Writer R.J. Fox, author of the new memoir, Love and Vodka, and teacher at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, will serve as Writer-in-Residence at the 14th Annual Bookfest. He will offer free, personalized evaluations of previously submitted manuscripts on the day of the event.
This is a unique opportunity to talk with a published author and see what advice he has from the real world of publishing. There is no charge to have your manuscript evaluated by Mr. Fox, though contributions to the BookFest are always welcome. Interested writers should submit the first 20 pages of their manuscript before Friday, September 2nd, via email to Hart Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Johnson will then schedule an appointment with Mr. Fox on the day of the BookFest (Sunday, September 11), who will offer a 20-30 minute one-on-one critique with the participants.
R.J. Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems and fifteen feature length screenplays. Two of his screenplays have been optioned by Hollywood. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines.
He is also the writer/director/editor of several award winning short films, His stage directing debut led to an Audience Choice Award at the Canton One-Acts Festival in Canton, Michigan. In addition to moonlighting as a writer, independent filmmaker, and saxophonist, Mr. Fox teaches English and video production at Huron High School in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, where he inspires students to follow their own dreams.
His first book, Love and Vodka, is called by FOUND Magazine’s Davy Rothbart as “honest, funny, and deeply heartfelt.” BookFest director Robin Agnew notes that “a writer who is also a teacher makes an excellent critic for aspiring writers.” Don’t miss your chance to sign up for one of the few available slots with Mr. Fox.