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publishing newsWriters in Asheville have a lot going on! Looking forward to seeing where the summer takes members. Please keep me posted on any literary developments. Items for the fall newsletter are due by September 15th!

According to Glenda, my class on building your writer platform at her writer studio is nearly full. If the August 22nd class in Western North Carolina is of interest to you – remember registration closes July 1 and Glenda handles all registrations.


Lenore Arnow, M.S.Ed. was published on the national Americorps Alums website highlighting her original work,”The Reading Rap,” which gets kids excited about reading. Also displayed for viewing is “The Reading Rap” video with Asheville students performing “The Reading Rap.” Dedicated to creating positive messages for young people, her poetry is used in schools and after school programs.

Stanley Dankoski’s first published short story, “Hands,” is now available at Literary Orphans Journal. He writes on a mountain near Asheville.

Jennifer Fulford, novelist in Western North Carolina, will be published in WNC Woman‘s August issue, themed “Let’s Get Physical.” Her personal essay is entitled “Sex, Grief and the Young-ish Widow.”

John Gordon attended the Carolina Writers Workshop in Charlotte and pitched his first murder mystery Katelyn’s Killer to two agents, both of whom are interested.

carolina woman writing contestTara Lynne Groth (c’est moi!) received Honorable Mention for her short story “Money Changes Everything” in the 2015 Carolina Woman Writing Contest. She is a semifinalist for the 2015 James Applewhite Poetry Prize. Tara Lynne attended the annual American Society of Journalists & Authors Conference this spring.

asheville authorBusiness coach/consultant and author, Angie Mattson Stegall, announces the release of her third book, Ponder This – How Everyday Experiences Deliver Unexpected Insights in Business and Life in July of 2015. Additionally, her short essay, “A Weigh to Go,” will be published by WNC Woman Magazine in the August 2015 issue. And finally, Stegall is now a founding member of the newly formed Brevard Authors Guild.

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