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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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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book signing

Jennifer Tilman, author of "Grooming Tales From A to Z", will be at Paperbacks Plus! on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00 to 1:00.

If you think humans are funny, get a taste of the dogs in Jennifer's life as a dog groomer.

Come meet Jennifer and hear her tales first hand. A special take home treat for your own canine friend will be provided as well as cookies and kibble for the humans.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out. Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM at Virlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro. Come and network with other local writers. Maybe you’ll learn how to sell a million copies of that first novel. Then again maybe not. But we’ll have fun discussing the possibility.

For you that missed it, the Poetry Slam at the library on Friday, April 29 was a great success. There were 35 in attendance, and 10 participants. Lots of good poetry read. Stay tuned for the next one.

Open mike at CCCC. Monday, May 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the new Natural Chef Café in the Sustainable Technologies Building at the Pittsboro campus. Poetry, fiction, memoir– all genres welcome.

The first 12 people to sign up at the door are guaranteed to read, with a timed limit of 8 minutes per reader.

Bring your friends and you appetite for literature and local food. Light fare and refreshments available for purchase from the Natural Chef Café.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Book signing in Siler City

Come meet local author Carolyn Miller and the real Brownie Wright! Enjoy Brownie's favorite.pimento cheese and pickle sandwiches and banana pudding!

May 7th, 10:30 - Noon at Paperbacksplus, 208 East Raleigh St.

Carolyn Miller, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, always knew writing was in her future. It wasn't until she met the real-life Brownie Wright, her friend Sandra Brown Sublett, that she found her character inspiration. Miller is the Chatham County Human Resources Director and lives in Sanford with her husband Eric and three dogs.

Her book is titled "Murder in the Old Courthouse". Charlotte "Brownie" Wright is the town clerk in tiny map-dot Abbott, a Southern town determined not to leap too quickly into the next century. She is best described as a cross between Scarlett O'Hara and Flo Castleberry from Mel's Diner and has big hair, a big heart, and a big laugh. She stays on top of the action in Abbott with the help of the local cast of characters, good fashion sense, and good pimento cheese and pickle sandwiches. Investigating a murder is the last thing from her mind until she finds the town historian dead in the old courthouse. With the police force down one man, Brownie steps up with the organizational skills only a clerk can possess. She and the police chief work their way through a set of contradictory clues, a nineteenth century old civil war ghost, and motives abound.

10% of book proceeds for her book that day will be donated to Western Chatham Relay for Life