Showing posts with label prose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prose. Show all posts

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Loren Leith, Maren O. Mitchell, and Rosemary R. Royston to read at JCCFS, The Literary Hour, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 7:00 PM, John C. Campbell Folk School and NC Writers' Network-West will sponsor The Literary Hour. At this event, NCWN-West members will read at the Keith House on the JCCFS campus, in Brasstown, NC. The Literary Hour is held on the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise indicated. This reading is free of charge and open to the public. This month's featured readers will be:  Karen Paul Holmes, Maren O. Mitchell, and Rosemary Rhodes Royston.

Loren Leith is the author of MOSQ, by Shepherd Graham (pen name), winner of the Silver Royal Palm Literary Award and the Pascoe Award for Best Thriller of 2011. She is the recipient of the RPLA award for her short, nonfiction story, My Box Top Cat from God. Leith is known for her powerful, poignant, and often humorous nonfiction short stories, soon to be published in book-collection format.

Leith has published numerous professional and scientific articles and authored speeches given to nation-wide psychology-conference audiences.

She is the Founder and Director of Wordsworth Editing, and previously held a position as Literary Judge for the University of Montclair.

Maren O. Mitchell: A prolific writer,Mitchell’s poems appear in POEM, The Comstock Review, Slant, A Journal of Poetry, The Pedestal Magazine, Tar River Poetry, Poetry East, Hotel Amerika, Chiron Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Appalachian Heritage, The South Carolina Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Lake (UK), Skive (AU), The Classical Outlook, Town Creek Poetry, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Appalachian Journal, The Arts Journal and Red Clay Reader #4.
Her work is included in The Crafty Poet II: a Portable Workshop; The World Is Charged: Poetic Engagements with Gerard Manley Hopkins; The Southern Poetry Anthologies, V & VII; Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems; Sunrise from Blue Thunder; Nurturing Paws; and Echoes across the Blue Ridge.
Poems have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize by the contributing editors of Pushcart.

Mitchell's nonfiction book, Beat Chronic Pain, An Insider’s Guide, is available on Amazon and through

Rosemary Rhodes Royston: Her chapbook, Splitting the Soil, is currently available through Finishing Line Press and amazon. Her poetry and flash fiction have been published in the following journals: Southern Poetry Review, Appalachian Heritage, NANO Fiction, The Comstock Review, Main Street Rag, The Museum of Americana, Razor Literary Magazine, The Kentucky Review, Town Creek, *82 Review, KUDZU, Coal Hill Review, STILL, Literal Latte, New Southerner, Flycatcher, Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Motif version 3, and Alehouse. 

Two of Royston's essays are included in the anthology Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing by Successful Women Poets (McFarland). Books reviews have been published in Prairie Schooner and, most recently, Appalachian Heritage

She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University. Read an interview with Rosemary at Writer’s Digest. Royston blogs at:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Local Writers to hold Therapeutic Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mary Rose Workshops
 You are invited to the premier presentation of Therapeutic Writing Workshops for Women, by Mary and Rosemary (Mary Rose).

The First Mary Rose Workshop will be held 4/7/2018. It will be led by:

Mary Ricketson
Rosemary Royston

Mary Ricketson, (left), published writer of poetry, and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Rosemary Royston, (right), published writer of poetry and prose, Master of Fine Arts, Lecturer at Young Harris College, GA.

The theme of this workshop:

Therapeutic writing, any genre:  crafting your own poem or prose

Saturday, April 7, 2018:

10 AM – 4 PM                        $50 per person             limit 12 participants

What to bring:
A bag lunch, notebook and pencils/pens.                  Healthy drinks and snacks will be provided.

447 Pet Lane, Murphy NC 28906  
Directions will be provided upon registration.  Count on a 20 minute drive north of Murphy NC.
Arrive at a cabin in a quiet wooded setting.

Expressive writing about your own experience, including trauma, even for only 15 minutes a day, is known to be helpful to the immune system, stabilize blood pressure, calm the body and mind, and contribute to overall good health.

This workshop is geared toward writers of intermediate and advanced levels.
Expect informative sessions, time to write, read your own words, receive and offer critique.
Break times will allow for indoor/outdoor seating, walks, conversation or quiet solitude.

Register by:
Contact Mary or Rosemary:

Fees may be paid by cash or personal check.