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Friday, November 30, 2012

Writers' Morning Out


Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday,
December 8, 1:00 PM at Davenport & Winkleperry,
18A East Salisbury Street in Pittsboro.

Bring a short Christmas selection to read.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Local author:  Sheri Castle, local author, food writer and cooking instructor will be at Paperbacks Plus! with her new cookbook “The New Southern Garden Cookbook – Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmer’s Markets, Roadside Stands & CSA Farm Boxes” on Friday, December 7, 11:00 – 1:00 PM.

There will be food samples, and the Siler City Mini Farmers’ Market will be on hand during the book signing.

Paperbacks Plus! is at 208 E. Raleigh St in Siler City. 
Phone 742-4033 or on Facebook.  

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.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Poetry Contest




The winning entry in our Fall Poetry Contest 
on the theme of Halloween.

HALLOWEEN - 1950's style

We paw and rummage through the costume box -
accumulation of cast-off shoes and clothes.
My mother pulls out paper grocery bags
and makes us listen to the Halloween rules.

Our greedy hands atwitch with sugar futures
we know exactly what she has to say,
before a-ringing neighbors' chimes and doorbells
to Mister Stollmeiers's Pharmacy we go,

a UNICEF collection table where
the rows of half-pint boxes with a slot
assigned by name to lines of costumed children
who beg for pennies for a worthy cause.

We shake the box like make-shift castanet.
A dish of pennies alongside candy bowl
on tables next to doors that open wide
to Barnard five who know to stick together.

The bags and boxes heavy with their treasure.
A long walk back to drug store lies ahead.
At eight o'clock, the neighbors' porches dark,
we scuff along in shoes too small or big.

Mary Barnard

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out


Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday,
November 10, 1:00 PM at Davenport & Winkleperry,
18A East Salisbury Street in Pittsboro.

Note the time change 1:00 PM

All writers, any genre are invited.

New bookstore in Pittsboro.  Circle City Books and Music
 has opened at 121 Hillsboro Street. While they basically
are an outlet for used books, the owner, Myles Friedman,
says he will also consider new books by local authors.
Give him a visit.

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.

Friday, November 2, 2012

National Novel Writing Month


One month, 50,000 words.  That's the goal for National Novel Writing Month.  Anyone who completes 50,000 words by midnight, November 30 can upload their manuscript to the website for verification.

To get involved, visit the websites at:  www.nanowrimo.org  or www.durhamcountylibrary.org