The Midsouth region added a charitable aspect to this year's conference: a book basket, where attendees could donate new and gently used children's books. Also, a full novel critique by Michael Stearns of Upstart Crow Literary was raffled off. (Thank you, Mr. Stearns!) Our collection totals were:
-318 books collected
Fantastic! The books and money will go to Safe Haven, a nonprofit organization assisting homeless families in Middle TN.