Meridian Chapter - Barry McMullan
Meridian Chapter Head, Barry McMullan is a retired
geologist and poet. He portrays William Faulkner with
the Guild's event, Honoring Historic Mississippi Writers.
Visit Meridian
Again, Meridian Chapter welcomes Katherine Horne as its special speaker. Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts from
Mississippi University for Women, with a major in English and minors in French & Spanish. She has 38 hours post
graduate credit in literature classes at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Richmond College, and
Richmond Surrey, England. She dedicated 36 years to being a high school English teacher, principally 12th grade
Advanced Placement; college prep classes. She also taught Composition I and II and Creative Writing at Meridian
Community College. Named 5 times as Mississippi Economic Council's Star Teacher, Katherine has won numerous 1st
place awards for poetry and her poems, short stories, and feature articles, and has been published in many
publications and literary journals, with her later work being published in MISSISSIPPI MAGAZINE, headquartered out of
Jackson, MS. She currently speaks and conducts discussions on books and other literature for various groups,
including college, high school, and staff development sessions.
Past Events:

2010 Self-Publishing and You: A Randy Young Workshop

Michael Garrett "How to Be Published" workshops

2010 - John Floyd's "How to Write and Publish Short Stories" Workshop

2008 - Songwriters Night - A partnership with Music Emporium

2007 Time Out For Poetry

2006 & 2007 People's Choice Awards Writing Competition
2010 Mississippi Writers Guild presented:

Self-Publishing and You:
A Randy Young Workshop

Highlights of Mr. Young's bio:

Randy Young, the workshop instructor is a published
author/illustrator and publisher.
His work has appeared in Morpheus Tales. His book, Paper
Ribbon Birdhouse Village (published by Plaid Enterprises) is in
its second printing.
He is the former host of a talk radio program in Alabama.
Randy Young is the publisher of high quality books. His
publishing company
Has published illustrated children's books, romance, sci-fi,
non-fiction and fiction for authors. His publishing work with
Sleepytown Press has lead to honors by Lightning Source as an
example of publishing that is used world wide.  
For information on the meeting
times and locations of the Meridian
chapter please e-mail