Four authors who are C-SC graduates to help with Young Writers Conference

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Four published authors who also are Culver-Stockton College graduates will participate in the 22nd annual Young Writers Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25 on the Culver-Stockton College campus.

CANTON, Mo. — Four published authors who also are Culver-Stockton College graduates will participate in the 22nd annual Young Writers Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25 on the Culver-Stockton College campus.

The conference gives students the opportunity to work with C-SC faculty and students on a variety of approaches to writing, such as creative writing, non-fiction writing, music and playwriting, among others. Students from a variety of local high schools attend the conference.

Bailey Williams ’19 will be the keynote speaker. Her poetry collection “Utter & Unutterable” was published in 2019. Williams now is an administrative assistant at the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis.

Other participating authors will be:

  • Mary Mock Harroun `66, who has self-published three books on elder care — “The Grow Program: Getting Residents Out of Wheelchairs,” “Advising Parents on Elder Care” and “The Grow Program: For Home Care Exercises.” Harroun now lives in Mundelein, Ill.
  • Kiarra Lynn Smith `13, who has published five books — “Collective Face: A Series of Quatrains on Community Building,” “Let's Speak! Kiswahili: 3 Short Stories Teaching Basic Kiswahili Words,” “The Book Cart Dance-Off: A Library Tale,” “Vibration: A Collection of Poetry, Essays and Art,” and “The Ballad of the Bleached Out Face.” Smith now works for EyeSeeMe Books in St. Louis.
  • Kyle Darnell ‘10, who has published three books — “Evansville Monsters,” “Weird Tales of Goblins” and “Ghouls and Ghosts.” Darnell lives in Evansville, Ind., teaches at the University of Evansville and is a print/ceramic/fiber artist.