Manual Writing Fiction and Poetry - Essays by Twelve North Carolina Writers

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Workshops in Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Summer Writing Workshops will take place on the campus of North Carolina State am – pm. And then writing, using the creative writer's tools to craft a compelling, rich, true . She is associate editor of a collection of essays on international childhoods.
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She was always a favorite instructor. Estelle is an animal lover and with co-writer Glenda Council Beall, wrote and published a collection of poems and stories about family pets and other non-human species, Paws, Claws, Hooves, Feathers and Fins. Posted by Joan Ellen Gage Admin at Claws , Estelle D. Rice , Feathers and Fins; , Glenda C. Beall , Hooves , Karen P.

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On Wednesday, September 19, , at The reading and entertainment are free and open to the public, and an open mic will follow the reading and performance. He lives in the Cowee community in western North Carolina where he and his wife Angela Faye Martin run Alarka Institute , a nature, literary, and art-based business that offers workshop and field trips.

When Angela Martin is not leading phenology and nature outings in the wilds of the Great Smoky Mountains, she is drawing 'tree portraits', writing songs, letters and spending time with her sagacious mutt, 'Isabella Queen of France.

For more information, please contact Glenda Beall at: A Writing Teacher's Literary Journal. However, I do request that in your required third person bio you include your composition teacher experience, if you have any, or explain the impact writing instruction has had on you. Posted by Glenda Council Beall at 2: The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Catherine Carter has written three collections of poetry and directs the English Education program at Western Carolina University.

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Mary Ricketson of Murphy NC, has been writing poetry for 20 years; to satisfy a hunger, to taste life down to the very last drop. She is inspired by nature and her work as a mental health counselor. She has two books: Saturday, September 15, - 3: Howard , Mary A. Her photography illustrates covers of Hartskill Review and Kakalak , and she was the featured photographer in moonShine review She lives on a creek in New Bern, NC, where she makes an effort to garden when not distracted by tennis and yoga.

LACY is an award-winning journalist with a public love affair with food and culture. Lacy is also a contributor to The Carolina Table: Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose including six from the University of Georgia Press. His new book of poems, Anthropocene Blues is forthcoming in He has won numerous awards, including the Phillip D. In he was inducted into the SC Academy of Authors. A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J.

His most recent book is The Home Place: Her childhood on an Iowa farm, which her family still farms, provides material for her poetry, as deep and rich as the black earth from which she comes. Anne began writing poetry after raising children and gives credit to her writing group for their edits and insight.

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Her second chapbook, Laying the Past in the Light , recently published by Longleaf Press, looks at the mystery of death and resurgent power of landscape. Bored and angry, McManus found poetry by accident while serving detention in high school. According to McManus, he just happened to be sitting at the desk when the teacher placed an anthology of poetry in front of him. I loved that book so much that I stole it.

All my early poems were acts of vandalism. His poems can be quirky, sometimes funny, sometimes quite dark, often all at the same time. Since then he has gone on to publish three more books: There is a toughness, a muscular violence, in his landscapes, punctuated by tenderness and curiosity. His latest book, Punch , is very much a book about the working class — the grit and grime that hammers at the once romantic ideal of the South. An Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina in Sumter, McManus teaches creative writing, Irish literature, and Southern Literature, and directs the Center for Oral Narrative — a center for oral histories, digital and oral storytelling, spoken word, and dramatic literatures.

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McManus is also the founder of Split P Soup, a creative writing outreach program that places writers in schools and communities in South Carolina, and the director of the creative writing program at the Tri-District Arts Consortium. His current outreach project, Re: Verse, is a teaching initiative that works with teachers and administrators on developing effective strategies for bringing creative writing back to a standard curriculum. Sean, Morgan, and Lennon. For more information please check out his website: In her memoir, at turns terrifying and charming, Mimi describes her escape from the Nazis and her formative years in wartime England, where she learned the strange language and ways of the English.

She studied preschool education which has been her lifelong professional passion. Mimi met and married her husband, the handsome talented American GI who played in the th U. Army Band before beginning his distinguished career in music. Through these trying years, she relied on the optimism and down-to-earth humanity that has characterized her life in America, a journey that began as a rescued child.

Mimi Ormond lives in Cleveland, where she ran Carol Nursery for 25 years, and continues to pursue her love of gardening and the arts. Her husband of 68 years, Ed, was the principal violist with the Cleveland Orchestra for 38 years before passing away in Her writing explores the intersection of southern stories and urban landscapes, and has appeared on CNN, Art Papers, Atlanta Magazine, ATL Studies, and in masterplans for urban design projects around the world. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sewanee: The University of the South and now lives near the Atlanta Airport with her husband and sons.

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She often leads writing workshops in the community and is an essayist for West Virginia Public Radio, and a book reviewer for West Virginia University Press. She edited the anthology Fed from the Blade: Riding on Comets was short listed for the book of the year in the memoir category by Foreword Magazine. Otherwise, she has begun a novel, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays.

She lives in Scott Depot with her husband, Dan, one dog and four cats, and with her daughter Katie living just down the road a bit. His first sequence of poems appeared in Muck Island , a collaboration with leading Irish artist, Ross Wilson. In , he co-edited a major Irish anthology entitled, A Conversation Piece: His poems and reviews have been broadcast internationally on radio and television, and have been published in several international magazines and journals.

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Her three children and six grandchildren are native North Carolinians. She earned an Associate in Arts degree from Armstong College in Savannah, Georgia and, with the birth of her first child, thought that would be the end of her formal education. Some years ago, when her children were young, she wrote two murder mysteries, both of which were published as original paperbacks.

Since neither set the world on fire, she assumed that writing was not for her and turned to something else.

During her time at Chapel Hill, she wrote The Pilgrimage , an adventure story, and it became her first hardcover publication. Urged by an agent to quickly write another novel, she chose instead to research and write her PhD dissertation in order to complete her degree. Editor of a dozen cookbooks and contributor to several compilations, Susi serves as personal chef and culinary journalist, and directs the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts with sessions in four corners of the globe: Asheville, Ithaca, Sonoma and Paris.

She also orchestrates a series of ultra-elegant wine diners known as the Asheville Wine Experience, and the gustatory extravaganza, the Asheville Truffle Experience. Passionate about elements of taste and style, and how they extend from our palate into our daily lives, Susi strives to blend food, music, words and images into a tapestry for the senses, which she shares generously with all who cross her path.

His father taught high school chemistry and physics, his mother, though she had degrees in English and Drama, taught nearly every grade in grade school, and his sister taught science in a progressive middle school in Oklahoma. Praised for a poem about a noisy furnace in grade school, and a space-exploration story in the seventh grade, Tiner went on to pen a lot of teenage-angst poetry, before reading The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, which turned him on to fiction. Tiner went to Southwestern College in Kansas to become a chemical engineer, but after writing for the school newspaper and taking World Literature from Sandy Feinstein and Fiction Writing with Troy Boucher, he added an English Major to his hard science studies.

After graduation, he taught English at Goddard High School near Wichita, Kansas, for three years, before going to graduate school to focus on writing.