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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pittsboro WMO

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out meets Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Road House.

All writers are invited.

Poetry Contest



Sixth  Annual Writers’ Morning Out Poetry Contest
Rules: This contest is open to any NCWN member residing in Chatham or Lee counties, and to any member of Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out.

Any style, any genre on the theme “Winter”

Length not to exceed 40 lines, single-spaced, in 12 point type. Submit as an email attachment (.doc  .docx  .rtf ) Include name and contact information in the message.  Name must not appear on the poem.

 The winning entry will be published on our blog, and read at our December  meeting.

This will be blind judging. The judges are all members of Writers’ Morning Out, and are noted for their integrity, their scholarship and their appreciation of the nuances of modern poetry.  Besides that, they are very difficult to bribe.

Deadline:  Thursday, November 15.  Submit to Al Manning (The Resident Curmudgeon) at amanning@richkwok.com

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Open Mic

Friday, September 26, the Chatham Community Library's annual Fall Open Mic Night 6-9 PM in the Mary Hayes Holmes meeting room at CCCC Pittsboro campus.

Refreshments will be served

. Writers who wish to read must sign in on arrival. A timed limit of 6 minutes per reader will be enforced.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Writers' Morning Out



Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, Sep. 13 , 2014, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Roadhouse. 

Program: What is your all-time favorite novel (the one you would re-read)?
Why?  Bring a one minute presentation to justify your choice.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Tim Tron is organizing an Author Costume Signing for the Barnes & Nobel at the Brier Creek Shopping center on Oct. 25th at 4:00 PM.

Wanted are authors who, in costume  as a character from one of their books, can read from their work or act out in character relative to the theme of their book. The length allowed for each performance will depend on the turnout. 
 
Interested authors can contact Tim at twtron@live.com   or Jackie Loerge at the B&N in Brier Creek.

Are you looking for free contests to enter?  Try this site:
www.freelancewriting.com/creative-writing-contests.php
to see lots of opportunities.

For more information about writing in North Carolina,   go to ncwwriters.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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Literary Accomplishments



Our region (Chatham & Lee Counties) is blessed with many talented writers.  The following lists some of their accomplishments so for this year. These are the ones I am aware of; there are probably many more.

Congratulations and Hats Off To:

Marianna Crane: Short story "Hello Beautiful" published in Eno River Literary Journal.

Julie Davis: Novel "Down East Girl" by MuseItUpPublishing

Chuck Daukas: Novel "A Little Night Fishing" by Damnation Books.

Ralph Earle: Poem "The Mill Dam at Bynum" in Tar River Poetry.

Toni Goodyear: Short stories "Melting Pot" in Kings River Life; and "Heart Surgery" in Carolina Crimes.

Tara Lynne Groth: Short story "Tuna Heart"  in Mused Literary Review.

Linda Johnson: Short story  "Happy Pills" in Carolina Crimes.

Ruth Moose: Short story "Mama's Boy" in Carolina Crimes.

Karen Pullen: Short story "The Fourth Girl" in Carolina Crimes
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Linda Hardister Rodriguez: Novel "Up From the River" by Lystra Books.

Judith Stanton: Short story "Big Girls Now" in Carolina Crimes.

 
Keep up the good writing!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Writers' Morning Out



Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, Aug 9 , 2014, 1:00 PM at Pittsboro Roadhouse. 

Program: What makes a good "beach read?"
 Bring an example and a one-minute review.

Rick Bylina will be the moderator.  Give him a hard time.

All writers, any genre are invited.

Are you looking for free contests to enter?  Try this site:
www.freelancewriting.com/creative-writing-contests.php to see lots of opportunities.

For more information about writing in North Carolina,   go to ncwwriters.org

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Literary Happenings in Chatham County



Two readings and book signings coming up in our area.

Ruth Moose, teacher, poet, writer and novelist, will be reading and signing her new novel Doing it at the Dixie Dew on Friday, July 11, 3:30 pm at Chatham Business Services, 20 Sanford Road in Pittsboro.  There will be a reception following the reading.

Paperbacks Plus! will host a book signing for Danielle Silver, a local Siler City author now living in Washington, DC. Her new book is A Beautiful Lie, first in a series to chronicle the life of a young woman. The book signing will be at Paperbacks Plus!, 208 E. Raleigh Street in Siler City on July 19, 11 am to 1 pm.