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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

Literary/Publisher, Falstaff Books
Long Bio -John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster... Read More →

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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 based out of Albuquerque, NM. With a background in Theatre, it was only a natural progression that her storytelling found its way to book format. Her Historical Fantasy works include the Untold Legends series (about Billy the Kid) with Falstaff Books... Read More →

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