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We have news about several award-winning members! In addition to the news below, there’s a new writing group in downtown Raleigh that meets at Imurj. Read on for more about what’s happening among writers around the Raleigh-Durham area.


Lucky Tree Featured Reader and Open Mic
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30p
Lucky Tree, 3801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC
Tara Lynne Groth is the featured reader at the Third Wednesday Open Mic at Lucky Tree. She will read a few pieces of flash fiction. Open mic follows the reading. 10-12 people will read for 5 minutes each. All genres welcome.


Jessica Bryan, Author of three previous books about caregiving (among her many other books) has just released her fourth book in the series. The Memory Keeper is available on Amazon and Kindle and deals with how a daughter copes with caring for a 99-year-old mother who has Alzheimer’s. It is raw, funny, poignant and honest; reminding the reader that within all of us there is strength and growth in the most frustrating and difficult situations.

Peter Difatta's novel

Peter Difatta’s new novel FINDING PLUCK.

Peter Difatta will read from and discuss his William Faulkner Award-winning novel Finding Pluck on Saturday, July 28th, 2-4 p.m. at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC. There will be a book signing and all net sales will benefit the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

Matt King, Lyn Fairchild Hawks, Chris Abbate, and Tara Lynne Groth read pieces of their fiction at Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock’s First Friday reading in June at the United Arts Council.

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Craig Johnson’s fiction session. Photo courtesy of Brevard College.

Tara Lynne Groth (me!) was a Top 10 Finalist in the WOW! Women on Writing 2018 Winter Flash Fiction Contest for her story “Ribbon.” She attended Craig Johnson’s fiction workshop at the 2018 Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference at Brevard College.

Tim McDevitt of Apex won the Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award at the inaugural Cary Short Film Festival (Beyond: The Film Festival) held June 14-17, 2018 in Cary, NC. Tim’s script Transplant is a light-hearted drama about a man with strong, emotional ties to his South Jersey home who resists his wife and son’s desire to put down permanent roots in North Carolina as their “temporary”, job-related relocation to the Triangle area reaches its 4th year.


Read the Triangle Writers Spring 2018 News.