FBL: Writing as a Business and Empowerment. Guest Speaker Dr. Terry Roberts

by Future Business Lions

Lecture PAWS - P Credit

Wed, Feb 21, 2024

4 PM – 5 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The Loft - McConnell 201
McConnell, The Loft -McConnell 201

Building located along Bailey St. and next to Marshbanks

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Author Terry Roberts is a nationally known author with successful publishing of such fiction books as The Sky Club, featuring the western north carolina region and history. Dr. Roberts will address writing as a profession, passion, and process of thinking and expression, and the balancing act of pursuing your dream of expression, while navigating the business model of modern publishing. A fascinating discussion of two worlds of artistic expressions, and practical implications for publishing and the business model of writing.


The Loft - McConnell 201
McConnell, The Loft -McConnell 201

Building located along Bailey St. and next to Marshbanks


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Terry Roberts

Dr. Terry Robert


About Dr. Terry Roberts https://terryrobertsauthor.com/

A local son of Madison County NC, Dr. Terry Roberts grew up in and around Mars Hill and his family has farmed these hills since the 1800’s! Terry is a lifelong teacher and educational reformer as well as an award-winning novelist. Since 1992, he has been the Director of the National Paideia Center, a non-profit school reform organization dedicated to making intellectual rigor accessible to all children. In addition to five celebrated novels ( A Short Time to Stay Here (winner of the Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction); That Bright Land (winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, the James Still Award for Writing About the Appalachian South and the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction); The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival (Finalist for the 2019 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction); My Mistress’ Eyes are Raven Black (Finalist for the 2022 Best Paperback Original Novel by the International Thriller Writers Organization); and most recently, The Sky Club, released in July of 2022), he has written extensively about public education, notably The Power of Paideia Schools, The Paideia Classroom, and Teaching Critical Thinking: Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy (with Laura Billings).

Roberts lives in Asheville, North Carolina (USA) with his wife, Lynn, who is also an experienced Paideia teacher and adult educator.

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