Friday, May 30, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] NCAA Annual Juried Art Exhibit Announced

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The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
May 30, 2008
NCAA Third Annual Juried Art Exhibit Announced
     Since 2006 one of the premier events in the Coweta arts scene is the Annual Juried Art Exhibit of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) held in the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County (the Arts Centre).  Below is the official announcement of this important event by the publicity chairman of NCAA, Robin Stewart:


Newnan Coweta Art Association Prepares for Third Annual Juried Exhibit; Celebrates 40th Birthday!
Newnan, GA, May 28, 2007On Monday, June 2, 2007, Board Members and artists of the non-profit Newnan Coweta Art Association (NCAA) will be present at Newnan's Centre for Performing & Visual Arts, hanging original works and preparing for their annual juried exhibit, on display throughout June. The media is invited to attend to learn more about the group's 40-year history and the upcoming special event.
The Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday night, June 18, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge for admission or parking. This Program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and in partnership with Arts Clayton.
WHEN:                        Monday, June 2, 2008
                                    9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:                      The Centre for the Performing & Visual Arts
                             1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd.
                             Newnan , GA   30265
WHO:                     NCAA past President & Show Coordinator PAM TRUED will be present and available for comments, interviews. Local artists Martin Pate & Marc Stewart, both winners of Merit Awards at last year's exhibit, will also be present.
Contact: Robin Stewart
770-254-1332 tel. Or

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Southern Writers Conf Update: Venue Change and Schedule Issued

Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
May 30, 2008
Southern Writers Conference Updates:
Venue Change; Schedule of Presenter Sessions Issued
     By now the word has gone out that Coweta County will be the host for the first Southern Writers Conference, organized by Vickie Kennedy, the teacher of the Writers Block and the Owner of the etreasures publishing company based in Newnan.  Kennedy recently announced (1). that the venue for the conference will be changed to the Holiday Inn Express, located off of Bullsboro Drive at Exit 47 of I-85, and (2). that the schedule of speakers (which are now often referred to as "Presenters") has been finalized and is available, along with other Conference info on this website:
     This is the "flyer" announcing the Conference:

1st Annual

Southern Writers Conference


When:  July 5th

Where:  Holiday Inn Express - Newnan, GA

Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM 



We are currently accepting sponsors for this event. 

For more information  E-Mail

Open to the public 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM for book signings!  

Workshops require registration.

Here Is the Schedule:

Events Scheduled:

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Check in for the conference


9:30 - 10:00 - Morning Coffee for Attendees


10:00 - 10:30 - Opening & Welcoming by Christina Barber followed by a short discussion on e-publishing by Vickie Kennedy of eTreasures Publishing. What e-publishing is, why it's essential now, and will have on hand a writing course on CD-ROM to help writer's get a head start on submitting a professional manuscript and  developing a characters, dialogue, plot, and much more.  


10:30 - Book Signing Tables Open for the rest of the day.  Open to the public to meet and greet Authors and Publishers


10:30 - 11:15 -  Discussion Panel:  Self-Promotion for the Author -- The How-to on Self-Promotion Presented by Christina Barber - Award Winning Author


11:30-12:30 - Swanee Ballman, president of Jawbone Publishing Corporation  and an editor and award-winning author, will offer a workshop on the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of  book publishing.  


12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch Break 


1:30 - 2:15 -  Forrest Shultz will present a panel on Writing News Releases -- Authors can learn greatly from this discussion


2:30 - 3:15 - Author Paige Cummings will hold a discuss panel on Conferences, Classes, & Critique Groups    A very interactive session!


3:30 - 4:15 - Ms. Ballman will  be offering a workshop on script writing for films!  A must for the writers wanting to make an impact in Hollywood!


4:30 - 5:00 - Awards Presentations for Writing Competition 

Click Here for Details!


5:00 - 5:30 - Break


5:30 - 6:15 - Law Enforcement Agencies - They're Not All The Same -- With Mike Swanson --  Find out the differences you need to know when creating crime scenes and investigations for your novels! 


6:30 - 7:15 - Discussing  the Genre:  Urban Fantasy --Presented by Christina Barber - Award Winning Author


7:15 - Closing of Conference


7:30 - 8:00 Meet Authors & Publishers


Book Signings

Authors will be on hand to sell and sign copies of their books and e-books.

e-books will be on CD-ROM 

Find out what great books these authors have written!


VIP's To Be Attending:

Swanee Ballman - Publisher - Jawbone Publishing  ~~  

Christina Barber - Author - Editor ~~   Jim Gilbert - Author  ~~  

Vickie Kennedy - Publisher - eTreasures Publishing ~~

Tony B. Priest - Author  ~~  Forrest Schultz - Journalist ~~  

Christine Goldman - Magazine Publisher ~~

Paige Cummings - Author  ~~  Mike Swanson - Author ~~


Participate  in Any or All Panel Discussions With Registration
on Various Writing Topics Every Hour
Starting At 10:00 AM and Ending at 7:00 PM


Doors Open to General Public at No Charge 

Starting at 10:30 AM

For Book Sales / Book Signing!

Meet Local Authors, Editors & Publishers!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Mae Nunn's Latest Texas Romance Novel is Out; Signing on Saturday

Coweta   arts   tidbits
The  Successor  To  Newnan-Coweta  Arts  Council  News  Releases
Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
May 13, 2008
Coweta Author Mae Nunn Latest Texas Romance Novel Is Out !
Book Sigining To Be Held on Saturday In PTC
     Although Mae Nunn has lived in Georgia for some time now, her heart is still in her native Texas.  This is very clear from the series of Texas Romance novels she writes each year.  Her latest, Lone Star Courtship, has just been published.  (See her announcement below.)
     Mae also loves to meet people and talk about her books and autograph them.  And this also gives her a chance to dress up in her cowgirl outfit.  It is not surprising that she was one of the participants in last year's Coweta Authors Book Signing Extravaganza or that she is wasting no time in signing her latest book:  she will be doing so on Saturday May 17 from 4:30 through 6:00 PM at Omega Books in Peachtree City.
     For a delightful experience of learning about Mae and her books see her at the signing or visit her gorgeous website
CCoomee Meeeett Maaee Nuunnnn!!
Coweta resident and Texas native Mae Nunn announces the
release of her fi fth novel, Lone Star Courtship. When a stuffy
Englishman encounters a determined American business
woman he fi nds Camelot in the last place he ever expected –
Galveston, Texas! Lone Star Courtship is the latest installment
in Mae Nunn's popular series, Texas Treasures.
Invites You To Experience
Christian Romance With A Kick!
Award Winning Author Mae Nunn
Love Inspired novels by Steeple Hill Publishing
are found wherever great books are sold.
Lone Star Courtship, as well as Mae's entire backlist,
can be purchased at Omega Books in Peachtree City.
Watch Mae's web site for upcoming signings.
Facing Life with Love, Laughter and a Whole Lotta Faith!