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Monday, October 5, 2015

Writers' Morning Out

Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out will meet Saturday, October  10, 2015, 1:00 PM.

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

Program :  "Be nice to your local independent bookstore.  It can help you gain sales and recognition."

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

The North Carolina Writers' Network will hold the Fall Conference on November 20-22 in Asheville.  Early registration is now open on the website:

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out is  a program of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

N C S U Short story Contest

An unpublished SHORT STORY of no more than 20 double-spaced pages; limit 5000 words. The James Hurst Fiction Prize for the winning story is $500. There will also be some Honorable Mention awards.
A unpublished SHORT-SHORT FICTION story of no more than 5 double-spaced typed pages; limit 1200 words. Top prize $250.
You may enter one story in both categories.

Here are the RULES:

The contest is open to all North Carolina residents except 1) tenured/tenure-track professors in the University of North Carolina system or 2) writers with a published book, 3) previous winners.
Your entry may not have been published in either printed form or by an established online venue.
All entries must be double-spaced, typed, and please include a word count on the first page. Do NOT put your name on the story, so it may be judged anonymously. Put your name, email address and phone number on a separate cover sheet.
Previous finalists should submit new work.
No email submissions accepted. Due to volume, we cannot contact each contestant or return stories afterwards.

DEADLINE (all entries must be postmarked by) OCTOBER 12th, 2015

Contestants should submit their entries to:

NCSU Short Story Contest
Campus Box 8105
English Department
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Up the stairs Poetry

Up The Stairs Poetry at the Carolina Artists’ Colony (formerly held on the third Tuesday of the month has been moved to the third THURSDAY of September)

When:  6:00-8:00pm Thursday, September 17, 2015 

Where: The Carolina Artists’ Colony    148. S. Moore St.    downtown Sanford

***Please note: This 9/17/15 happening is the LAST Up The Stairs Poetry event scheduled at the Colony for 2015***
Featured Poet, C. Pleasants York, will present her original poetry and a display of her visual art in a “Fragments of Forever”- themed reading. Open Mic will follow. 

Light refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30pm. Open Mic poets are requested to sign up by 5:45pm.

Attendees are invited to come early and mingle in the Colony’s ten ground floor rooms among the art craft of 100+ NC artists. 

Visit or call the Colony at (919) 776-3489 for more info.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Class of interest to authors

Subject: Social Media for Business class at CCCC

Core Competency in Social Media, an 8-week, 24-hour class focused on using social media to achieve business results, is scheduled to start on September 16.

We'll meet in the computer lab of Building 1 at the Pittsboro Campus; Wednesday nights for three hours each evening, from 6-9 pm.

We'll cover the major platforms:  Linkedin, Facebook Business, Pinterest /Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+, and how they can be used for business, non-profits, and government agency benefit. 

We'll also talk about how to use paid advertising on the platforms, and answer questions about other social media platforms along the way (Houzz for any residential trades, for example). Many people have used the time as a guided work session, with support for their questions and no ringing phones to get in the way of building complete profiles for their business or agency.

Call the Continuing Education office at 919/ 542-6495 to register and pay (roughly $150).
Call me if you have any questions about the class, at 919/545-0799.
Would love to have you in the class!

Karen Tiede
POB 380
Moncure, NC 27559
919 545 0799

Monday, August 17, 2015

Position available

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is seeking a part-time Membership Coordinator to help with all aspects of its operations.  This person will work 10 – 15 hours a week through most of the year, and possibly up to 20 hours during the weeks prior to our Spring Conference (April), Squire Summer Writing Residency (July), and Fall Conference (November).  The Membership Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director, and will be paid a wage of $11/hour.

IF you might be interested in this position, contact Al Manning ( for the job description and application instructions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CCCC Creative writing course

Creative Writing
Introduction to Writing Short Fiction: The basic components of short fiction writing: scene structure, dialogue, openings will be taught in this class. Students will complete one short story Course #3259; Date: Tuesday, 8.18.-9.8.2015; Time: 6:30P-8:30P; Cost $85.00. Instructor: Ruth Moose. Pittsboro.