Beginnings 20th imagine

publish your writing in Beginnings

2016 Keynote Speaker
Mary Biddinger

Mary Biddinger
Small Enterprise
Prairie Fever
Sunny Place
Mary Biddinger is the author of four full-length collections of poetry, most recently Small Enterprise (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, jubilat, The Laurel Review, and Pleiades, among others. She is a Professor of English at the University of Akron, where she teaches poetry writing and literature, and edits the Akron Series in Poetry at the University of Akron Press. She is the recipient of a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry, and is currently working on a book-length volume of prose poems.

Beginnings Writers on Writing

To find out how adult student authors who have been published in the Beginnings book approach the writing process, the OLRC conducted interviews with Beginnings authors. We want to thank the following students for sharing their ideas with us and with you: Fumiko Adair, Art Massengill, Ida Osborn, Carol Rudder, and Dale Sherman. Their comments about working through each step of the writing process are presented below along with tips that teachers can use to help all writers.

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Joining us again is Lyn Ford
Storyteller/story-artist with the Greater Columbus Arts Council
Affrilacian Tales Lyn Ford
Lyn Ford presents thought-provoking and uplifting tales from the sky, and an opportunity for participants to write their own sky-reaching stories.

Want To Publish your Work?

Check your local library for a writers workshop; they are usually free and an excellent way to continue to improve your writing. Check the online resources to learn about publishing your work and establishing yourself in a community with other writers. Continue to build your writing portfolio. You have been given a gift as a writer; open the box and examine the treasures. Share your work; everyone has a story to tell.

Click here for a few resources to help you along the way:

Ohio Literacy Resource Center
Research 1 - 1100 Summit St.
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Ohio Literacy Resource Center Phone: 330-672-2007
In Ohio Only: 800-765-2897
Fax: 330-672-4841
TTY: 330-672-2379