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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Launch

Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
New Pittsboro author, Dori Ann Dupré, launches her debut novel, Scout's Honor. She will read a passage from the book, talk about her publishing experience, take questions, and sign books. There will also be a special book-related door prize for the person who chooses the "special egg" from the basket of Easter eggs. Wine, cheese, and crackers will also be served. Dupré writes contemporary fiction and poetry and is a member of the NC Writers Network:

Ultra Flash Fiction

This is a fun!  Our seventh annual ULTRA FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Rules:  This contest is open to any NCWN member in Chatham and Lee Counties, or to any member of 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 requires some craftsmanship.  Give it a try!

Go to our blog at: and scroll through the archives to see examples of previous winners.

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, .docx or .txt format to:  

Due date:  March 31, 2016

The winning entry will be posted to our blog at

By submitting an entry, you are assumed to be 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.

Book Launch

I would like to personally invite you to the launch of my book of poems, A Way I Sing. The event is at

The Joyful Jewel
44-A Hillsboro St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(@ the traffic circle/roundabout)

Sunday, March 6

4 - 5 p.m.

Come out for good poetry and good company.

Light refreshments will be served.

Patricia Cole