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.
Contact Alyssa Hummel, Director of Communications and Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-288-6000 ext. 6450 for more information.
NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.