Betty Jo Buro
Betty holds a Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing and is the Creative Writing Workshop Instructor for the Arts Council of Martin County. Her wonderful curriculum for the writer's workshops has lit a fire under a dozen aspiring writers. She has had numerous poems, micro essays and short stories published. Her many recognitions and awards include Finalist for Autumn House Press Creative Nonfiction Book, Finalist for southern Indiana Review’s Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award. She has been the Creative Nonfiction Editor for Silver Stone Magazine, Book Reviewer for The Florida Book Review and is currently the Martin County Democratic club’s monthly newsletter. Betty often travels to Book Fairs, Poetry Festivals and every March, BookMaina. This year she will travel to attend a writing retreat in Tuscany. Betty believes that within the community and within the world, it is our responsibility to spread the love of the written word.