Locations of Site Visitors

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Book Sale

Pat Dawson at Paperbacks Plus in Siler City has a great book sale going on. If you go in , tell her Judith Stanton referred you and she'll give you an extra 20% discount.  Also check out the special sales bin in the back room, where prices are going down to $.50 a book.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

Writers' Morning Out meets Saturday, July 9, 1:00 PM in the Barley Lounge at the Carolina Brewery.

Program:  Fifty Shades of Green: Can you make money writing romance, erotic romance or erotica?  And how to tell the difference.

All writers, any genre, are incited. Come early and have lunch with the group.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out meets Saturday, June 11 1:00 PM in the Barley Lounge at Carolina Brewery.

All writers, any genre, any level of experience are invited.

Come early and have lunch with the group.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Submission Party

Join Anne Anthony and Ron Jackson to learn the finer details of how to submit your writing to literary magazines and journals. The party includes a short lesson on Flash Fiction, after which you'll select a prompt to write a 25-word story. You'll swap stories with the other partygoers.

You'll also learn about different ways to submit and track your stories and poems, and concludes by sending off your flash fiction to be considered for publication.

Ideally bring your charged laptop to connect with the Library's WiFi network, although paper and pen are fine also. This workshop is geared to the beginning writer, but writers at any level are encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
WHERE: Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library drive, Chapel Hill

This workshop is FREE and open to any writer at any level.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

                            The Salutary Effects of Poetry

Poetry, per se, these days will never make me wealthy;
but a poem a day consumed, I say, is key to staying healthy.

There's something in the well-turned phrase
or in the measured line
that lifts the spirit in such ways
approximating wine.
There's ecstasy in metaphor,
a state of grace imbued
when words in combination form
a heightened amplitude.

The body takes its nourishment
from what it can digest,
in meats, in grains, in nutriments
that make for stalwartness.
But souls subsist on sweeter things
than what can tease the tongue;
and poetry that soars and sings
keeps old men feeling young.


© by Mike Orlock.
Used with the author’s permission.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day, an event celebrated by more than 400 independent book stores in NC.

Support your local bookstore.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Poem for the Day

The Scheme
Gone is the ear splitting quiet that did enthrall
And corrupted by
Angry voices on lifting breezes—
Deer in the woods loudly sneezes—
Jazz fusion from late sixties.

Country, exurbia, bows to suburban crawl
Offending my eye
With noises cities exude—
Electrical hum so rude—
Famished fauna search for food.

Embrace power outage; the forced silence it brings
Appreciate those
Whispers floating down the street—
Bird glides at a bite to eat—
Rocking chair with tea and treat.

Generator spits and interrupts everything
Salutes life we chose
Light pollution pours like rain—
Fidgety squirrel bolts insane—
Lost the life I sought to gain.

My future’s unwritten, and when I sleep, I dream
Of our conveniences bowing to nature’s scheme.

Rick Bylina