So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much!

p.s. my mom now refers to me as the family "chronicler" - getting down all the family stories. How I love that title!! :)

About Glenda Beall

Meet Glenda Here.

Glenda Council Beall

Writer, Poet, Teacher, Mentor, Consultant, Speaker, Event planner

Glenda Beall was born in SW Georgia and grew up on a farm with six brothers and sisters. She loved the outdoors and spent most of her youth riding horses. She now lives in the beautiful and inspiring mountains of North Carolina. She has been writing as long as she can remember but began publishing her work in 1996.
  • Her poem, Tomato Man, won first place in the Clay County Arts Council Poetry Contes
  • She also won third place in the James Still Poetry Contest held by Appalachian Writers Association. 1997
  • She is listed in the Directory of Poets and Writers
  • Her poetry, memoir, and fiction have been published in literary journals, numerous anthologies, slick magazines, and online journals. 
  • She read her work on Writers Radio in Chattanooga, TN.
  • She often reads her work in local readings at the John Campbell Folk School, Writers Night Out, Poetry Hickory and other literary events in north Georgia and North Carolina.
In 1998, she published a family history through Genealogy Publishing, Franklin, NC. Her first non-fiction piece was published in an anthology, Forks in the Road.
In 2009, her poetry book, Now Might as Well be Then, was published by Finishing Line Press.

Scent-Free Studio
She opened Writers Circle around the table in her home in 2010. This is a fragrance-free environment because perfumes, fragrance chemicals of all kinds trigger respiratory problems.
Throughout spring, summer and fall, she holds classes in writing and publishing taught by highly qualified guest instructors.

See Writers Circle Schedule at for an up- to- date listing of upcoming workshops.

 Interview with Glenda Beall by Joan Ellen Gage:  

Glenda Beall taught in the writing program at John C. Campbell Folk School and now teaches at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC. She has taught writing at the Institute of Continuing Learning at Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA and for the EAGLE Program at Sautee Nagoochee Methodist Church.

She is active in the North Carolina Writers' Network and is Program Coordinator for NCWN-West, a program of  the state organization. She also led this group from 2007 - 2009. Glenda serves as Clay County Representative and hosts a monthly reading, Coffee with the Poets and Writers. Read more here.

Professional literary organizations
North Carolina Writers' Network
NC Poetry Society
Byron Herbert Reese Society
Clay County Historical and Arts Association
Georgia Poetry Society 

She supports regional writers in north Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
She truly loves seeing her writing students grow in confidence and self-esteem through writing.

"I feel we are all learning every day and none of us have all the answers. Therefore, when we share with others, we benefit as well. Teachers learn from students and students learn from teachers and from each other."  --- Glenda C. Beall

Glenda is passionate about clean indoor air. She speaks and writes on the subject of dangerous chemicals in cleaning products in our homes and maintaining a healthy indoor environment for children and older people.

Need a Speaker?
She is happy to speak to your club or find a writer who will fit the bill.


It is Never too Late to Write Your Life Stories
Pitfalls of Publishing - Prepare before you Print
Writing for fun, for publishing, for therapy
Marketing your writing,
Starting a writing group that works,
Holding writing events and finding writing instructors.
Keeping our indoor air clean and healthy
Dangers of chemicals in our home
Your Name is Your Brand if You are a Writer

Contact Glenda C. Beall at gcbmountaingirlATgmailDOTcom