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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fiction/Memoir Writing

Winter 2013 Fiction/Memoir Writing

Mondays, January 13-March 17, 2014. 7-9 PM. Ten Weeks. Moncure. $150, or $180 by correspondence to cover postage and copying costs.

Judy Hogan will offer a second fiction or memoir course this winter for writers at every stage of their writing career. We will read as a model Louise Penny’s Still Life. This book, plus best-selling mystery author Elizabeth George’s book, Write Away, will serve as guide for studying fiction techniques: characterization, scenes, plot, setting, dialogue, viewpoint, getting started. The same techniques help write better memoirs.
Hogan herself, author of mysteries Killer Frost and Farm Fresh and Fatal, finds Write Away helpful and believes the best way to learn to write is to read excellent models/books.

Techniques and examples from both books will be discussed each week, and writers may read to the class as well as turn in work to Hogan.


To sign up for the course: Send $20 deposit to Judy Hogan, PO Box 253, Moncure, NC 27559-0253. For more info: 919-545-9932. judyhogan at mindspring.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Opportunities for writers

There are numerous submission opportunities for writers coming up in the next couple of months. These include fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Go to the North Carolina Writers' Network website (ncwriters.org) and look under the Resources for Writers tab for details.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Book Signing at Paperbacks Plus

The last book signing for the year at Paperbacks Plus!! will be with local author H. V. Purvis and his new book "Extinction" on December 7th from 11 to 1.

Hoyle Purvis who writes under the name H. V. Purvis was born and reared in the country between High Falls and Bennett in central North Carolina.

Try to imagine a future where almost all your family and friends became infected with a virus This virus made them become much stronger and more agile, grow fur, develop claws, lose the ability to reason and speak, and become murderously violent toward anyone not infected. Now imagine this rage being so consuming that they continue to attack even if shot five times with a .38 at close range until either they or you are dead.

This is the world in which our heroes found themselves. What must they do to survive? Are there other survivors out there?

Come meet and talk to the author and find out.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hoffman and Riddle book signing


ERIKA HOFFMAN AND CONNIE RIDDLE BOOK SIGNING
AT PAPERBACKS PLUS!
208 E. RALEIGH STREET SILER CITY
NOVEMBER 23rd 11:30 – 1:00

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NCWN Writing Contests Open for Submission Soon

North Carolina Writers' Network contests.

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition
November 15 to January 17

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
December 1 to January 30

Doris Betts Fiction Prize
January 1 to February 15

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition
January 15 to March 1

See the NCWN site at www.ncwriters.org for more information.

Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler has a forthcoming chapbook When A Poet Plays from Finishing Line Press. Shipping date is January 24.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, November 9, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Roadhouse.  We will be in the back room. Come early if you are having lunch there.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Writing Assignment:  Last month members presented their thought on who they would pick to do the final critique of a new work almost ready for publication.  The assignment this month is simple.  Bring an example of what you consider to be the most memorable (good or bad) opening sentence in a novel.

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference. November 15-17, Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach. Schedule, faculty bios and on-line registration at www.ncwriters.org

 See the North Carolina Writers’ Network website for information about contests and submission opportunities:  www.ncwriters.org

Also check Facebook for Chatham Writers. That’s at:
facebook.com/pages/Chatham-Writers/362044867434?ref=hl

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Literary Happenings in Chatham County

Judy Hogan will be at Paperbacks Plus! for a book signing of her two latest books: "Farm Fresh and Fatal" and "Beaver Soul"
Saturday, November 2, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Cha-no-Yu & Haiku: Japanese Tea Ceremony & Poetry with Tom Dow

Monday, November 4 at Granite Springs Farm  at 266 Granite Springs, Pittsboro.

Japanese Tea Ceremony:  1-2:30 pm.
Cost $25, includes tea bowl and small dish.

Haiku Presentation & Workshop: 3:00 - 4:40 pm
Cost $20.

Pre-registration is required.  Email to  www.meredith@granitespringsfarm.com

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mystery Writers

On Wednesday, October 30, from 7-8 PM, come and enjoy an evening of readings and discussion by local mystery authors at the Chatham Community Library. Guests will include Carolyn Miller, author of Murder in the Old Courthouse; Nora Esthimer, author of Until Proven and Time of Death; Rick Bylina, author of One Promise Too Many and other works; and more!

Aspiring mystery authors are warmly invited. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 545-8084.

Make an evening of it: a farm-to-table dinner is served at the Natural Chef Cafe at 6 pm for a reasonable price. Space is limited and reservations are accepted at (919) 545-8076. The Natural Chef Cafe is adjacent to the library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College.


The Chatham Community Library is located at 197 NC Highway 87 North in Pittsboro.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Writers' Morning Out


Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Roadhouse.  We will be in the back room. Come early if you are having lunch there.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Writing Assignment:  Last month members read their thought on How They Write.  These proved to be most interesting and thoughtful.  The subject this month is “Critique”.  You have a new work almost ready for publication.  Given a free choice, who would you pick to do the final critique?  Why?  

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference. November 15-17, Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach. Schedule, faculty bios and on-line registration at www.ncwriters.org

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

Also check Facebook for Chatham Writers. That’s at:
facebook.com/pages/Chatham-Writers/362044867434?ref=hl


Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CCCC Meet and Greet Instructors

CCCC Creative Writing will host a meet and greet the instructors, Friday, October 11 starting at 7:00 PM.  Instructors will be reading from their work.  Admission is free, refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Local author book signing

Caroline Taylor, local Pittsboro author, will be at Paperbacks Plus! in downtown Siler City  with her P. J. Smythe books on September 28th. from 11-1. 

Her first book, "What Are Friends For" and the second "Jewelry From A Grave" are both fast paced, light hearted spoofs of the classic hard boiled whodonits. They explore the lengths to which Annapolis, MD skip tracer P.J. Smythe must go to dodge a murder charge, track down a missing antique jewelry lover, look into the seamy side of illegal trade in wildlife - all while fending off the attentions of her former husband and a really desperate ex-boyfriend

Monday, September 9, 2013

Literary Happenings

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, September 14, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Roadhouse.  We will be in the back room. Come early if you are having lunch there.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Writing Assignment:  Last month members read their thought on Why They Write.  These proved to be most interesting and thoughtful. So we will continue.  The subject this month is “How I Write”, the where and when. Again please keep it short (1 page or less) so we can hear from everyone.

North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference. November 15-17, Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach. Schedule, faculty bios and on-line registration at www.ncwriters.org

Local Writers:  Are you undertaking a project that will help move you to the next stage of your career?  An Emerging Artist Grant could help you make it happen. Check out the Durham Arts Council Website for the Emerging Artist Grant application guidelines.  The deadline for applications is September 18.


See the North Carolina Writers’ Network website for information about contests and submission opportunities:  www.ncwriters.org

Also check Facebook for Chatham Writers. That’s at:
facebook.com/pages/Chatham-Writers/362044867434?ref=hl

Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Teresa Greene Book Signing

Teresa Greene, author of "THE  HARRIS TRILOGY"  will be at Paperbacks Plus! on Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Emerging Artist Grants

If you are undertaking a project that will help move you to the next stage of your career, an emerging artist grant could help make it happen.

Check out the Durham Arts Council website for Emerging Artist Grant application guidelines.

Don't delay.  The application deadline is September 18.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Writers' Morning Out

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

All writers, any genre are invited.

Writing Assignment:  Write a short (1 page or less) essay on “Why I Write.”  We will read some of these at each meeting. 

Fall Novel writing course: Judy Hogan will offer a fiction or memoir course this fall for writers at every stage in their writing career.

This course will run Mondays, Sept 9-Nov 11, 7-9 PM at the Bio-Fuels Plant Kitchen in Pittsboro.

For more information, contact Judy at 919-545-9932 or judyhogan@mindspring.com


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.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Poetry Open Mic

Loudmouth.  Open mic for poetry, rants, raves and funny stories.

Friday, July 26 7-9 PM

Davenport's Cafe & Lounge
18A East Salisbury Street in Pittsboro.

Free Admission.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Literary Happenings

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, July 13, 1:00 PM at Davenport & Winkleperry, 18A East Salisbury Street in Pittsboro.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Local Author Showcase:  Paperbacks Plus! in Siler City is hosting a Local Author Showcase on Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Raleigh Street Gallery, 120 W. Raleigh Street in Siler City.

At last count, sixteen local authors will be on hand to read, sign and sell their books.  Make plans to come by and meet and greet other local authors.

Admission is free.  More information will follow.

Fall Novel writing course: Judy Hogan will offer a fiction or memoir course this fall for writers at every stage in their writing career.

This course will run Mondays, Sept 9-Nov 11, 7-9 PM at the Bio-Fuels Plant Kitchen in Pittsboro.

For more information, contact Judy at 919-545-9932 or judyhogan@mindspring.com

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.



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Poetry Reading

Poetry reading at Davenport's Cafe & Lounge, Saturday July 13 at 2:00 pm.
Sampson Starkweather, Chris Tonelli & Friends.

Sponsored by Circle City Books.  Free admission.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Local Author Showcase

Mark your calendars,

Paprebacks Plus! is hosting a Local Author Showcase on Saturday, July 27
at Raleigh Street Gallery in Siler City.

Watch this space for more information.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ultra Flash Fiction


The winning entry in the 2013 Ultra Flash Fiction contest. Congratulations to Rick Bylina.


THIS COW

This cow runs. Does she know why? I’m sure that cows don't hold thoughts long, but on some days, I think they might hold them for a short while. It’s not a sane thing to say or think on a farm—to give them their due this way. It’s like a name. You don’t name a milk cow. It’s just not done.

Cows. They moo, chew the cud, and do things that look strange to us, but it might make sense to them. It could be an ant bite or a snake hiss or just a cloud that looks mean that makes them flip out, jump in place, or butt a tree. “Cow be nuts. Ain’t got no sense,” Joe said once. “But they eats good.” He liked them fine, that is, ‘til this cow’s hoof caught Joe in the head last week.

This cow, she kicks dust high in the air in the wake of her charge down the trail. The heat makes her snort snot. Drool falls from her full lips—drip, drip, drip—like a wet sink rag hung with no care. The cow slides to a stop next to the bales of hay. She eats fast. Poops. When done, she walks to the trough and drinks her fill. She finds the sweets I left. Her moos are loud. She finds more sweets. More moos. Joy fills the sound. In the pen, I think she wants to thank Joe for the sweets. A fly dies in the swoosh of her tail. Her head droops. She moos once more—long and low. It is a sad sound. Does she think of Joe and mourn?


Night falls. I wring the rag tight and head for bed. It is a good last night for this cow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Squire Summer Writing Residency

The NCWN  2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency will be held July 11-14 in Cullowhee, on the campus of Western Carolina University.  The details are at the NCWN Website at www.ncwriters.org.

There are a limited number of spaces available, so if you are interested, you need to act now.

Western Carolina University is in Jackson County, about 40 miles west of Asheville, surrounded by beautiful mountains.  

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro WMO meets Saturday, June 8, 1:00 PM at
Davenport & Winkleperry, 18A E. Salisbury St

All writers, any genre are invited.

Come join us for a casual discussion about all things
connected to writing.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ultra Flash Fiction

A reminder:

This is a fun contest!  ULTRA FLASH FICTION

Rules:  This contest is open to any NCWN member in Chatham or Lee Counties, or to any member of the Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out.

Submission guidelines:
Any subject any style not to exceed 300 words, including the title.
Only words of one syllable allowed.  (Contractions pronounced as one syllable are OK.  Exp:  I’m, I’d, I’ve, can’t, won’t, don’t, Also, possessives pronounced as one syllable:  Joe’s, Ann’s, Kate’s etc)

Yes, it can be done.  You can write a story in 300 words, but you must make every word count. This is our fourth annual UFF contest. All our previous participants have agreed that this is difficult, but a great writing exercise! It will require some craftsmanship.  Give it a try!

On our blog, at www.pittsboro-wmo.blogsppot.com go back to August 4, 2012 to see last year’s winning entry.

This will be a blind judging.  Your name should not appear on the story page.  Include a cover page with name, title, word count and email address.  Send MS and cover page as attachments in doc or docx or txt format to:  amanning@richkwok.com   
Due date:  June 15, 2013.

Note:
The winning entry will be posted to our blog. By submitting an entry, you are granting us one-time reprint rights.  This is necessary so we can legally post the winning story to the blog.
If you do not wish a winning entry to be so posted, just let us know.



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Writing about the natural world

Catherine Bollinger is teaching a a short workshop on writing about the natural world. 

This workshop takes advantage of the gardens and trails at the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill to practice observation skills and brief writing exercises. Catherine Bollinger will share tips on ways to add specificity to accounts of the natural world by honing observation skills and using all senses to translate sensory information into vivid prose

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 AM

Contact Catherine at piedmontgardener.com for more information.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Writers' Morning Out


Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out meets Saturday, May 11, 1:00 PM
at Davenport & Winkleperry, 18A East Salisbury in Pittsboro.
All writers, all genre are invited.

Critique groups: Our two critique groups have merged. We have limited space still available.  If you are interested in participating in a group, contact the facilitator:
Group 1:  Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:30 AM. Carol Phillips   calsea@gmail.com
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Poem for the Day


                                                    MYSTERY OF THE MOUNTAINS
                                                
The majesty of the mountains mirrors the sanctity of the soul
Its hills and vales, peaks and ravines rolling randomly over time,
Arching here, sinking there, speaking their silent voice of stillness

Their universal and unmistakable mission of grandeur and gratitude.
To a Force, a Power, a Presence that powerfully touches every man

Speak O Mountain Man, and tell me the secrets of nature’s self that
Lie hidden in the caves and caverns of your quiet and ageless hills.

While the rivers run slowly and surely over the rocks and rills of valleys below.
While winds blow and snows slip slowly down the hill to heal our land,
Tell me what secrets lie hidden within your very soul.  And the Ancient Of  Days answered in fire and thunder.

Rod Randolph

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Poem for the Day


Cavort

She lets me leave
thick green tangles
into tickling grass
and shining sun.

Free I leap
and kick
and bounce
and buck
and run
then oops
she calls.

I duck beneath
sharp wires
to brush
and bramble
to warm milk
sweet breath
rough tongue.


Judith Stanton
   From The Deer Diaries

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Special Poem for April 15


TAXES
(My apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)

Once upon a midnight dreary as I struggled weak and weary
Over a changed Form 1040 I had never seen before.

Back and forth I did the sums, looking for deduction crumbs
Hoping, ever hoping that I’d find a way to score.

But alas twas not my lot to escape an awful blot
Upon my worldly fortune, Uncle Sam keeps wanting more.

My mind grows dim with sorrow, the due date is tomorrow,
And I must find the answer else I’ll end up very poor.

Can I claim those gambling debts resulting from my stupid bets?
Should I try to itemize my bar bill from the club?
What about my one contribution, will that not bring absolution?
Surely I can claim deduction for the new pants that I tore.

Alas ‘tis midnight past, and the time is flying fast, and I must find the answer
To the question: How much more?

You may think my answer funny; I’ll just send them all my money,
And request that they refund to me all that not spent before.

It is now six months gone by, and as yet there’s no reply,
Could it be that Uncle Sam will grant me no succor?

Then the raven came rapping, rapping
The Raven came rapping, tapping at my window door.

Oh! To be so doubly blessed, a messenger from the IRS!
Surely he has come to tell me that my problems are no more.

And I said “Oh bird austere, do you bring me news of cheer?
If you brought to me a refund then together we will soar.

I am down to bread and beans, for I do not have the means
To buy a decent meal.  Tell me Raven,
 Am I affluent as I was in days of yore?

Qoute the Raven, “Never more!”

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Poem For the Day


STILL HUNGRY
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There once was a man from Nantucket
who carried his pail and his bucket.
He dug up a yam
found a fat clam
unfortunately could not shuck it.

Rick Bylina

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Poem for the Day


DENTURES
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There once was an old man from Nantucket.
He angrily kicked an old gray bucket.
Out fell his false teeth
He sighed in relief
Now he could chew lunch and not just suck it

Rick Bylina

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A haiku for the day





PLATYPUS PLAYING
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Fun and delightful
Eating, swimming, and mating
A life never dull

Rick Bylina

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Poem for the Day


Under heaven nothing is impossible.  All you need is a human being with a heart.
                                                            –Chinese proverb
What can one person do, I ask myself.
I see the dangers, the indifference
of those in power to how we will suffer
if those obsessed frack the ancient
rock under us to release the gas they
claim we need.  Scientists warn of air,
water, and earth pollution, of earthquakes
along our fault line.  What can I do?  I
planned to be a token activist, use my
books, my letters to the editor, my work
on Election Day as my part.  In two years
the drilling may begin.  I hear despair
in people’s voices.  They tell me the rich
and powerful have it all sewed up. 
Nothing can be done.  They speak of
leaving the state, of its being ten years
before we can shift these leaders
who have gerrymandered themselves
into office and now attack voting
rights.  It’s as if they aimed their
high-powered rifles at poor people:
 they cut unemployment benefits,
increase the sales tax, refuse to
extend health care.  One of them said,
“Let people get hungry; then they’ll
go back to work.”  How?  Where?
Good people, thoughtful people act
like terrified deer unable to move
out of the headlights of an oncoming
truck.  One human being with a heart
can change that, wake those who
despair, save us from this evil hurricane
set to blow us off course, away from
true democracy, away from civil and
human rights.  People say change
yourself first.  I will.  I’ll write more
letters, put up more signs, send more
emails, talk to more people.  People can
change things.  I have the heart, the will. 
I can’t do it alone, but I can start a
revolution, one person, one word at a time.

Judy Hogan

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem for the day


LINE BREAKS

 I met a poem once whose line breaks shocked me.
 I wondered about a cure for either the line or my shock.

 My mother was shocked and dismayed by my behavior.
 I can't remember what I did, only her voice, the mute

 lowering of her head, the side to side movement done
 in yoga; exhale to the side, inhale back to center.

 Years ago it was called a nervous breakdown -
 nerves like thin pipes of glass breaking into pieces

 during times when other things might be breaking
 apart like the plans we had made for our lives

or the trust we misplaced somewhere somewhere
like in another person's chest pocket next to a row of pens.

Why go there when I can sit at the feet of poets whose
line breaks are works of art within a work of art?

Eight miles high - how to come down from such a height
without breaking something even if it's just the fall?

I wonder now if some poets begin at the line break
and work back to the beginning of the line, maybe

begin at the end of the poem in its entirety, with that
broken down gas guzzler of an ending that comes

from the junkyard after test drives of the hybrid
and the crossover and the smart car.  Horse power,

a car whose power is the one thing that can pass
what's stalled on the road ahead.

Mary L. Barnard

Monday, April 1, 2013

Poem for the day


Cinderella Demonstrates Crepes at the Mall

It’s all  in the temperature
of the soul, the mind, the wrist
but most of all timing,
The tune you dance to.

Break the eggs,
one at a time
admire
their perfectness,
the gold yellow,
how it can spin into a life;
the pure white of a gift-spirit.
And milk.
Ah, the kindness
of cream.

Flour is what
 holds
 in the whole
goodness.
Slide onto the heated
heart
to twist
flip a little plate
of thin life
 sweet
or savory.
What such simplicity has wrought.

Ruth Moose

Friday, March 22, 2013

Poem for the Day


Poem for the day

Poem for the day.
April is National Poetry Month. During April we want to display the talents of our authors in Chatham and Lee Counties. Writers’ Morning Out will publish, on our blog, a Poem for the Day to share with all the members.

If you have written a poem(s) you would like to share, please send it, as an attachment, in an email to Al Manning, at: (amanning@richkwok.com) I can handle attachments in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .txt formats.

Poems may be of any style, and on any subject. We do ask to please hold them to one page. They will be published in the order received. Should we get more poems than we have days in April, we will continue into the next month.

Note: If you submit a poem for the blog, you are granting WMO one time reprint rights only. You retain all other rights.

Also: A few publishers and literary journals consider anything posted to a blog to have been “published.” This could be important only if you later wanted to submit your work to them for a contest or anthology, and the requirements are for “unpublished” works only.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NCWN Spring Conference

North Carolina Writers' Network Spring conference

Saturday, April 13  8:30-5;30 PM
MHRA Building, UNC-Greensboro

Featuring workshops on the craft and business of writing, including creative nonfiction,
fiction, poetry, digital self-publishing and authors as entrepreneurs.

Lunch With an Author offers a great opportunity to talk shop with an experienced writer.

Publishers' Panel provides the opportunity for some of NC's most distinguished presses
to answer questions, and discuss the evolving realities of 21st Century publishing.

For more information, go to www.ncwriters.org

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

Writers' Morning Out meet Saturday, March 9, 1:00 PM 
Davenport & Winkleperry
18A East Salisbury Street

Come join with other writers for a casual time devoted to talk about writing.

All writers are invited--poets, fiction, essayists, published, 
unpublished, wannabees, whatever.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sisters in Crime Workshop

Triangle Sisters in Crime is hosting a all-day, skill-building workshop dedicated to the short story.
Five sessions will be taught by Tri SinC members, all experienced teachers and published authors.

When: Saturday, March 9,  9AM - 4 PM.
Where:  Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop in Cary.

Space is limited, so don't wait.  For more information, check their website:
www.trianglesinc.com

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Sale at Paperbacks Plus!

Paperbacks Plus! is holding a clearance sale  through March 6.
All Westerns, Sci-Fi and Fantasy are 50% off.
They are overflowing and need space for new books coming in.

Paperbacks Plus! at 208 F. Raleigh St in Siler City.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out


Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out meets Saturday, February 9. 1:00 PM
at Davenport & Winkleperry, 18A East Salisbury.
All writers, all genre are invited.
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Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the
North Carolina Writers Network.

literary Happenings in Chatham County



Literary Happenings in Chatham/Lee Counties:

VISION AND VOICE: A POETIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE GALLERY
Sunday, March 24th at the Joyful Jewel 44-A Hillsboro St, Pittsboro

The Joyful Jewel invites writers of all ages and levels to come to the gallery, pen in hand. See which piece of art, jewelry, or craft will inspire your words for a poem, an impression, or a short bit of writing (max 5 minutes to read aloud). Let us know which piece/s you are, or may be, writing about, the artist & the title of the art, so we can take a picture of it.
Submission Guidelines: Submit your writing by email no later than March 3. Please submit your writing along with: 1) your name, 2) telephone number, (3) email address, 4) title of your writing, and 5) artist & title of the artwork that inspired you.
We’ll collect the writings and pictures of the art in a booklet to display, and perhaps to sell. Plan to come to the Joyful Jewel on Sunday, March 24 to present your writing. Hopefully, the artist whose work inspired you will present with you.

Friday, February 8:  Captain Bob Cathcart’s poetry reading and coming out party at the Joyful Jewel, 44-A Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro. Admission is free.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Saturday, February 9A Tale of Two First Novels. Jenny Milchman & Nora Gaskin at McIntyre’s Books at Fearrington.  Jenny is a debut mystery author, and Nora a debut self-published author.

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the
North Carolina Writers Network.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Writing Workshop

Come learn how to cut to the bone at Maureen Crane Wartski's workshop on March 16 at Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.  Make characters drive the plot, find a hook, give your verbs a six pack build and develop the fine art of nuanced foreshadowing.
 More information at their website: www.carteretwriters.org

Monday, January 14, 2013

Self Publishing

Are you interested in self-publishing your work?

Go to the North Carolina Writers' Network web site at ncwriters..org  Under the White Cross School Blog, see the article from NPR titled "Self-Publishing: No Longer Just A Vanity Project."

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Crooks Corner Book Prize

Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill is hosting a book prize for a debut novel set in the South.
 The winning entry will receive a $1,000 prize, and a free glass of wine every time they
visit for the next year.

Submission details are available at www.crookscornerbookprize.com

Entry deadline is June 30, 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pittsboro WMO

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out will meet Saturday, January 12, 1:00 PM at
Davenport & Winkleperry, 18A East Salisbury in Pittsboro