You’ve written the book, now what are you going to do?
The High Country Writers will hold a meeting on Jan. 14 with award-winning local author Maryrose Carroll at 10 a.m. in the Watauga County Arts Council’s Art Space at the intersection of Shadowline Drive and State Farm Road in Boone. Carroll will discuss the steps she’s taking to sell and market her latest book.
The public is invited to attend the meeting. This first meeting of 2016 will be the only one held at Art Space this year.
Carroll’s second book, Beats Me, has been selected as a “100 Notable 2015” book by Shelf Unlimited, an award-winning online magazine.
Carroll is a NC Humanities Road Scholar who previously created a number of large public sculptures. When sculpting threatened her life, she turned to writing. High Country Writers has been a significant part of her development as a writer.
Recently she was in Chicago reading from her book at the Poetry Center of Chicago. While there, she met with the president of the Poetry Foundation and gave an award to the Irish poet Desmond Egan at the IBAM Chicago 2015 Festival. She was also interviewed on After Hours on WGN, a Chicago Tribune radio station and this interview may be heard at http://wgnradio.com/2015/10/07/beats-me-maryrose-carrolls-literary-tribute-to-her-husband-paul/
ASU professor and former poet laureate Joseph Bathanti and his students visited Carroll’s farm in November to meet her and see the books collected by her late husband Paul Carroll. The ASU library offers a special Paul and Maryrose Carroll Beat Collection.
Beats Me can be found at Boone Drug Store at Deerfield, and at www.amazon.com.
High Country Writers is an organization which fosters the growth and creativity of writers of all genres offering its members support, constructive criticism and professional development. The meetings are held at 10 a.m. at the Watauga County Library on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Guests are welcome. Meetings are cancelled when the Watauga County Public Library is closed for inclement weather. For more information about the organization, membership, and calendar of events, please visit the HCW website at http//:highcountrywriters.tripod.com.