March 15, 2011
In honor of women's history month, UNC Asheville's Career Center will offer a special panel, Women and Writing Careers, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Highsmith University Union Mountain Suites.
This panel offers first-hand insight into writing careers, including advice, a chance to make connections, and to hear from a varied group of successful Asheville-area women in the fields of writing, editing and publishing. The panel will be moderated by Deaver Traywick, director of the UNC Asheville Writing Center. The panelists will include:
• Jennifer Lipsey Edwards – author, artist, illustrator, and art educator. Edwards is author and illustrator of seven children's art books in the "My Very Favorite Art Book" series. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UNC Asheville and a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western Carolina University.
• Alli Marshall – lead arts reporter at Mountain Xpress. Marshall is also the creator and moderator of AshevilleStreetStyle.com, a blog focusing on unique fashions in Asheville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Warren Wilson College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing from Goddard College.
• Joy Neaves – assistant director, UNC Asheville Writing Center. A graduate of UNC Asheville, Neaves also has worked as an editor at Front Street Books where she was involved in marketing, subsidiary rights, design and production. She is also a freelance editor at namelos.com, and an instructor in UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program and at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
• Cornelia Powell – editor of Weddings of Grace online magazine. Powell became an associate editor for Vogue magazine at the age of 22 and is author of "The Bride's Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself." Powell's bridal art-to-wear store in Atlanta gained national media attention in the 1980s and 1990s, and in articles, blogs and speaking engagements, discusses wedding history and folklore.
The Women and Writing Careers panel is free and open to the community, with no registration required. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the UNC Asheville Career Center Web site or call 828.251.6515.