New book to share local authors' ordeals with cancer

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Telling Our Stories, in cooperation with Austin College’s Relay for Life Team, will publish a book of stories by local authors this fall, with the theme “Contemplating Cancer: Stories of Life, Love, Laughter, and Loss.” The book will contain approximately forty stories written by cancer survivors, family members and friends of cancer patients.

Anyone who has a personal experience on this theme is eligible to submit a story of 250-1000 words for possible publication in the book. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008. Writers will be notified in August of the editors’ decision. Each story selected for publication will be accompanied by a photograph and biographical sketch of the author.

The editors are Dr. Jerry Lincecum and Dr. Kelly Reed of Austin College. Writers are encouraged to submit stories electronically as email attachments to: Printed copies of stories may be submitted by mail to: Telling Our Stories, Austin College, Suite 61566, 900 N. Grand Ave., Sherman, TX 75090.

A free workshop to assist writers in composing their stories will be held at Austin College on May 29 and June 3. For more information, call Dr. Kelly Reed at 903-813-2064 or Dr. Jerry Lincecum at 903-893-6041.

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