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April 3, 2015


April at Tate Street Coffee House | Richard Krawiec & Crystal Simone Smith

Today’s the official book launch for Richard Krawiec’s Women Who Loved Me Despite (Press 53), and next Saturday April 11, Women Writers of the Triad is thrilled to host Richard‘s reading over at Tate Street Coffee House (7:00-9:00p.m.) along with Crystal Simone Smith. Bios and poetry will be posted over on the event page– please make plans to join us for a wonderful reading. If […]

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December 18, 2014


Writers’ Workshop: Chapbook 101 | Putting Your Manuscript Together

SOLD OUT This January, spend a Saturday afternoon working on your chapbook or collection of poems, essays, or short stories with Richard Krawiec, Danny Krawiec, and Melissa Hassard of Jacar Press and Sable Books.

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December 15, 2014

Comments Off on SOLD OUT: Women’s Writing Retreat | Ocracoke in Winter

SOLD OUT: Women’s Writing Retreat | Ocracoke in Winter

Ocracoke in Winter Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015 Cost: $650* (earlybird)  before January 15, 2015 after January 15, 2015, cost is $750* Space is limited, so reserve your space early. Welcome women writers of any genre, and at any level. Come and spend a weekend with SistaWRITE, featuring 2014 North Carolina Literary Hall […]

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November 30, 2014


Three Beautiful Anthologies for under $10 from Jacar Press

A wonderful way to support a local, independent press this holiday season. Three beautiful anthologies, featuring hundreds of celebrated poets- from Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, to Macarthur Foundation Genius Awardee Thylias Moss, to National Book Award finalists Alan Shaprio, Sarah Lindsay and others.  (Plus recipes!) GET ALL THREE for under $10 When you order The […]

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November 29, 2014


ALL ABOUT BOOK COVER DESIGN with master designer Danny Krawiec

The one job your book cover has — the only job it has — is to sell your book, and in just a few seconds. There are careful considerations to be made in choosing your book’s cover design. Join us this Thursday evening to learn all you can during this FREE and informative workshop and conversation. Anyone interested in publishing or self-publishing is invited […]

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November 21, 2014


On leadership-

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. — Ken Kesey through the gates… by peet-astn on Flickr.

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September 18, 2014


Essay Contest for H.S. Football Players on Domestic Violence

In order to bring more awareness to the issue of domestic violence within the football culture, and open up the conversation with young players, Jacar Press, a community active press, and Women Writers of the Triad are teaming up to host an essay competition for high school football players on “Why Domestic Violence is Wrong.” […]

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September 16, 2014


Letters for my Little Sister | A collection of letters

“Her little sister is so lucky,” says my 10-year-old daughter, earlier this evening, as I was explaining one of Sable Books’ latest releases to our beloved piano teacher.  As I got home, I realized I hadn’t shared it with all of you. Letters for my Little Sister began as a real letter — one that […]

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September 15, 2014


The New Household Names: Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and domestic violence

In that I live in North Carolina and my hometown is the also the hometown of the Carolina Panthers, and given that my father physically abused my mother during their 23-year marriage, to say the Ray Rice scandal touches my life is putting it mildly.  And for the Panthers to have been willing to play […]

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September 12, 2014


The 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit and Building Cultural Bridges in the Social Media Age

Imagine if everyone got involved? I’m honored to have been invited to the panel last night for the 2014 Citizen Diplomacy Summit  in Cary, North Carolina, at The Cary Downtown Theater.  The panel was moderated by Dr. Calvin Hall from NCCU, and included Leila Bekri, who works in promoting diplomacy and cultural exchanges for an international leadership […]

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