This weekend, June 11-13, 2021, I am attending the 2021 Black Writers Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s hybrid events include authors, screenwriters, and film & television stars. It provides for opportunities to attend workshops and to meet up with friends at one of the Black Writers Weekend Lit crawl locations. Details and registration information can be found at https://blackwritersweekend.com and the organizers promise live readings, parties, movie screenings, and master classes for creatives and culture lovers.
Hello everyone, I will be attending the 2020 Atlanta Writing Workshop on March 7, 2020. The 2020 Atlanta Writing Workshop promises to be a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event.
The workshop will be hosted at the Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Event organizers describe the workshop as an opportunity to discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries and pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. You can find out more information at https://atlantawritingworkshop.com/. I hope to see you there!
The weekend of October 25-26, 2019, I attended the Atlanta Writers Conference in Atlanta, GA! The event included professional writers, agents, and editors. The details for next year’s events can be found at https://atlantawritersconference.com. It promises to be a great opportunity for writers to learn from and network with each other. I will be attending again, and I hope to see you there!
I am happy to announce that I will be attending the Broadleaf Writers Association Conference in Atlanta, GA on September 21-22nd! The event will include professional writers, agents, and editors. Event details can be found at http://broadleafwriters.com. It promises to be a great opportunity for writers to learn from and network with each other. I hope to see you there!
Ideally, loyalty should be earned. However, sometimes it is forced through coercion, fear, or circumstances.
But, the real question is not how do we form loyalties, but rather how do we keep them. What is it that causes us to remain loyal to a person, a group, a brand, or a cause?
The bonds of loyalty can be as strong as steel or they can be loose and amorphous like silly string. Loyalty can last for an eternity or dissolve after a task or mission completes.
Also, are we loyal to people because they are loyal to us, or do we remain loyal to people despite where their loyalties lie? And is loyalty a quality or a flaw?
On the surface, it would seem that being loyal to a friend or a loved one would be one of the best expressions of love that you could offer another person. But what happens when their interests are no longer your interests? What do you do when you thought that the person you admired or were devoted to is not who you thought they were at all? Do you press through and hold on tight, reinforcing the pledge you’ve made to them and to yourself to remain loyal? Or do you cut your losses and move on to greener pastures?
Your answers are personal and individual. However, crises, pressure, destruction, and danger often bring these questions to the forefront.
Ayanna is deeply loyal to the ones she loves, but what does she do when these loyalties are strained? In the age of dragons, some questions don’t lend themselves to easy answers.