The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Author and speaker, Mark Shaw


Shaw visits and shares his knowledge with aspiring writers at his last seminar in Chattanooga at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library.

Lupton-Sponsored Foundation and UTC Present Free Book Publishing Seminar To Aspiring Writers

Books For Life Foundation, a not-for-profit literary arts organization dedicated to educating aspiring authors and poets about the book publishing process, announces a free seminar entitled “How To Become a Published Author: A to Z” in the Raccoon Mountain Room on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. The two-hour seminar will be held Monday, September 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Speaking will be Mark Shaw, creative director of the Foundation and the author of 12 published books, including Book Report, Publishing Strategies, Writing Tips, and 101 Literary Ideas For Aspiring Authors and Poets.

The seminar is a result of a unique partnership between the UTC and Books For Life Foundation, whose founding benefactor is Chattanooga-based philanthropist Jack Lupton. “Mr. Lupton’s blessing has permitted the Foundation to assist more than 1,000 writers during the past year,” Shaw stated. “We are proud to co-sponsor a seminar in Chattanooga that will provide education for so many talented writers in the area.”

Books For Life Foundation, which hosts publishing and writing skills seminars at libraries, high schools, and corporations, has recently announced a call for entries for the 2004 $25,000 John T. Lupton “New Voices In Literature” Awards in honor of Lupton. The awards are part of a collaboration with Writer’s Digest and BookExpo America. Entries for the 2003 awards were received from South Africa, Israel, Hungary, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, and across the United States.

Register for the seminar online or telephone (317)685-2500. Go online to learn more about Books For Life Foundation and the Chattanooga seminar.