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united arts council logoFor Write Naked readers who reside in or near the Raleigh, North Carolina area, I’m reading along with some other writers this Friday, June 1st at the United Arts Council’s First Friday Reception. Full scoop:

United Arts Council
410 Glenwood Avenue, #170
Raleigh, NC

Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock will read an excerpt from one of her novels at the United Arts Council’s First Friday reception. Several area writers will read excerpts of their fiction:

Chris Abbate‘s poetry and short fiction have appeared in Main Street Rag, Chagrin River Review, Timberline Review, and Comstock Review, among other journals. Chris’ first book of poetry, Talk About God, was published by Main Street Rag (September 2017).

Lyn Fairchild Hawks writes YA contemporary novels and literary short fiction. She is the author of How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought and is represented by Amy Tipton of Signature Literary Agency.

Matt King is the author of the Circle War series, a new trilogy introducing readers to a connected universe of superhero novels. He lives in various coffee shops around the Raleigh metro area.

Tara Lynne Groth is a Top 10 Finalist in the WOW! Women on Writing Winter 2018 Flash Fiction Contest, placed second in the WOW! Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest, and received honorable mention in the 2015 Carolina Woman Writing Contest. She is seeking representation for a collection of interconnected short stories inspired by her genealogy research.

‘About the Exhibit: The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED project to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Walls, both physical and metaphorical, exist throughout the world. They have an application of separating people and places. As such, the question “how people treat each other” bares the deeper consideration of why humans desire to split and divide themselves. Highly political and personal in its foundation, UNITED states “Our strength as citizens and as artists arises from our ability to question and debate issues, contradictions and ironies that confront us.’

This reception is free and open to the public. Stop by for refreshments and view the exhibit! Everyone welcome.