EPISODE 37: Writers’ Conferences and Festivals with Jessie Suire

Elena is out this week, so Darcy Pattison and Marti talk with Jessi Suire, organizer of the Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, to find out what it takes to be invited to writing conferences and festivals as a speaker or workshop facilitator.

Jessi Suire is the public relations and adult services coordinator for the Terrebonne Parish Library System. She has survived two years as the head organizer for the Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, a day-long literary celebration hosted each year by the library system. Jessi also leads several creative writing workshops throughout the year, including Writers Unite!, a once-a-month writing group for teens, and the Southern Writers’ Workshop, a twice-a-month writing group for adults. A lover of short stories, her work can be found in Pembroke Magazine, Belle Journal, and Dirty Rice Magazine—an adult literary journal recently established through the Southern Writers’ Workshop at the Main library.


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