Friday, October 21, 2011

Helen Hemphill to Serve as Director of Highlights Whole Novel Workshop & Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones Giveaway

Helen Hemphill is taking over the directorship of the Whole Novel Workshop for the Highlights Foundation in 2012 and has an amazing lineup of writers, editors and agents who will be teaching aspiring writers and helping with their manuscript revisions.

The Highlights Foundation has also opened a new conference center on the farm in PA where the workshops take place! You can see more photos of The Barn on the Highlights Foundations FB page.

Interested writers are encouraged to sign up. Highlights Foundation classes and programs are highly recommended.

Cynsational Giveaway

Enter to win a paperback copy of The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill (Front Street, 2008/Boyds Mills, 2011). From the promotional copy:

When Prometheus Jones wins a horse with the raffle ticket he got from Pernie and LaRue Boyd, he knows things aren't going to go smoothly. No way those two rednecks were going to let a black man, even a free man from the day of his birth, keep that horse. 

So as soon as things get ugly he jumps on the horse, pulls his friend Omer up behind him, and heads off. They hook up with a cattle drive out of Texas heading for Deadwood, North Dakota.

To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or email Cynthia directly with "Deadwood Jones" in the subject line. Author-sponsored. Eligibility: U.S./Canada entries only. Deadline: midnight CST Oct. 31.

See also a Cynsations interview with Helen.

5 comments:

Helen Hemphill said...

Cyn: Thanks for the good words. The 2012 Whole Novel Workshop (with a terrific session for nonfiction too) is going to be amazing. I'm thrilled to be part of the program.

There's new cover art and back matter for the paperback of Deadwood Jones! Come on over to my web site and see it...

www.helenhemphill.com

gael lynch said...

I had the good fortune of being mentored by Helen at Chautauqua last summer. Her workshop there was awesome. Highlights has sure chosen the right woman for this job! The Whole Novel Workshop is a perfect weekend getaway with intensive writing study and Marsha's wonderful food!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Hurrah for you, Helen! I've updated the post with your new cover, and I'll run it again in next Friday's update!

Bigfoot said...

Congratulations on your new position, Helen. I love the new DEADWOOD JONES cover, too.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Echoing Bigfoot's cheer for Helen, and yes, the new cover is great! Lots of energy! I'm sure it'll help attract new readers.

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