Showing posts with label NCWN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NCWN. Show all posts

Saturday, September 23, 2017

NCWN-West and Georgia Poetry Society Team Up for Two Events

An exciting weekend is in store in Blairsville, Georgia (a lovely mountain community on the border of NC)

October 13: Writers' Night Out, 7 pm

October 14: Georgia Poetry Society meeting (non-members welcome), 9:30 am-3 pm


Writers' Night Out features two local writers, Mary Michelle Keller and Natalie Grant.
Open mic follows - sign up at the door to read poetry or prose for 3 minutes. 
Union County Community Center in the heart of Blairsville, GA. Food and drink available (self-pay) at the View Grill - please arrive by 6 pm if you're having dinner. 

The Georgia Poetry Society quarterly meeting takes place at the Choestoe Schoolhouse, Blairsville. 
Featured presenters: Georgia poets Travis Denton and Katie Chaple. NC poets, Tina Barr and Brett Martin

The day includes presentations on craft, hands-on writing exercises, poetry contest announcements, and an open mic—plus the camaraderie and good spirits of fellow writers. Breakfast items will be provided, and lunch from G & G Bakery and Café will be available for purchase on site. While the meeting will be geared toward poetry enthusiasts, all writers are welcome. More info here: GPS Fall meeting. If you plan on having lunch, please RSVP to Lyn Hopper by Oct. 10 at gpstreas@gmail.com 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

North Carolina Writers' Network to host second Online Open Mic on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:00 PM



The response was so positive to our first Online Open Mic this summer, we've decided to do it again! 

On Wednesday, October 11 ,at 7:00 pm, the North Carolina Writers' Network will host our second Online Open Mic! Registrants will be given five-minute time slots, and all genres are encouraged (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, etc.) 

Registration is free, but is limited to 16 participants, first-come, first served.

Please forward this to your regional group members, and consider joining us on October 11. If you're interested in attending, but don't want to read, keep an eye out for instructions on how to do that a bit closer to the event.

Here are the details:

"Online Open Mic"
When: Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:30 pm, EST
Where: Online (internet or phone connection required)
Cost: Free


This opportunity is available to anyone with an internet connection and a working microphone (and/or webcam) on their computer, or readers can participate over the phone.

Registrants will be sent log-in instructions no less than 24 hours prior to the Open Mic. 

Curious how it works? Listen to the archived recording of our first online open mic, here.

Again, please do forward this to your regional groups. We hope to see many of you there! 

--
Charles Fiore
Communications Director
(336) 293-8844 / charles@ncwriters.org

Monday, August 14, 2017

NCWN & NCWN-West Plan Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer on October 1, 2017, at the Jackson Co. Public Library, Sylva, NC




Please join North Carolina Writers' Network-West, and the North Carolina Writers' Network in a tribute recognizing the poetry, achievements and legacy of Kathryn Stripling Byer, the first woman poet laureate for North Carolina.

When:

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 PM

Where:

Jackson County Public Library, Community Room, Sylva, NC

Speakers: 

Ed Southern, Executive Director NC Writers' Network
Kevin Watson, Publisher, Press 53
Susan Lefler, published poet and friend
Catherine Carter, poet, Jackson County Rep for NCWN-West
Others to be announced, later

We will hear Kathryn read a poem, and hear one of her poems put to music. 

A reception is planned after the program. 

Contact:

Please contact Glenda C. Beall, NCWN-West Program Coordinator, for more information.

Glenda Council Beall, 828-389-4441
glendabeall@msn.com 

www.glendacouncilbeall.com