Kennesaw State faculty and alumni nominated for Author of the Year Awards

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 6‚ 2007) — Three members of the Kennesaw State University community have been…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2007) — Kennesaw State faculty and alumni nominated for Author of the Year Awards

Bethany Adams


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 6‚ 2007) — Three members of the Kennesaw State University community have been nominated by the Georgia Writers Association for Author of the Year Awards.

Sarah Robbins‚ professor of English and English education‚ has been nominated for “Teacher’s Writing Groups” in the self−help category. The book‚ edited by Robbins‚ as well as KSU professor Dede Yow and alum George Seaman‚ focuses on how teachers can effectively facilitate their own professional development through collaborative writing and reflection. KSU faculty Linda Stewart and Carol Harrell‚ as well as alums Andrew Smith‚ Leslie Walker and Victoria Walker‚ contributed chapters. The book is available through the KSU Press.

Walter Lawrence and Bobbie Kornbilt‚ graduates of KSU’s Master of Arts in professional writing program‚ have been nominated in the anthologies/short stories category for “North Point of View‚” a collection of short fiction and nonfiction stories‚ as well as poetry. The book was written and compiled by the North Point Writers‚ a group from the Atlanta Writers Club that meets at the North Point Barnes & Noble twice a month to share and critique each other’s work.

“One of our members‚ an employee at the Barnes & Noble‚ John Sheffield‚ had the idea of publishing our work in a book and selling it at the store‚ and that’s how it came about‚” said Lawrence.

Kornbilt authored one of the short stories in the book‚ and Lawrence authored two.

The Author of the Year Awards will be held June 2 at Kennesaw State University. The Georgia Writers Association is a statewide association serving Georgia’s diverse literary communities in conjunction with Kennesaw State University.

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