Events

Updated! 2019 – Late Summer and Fall

Please keep checking back as new events are frequently added and updated.

Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m. Writers Morning Out. Greek Kouzina, 984 East Street in Pittsboro. Leading a discussion on “The Year of Living Dangerously with Short Fiction.” Join us and learn more the future of the short story and hear tips from my own personal experience writing and submitting short stories. Free and open to the public. Read about this event.

Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. McIntyre’s Fine Books, Pittsboro, N.C. Reading from  Waiting for the Wood Thrush with other N.C. Poetry Society poets. Free and open to the public. Read about this event.

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. Flash Fiction Discussion Sponsored by Randolph Writers at Asheboro Public Library (downstairs conference room). Think you don’t have time to write? Everybody has time for flash fiction, which ranges from the 25-word “Hint Fiction” stories to the 1,500-word short-shorts published in Tin House’s Flash Fridays. Join us to learn more about the exciting form and pen some of your own! Free and open to the public. No pre-registration necessary. Just bring an open mind and something to write with!

Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Central Carolina Community College at Pittsboro, N.C. – Flash Essays! The short-form essay is hot, hot, hot! Join us for a half-day workshop where we explore all the various forms, from mini-memoirs to tiny love stories to experimental forms such as lyrical essays. In this longer workshop, we’ll have time to draft at least 5 personal essays that you can refine later and submit. Bring your favorite writing gear and get ready for wildly creative prompts, inspiration, and possible markets for publication. Click here to register. Please choose “Flash Essays”.

Saturday, October 12 from 9:30 – Noon. Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc., 1817 Central Avenue, #302. “The Fabulous World of Flash Essays.” Interested in turning your life experiences into short essays? Flash essays are hot, hot, hot! From miniature love stories in the New York Times to family memories published in regional magazines and creative nonfiction in journals, there are countless ways to share your personal stories. Bring your favorite writing gear and get ready for wildly creative prompts, inspiration, and possible markets for publication. Register by September 15 and get 10% off! Click here to register.

Saturday, December 7, Time TBA at Jimmie’s Restaurant in Mint Hill, NC. Release Party for Kakalak 2019, a special anthology of poetry evoking the spirit of the Carolinas from the Outer Banks and Low Country to the Piedmont and Appalachia published by Main Street Rag. I’m honored to have my poem ,”The Gavin Girls,” included in this wonderful book featuring so many fellow poets. Order your copy early here.

2020

Saturday, January 4 from 9:30 – Noon. Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, Inc., 1817 Central Avenue, #302. “Submissions and Contests.” Submission is an exciting step in a writer’s life, and for some of us, it can be a little daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! Bring a polished piece of writing (poetry, short fiction, or nonfiction) and leave with all the tools you need to submit your work and become a published author. You may even win a prize along the way. We’ll tackle market research for journals, magazines and contests, submission systems. cover letters and short biographies. Register by September 15 and get 10% off! Register here: https://www.charlottelit.org/event/submissions-and-contests/

Past Events

We hate that we missed you at The Joyful Jewel this summer. We had a terrific time. Stay tuned for a re-schedule of a special poetry workshop at The Jewel!

Friday, July 12, from 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. Flash Fiction Workshop. Think you don’t have time to write? Anybody has time for flash fiction, and by the end of this workshop, you’ll have at least two finished stories. Location: The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, N.C., at 44-A Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. To register, visit The Joyful Jewel in person or call (919) 883-2775.  Class size is limited so register early to secure your space.

Friday, July 26, from 9:30 – 12:30 p.m. Flash Essay Class. The personal essay is hot, hot, hot. From mini-memoirs to tiny love stories, there are countless ways to share your personal stories. Join us to read some and write a couple of your own. Location: The Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro, N.C., at 44-A Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. To register, visit The Joyful Jewel in person or call (919) 883-2775.  Class size is limited so register early to secure your space.

Spring

Saturday, May 11, Weymouth Center for Arts and the Humanities, Southern Pines, N.C. Annual Awards Day for the North Carolina Poetry Society. Reading my poem “Eulogy of the Northern Red Oak,” which was chosen by SandraBeasley as a finalist for 2019 N.C. Poet Laureate Award.

Saturday, April 13 from 9.a.m – 3 p.m. – Flash Fiction Bootcamp II Workshop. Think you don’t have time to write? Anybody has time for flash fiction, and by the end of this workshop, you’ll have five finished stories. (This workshop is a continuation of the popular Flash Fiction Bootcamp I) but is open to new as well as returning students and features entirely new prompts and readings. Atten-hut! Central Carolina Community College Creative Writing Program in Pittsboro, N.C. Register here. or by calling (919) 545-8044. Cost $50.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. 60th Issue of The Phoenix Literary Magazine Launch Party. Pfeiffer University, Stokes Student Center, Community Room. Reading my poem: “I Like My Bagel Toasted.”

2018

Friday, November 16, at 3 pm in the Fairways Gallery at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, N.C. Reading from a selection of authors in The Mighty Ant Anthology: Stories for Seniors.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro: Flash Fiction: Revision and Publication. Now that you’ve written your first flash fictions, you’re ready to show them off! Bring a story of your own and learn how to revise, prepare and submit it for publication in online or print magazines, and how later to create a book-length collection and find publishers. Read about the event here.

Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro. Celebrating the launch of  The Mighty Ant Anthology: Stories for Seniors.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro: Flash Fiction Bootcamp I. Think you don’t have time to write? Anybody has time for flash fiction, and by the end of this class, you’ll have five finished pieces. Bring your favorite writing gear (notebook and pen/pencil or laptop) and get ready for some prompts, new inspirations, and instant feedback. Atten-hut! Read about the event here.

Saturday, August 6 – Poetry in Plain Sight. Reading at Winston-Salem Library. Read more here.

Monday, June 6. at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro. Final event celebrating the launch of The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory.

Saturday, March 3 at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro: Flash Fiction, A DIY Kit! Participants will receive a starter kit for their own creative plundering, including delicious prompts, tips, samples, and vocabulary words, all of which will help germinate our individual kits and lead to even more stories in the future. Read about the event here.

Friday, March 2 from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Orange County Library in Hillsborough, N.C. Launch of The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory.

 

 

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