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Triangle Writers is about to exceed 1,000 members. Expect a cocktail hour this fall to celebrate! We have two new critique groups starting, one in the Five Points area and another in Chapel Hill/Pittsboro. Check out the calendar to learn more!


signing a contractThursday, September 21st is What’s in a Book Contract: 7 Items to Ask an Attorney. This is a virtual event and all registrants receive an audio recording after the session. Let’s discuss book contract provisions that are in your favor, and those that could be potentially damaging. We’ll identify at least 7 clauses you want to ask an attorney about when you have a book contract legally reviewed. These contract items may be present or missing, so it’s best for authors to gather as much information as possible. Registrants will receive a sample copy of a book contract that will help guide our discussion. $19 Triangle Writers Members; $29 Non-Members

Saturday, October 14th is the 2nd Annual Fall Pen & Paddle. Join us on this floating writer retreat! $54 including kayak rental; $30 bring your own kayak. Moleskine, pen, and all-day snacks and water included.


Glenn Cassidy’s poems “The Coat” and “Contemplating Economic Development While Taking a Piss in a Public Restroom” have been accepted for the anthology Kakalak 2017.

indy week logoTara Lynne Groth (me!) wrote an article in INDY Week on art in medicine. It was the most read and most shared piece on INDY‘s site that week. She has a piece on financial planning forthcoming in PBS’ Next Avenue.

Kathleen Jordan reminds us of Saturday, October 7, Raleigh: All day fiction writing workshop. Dynamic speaker and award winning author Virginia Kantra will speak on writing deep POV and body language. Sponsored by Heart of Carolina Romance Writers—$35 for nonmembers. Seating limited. Details and registration: see the calendar at http://www.heartofcarolina.org.

mary kudenov bookMary Kudenov’s award-winning memoir-in-essay is now available from the University of Alaska Press. Alaska’s own Anchorage Daily News called it a “remarkable and remarkably compassionate book,” and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner describes it as “gorgeously written and more true-to-life than most nonfiction.” Threadbare: Class and Crime in Urban Alaska is available at most major book retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Target.

tom mock bookTom Mock has published two short stories. Cover art by K.P.. The lost and the damned stalk the streets of a college beach town looking for something to make their aching hearts whole in “Moon Song.” A young man is on the mission of his life in “The Pub,” a romantic and humorous story set in the American post-war period.

Command Communication LogoAre you having lots of opportunities to speak about your books and/or your areas of expertise? Authors are often in great demand as speakers because they are move people with their words. Many authors get nervous about public speaking, however, and miss out on opportunities to connect with a wider audience as a result. If you want to increase the impact your writing is making in this world through your voice, visit Command Communication to find links to upcoming workshops designed to help you connect with your story and Make Your Voice Mean Business!™ – Helen Moses, President, Command Communication, PLLC

Jon Obermeyer’s poem “Feb 25” was named a finalist for the 2017 James Applewhite Prize. This summer he self-published a memoir and a collection of poems about his hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. His next collection of short stories “Centripetal Force” and “Mryriad” a book about writing will be published this fall. He is currently ghostwriting books about Social Selling for SAS and Artificial Intelligence for DemandBase in San Francisco.

Karen Pullen reminds you of the all-day writing workshop September 30 at Western Wake Tech, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Triangle Sisters in Crime presents dynamite presentations from successful Sisters in Crime writers Art Taylor, Ruth Moose, and J. D. Allen, who’ll cover the all-important topics of building characters, opening lines, and finding your voice. $75 includes presentations, box lunch, Q&A panel, door prizes; discounts for SinC members. More details and registration at www.trianglesinc.com

Writers Group Considering New Members: A critique group of experienced writers is considering new members. The group meets in North Raleigh on Sunday afternoons, once a month. They primarily write literary and mainstream fiction, but one member is writing a memoir. If interested, please send a note with a writing sample to Dawn Ronco.


Missed one? Read the summer edition here.