North Country Authors VI [S-14-40]

Presenter:Jim Barry, Art Clark, Richard Hayes Phillips, Linda McCarty
Location: Partridge Knoll: Multi-Purpose Room
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 10:00 AM 03/31, 04/07, 04/14
Status: CLOSED

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This course provides participants a variety of regional writing talent. Each week one of the authors will speak about his/her literary work(s). These presentations will focus primarily on the subjects of the books. The authors also will talk about the writing process and their experiences in publishing and marketing, in addition to reading passages from their books.

Coordinator Jim Barry is himself a writer. He is a member of the SOAR Board of Directors and a co-chair of the Curriculum Committee. In 2006 he was named a SuperSOARer.

The presentations are in this order:

  • “Early Recollections” – Art Clark will discuss the topic of his new book: Dawn of Memories: The Meaning of Early Recollections in Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Examples of early recollections will be cited. Participants will be encouraged to share their own recollections with the aim of discovering their meaning. Art Clark teaches in the Education Department at SLU.
    • LINK to blog spot where Art replies to outside comments on his book and theories
    • LINK to Art's book on sale at  Dawn of Memories: The Meaning of Early Recolletions in Life
  •  “White Child Slavery in Colonial America” – Richard Hayes Phillips. The presenter has identified by name 5290 white children kidnapped from Ireland, Scotland, England, and New England who were sentenced to slavery by the county courts of Maryland and Virginia, c. 1660-1720. These children were all “without indentures” (i.e., transported to the New World against their will). The author will discuss the history of white slavery in America and comment on the research methods he utilized to discover the story. Richard Hayes Phillips holds a Ph.D. in geomorphology, M.A. degrees in history and geography, and a BA in politics. His book is titled: Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2013).
    • LINK to Richard's book review at "New Geneaology Books and CDs"
    • LINK to another of Richard's book reviews at "Eastman's Online Genealogical Newsletter"
    • LINK to another of Richard's book reviews at ""
    • LINK to Richard's book review at "Tracing Our Roots -"
  • “Ins and Outs of Electronic Publishing” – Linda McCarty. The popularity of e-readers is changing the publishing world and creating a generation of “indie” (self-publishing) authors. This session is designed for writers ready to start exploring the possibilities of self-publishing. Linda McCarty is the author of three fantasy novels: The Oath-taker’s Challenge (published at, Whatever It Takes (currently being revised), and a new work (based on history).
    • LINK to the three volume middle grades series (including The Oath-takers Challenge") at

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