On Wednesday, Sept. 5 from noon to 1:00 PM EDT, author Kristen-Paige Madonia will be available through Twitter to answer questions about writing and her recently-released novel, Fingerprints of You. This is the fourth in a series of Twitter chats with publishing professionals who will participate in James River Writers’ 10th annual conference on Oct. 20-21.
Kristen-Paige’s short fiction has appeared in various publications including Upstreet, New Orleans Review, American Fiction: Best Previously Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, and Sycamore Review. She has received awards or fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Key West Literary Seminar, and The Studios of Key West. In addition, she was a finalist for the 2011 Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and was awarded the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Prize in 2010.
Kristen-Paige holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach and a BA in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University. She currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she teaches creative writing and is at work on her second novel.
Kristen-Paige will participate in two panel discussions at the 2012 Conference. One panel will tackle writing about family relationships in fiction. The other will discuss how to write coming-of-age stories.
Here is how the Twitter chat will work:
- If you don’t already have one, open a Twitter account.
- Follow James River Writers (@JamesRvrWriters) and Kristen-Paige (@KPMadonia) before the chat so that you don’t miss anything.
- Log into Twitter a few minutes before the chat. Enter #JRWC12 in the search box to see the conversation.
- To start the chat, @JamesRvrWriters will post two or three questions for Kristen-Paige to answer. At any time you can submit questions by starting them with @KPMadonia, or simply ask your question as a status update in Twitter. Either way, be sure to include the hashtag #JRWC12 so your tweets can be tracked and Kristen-Paige can respond.