A Day for Writers 2019 - Presenters and Registration form


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.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Local Students receive awards for Simpson Beck Writing Contest in Hayesville, NC April 23, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Hayesville Middle and High Schools received awards for their entries in the Simpson Beck Student Writing Contest. The Clay County Historical and Arts Council (CCHAC) gave awards for the students. 

Winners of the Middle School Contest for Poetry were: 1st place, E. Holland, 2nd place, L. Gottlieb, and 3rd place, D. Fields.  

Winners of the High School Contest for Poetry were: 1st place, B. Johnson, 2nd place, M. Gottlieb, and 3rd place, M. Crawford.

Winners of the Middle School Personal Essay Contest were: 1st place, G. Gibson, and 2nd place, A. Gibson. There were no other entries.

Winners of the High School Personal Essay Contest were: 1st place, R. Bunch, 2nd place, B. Johnson, and 3rdplace, J. Green. 

Carroll S. Taylor, Janice Townley Moore, Rosemary Rhodes Royston

Judges for the contests were: Rosemary Rhodes Royston, Poetry judge, and Janice Townley Moore and Carroll S. Taylor, Personal Essay judges. 

Reba Beck and Joan Ellen Gage
This writing event was coordinated by English teacher Carla Beck, Joan Ellen Gage, representing NCWN-West, and by Reba Beck, from CCHAC, a retired art teacher from Hayesville High School. Reba Beck established the original contests, (which at the time included art work), along with Nancy Simpson (Brantley). Teacher Carla Beck was instrumental in coordinating the contest with the middle and high school.

Awards for the judges were furnished by The Copper Door Restaurant, Brother’s Willow Ranch Restaurant, and Rib Country (Hayesville).

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Meagan Lucas is nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize for her short story, "Voluntary Action."

Congratulations to NCWN-West member, Meagan Lucas, who has been nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize, a prestigious American literary prize published by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in small presses over the previous year. Click on the link to go to http://www.stilljournal.net/ and read Meagan's nominated short story, "Voluntary Action."  

A Canadian who found home in Western NC, Meagan lives in Hendersonville with her husband and their two small children. Meagan writes literary fiction and teaches composition at AB Tech. 

Her work can be found in a variety of literary journals including:The Santa Fe Writers Project, The Penmen Review, The New Southern Fugitives, Embark Literary Journal, Attic Door Press and Barren Magazine. Her story “Kittens” is the 2017 Winner of the Scythe Prize for Fiction. Family life, the grey space between right and wrong, and the dark underbelly of the American Dream figure prominently in her work. 

You can read more at: www.meaganlucas.com  She tweets grudgingly @mgnlcs. When she's not writing or teaching, she likes to bake and haunt bookstores.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NC Poetry Society announces their annual NCPS Adult Contests are open for submission


The following information is for the 2019 NCPS Adult Contests for individual poems. Submissions will be accepted beginning November 15, 2018, and ending January 13, 2019. 

Judges will be the North Carolina Poet Laureate and distinguished poets residing outside North Carolina. The judge of the Bloodroot Haiku contest will be selected by the North Carolina Haiku Society.

Contest submissions this year may be emailed to jsabsherphd@gmail.com (See below for more detailed guidelines).  Fees for the Poet Laureate Contest and for non-members may be paid online using PayPal or credit card.

Winning poems (including honorable mentions, but excluding finalists in the Poet Laureate contest) will be published in the NCPS poetry contest anthology Pinesong. For more information about current and past issues of Pinesong, click here.

Winning poets will be invited to read their winning poems at Awards Day in May 2019.

Complete rules can be found here: https://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests/.