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Friday, June 3 • 10:00pm - 10:55pm
Writers and Mental Illness - Depression, Addiction and how to survive as a writer

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We need to talk about this, and we need to talk about it openly and honestly, and clinically. We need to hear from doctors why we’re messed up, we need to hear from creatives who should have been medicated for decades but have never taken anything because they’re afraid it will ruin their muse, we need to hear from people who have taken the drugs and been helped, but we need to put this all on the table, because the longer we’re quiet about it, the more people die.

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John G. Hartness

Falstaff Books

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Melissa Gilbert

Owner, Editor, Clicking Keys
Melissa Gilbert teaches college writing, works as a freelance editor at Clicking Keys, writes twice monthly for Magical Words, and tells stories (writing as Melissa McArthur). Her current publications include a short story, “The Chase,” in AN IMPROBABLE TRUTH: THE PARANORMAL... Read More →
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Darin Kennedy

Literary Guest, Writing
Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel... Read More →
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Tamsin Silver

TAMSIN SILVER is a Fantasy author currently based out of Albuquerque, NM. Her Historical Fantasy works include three books in the Untold Legends series with Falstaff Books (3rd book out in 2021). Her Urban Fantasy works include the Windfire saga, Mark of the Necromancer, novellas based on her... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 10:00pm - 10:55pm EDT
Carolina A/B