A Day for Writers 2019 - Presenters and Registration form

Sylva, NC, August 24, 2019,

C. Hope Clark, Joseph Bathanti, David Joy, Karen Holmes, Carol Crawford, Pat Vestal, Katie Winkler, Meagan Lucas

9:00 - 4:30, fee includes lunch, coffee, drinks and pastries
Copy registration form and mail with fee to PO Box 843, Hayesville, NC 28904

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Showing posts with label Mountain Writers of North Carolina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mountain Writers of North Carolina. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Email from Charley of Mountain Writers in Waynesville, NC

 Bob Freye & Polly Davis will be leading our discussion this month, when we meet on Tuesday, May 14, at Panacea in Waynesville (room on the right). Bob provided us the following announcement:

Where the Crawdads Sing
At our next meeting, we’ll take a look at Delia Owens’ best-selling novel, Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia has an interesting life story and a fascinating style. I think you’ll enjoy hearing excerpts from the book. We’ll also look for ways her work connects with the stories and poetry that we are writing, so come out, bring your copy of the book if you have one, and discover something interesting at the next meeting of the Mountain Writers of North Carolina.

I'll be talking about writing medical thriller Scourge twice this month. Glenda Beall invited me down to Hayesville on Wednesday, May 15 for their 10:30 a.m. meeting at the Moss Memorial Library. (Coffee with the Poets and Writers)
And the Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) invited me to speak on the same subject on Saturday, May 25, 2-4 p.m at their Waynesville center on Main Street. Fun!

- Charley

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book."
- Cicero

Charley didn't say in his email, but the meeting at Panacea restaurant is at noon. Some people eat during the program so they can get back to work.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mountain Writers of North Carolina

It seems the Mountain Writers of North Carolina, a writing group in Waynesville, NC enjoyed a delightful meeting on March 10.
According to Netwest member, Sonja Contois, "there’s magic in well-crafted stories, and this meeting was dedicated to bespelling each other. With the beauty of the written word, the resonance of a voice, and the expression of the author, two hours in heaven passed quickly."

JC Walkup, Netwest Rep for Haywood County, read a story, All's Well, about a couple that use sickly-sweet conversation while each plans the demise of the other. JC is an excellent writer and has published many short stories.

Merry Elrick is the author of The Rhubarb which is a sailboat that carries the reader on the journey of three siblings through disease, denial, and death.

John Malone, Haywood County Netwest Rep, read the poignant last chapter of his Heading Home, a historical novel based on the life of John’s grandfather.

Sonja Contois' story was The Troxley Women about a woman’s childhood memory of her grandmother, her grandmother’s button box, and “God putting her down.”

Maybe Not the Well-Worn Way by Dawn Jones tells the story of
Beatrice’s experience as she busses to the office, begins her workday, and sees her own reflection as co-worker Bob has a heart attack. Great O’Henry ending.

Charley Pearson, president of this writing group, read his Sentient Choice filled with quips galore as the court decides whether or not to tax the earnings of an evidently male robot that (or who) is intimately involved in the lives of the women called as witnesses.