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The Friends of the Terrebonne Parish Public Library are excited to announce the 14th annual Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, set for March 4, 2017. Writers across all genres will guide both new and practiced writers in their craft. Featuring Lisa Unger, Jeff Lindsay, Rachel Caine, steamy romance writers Alexandrea Weis and Farrah Rochon, Roland Paris of Marvel Comics, “My Sunshine Away” author M.O. Walsh, Nicholas Maineri, Ashley Elston, Alys Arden, Kim Vaz-Deville, and more! Aspiring writers from near and far are encouraged to take part in this experience that will promote creativity, enrich local art, and guide both new and practiced writers in their craft. Conference fee is $35 and $40 at the door. Poetry and Fiction contest submissions are due by February 10, 2017.





Alys Arden was raised by the street performers, tea leaf-readers, and glittering drag queens of the New Orleans French Quarter.

With so much mystery and magic, it’s no wonder Invade NOLA has named Alys the “Anne Rice of the Text Message Generation”

Meet Alys at JWC 2017 as you await her next novel, book two in#thecasquettegirls series, otherwise called “The Romeo Catchers”

M_O_Walsh_My_Sunshine_Away-1050x723 M.O. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His stories and essays have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Southern Review, American Short Fiction, Epoch, and Greensboro Review. His short stories have also been anthologized in Best New American Voices, Bar Stories, Best of the Net and Louisiana in Words. He is a graduate of the Ole Miss MFA program and currently lives in New Orleans, LA, where he is the Director of the Creative Writing Workshop at The University of New Orleans. He also directs the The Yokshop Writers Conference in Oxford, MS. You can follow him on Facebook.
16143639_1382962218380763_2216359118221899542_o Graphic novels tell stories through their art. Ever wonder how comic book artists create our favorite superhero narratives?

Roland Paris is an inker for Marvel Entertainment with titles such as Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, and Dark X-Man: The Confession on his resume. He has also done work with Image and DC Comics.

His latest project? “Voodoo Kiss,” an original graphic novel which he is writing, penciling and inking himself. Meet Roland at #JWC2017!

 GK3qitg6 A Florida native, Nicholas Mainieri now calls New Orleans home. Short story enthusiast, dedicated teacher at Nicholls State University, but the newest addition to his resume is what has everybody talking.

The Infinite is a coming-of-age story that spans the borders of both New Orleans and Mexico–young love and violence in a post-Katrina world that has drawn comparison to Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy.

Mark your calendars, and meet Nick at #JWC2017


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For more information call 985.850.5301 or email jwc@mytpl.org.Conference is located at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library (151 Library Drive, Houma, LA).

Conference Hotel

Courtyard Marriott
142 Library Drive
Houma, LA 70360



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