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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fun things for writers

Here are some interesting opportunities for writers

American Academy in Berlin

Offers 5-10 month residencies to poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers at the Hans Arnhold center in Berlin. Residents are provided airfare, housing, some meals and $5,000 monthly stipend.

Centre D’art –Marnay Centre in France.

The center offers one scholarship, cosponsored by UNESCO for a 2 month retreat. Appilicants must be under the age of 35.

Anam Cara Writers’ and Artists’ Retreat Residencies in Ireland.

One week to one month residencies to writers. Located in West Cork Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Two weeks to two months residencies to writers and other artists. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles south of Charlottesville, near Sweet Briar College.

The James Applewhite Poetry Prize

By the North Carolina Literary Review at ECU. Deadline May 1.

Joaquin Miller Cabin Summer Poetry Series.

Poets may apply to read in the 2011 8-week series, June through July. Readings take place in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.

Check the North Carolina Writers’ Network website for details. (

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Joan McClean's new book

Congratulations to Joan McClean. Her new book of poetry, PLACE, has been released by Finishing Line Press.

Check the Finishing Line Press website for advance orders. Joan will be reading at McIntyres in August.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

We will assemble Saturday, March 19, 11:00 AM at Virlie's Grill, 58 Hillsboro Street in beautiful, downtown Pittsboro.

Bring the one, most perplexing question you have about the writing business. I can't guarantee we can provide a logical answer, but it will be fun to try.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Writing the New South

If you have not done this, go to the North Carolina Writers' Network ( and look at Writing the New South. There are some great stories there. I suspect some of you might get ideas for stories of your own, from reading these.

North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at UNCG. The schedule and registration forms are available at the website.

Be careful what you write. Someone might read it.