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Monday, July 20, 2015

Up the Stairs Poetry

Up The Stairs Poetry Event at the Carolina Artists’ Colony at 148 S Moore St in downtown Sanford
this Saturday 7/25/15 at 3pm. The Colony is a huge shop with 10 ground floor rooms filled floor to ceilingwith the jewelry, pottery, art, and craft of 100+ NC artists.

The Poetry event will LITERALLY be Up The Stairs on the 2nd floor. (There’s no working elevator, thus the name of the event!) Anyway, we have three featured poets who will start the program by each reading for 10-15 minutes or so and then we’ll have open mic readings.

Here’s the info from the Colony’s Facebook page.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Orange/Durham July writers' workshop

See you at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 21, at the Chapel Hill Public Library for: Exploring the Architecture of Your Book <> with Durham author Katy Munger. Don't forget to mark your calendars!

About Katy Munger:

Katy Munger is a North Carolina-based author who has written fourteen novels under several different pseudonyms. She is the author of the Dead Detective series, writing as Katy Munger (Angel Among Us and Angel of Darkness) and as Chaz McGee (Desolate Angel and Angel Interrupted); the Casey Jones crime fiction series writing as Katy Munger; and the Hubbert & Lil mystery series, writing as Gallagher Gray.

Katy has also been a book critic for the Washington Post and was awarded the 2002 Ellen Nehr Award for excellence in the field of reviewing crime fiction.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, July 11  2015, 1:00 PM.

 We are meeting at the Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.  120 Lowes Drive, #100 .

Program : Open Mic. Bring something short to read.

All writers, any genre are invited. Come early and join us for lunch.

The NCWN turns 30 this year.  It has over 1200 members throughout NC and the adjoining states. Its goal, as established then, has not changed but continues to provide community, opportunity and excellence for all writers, at all levels.

The network is far too young to let our joints get stiff and creaky, or to get too set in our ways  It needs much more to do, to be, to try. For this it needs help from all its members. This year we are asking all of our members to give $30 or More for 30 and More: a donation of $30 (or more) to make sure the North Carolina Writers' Network is around for another 30 years (or more).

You may make your donation by check sent to NCWN, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, 27120 or by credit card at or by calling 336-293-8844 or 919-308-3228.

Thank you for being a part of the Network's first 30 years, and for helping us look forward to the next 30.

See our blog: 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:

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kudos to Patty

Patty Cole's chapbook "A Way I Sing" will soon be published by Main Street Rag. Congratulations to Patty.

The scheduled release date is September, and it will sell for $8.00, but it is available on an advance order from the MSR online bookstore for $4.00. Here are the links:  or

We are having a small get-together to celebrate her hard work and good fortune.
Wednesday, July 8, 12:30 at Carolina Brewery. If you can join us, please contact Carol Phillips at ( who is making the reservations.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ideas for future pprograms

At our June meeting, attendees were asked to suggest areas they would like to discuss.  Here are the suggestions:

Electronic publishing and distribution
Are agents necessary?
Why do writers need a "platform" i.e. blog, webpage, etc.?
How do you build an audience before you publish a book?
Cutting edge marketing ideas?
Crazy ideas you might read but won't (or can't) write
How to write a query letter--from an EXPERT?
Character description that doesn't take over the rest of the story.
How much description is good, and guidelines for writing effective description.
Strategies for polishing a "finished"  manuscript.  How do professional editors line-edit and proofread.
Who do you write for--yourself or someone else?
Should you write in an existing genre or invent a new one?
How to maintain pace and velocity in a story, but not get bogged down in back story?
How best to insert a back story?
How best  to include maps , illustrations in a novel--or not?
Electronic publishing
Writing discipline. 

What do you think?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro WMO meets Saturday, June 13, 1:00 at Carolina Brewery in the Barley Lounge.

All writers, any genre, are invited.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Open Mic

The CCCC Continuing Education Creative Writing Program will be hosting its spring/summer open mic night on Friday, May 29, 6-8 PM.  The readings will be held at the Chatham Community Library, Mary Hayes Holmes Room. Light refreshments will be served!

Those interested in reading their prose and poetry should sign in upon arrival.  We will follow the order on the list.  Readings should not exceed eight minutes.  Please note that this time allotment includes the reading of your work as well as any introductions, story background, and closing remarks that you may provide.

We hope to see you there!  

In the interest of supporting your fellow writer, we hope you will consider staying for the duration of the event.