-Granville Community College's Personal Enrichment Program is to provide lifelong learning to meet individual needs and interests, and contribute to the community's overall cultural, civic, and intellectual growth. Source: VGCC.

Donna Campbell Smith, a North Carolina-based author of ten published books, is presenting a Writers Publishing Workshop entitled, “The Road to Getting Published,” organized by the Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC).

The workshop begins September 12, 2016, and runs through November 14, 2016. Classes are held Mondays, 9am until noon. The total instruction time is 30 hours.

Each session will include a step on the road to getting published using lecture, PowerPoint presentations, and writing exercises. Participants will be invited to share their writing and experiences.

The workshop location is Vance-Granville Community College, Building 7, Room 7124, in Henderson NC.

The course fee is $70. To register, go to the VGCC website page for the Writers Publishing Workshop.

Note that VGCC workshops have a minimum required number of students. If the minimum is not met, refunds will be issued. Be sure to register early to reserve a seat, and ensure that they know you are coming. The registration deadline for this workshop is September 8, 2016.

For more information on this workshop, email or call the college at 252.738.3385.

About the Instructor

Donna Campbell Smith is a published author, living in Franklin County, North Carolina. She has written in several genres, using the traditional publishing route, self-publishing, and contributing to magazines.

Her four horse books are all traditionally published by The Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequote: The Book of Miniature Horses, The Book of Draft Horses, The Book of Mules, and The Book of Donkeys.

Her first two children’s historical fiction books (Pale as the Moon and An Independent Spirit) were traditionally published by Coastal Carolina Press, which closed and was followed by Faithful Publishing.

Donna self-published both children’s books after Faithful Publishing closed. She added a sequel, Bear Song, also self-published, and two more children’s books: Puddin Tain, and a collection of short stories about the Outer Banks’ wild horses titled Bankers, Mustangs and Marsh Tackies. Many of these stories were first published by Young Rider Magazine.

Additionally, Donna self-published a mystery novel, In the Garden with the Pruning Shears.

Magazines for which she has written and provided photographs include print and online publications, including Grit Magazine, Back Home Magazine, The Horse, Stable Management Magazine, Western Mule, The Brayer, USA Equestrian, Young Rider, The Chronicle of the Horse, Boys Life, The Gaited Horse, Our State, Carolina Country, Carolina Hoofbeats, and Conquistador.

More information on author Donna Campbell Smith may be found at www.donnacampbellsmith.comFacebook, and Amazon.

Book cover for The Book of Donkeys, published 2016. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, NC.
Book cover for The Book of Donkeys, published 2016. Source: Donna Campbell Smith, NC.
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