, owner of The Bowers House
and founder of the Writers’ Retreat and Literary Center. A writer, she has published in various newspapers (The Christian Science Monitor
, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
),journals (Earthlight Magazine, Wildlife Conservation Magazine
) and anthologies (The Sweet Breathing of Plants
, Coming Home
). She also serves on the “Friends of The Georgia Review
Laura Bowers Foreman:
1105 Greenwood Blvd. SW
Issaquah, WA 98027
, editor of The Georgia Review
. Founded at the University of Georgia in 1947, The Georgia Review
has become one of America’s most highly regarded journals of arts and letters. The Georgia Review
has twice taken a top prize in the annual National Magazine Awards competition and has been a finalist 18 times in various categories—including General Excellence.
357 Parkway Dr.
Athens, GA 30606-4951
, Certified Grants Consultant – USC, UGA –focusing on grants in rural NE Georgia. Her grant writing has secured $100,000 grants for Royston, GA in both 2010 & 2011.Laura maintains her office at The Bowers House
P.O. Box 302
Hartwell GA 30643
, retail manager at Sunny Hills Nursery in Canon, GA.She
also volunteers her time as Manager of the Bowers House and serves as the
Chairman of Historic Preservation and Development of Downtown Canon, GA. Ellen is the managing director of the facility in Canon and a member and founder of The Bowers House Writers Guild (see member site of THE BOWERS HOUSE WRITERS GUILD)
P.O. Box 171
Canon, GA 30520
, co-owner and creative director of Firewater
, a small ad agency specializing in branding and marketing campaigns for clients and agencies in the Southeast. A gifted artist, Read provided traditional and digital illustrations for the children’s book, The Big House
. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism in 1980, and has an Art Direction Degree from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta.
Charles W. Read II:
3161 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084
, Director of Development for Academic Affairs and Constituency-Based Fund Raising for the University of Georgia’s Office of Development and International Education.A long-term fund raiser for The Georgia Review, she also serves on the “Friends of The Georgia Review Board.”
455 Highland Ave
Athens, GA 30606-4315
Sandra Scott, R.N., a writer’s group and journaling facilitator at the Loran Smith Cancer Care Center at the Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC), Athens, GA. A registered nurse at ARMC, she has conducted writing and journaling groups for cancer patients and caregivers with a focus on creative health. She co-edited and contributed to the anthology, A Communion of Sorts. She has also served as a board member on The Georgia Review.
P.O. Box 634
Comer, GA 30629
Molly Read Woo, an Atlanta, GA-based novelist and award-winning reporter. She published The Red and Black Breed, a murder mystery, in 2011. As a journalist, she captured six Georgia Press Association Awards for writing and photography while reporting for several newspapers in the Southeast. In 2006, she presented The Read Report, a documentary to help Georgia improve the effectiveness of its disaster preparedness programs. She graduated with honors from the UGA School of Journalism.
Molly Read Woo:
1022 Center Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30324
Samuel E. Vandiver
215 Hartwell Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553-1485