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The seasons are turning and it is once again time to take a look at what Triangle Writers members have been up to. There are several free writing events in the coming weeks, a handful of new book releases, and a screenwriter visiting Raleigh who has worked with Steven Spielberg on several films. Read on to learn more!

Free Writing Events in the Triangle

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Carrboro Poetry Open Mic on October 7th

Special Poetry Open Mic on Tuesday, October 7th
Johnny’s Gone Fishing in Carrboro, 7PM
The featured reader is Hillsborough-based Bartholomew Barker. Barker will read for 5-10 minutes followed by an open mic. Poets will have up to 5 minutes to read. If you’d like to read, please arrive early to sign up. A wine tasting will accompany the reading and we’ll have locally-roasted coffee, espresso, gluten-free baked goods, paninis, ice cream and more available for purchase.

Panel: Attorneys Answer Writers Legal Questions on Wednesday, October 8th
West Regional Library in Cary, 6:45PM-8:30PM
Curious about trademark and copyright issues? Ever wonder what happens to your work after you pass away? Need clarity on tax write-offs for authors? Triangle Writers hosts a panel of attorneys to answer questions about legal issues for writers. This event is free and open to the public.

Writing Events (with fees noted) 

Note: This event is NOT organized by Triangle Writers and only posted as a courtesy:
Screenwriting School with Michael Lucker
October 18-19 in Raleigh
$299
Filled with film clips, screenplay reads and innovative class exercises, Michael makes the writing process real, easy, compelling and fun! Michael is a writer, director and producer with twenty years experience creating film,television, animation and digital media. He began his career writing and directing television commercials in college at Boston University. Soon after he landed in Los Angeles working in production on series and specials for ABC, NBC, CBS and HBO before taking a job as assistant to Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment on feature films Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Arachnophobia, Joe Vs. The Volcano, Always, Back To The Future II & III and Jurassic Park. He went onto serve in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures where he worked on such movies as Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity,Taking Care of Business and Straight Talk.  

Member News

Glenn Cassidy’s poem “I Cliché You” was chosen for Poetry in Plain Sight and displayed on posters around downtown Winston-Salem during August 2014.

Susan Emshwiller, newly moved from California, had her short story “Music Theory” published in Independent Ink Magazine. Her full-lenth play “Dominoes” is off to the printer, published by Dramatist’s Play Service.

Noelle Granger attended the Writers’ Police Academy and loved it. She will participate in the costumed reading at Barnes & Noble in October. Her second book will be out in November, Death in a Dacron Sail. Cover reveal soon.

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Poetry in Winston-Salem

Tara Lynne Groth’s (C’est moi!) poem “Tea Time at Loch Ness” was created into two art installations by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. The mayor of Winston-Salem read her poem at the unveiling in September 2014.

Elizabeth Hein’s book How To Climb The Eiffel Tower comes out October 1. She hosts a book launch party and reading at Barnes & Noble – New Hope Commons on October 3, 2014 at 7PM.

The Tiger Whisperer, by author and editor Belea T. Keeney, will be awarded a Specialty Award from the Cat Writers Association at their upcoming annual conference. In addition, the novel is one of five finalists in their Novel of the Year Award. Keeney will be appearing at the book signing and awards banquet in Atlanta, GA on November 1st. Other upcoming appearances include the Blake Street Shops reading and signing on Saturday, October 11th in downtown Raleigh along with four other local authors. The following weekend, she’ll appear at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Sanford. Keeney will also continue teaching writing classes. In October, she teams up with Alice Osborn for “Write Your Memoir like a Rock Star” to focus on creating scenes out of your memories, and writing to engage readers. In 2015, she’ll be teaching for Wake Tech with a brand new class, “Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror.” This class will focus on world-building, suspension of disbelief, and run on Wednesdays, in February and March, location TBD.

Cat Michaels, Kid Lit author Earned a second place Purple Dragonfly Award, chapter book category, for Finding Fuzzy: a You-Decide Tale of a Lost Friend, in a national writing contest. She was also appointed Contributor and Co-Administrator of Kid Literature, an international online community of 5K authors, illustrators and others who promote writing and literacy for children. She completed Video Boot Camp with Katie Davis, an online course to assist authors in making videos for book trailers, YouTube channel, website welcomes, etc. Cat visited classrooms and completed readings for grades 1-3 students in Norwalk, CT, and Durham, NC.

Jennifer Riley published Clinical Trials Assistant Guide.

Doug Simpon’s debut novel is forthcoming Fall 2014.

John W. Taylor’s new book explores the death of Nancy Cooper. The tragic murder of Nancy Cooper gripped the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina in 2008. Nancy, a beautiful housewife and mother, was strangled to death in her upscale neighborhood in Cary, North Carolina. Her husband, Brad Cooper, was immediately suspected in what appeared to be a rush to judgment by local law enforcement in order to appease a nervous community. Brad was later arrested and then convicted of Nancy’s murder. In October of 2014, John W. Taylor publishes Isolated Incident: Investigating the Death of Nancy Cooper. In 2012 Mr. Taylor wrote and published Umbrella of Suspicion: Investigating the Death of JonBenét Ramsey. Mr. Taylor utilizes his background in law enforcement and financial research and analysis as a basis for reviewing and dissecting unsolved crimes. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Tim Tron is organizing an Author Costume signing for the Barnes & Noble at the Brier Creek Shopping center on October 25th at 4PM. Authors will dress in character from one of their books and read from their work.

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