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Our group is growing, and so are our members’ publishing credits! Congrats to Triangle Writers members below–and take a look at the events several of our members are involved with. If you’re new to Triangle Writers, I send quarterly newsletters and member news items are due by the 15th of each quarter. Keep me updated on your writing endeavors!


Chris Abbate’s poem “Hartford, 1947” is published in the current issue of Sliver of Stone Magazine.

wake tech writing classBasic Fiction Writing will be offered by Sue Barnett through the Workforce Continuing Education (Non-Credit) department at Wake Tech, September 29 – November 17 on Tuesday nights, 6:30 -9:30pm at Millbrook High School in North Raleigh.
This class helps you recognize the stories in your life by heightening your observation, harnessing your imagination, and building confidence in your own voice. It also introduces you to basic writing craft such as plotting, genre, character development, setting, point of view, and dialogue.

Beth Browne has a short essay on page 37 of the June issue of Salt Magazine.

Courtney Carter has entered her first YA near-future novella (Try saying that five-times fast!) into the annual LeapFrog Press Fiction Contest! Results will be announce by the end of June, with the winner receiving the opportunity to discuss a publishing contract with LeapFrog Press. Finalists will receive cash prizes and a professional critique of their manuscript.

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Writing Retreat at Bynum Front Porch

Tara Lynne Groth (me!) wrote an article in INDY Week profiling the artist behind Pittsboro’s street piano, Barbara Hengstenberg. She and Hengstenberg (also a Triangle Writers member) co-facilitated a writing and art retreat in Bynum in early June. Groth attended her 4th annual (and the official 45th annual) American Society of Journalists and Writers Conference in New York. Wake County Libraries invited Groth to speak about author marketing on July 12 (see events below). She is one of the featured poets on August 28th at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro for the North Carolina Poetry Society Reading Series.

Ruth Moose taught a workshop at Wildacres, “Where Your Stories Come From.”  She attended the 38th Annual Meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society in Asheville, NC and read her poem “In His Mother’s Bed” from the new poetry anthology. Moose attended the Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, Maryland and appeared on a Southern Writers panel, as well as signed books in which her story “OutSide the Box” appears. She had poems in Salt and Connect. In addition, her poem “Antedaveluvian” was first runner up for the Randal Jarrell Award. Her sequel novel, Wedding Bell Blues will be released late August and she will read at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, Sept. 10 at 11AM.

Carrboro Writer’s In-Depth Critique Group – Every other Thursday (proposed) from 7-9pm at Johnny’s Gone Fishing. Group limited to 8 writers per meeting, and will critique 2-4 writers per. Fiction preferred. Contact Doug Rappaport.

Wilda Rhodes won third place in Easy Street Magazine’s The Great American Sentence contest. Winning Sentence: “Widowed six months ago, she would look around in church and playfully devise the demise of first one wife and then another, if their husbands caught her fancy; some women she left alone if they were her friends, or if they were homely and shouldn’t have further mishaps.”

1st Thursday’s Take 5 Poetry & Prose Open Mic at Karma Boutique and Coffee Bar in downtown Sanford 6pm to 8pmish. Enjoy the sharing of original poetry & prose in blocks lasting up to 5 minutes each. Open Mic sign-up starts at 5:30pm. Writers 15 & under encouraged to present from 6-6:15pm. Adult language/mature themes may be shared after 6:15pm. Contact Caren Stuart.

Chanah Wizenberg has begun a Facebook Group called Pen Wize. It is a group for those who are writing, wanting to write, and wanting to get back to writing. She will be discussing the process of writing, the writing life and of course, writing. Look for her new website and her podcast Pen Wize to launch by the end of June.


6/28 in Cary – Get Published! – FREE
No time to submit to literary journals? Visit this session and share with the group what you know about a literary journal or two, then we’ll use the rest of our time to submit to new journals we learned about from others.

7/11 virtual teleconference – Write (Quality) Blog Posts Faster – $29
This session is perfect for those who feel they don’t have time to blog or have trouble coming up with relevant content.

7/12 in Apex – Author Marketing Starts Before Your Book – FREE
Part of a series of free events about publishing that Wake County Libraries hosts this summer.

8/1 in Apex – Daytime Critique Group – FREE
Limited to four writers, open to all genres. Regular attendance not required.


Missed an issue? View Triangle Writers 2016 Spring News.