Friday, March 13, 2015

April is coming: Love and poetry are in the air

APRIL 25 | Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! The Fifth Annual Press 53/Jacar Press “Gathering of Poets” will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Historic Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem. North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson will read and there will be four workshops included along with an optional one on Sunday morning (April 26). Details and Registration at

MARCH 14 | More Poetry

Carolyn York, President of the NC Poetry Society, will speak at the next meeting of Pittsboro Writers’ Morning Out on Saturday March 14 at 1:00 p.m. (Yeah, I know, but they used to meet in the morning.) All writers, any genre, are invited. It’s held in the Barley Lounge at Carolina Brewery. Writers’ Morning Out is sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network and led by Al Manning. Check out the blog at


NOW | Love

Mary Law Meinelt’s piece, “Too Young To Say Yes or No,” appears in the new anthology, LOVE ALTERS: A LOVE FOR ALL SEASONS, edited by Michelle Tupy. An actress and writer, Meinelt is presently working on a memoir that takes her from a South Carolina childhood to the New York theater scene.

APRIL 1 | Love & Poetry

Richard Krawiec’s new collection of poetry, WOMEN WHO LOVED ME DESPITE will be out on April 1. He is the author of two novels (TIME SHARING and FAITH IN WHAT), and a book of short stories (AND FOOLS OF GOD). His previous collection of poems was called SHE HANDS ME THE RAZOR. See for more information.

APRIL 18 | Love of Writing, Poetry & More

Poet Jaki Shelton Green (DEAD ON ARRIVAL, MASKS, CONJURE BLUES, SINGING A TREE INTO DANCE and BREATH OF THE SONG) will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Spring Conference of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015 on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.

In addition to workshops, there will be three master classes taught by Joseph Mills (poetry), Valerie Nieman (fiction), and Eric G. Wilson (Creative Nonfiction)

Workshop faculty include Faun Finley (The Art of Branding), Marianne Gingher (Memoir), Charlie Lovett (Using History in Fiction), Tom Maxwell (Narrative Truth vs. Historical Truth/Nonfiction), Jacob Paul (Sentence Aesthetics in Fiction), Rachel Richardson (Poetry and Documentary Forms), Eleanora E. Tate (Children’s), and Kevin Morgan Watson (Building Your Career).

Registration is now open. Details and on-line registration at

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