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Friday, March 20, 2015

Poem for the day

Poem for the day.
April is National Poetry Month. During April we want to display the talents of our authors in Chatham and Lee Counties. Writers’ Morning Out will publish, on this blog, a Poem for the Day to share with all the members.
If you have written a poem(s) you would like to share, please send it, as an attachment, in an email to Al Manning, at: (amanningusa@gmail.com) I can handle attachments in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .txt formats.
Poems may be of any style, and on any subject. We do ask to please hold them to one page. They will be published in the order received. Should we get more poems than we have days in April, we will continue into the next month.
Note: If you submit a poem for the blog, you are granting WMO one time reprint rights only. You retain all other rights.
 
Writers' Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network

Friday, March 13, 2015

Literary Workshops

Vision and Voice:  A poetic journey through the gallery. April 26 at The Joyful Jewell. 
Go to the gallery, pen in hand, to see which piece of art, jewelry or craft will inspire your words for a poem, impression or short essay
Contact Mariah at the Joyful Jewell:  mariah..joyfuljewell@gmail.com

Novel Plotting Workshop in Greensboro.  March 28.
Contact Rebecca Petruck at: rebecca_petruck@yahoo.com

Writing from the Reader's Perspective.  Professional Writing Workshop by Duke professor Dr. George Gopen.
Thursday, April 23. .7 CEUs from Duke Continuing Studies.
More information at www.learnmore.duke.edu

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Writers' Morning Out



Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, March 14,   2015, 1:00 PM.

 We are meeting at the Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.  120 Lowes Drive, #100 .

Carolyn York, President of the North Carolina Poetry Society, will give a presentation about the organization,  and goals of the society.

 All writers, any genre are invited. Come early and join us for lunch.

The North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference will be Saturday, April 18 at UNCG. See our website for details about times, schedules, and the roster of distinguished instructors .

The NCWN turns 30 this year.  It has over 1200 members throughout NC and the adjoining states. Its goal, as established then, has not changed but continues to provide community, opportunity and excellence for all writers, at all levels.

See our blog:   www.pittsboro-wmo.blogspot.com for times and places for readings and book signings in our area.

See the North Carolina Writers’ Network website for information about contests and submission opportunities:  www.ncwriters.org

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Writers' Morning Out



Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, February  14,   2015, 1:00 PM.

Please note:  We are meeting at the Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.  120 Lowes Drive, #100 .

Program:  Some do's and don'ts of self-publishing.  Bring your experience to share with the group.

All writers, any genre are invited. Come early and join us for lunch.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Kudos to our writers



The North Carolina Writers' Network describes North Carolina as the "writingest" state. Maybe we should name Chatham/Lee counties as the writingest area, for we have an abundance of talent.  Following is a listing of some of our members' accomplishments this past  year.  I'm sure there are others of which I am not aware

Michele Berger:  "Invisible Son", a short story, published in Flying South;  " Ode to Shari Belafonte in her Calvin Klein jeans" and "Jackie's Feathers, 1982"  poems published in Glint Literary Journal;  "Urban Wendy"  flash fiction and "Here, Fortune Cookie" poem  published in Red Clay Review; "Grinding Disney #2" poem , third place winner in Science fiction Poetry Association's Poetry Contest;  "Navigating the Man-cession, A Gen-Xer's Journey" , creative non-fiction published in Flying  South.

Julie Fortenberry:   Published a picture book, The Artist and the King written and illustrated by Julie.

Tara Lynn Goth:  Poem  "Tea Time at Loch Ness" selected by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem to create two poetry-inspired sculptures in downtown Winston-Salem.

Norma Hawthorne:      Now a regular contributor to Minerva Rising Women's Literary Journal.
Laura Herbst:     Winner of the 2014 Doris Betts  fiction Prize. The winning story "The Cliffs of Mobenga" will be published in The North Carolina Literary Review.  Also, Laura won the 2014 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award.

Judy Hogan:     Her s sixth poetry book  This  River: An Epic Love Poem  published by Wild Embers Press.

Linda Johnson:  Short story  "Happy Pills" published in the anthology Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Lust Love and Longing ; and short story "A Fresh One" published in the Red Clay Review.

Paul J. Joseph:                  Epublished his sixth novel Window in the Sky.

Ruth Moose:    Published her first novel Doing It at the Dixie Dew, which won the St. Martin's Press Best First Mystery Novel Award ; her story "An Historic Event in Heritage Hills" was a winner in the Great American Fiction Competition from Saturday Evening Post. 
  
Bud Rudesill:   Republished The French Lady's Cowboys on Kindle and in paperback; Published Treasure and Torment and The Fire and the Rose on Kindle.

Lynn Sadler:     Central Region Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet, and is editor of Footnotes (Duplin County Historical Society) and two journals at Galloway Ridge; She writes a history column for the Chatham County Line; An essay "The Western Hero rides--and Rides Again" was published by Bluestem and is the Preface to her Tie One to That!--Stories in the Western Tradition coming from Trail Blazer Press. This year Finishing Line Press published her chapbook When a Poet Plays.

Carolyn York:   President of the North Carolina Poetry Society which takes up much of her time; she had articles and poems in Pine Whispers and E-Muse, in State Magazine during poetry month in April; and in the Old Mountain Press Anthology Waiting for Santa.

Our name "Writers' Morning Out" is a misnomer as we  actually meet at 1:00, but that was the name we gave our group when we started in 2009, and we never bothered to change the name when we changed our meeting time. We now meet in the Barley Lounge at The Carolina Brewery . Many members come early for lunch, and then we jump into the wonderful world of writing, sharing our thoughts, ideas and experiences.  

Coming up soon:  In March we will have our 5th Annual Ultra Flash Fiction contest.  In April, we will publish a poem a day on our blog in celebration of National Poetry month.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Writers' Morning Out



Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, January  10,  2015, 1:00 PM.

Please note:  We are meeting at the Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.  120 Lowes Drive, #100

Program:  Some do's and don'ts of publishing. Bring your experience to share with the group.

 All writers, any genre are invited. Come early and join us for lunch.

Are you looking for free contests to enter?  Try this site:
www.freelancewriting.com/creative-writing-contests.php
to see lots of opportunities.

See our blog:   www.pittsboro-wmo.blogspot.com for times and places for readings and book signings in our area.

See the North Carolina Writers’ Network website for information about contests and submission opportunities:  www.ncwriters.org

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas





 However you might wish to say it
 


Feliz Navidad        Krisfeston      vroliik kerstfeest      Buon Natale

frohe Weihnachten      joyeux Noél      Bon Nadal      Feliz Natal

 Merikurisumasau      Maligayang Pasko     S Rozhdestvom

Kalá Christoúgenna      glaedelig jul     meli kalikimaka


Merry Christmas from the North Carolina Writers' Network.