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Thanks to everyone for sending in their publishing news. There are new and forthcoming books noted below, plus events and a contest that you might want to consider entering! Learn more about Asheville Writers if you’re new to the group.


Saturday, November 4th is the only Project Freelance 2017 event that will take place in Asheville. If you’re unfamiliar with Project Freelance, it’s a campaign I held earlier this summer that funds one free educational seminar on writing in a different city each month. On 11/4 I present Writing Income Beyond Journalism at the Flatiron Writers Room at 1PM. A few folks will receive a free copy of my freelance journalism guide and query letter critiques, all funded by the campaign.


Karen Ackerson reminds us there are many events held at The Writers Workshop of Asheville this fall. There’s also a monthly potluck, editorial services, and an active fundraising campaign.

MK Bagwell BookAsheville native MK Bagwell has released his first book, The Box Has Twelve Sides: Thirteen Curious Tales to Delight and Disturb. This is a unique collection of short stories guaranteed to make the reader question perceived truths and realities. An overall arc links all the pieces of this puzzle into one final revelation. Find his book at Malaprops, both area Barnes & Nobles and online at Amazon/Kindle.

michael bishop bookAuthor event with Michael Bishop (author of A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man) was held on Friday, September 15th at the Barnes & Noble, Biltmore Park Location. It was recently featured in the The Washington Post.

Stanley Dankoski participates with The Flatiron Writers Room’s first-ever Porch Talk on Monday, September 25th at 6PM. He joins Nina Hart for this free talk.

Tara 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.

Jacqui Letran bookJacqui Letran is excited to announce that her book, 5 Simple Questions to Reclaim Your Happiness has received a Gold Medal from Literary Classics in the Young Adult Self-Help Book category. Come to the Indie Author Day at Iredell Libary in Statesville on October 14, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm to meet her and learn about her literary journey.

michelle monet bookAuthor, artist, musician Michelle Monet’s fourth self-published book Creative People…and what makes them tick is going through final edit process. In this book you will find a wonderful collection of diverse creative people from fine artists to photographers, sculptors to authors– who share their insights, creative process and journeys with you along with inspiring art works.

Darlene O’Dell reminds us of The Family Narrative Project Essay Prize. Entries to the 2017 essay contest are on the theme of family. Feel free to define family broadly. They are open to essays that reflect the full range of family life. Deadline: October 31, 2017; Word limit: 1000 words; Entry fee: $10/entry; Prize: $500 and an interview with the author that will be featured online. Winner will be announced on our website on January 4, 2018.

Jennifer Parr meets with writers every Saturday at coffee shops around Asheville to work on young adult fiction books. There’s no cost. They just meet, sip tea, write and offer support. Message her on Meetup to learn more.


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