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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Literary Happenings in our area

MEBANE
WRITING FOR CHILDREN CRITIQUE GROUP
When: First and third Mondays, 10:30 am
Where: First Baptist Church, 110 S. Lane Street
Contact: 336-578-2496 or aejwrite@aol.com
PITTSBORO
NC POETRY SOCIETY POETRY SERIES
When: Fourth Sunday of every month, 2:00 pm
Where: McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village
Each month, McIntyre's hosts published members of the NC Poetry Society for
reading and discussing their work. Open mike follows reading.

WRITERS WORKSHOP AT ROSEMARY HOUSE WITH MARJORIE HUDSON
When: July 10-15
Where: Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast, 76 West St.
Registration: www.rosemary-bb.com/WritingWorkshop.htm
Cost: $310 ($100 deposit due by May 15); $210 balance due by June 15
For fiction and creative nonfiction writers. Morning workshop sessions,
manuscript critique of up to fifteen pages, craft lectures, guest writer
afternoon teas, Friday morning breakfast.

DURHAM
NEW! DURHAM VOICES CREATIVE WRITING GROUP
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Durham County East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.
Contact: (919) 560-0213
Adults of all experience levels welcome! No charge.

LEE SMITH READING
When: June 10, 7:00 pm
Where: Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St.
Contact Information: Sarah Rose Nordgren at sarahrose@algonquin.com
Lee Smith will read from and sign copies of her latest collection, Mrs. Darcy &
The Blue-Eyed Stranger: New and Selected Stories, now out in paperback.
DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY
When: Various Dates
Where: Durham County Southwest Regional Branch Library
Contact: Email at crystal73@rocketmail.com
Poet Crystal Simone Smith will lead these poetry workshops. All levels
welcome. The dates are:
* Saturday, June 18, 2:00-3:00 pm, Why We Write Poems
* Saturday, July 9, 2:00-3:00 pm, Poetry Reading Café
* Saturday, August 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Poetry Writing Cafe

GREENSBORO
PLAYWRIGHTS FORUM MEETING
When: Second Wednesday of every month
Where: Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
Contact: Stephen Hyers at stephen.hyers@greensboro-nc.gov
Cost: The meetings are free and open to the public. Membership is only $25
annually.

LILLINGTON
LILLINGTON WRITERS GROUP
When: Every Tuesday, 10:00 am
Where: Harnett County Library, 601 South Main St.
Contact: Jan Parker, jan@writerjanbparker.com
This writing group will include readings and critiques.

CHAPEL HILL
FRANK GALLERY PRESENTS BLACK SOCK POETS
When: June 2, 6:30 pm
Where: Frank Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St.
Black Socks Poets will read poetry and talk about the many ways visual art and
poetry can be in dialogue.

MAIN STREET RAG PUBLISHING COMPANY READING AND OPEN MIKE SERIES
When: Second Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd. (Historic Airport Rd.)
Contact: Debra Kaufman, kaufman57@gmail.com
Main Street Rag Publishing Company is sponsoring a series of monthly readings
at Flyleaf Books. Cohosts Debra Kaufman and J. S. (Stan) Absher will start the
evening by introducing two Main Street Rag authors as featured readers,
followed by an open mike. Readers, writers, and appreciators of poetry, short
fiction, and creative nonfiction are invited to join in. To sign up for the
open reading, you must be present no later than 7:00 pm.

CARY
NEW! SCREENLINE MEETING
When: May 23, 7:30 pm
Where: Barnes and Noble, 760 SE Maynard Rd.
Contact: Mike Everette at screenline@hotmail.com

FUQUAY-VARINA
CELLAR 101 OPEN MIKE
When: Third Thursday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: 101 S. Main St.
Contact: Jan Parker at jaebeeparker@aol.com
All are welcome to join this writing group.

RALEIGH OPEN MIKE NIGHT
When: First Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Royal Bean Coffee House & Gathering Space, 3801 Hillsborough St.
Contact: Maureen Sherbondy, msherbondy@nc.rr.com (if you plan on reading)
Hosted by Maureen Sherbondy and co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing
Company. Please join us to either read or just listen. Bring poems, short-short
stories, or essays. This new location is across from Meredith College.

FOCUSING ON FORM: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN
When: June 20- June 24
Where: Meredith College campus
Website: www.meredith.edu/english/community-programs.htm
Contact Information: Ashley Hogan at [92]hogana@meredith.edu
Cost: $300
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FRANCE
LE PIN SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP
When: August 8-15
Where: Loire Valley
Contact: Carol Henderson at cd.henderson@gmail.com
Carol Henderson will be leading the third annual Le Pin Summer Writing
Workshop. Each summer approximately 12 writers gather at a 12th-century chateau
for a week of writing in a truly inspirational setting.
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