Crossroad’s Writer’s Conference

Posted by Dwayne on March 1, 2010

I attended, and participated in, the Crossroad’s Writer’s Conference at Mercer University in Macon, GA this last weekend (Feb. 26-27).

Emilie P. Bush put together an entertaining session entitled, Dr. Amazing’s Traveling Steampunk Literature Show, where I, and several other authors, had the opportunity to read a bit of our work.  I read from my steampunk short story, Artificial Love.

Here are some great links if you’re interested in more steampunk:

Emilie read from her novel Chenda and the Airship Brofman.

Kathryn Hinds read from her YA novel Machinery Hall.  She also has a blog that you may find interesting!

Austin Sirkin read from “The Strange and Horrifying Mystery of Luna Colony”.

Steven Southard read from “Within Victorian Mists”.  You can find more in issue #5 of of SteamPunkTales.

Lainey E. Welsch read from her play “The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates”.

And … Alex White read from his pulp serial The Gearheart.  You can download the entire series of podcasts - guaranteed to enjoy it!! 


In addition to the Steampunk exposition, there were several sessions that provided incredibly valuable information.  My two favorite panelists were Jack McDevitt and Ad Hudler.