Triangle Writers is fast approaching 350 members, so a winter cocktail party is looking like a very possible celebration! Very soon we will be announcing a new critique group that will meet at Triangle Town Center’s Barnes & Noble, which will make it easier for anyone commuting from North Raleigh to our other two critique groups in Cary and Brier Creek.
The Raleigh writing community on a larger level is super busy this fall. Last week was SPARKcon and lots of verse was shared through poetrySPARK, this coming Saturday, September 29th Living Poetry will write poems on demand in front of Quail Ridge Books FOR FREE (Thanks to Jacar Press!) from 1PM-4PM, immediately followed by a reading by Joe Millar, Betty Adcock and David Rigsbee. (And free wine!) A parking lot open mic follows.
Plus, next month on Saturday October 20th I’ll be teaching Freelance Writing 101 in Asheville at the quaint Montford Books, followed by a free seminar on accounting for writers at the downtown Asheville Library on Haywood. The following week I am back in Raleigh to host a free writing seminar about the business of being a writer on Saturday, October 27th in the Lifestyle Center of Whole Foods on Wade Avenue.
In November, the North Carolina Writers Network will host their fall conference in Cary. (I’ll be graduating from motorcycle safety school that weekend, so I won’t be in attendance!)
On to member news for Triangle Writers:
Glenn Cassidy won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Flyleaf Books poetry contest and came in fourth place at the 2012 Best of poetrySPARK Open Mic Contest. His short story “Hearts and Minds” is included in the Main Street Rag short story anthology Aftermath: Stories of Secrets and Consequences due out in December, now available for pre-order here.
Tara Lynne Groth (c’est moi) published a poem “Home’s Pulse” in the summer issue of Main Street Rag.
Roxanne Ravenel received an author contract from a new digital publisher for her book TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
Nancy Simpson sold another short story to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
Susie Potter published her story “The Girl Downstairs” in Existere.
Tessie Swope published an article in the AlterNet about cocaine in Colombia.
Debe Winkler’s debut novel Deadly Letters is coming out on Amazon this fall. It will be available for upload to Kindle and for sale in paperback.